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9 Questions to Ask Before Kicking off any Big Data Project

What do you get when you combine rebranded analytics systems, a minefield of consultants turned “big data experts,” and insanely expensive “big data servers” that look suspiciously similar to commodity machines?

You get: the most complicated space for any business or decision maker to navigate.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Tech Boom on Display at Tech Fest Tonight

UPDATE: Online Registration is now closed but tickets will be available at the door.

Tech Fest Waterloo is tonight at Bingemans in Kitchener.

Tech Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent.

Watch company leaders give a two-minute lightning pitches on why you should work for them; hear what sets them apart and what they're building.

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Five Tech Tips for Small Businesses

With so much technology out there, and new solutions becoming available every day, it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep up.

Researching the latest tech trends can be a full-time job – and we know you’ve already got one of those!

So, while you’ve been focusing on running your company, we’ve done the research and selected five key tech trends you should be looking at.

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Grabb Wants to Eradicate Lunchtime Lineups

Like many university students, Kabir Daswani had a night class while finishing up his bachelor of commerce degree at Queen’s University.

During the break in the middle of class, tons of students would rush to the single café that was open at night, and it would take at least 10 minutes just to grab a coffee. 

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Get Your Application in to Pitch at Startupfest 2015

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.

Startupfest offers a unique blend of deep content, inspiring stories, unbeatable networking, and unmistakable festival vibe.

Every year Startupfest sifts through hundreds of applications to find 12 deserving companies to participate in the Best Pitch prize.

What does it mean to be one of the 12 startups chosen?

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The Startup Visa Canada Program is Great – So Let's Actually Do Something With It

Vancouver's Boris Wertz, Danny Robinson and Maura Rodgers founded the Startup Visa Canada initiative in 2010.

According to Rodgers, they were inspired after working with and investing in talented Romanian technology entrepreneurs, Mircea Pasoi and Cristian Strat. At the time, they encouraged the duo to come to Canada to build their startup ReadFu, which later pivoted and was rebranded Summify.

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MakerBloks Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days, Wants to Rethink How Kids Learn Electronics

A Montreal startup that wants to teach children about electronics is seeing strong success on Kickstarter, reaching its $25,000 goal on the second day of its crowdfunding campaign.

MakerBloks are colourful blocks that allow children to create real electric circuits. A Kickstarter campaign to fund their creation launched on Tuesday morning, raising over $20,000 within 24-hours and reaching its goal on Wednesday afternoon.

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