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Posted in: Incubators/Accelerators | Funding

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Local Startup Program Attracts Global Talent By Lynn Tay Jul 10, 2017 Startup Source has covered the potential impact of Trump’s presidency on Canada’s startup space. A Toronto-based investment fund and accelerator, Extreme Venture Partners (EVP), is Canada’s latest to vie for global talent. In an active response to Trump’s travel and immigr...

Posted in: StartupSource Categories | Funding | Angel Investors

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Canada’s First AngelList Seed Round Closes Apr 27, 2017 We have previously covered the Ontario Securities Commission’s support of AngelList, a well-known investment platform. The OSC granted exemptive relief to AngelList, allowing its syndicated investment model to be used for investments into Canadian startups. Since then, the Canadian Securities Adm...
UTEST & MLA Partner to Assist Startups - Applications Open Apr 21, 2016 From April 15 to May 27, 2016, the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology ("UTEST") Program, in partnership with angel investor group Maple Leaf Angels ("MLA"), is accepting applications from companies seeking startup funding, strategic mentoring and office space. The UTEST Program assists ...

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Cross-Border Considerations for Canadian Startups Apr 08, 2016 Startup Source's Mat Goldstein recently contributed to a Techvibes article, entitled "Cross-Border Considerations for Canadian Startups," which considers the benefits of setting up a cross-border corporate structure. The article examines a corporate structure known as the "Delaware Straddle." In ...

Posted in: Funding | Crowdfunding | Rebecca Kacaba | Articles | Equity

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PODCAST: What You Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding Feb 04, 2016 Equity crowdfunding is generating buzz across Canada as recent regulatory changes to five provinces (Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) now allow companies to raise capital from Canadian and foreign non-accredited investors.Aird and Berlis LLP's Rebecca Kacaba and Graham To...

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Equity Crowdfunding is Arriving in Ontario! Nov 13, 2015 By Rebecca Kacaba and Graham TopaIt has been almost a year since the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") published a request for comment on an equity crowdfunding prospectus exemption (the "Crowdfunding Exemption"). This was the result of an OSC Staff Consultation paper released at the end ...

Posted in: Funding | Start-up Programs | Articles | Government Incentives

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TOP SIX SOURCES OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING / GRANTS FOR STARTUPS IN ONTARIO Oct 22, 2015 By Rebecca Kacaba and Liam Tracey-Raymont*Government grants and other sources of 'free' money are some of the best kept secrets in our startup ecosystem. But they shouldn't be secrets at all! Here are our top six funding programs designed to help founders get off the ground:Number 6: Strategic Co...

Posted in: Funding | Articles | Government Incentives | The Canadian Ecosystem

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SR&ED - Tax Incentives for Startups Mar 11, 2015 By Mat Goldstein and Graham Topa*The Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program, also known as "SR&ED" (pronounced "shred"), is a federal tax incentive program for businesses carrying out eligible research and development activities. SR&ED can play an essential role in a sta...
Startup Incubators and Accelerators Mar 09, 2015 By Mat Goldstein and Daniel EverallToronto is home to a burgeoning startup scene, supported by many incubators and accelerators. As the scene is constantly changing and growing, we thought it would be useful to provide a snapshot of many incubators and accelerators found in and around Toronto.
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