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How to Become an Award-Winning Startup Without Funding in 10 Simple Steps

When you’re starting a new business, the first thing everyone tells you is that you’ll need a lot of money. This is not necessarily true.

Personally, yes - unless you want to live on ramen, you’ll need at least a year of savings. If you have a family and a mortgage, then prepare for considerable stress as you bootstrap your way to success. But for your business, money is not as important as most people say.

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Room for Optimism in Assessing the Future of Venture Capital in Canada

With venture capital funding reaching record levels in 2014 and the dawn of an entrepreneurial renaissance, Canada’s robust technology industry appears to be as strong as ever. 

However, despite this growth, average deal sizes in Canada have remained relatively small.  Canada’s average round size of $4 million in the first quarter of this year ranked last among the world’s top ten nations by number of venture capital financing deals.

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Big Data Journalism: Not as New as You'd Expect

We live in a unique time in history where it seems everything is driven by big data. If you’re on social media, watching streaming videos, or simply shopping online, your actions are generating data, and that’s affecting how companies interact with you.

Cities are becoming smarter as they connect traffic lights, street signs, and even buildings to the internet to measure traffic patterns. It’s a whole world with data everywhere, seemingly infiltrating every industry and profession, even those that might not seem like a good fit with big data.

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9 Questions to Ask Before Kicking off any Big Data Project

What do you get when you combine rebranded analytics systems, a minefield of consultants turned “big data experts,” and insanely expensive “big data servers” that look suspiciously similar to commodity machines?

You get: the most complicated space for any business or decision maker to navigate.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Tech Boom on Display at Tech Fest Tonight

UPDATE: Online Registration is now closed but tickets will be available at the door.

Tech Fest Waterloo is tonight at Bingemans in Kitchener.

Tech Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent.

Watch company leaders give a two-minute lightning pitches on why you should work for them; hear what sets them apart and what they're building.

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