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Ontario Assistive-tech Companies Compete in $20,000 Pitch Contest

Eighteen up and coming Ontario assistive technology companies will compete for $20,000 in business development funding in Ontario Centres of Excellence's Accessibility Tech Pitch competition, part of The Government of Ontario's Accessibility Innovation Showcase.

"Through our numerous programs, OCE has proudly supported the development of accessibility devices and technologies for many years," says OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr.

"This competition is a way to further support that development as well as a made-in-Ontario innovation."

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IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in Toronto at the DMZ

IBM today announced the opening of a new Bluemix Garage in Toronto, the first in Canada, intended to help enterprises of all sizes to accelerate the design and development of cloud applications by using IBM Cloud technologies with design thinking methodology and agile development capabilities.

The Toronto Bluemix Garage will be located at the DMZ at Ryerson University, the top-ranked university-based incubator in Canada and fifth in the world.

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Startup Festival Names Winning Startups including $100K Investment Prize

Since 2011 Montreal's International Startup Festival has been putting a new spin on entrepreneurship.

Each year over 2,000 founders, investors, and analysts converge on Montreal from more than a dozen countries.

Every year the Startup Festival sifts through hundreds of applications to find 12 deserving companies to participate for the Best Pitch prize and the results are in for this year's competition.

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Traction Conference Draws over 500 Attendees to Hear from the Growth Pros

Growth was on the agenda at the Traction Conference this week.

The Traction Conference was held on June 17th and 18th in Vancouver, and attendees were witness to an incredible amount of expertise delivered on growth, marketing, and analytics from over 30 CEOs, founders, and Growth Hackers from companies such as Hootsuite, Lyft, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Marketo, among many others.

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Branding on Any Budget: StickerYou Helps Other Startups Stick

Startups all have a few things in common. A budget is among them.

On a budget, it can be hard to build an environment that doesn't feel like a handful of people trying to build a product from a couch. Sure, diehards live for that lifestyle, but as infant startups transition to young companies, new employees want to feel like they're part of something real, something substantial.

Culture can be crafted for free, but the rest costs money.

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