With summer ending and the back-to-school season approaching, Google is lending a hand – and textbooks – to students across Canada who are returning to the classroom.read more
Five People You Should Meet At GROW
The GROW conference always has many extremely successful and impressive keynote speakers. This year's conference is taking place in beautiful Whistler, BC and here are the speakers you need to see.
Joanne Fedeyko, Executive Director, The C100
Joanne Fedeyko is a native Albertan who earned her CMA designation in 1995. She has experienced a diverse career in the startup, consulting, telecommunications, aviation and nonprofit sectors.
Sid Paquette, Director, OMERS Ventures
Sid has experience providing business, tax & legal advisory services to firms in the TMT sectors. His specialty is providing M&A advice, developing & implementing new intellectual property strategies.
Chris O'Neill, Buisness Lead, Google Glass, Google
Chris joined Google in 2005. Before taking over the company’s operations in Canada, he served in a variety of roles—including leading digital strategy as its U.S. Retail Industry Director.
Angela Kingyens, Associate, Version One Ventures
Angela received a PhD in Operations Research & Engineering from the U of Toronto. As a data scientist with a passion for leadership development, she hopes to cultivate talent with data.
Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Ian McKay is a seasoned senior executive with significant leadership & management experience in both public & private sectors. He served as the Director & CEO of the Liberal Party of Canada.
While most of the teens at the Shad Valley tech and entrepreneurship camp in July focused on their science projects, Alex Gillis might have been a bit distracted by the business he’d started two months before.read more
Today the GROW Conference kicks off in Whistler and the theme is very different that previous iterations.
With Living in a Connected World as a new tagline, event organizer Debbie Landa is hooking her cart to the Internet of Things and her timing couldn't be better.
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the digital connection of physical, identifiable devices to the Internet where the data and devices communicate in an intelligent fashion.read more
Hitchbot has successfully travelled 3,700 miles over three weeks with the help of human kindness.read more
Toronto startup Flybits announced this morning that it has closed a $3.75 million Series A financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital with participation from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures.read more
Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search.read more
Vancouver's GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.
Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create one program that would unite the best entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners living above the 49th parallel by merging their two top tier accelerator programs.read more
Thalmic Labs today annonced the integration of its flagship product, the Myo armband, with smartglasses, including Google Glass, Epson Moverio, and Recon Jet.read more
A successfully crowdfunded high-resolution 3D scanner is now shipping.read more
Last week, SIGGRAPH held it's annual exhibition on in Vancouver.read more
The big news at the second Summer Tech Party was the launch of the SquareOne tech incubator and co-working space in Nanaimo's downtown.read more
MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, today announced it has expanded its 4G LTE wireless network to Carman.read more