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Entrepreneur of Year Finalist Says Online Identity Verification Can 'Redistribute Opportunity'

Stephen Ufford says he got the idea to start identity-verification startup Trulioo while watching CNN.

Anderson Cooper was interviewing a woman who had just gotten her first cellphone. When she uploaded a picture of herself to Facebook, she started crying. She wasn’t crying because of the phone or Facebook, Ufford says, she was crying because it was the “first record of her existence.”

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Top Five Myths about the Canadian Technology Sector and Public Markets

2015 is now well underway and, like every new beginning, it gives us time to reflect on where we have been and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Usually I start the New Year by providing an update on financing and new listing activity in the innovation sectors (comprised of the technology, clean technology & renewable energy and life sciences sectors) on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

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The Next Founders on the Lookout for Canada’s Most Promising Startups

The Next 36 is seeking 20 founders of massively scalable, high growth ventures, to join the 2015 cohort of The Next Founders.

The Next Founders builds on a world-class academic model and provides advanced business education designed for entrepreneurs who want to scale their company or commercialize technology. The program will also expose the participants to an extraordinary community of business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors and investors.

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INcubes Hosts Showcase for International Startups

Yesterday, in partnership with US accelerator 1871, Toronto's INcubes showcased ten companies from Chicago and Toronto that are prepared to expand internationally into the Canadian or US markets.

Following keynote addresses from Toronto Mayor John Tory, US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, and Managing Director of Google Canada Sam Sebastian, these companies presented to an audience of over 250 from across the Toronto innovation ecosystem.

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Monstercat Revolutionizes Independent Electronic Music Scene

Monstercat is proving that independent labels have the ability to reshape the music industry. 

Founded in 2011 by University of Waterloo students and entrepreneurs Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, originally as a medium for Darlington and his friends to share and promote their music, Monstercat has rapidly evolved into a thriving electronic dance music record label and technology company, helping independent electronic artists build and promote their brands, while using today’s social media channels such as YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud to give fans access to the artists and their music.

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