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Two-Day Hackathon for High Schoolers Introduces Students to Entrepreneurship

Early this year, Ryerson University announced that they would be opening the Brookfield Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship thanks to a $13 million donation from Jack Cockwell and the Brookfield Partners Foundation

The new innovation hub would provide help for entrepreneurs and contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem already in place at Ryerson through initiatives like the Digital Media Zone. Ryerson president Sheldon Levy told media outlets that he hoped “They’ll reach into high schools and create fellowships for creative young students – maybe as young as grade 8.”

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How To Make It as a Hardware Startup

At Tech In Motion’s meetup for this month, the group hosted a panel on a very hot topic these days: what it takes to make it as a hardware startup. Writing on the Meetup page for "Building A Connected Company: A Panel," the group said that the “Internet of Things market [is] expected to grow $5 trillion over the next six years, [and] the opportunities to build and grow a successful hardware company are growing exponentially.”

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Clearpath Robotics Raises $14 Million to Accelerate Vision for Ethical Industrial Robotics

Kitchener's Clearpath Robotics announced today it has raised a $14 million Series A financing round led by RRE Ventures with participation from iNovia Capital.

With this first round of institutional investment, the company "dedicated to automating the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs with intelligent service robots" will expand its robotics portfolio from autonomous vehicles that traverse air, water and rugged terrain to more industrial applications.

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Business

You've decided to take your business to the next level by creating an online store to sell your products. It makes sense.

After all, e-Commerce accounts for several hundred billions of dollars in revenue each year in North America alone. E-Commerce is a great way to expand your customer base and multiply sales, but one FAQ when taking on a new e-Commerce project (such as this one) has always been: How do we know which platform is right for our business?

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