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Sensibill Raises $2 Million, Launches Mobile Digital Receipts Service

Sensibill announced today that it has received $2 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Impression Ventures and included Six Squared Capital, the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Ryerson Futures. Toronto's Sensibill helps customers eliminate the need to collect paper receipts by digitizing them from any source and in any format. Processed...

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BDC Pledges $700 Million to Female Entrepreneurs

This week, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, hosted the Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurs Forum in Ottawa.

The forum brought together 300 women from across the country to participate in a day-and-a-half program of inspiring role models, practical workshops, and networking and mentorship opportunities for women starting or growing a business.

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Two-Day Hackathon for High Schoolers Introduces Students to Entrepreneurship

Early this year, Ryerson University announced that they would be opening the Brookfield Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship thanks to a $13 million donation from Jack Cockwell and the Brookfield Partners Foundation

The new innovation hub would provide help for entrepreneurs and contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem already in place at Ryerson through initiatives like the Digital Media Zone. Ryerson president Sheldon Levy told media outlets that he hoped “They’ll reach into high schools and create fellowships for creative young students – maybe as young as grade 8.”

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How To Make It as a Hardware Startup

At Tech In Motion’s meetup for this month, the group hosted a panel on a very hot topic these days: what it takes to make it as a hardware startup. Writing on the Meetup page for "Building A Connected Company: A Panel," the group said that the “Internet of Things market [is] expected to grow $5 trillion over the next six years, [and] the opportunities to build and grow a successful hardware company are growing exponentially.”

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