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Five People You're Gonna Want to Meet at the GROW Conference

The countdown to the annual GROW Conference is on. The complete schedule is live and attendees can start booking their outdoor activities.

For the last couple years Techvibes has named five people that you should meet at GROW and everyone—including the folks on the list—loved it. So we're doing it again this year.

Here are five people you should look out for at the GROW Conference in Whistler next week.

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Aird & Berlis Partners with University of Toronto to Offer Startup Legal Advice

Aird & Berlis LLP (A&B) has become the sponsoring legal partner to the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology Program (UTEST).

UTEST is a 12-month incubation and acceleration program co-managed by the University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation that allows selected school-affiliated early-stage startup companies to incorporate, use office space, receive mentorship and access $30k in funding, with opportunities for follow-on funding from MaRS Innovation.

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Five Ways Executives in Residence Help Grow Your Business

As a startup founder, you know that life as an entrepreneur can be challenging, fulfilling and stressful. As an Executive in Residence (EIR), I’m here to support your businesses development and increase your odds of success.

Depending on your needs, EIRs play the role of advisor, mentor, connector and even coach; and while the work we do takes on many forms, there are five primary ways we help you startup and grow your business:

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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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