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OCE-Supported Companies in the News

  • September 8, 2020 – OCE stands with innovators wishing John Ruffolo a speedy recovery

    It is with shock and deepest sympathies that we learn of John Ruffolo’s tragic accident.

    John has been a tireless champion and leader of the Canadian tech community, bringing local and international attention to Canadian innovation. As co-Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI), a founding partner of OneEleven, and having previously served on OCE’s Board of Directors, John’s contributions to the vibrance and prosperity of Canada’s innovation ecosystem are unmatched.

    Both personally and professionally, John has been a tremendous friend of OCE and, on behalf of Ontario’s tech ecosystem, we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

    For those who know John, he has a reputation for approaching every challenge with determination, grit and excellence – and this recovery will be no different. Our thoughts are with John and his family during this difficult time."

    Claudia Krywiak
    President & CEO

  • May 7, 2020 – ColdBlockCOLDBLOCK TECHNOLOGIES Raises $1.5 Million To Develop Generation 3 System With Automation & Expand International Distribution
    Canadian startup, ColdBlock Technologies Inc. (ColdBlock), inventor of the innovative sample digestion technology that delivers a new performance standard for laboratories serving the environmental, metals and alloys, mining, food and agriculture, and pharmaceuticals industries, today announced it has completed a $1.5 million Series A round of financing. ColdBlock’s financing results from investments by the Province of Ontario through OCE, istarthub, and the Angel Investors Ontario.

OCE in the News

  • March 4, 2019 – Georgian CollegeGeorgian students help take cottage country business to the next level
    On the verge of a growth spurt, Muskoka-based company Jayne’s Cottages is working with students in Georgian’s Big Data Analytics graduate certificate program on a research project that will transform how the company communicates and manages its data.
  • February 11, 2019 – St. Joseph's Healthcare LondonExploring mobile software to better support youth mental heath
    On February 7, 2019, Lawson Health Research Institute and InputHealth announced a new healthcare technology that aims to improve access for youth mental health care through remote virtual care.