Gov’t of Canada Invests in Innovation, Jobs and Growth in Southern Ontario

PRESS RELEASE Brantford, Ontario – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced today a $20-million investment in innovation funds that will support small- and medium-sized businesses in southern Ontario. Minister Goodyear was accompanied by Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant. “Innovation is […]

Startups from Waterloo’s Velocity Incubator Have Raised $100 Million in Five Years

By Techvibes Newsdesk on Jan 29, 2014 The University of Waterloo’s Velocity startup incubator today revealed that companies in the program have raised more than $100 million in funding. That number comes five years after the program was launched and includes includes funding from venture capitalists, angel investors, government programs, grants from the Velocity Fund, […]

Northumberland CFDC brings back N100 Startup Competition

By Joseph Czikk, Betakit The Northumberland CFDC, a business development corporation dedicated to providing financing, strategy, and a comprehensive ecosystem for entrepreneurs, is bringing back to N100 Startup Competition. The winner takes home a cool $100,000. Northumberland county is located one hour east of Toronto and part of the Northumberland CFDC’s mission is to establish […]

Do It In Durham 2013 Idea Generation

Do It In Durham celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week and shines a light on local entrepreneurs who are making it happen right here in Durham, from students to the CEO’s of some of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Entrepreneurship is increasingly the driver of new wealth, high paying jobs and investment. For many, entrepreneurship means living a […]

Ignite 2013 Entrepreneurship Journey

Ignite 2013 was an exciting entrepreneurial journey organized by Spark Centre and The Region of Durham, along with many local community partners. The Ignite program began with all applicants attending pitch school to refine their idea and “elevator pitch”. The 102 applicants had a chance to learn about creating a value proposition, marketing and what […]