InvestNextDoor a 'Crowdlending' Platform That Won't Let Antiquated Canadian Laws Slow It Down

Crowdfunding has become part of standard operating procedure for entrepreneurs in the 21st century.

But crowdlending has proven elusive in Canada, thanks to an interprovincial power struggle regarding the construction of a national securities regulator. That doesn't mean that Canadian minds aren't coming together to try to make crowdlending a reality. It just means they haven't been able to pull it off north of the 49th parallel.

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Canadians' Science Literacy Ranks 1st Among 35 Countries

A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released last week by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada's science culture and science culture support system in 25 years.

The report found that 42 per cent of Canadians have a basic level of scientific literacy necessary to understand media reports about science, putting Canada first among 35 countries with similar available data.

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Tech Fest Recruiting Event Returns to Vancouver

Last year Techvibes hosted a recruiting event called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in Vancouver.

The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of execs from some of fastest growing companies in Vancouver pitching the audience on why you should work for them.

After a stop in Toronto, Techvibes is bringing this event back to Vancouver on September 18 and you're invited to attend.

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Smartphone Apps That Mean Business

In 2008, Apple launched the App Store for the iPhone. It quickly came to define what an app store was all about. And what it was about was games and other consumer-focused tasks.

But travel back in time a few years before that, and you find yourself in a world before the iPhone, when smartphones were not on consumer wish lists.

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