University of Toronto gets $3 Million to Support Student Entrepreneurship

Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced today that the University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA).

According to today's announcement, the University of Toronto produces more startups than any other university in Canada and is already home to a diverse ecosystem of entrepreneurship support.

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Incognito Software Acquired by Volaris Group

The Volaris Group announced today that it has acquired Vancouver's Incognito Software, a communications Operations Support Systems (OSS) solutions business. The acquisition is Volaris’ first acquisition in the Communications vertical market.

Volaris is an operating group of Constellation Software (TSX: CSU), a Toronto-based provider of software and services to select industries.

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Oil & Gas Tech Startup Wins Top Prize in 2014 BCIC-New Ventures Competition

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced yesterday the 2014 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators.

This year the BCIC-New Ventures competition top prizes were awarded to  startup innovations such as imaging technologies for oil and gas wells, 3D bioprinting technology that prints living human tissue and an enterprise content migration software.

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TELUS and Mojio to Deliver 'Connected Car' Technology to Canadians

By 2022, there will be 1.8 billion automotive connections globally, which will consist of 700 million connected cars and 1.1 billion aftermarket devices. This market will be worth $422 billion globally, up from $22 billion today.

As auto manufacturers race to embed connected car technology into new cars in the coming years, Canadians will have the opportunity to connect their cars to the Internet much sooner thanks to Mojio and TELUS.

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Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment – Free of Charge

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As businesses, what do you do with your unwanted or obsolete electronic equipment?

In this era of rapidly advancing technologies, we are constantly upgrading our electronics. Whether it’s a work computer, peripherals, or audio/visual equipment, the average shelf life of technologies at a workplace is approximately 2 years.

In every business, there is likely a storage room somewhere full of unwanted hardware.

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Sir Richard Branson Throws Support Behind Shopify's Build a Business Competition

Shopify announced this morning its fifth annual Build-A-Business competition, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling.

To participate entrepreneurs must open a store and start selling products using Shopify.

Last year alone the competition created 21,000 businesses that sold more than $120 million worth of products in just eight months of existence.

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