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Aviva Ventures Pitch Day Event Supports Canadian Startups By Daniel Everall and David Mba Jun 21, 2018 Aviva Canada is supporting Canadian startups that are disrupting the insurance industry and will help create innovative digital experiences for customers. Those who fit the bill are encouraged to apply for Aviva’s annual Pitch Day.

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Fueling Civic Innovation Through the Launch of Civic Hall Toronto By Ara Dungca and Daniel Everall Jun 05, 2018 This month, the City of Toronto, Code for Canada and the Centre for Social Innovation came together to launch the Civic Hall Toronto initiative. This initiative will bring together people across sectors, including government practitioners, civic technologists and designers, social entrepreneurs, ...

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Innovation York Supports Local Innovators Through Research By Shannon L. Corregan Mar 23, 2018 Innovation York is finding new ways to support local innovators through access to research resources. This blog has written before about Innovation York’s entrepreneurship program, LaunchYU, but the Innovation York office also supports startup companies to develop and implement their passions wit...

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Aird & Berlis Assisting DDQIC Ventures with Strategic Legal and Business Counsel Partnership to enhance legal resources for startups By Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Mar 20, 2018 DDQIC and Aird & Berlis LLP have entered into a strategic partnership, whereby Aird & Berlis will provide certain legal services to participants of DDQIC’s programs as well as advice that will help address some of the common legal issues facing startups and emerging businesses.

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Canadian Startup Talent on Display at 2018 Sci Innovation Competition By Shannon L. Corregan Mar 16, 2018 The submission period has closed for the Global 2018 Sci Innovation Competition, setting a new record for the number of submissions to the “Global Olympics of Innovation.” 2018 saw a 17% increase in overall submissions to the competition, with a total number of 1,460 global projects and 208 submi...

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Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award Winner Announced By Shannon L. Corregan Mar 09, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that Senior Care Connect is the winner of the inaugural Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award. Senior Care Connect, founded by Kristal Lewis and co-founded by Taiwo McGregor, competed alongside finalists KPI Ninja and Lyofresh Technologies for t...

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Applications for Social Enterprise Pitch Competition Now Underway By Shannon L. Corregan Mar 05, 2018 Applications are now open for this year’s Social Enterprise Zone (“SEZ”) and Social Enterprise Pitch Competition. The Ontario Government, through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (“OCE”), will once again be showcasing home-grown entrepreneurs at its Discovery conference in the spring of 2018.

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Harnessing the Power of Ideas: The Hult Prize Challenge By Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Nicholas Smith Feb 26, 2018 For the first time since its inception in 2009, the social entrepreneurship driven Hult Prize is coming to Canada. The annual Hult Prize Challenge, which has been featured by TIME Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Ideas Changing the World,” welcomes university students from around the world to solve ...
Get Thee to the Accelerator: 2017 Edition By Daniel Everall and Matthew Helfand Jul 25, 2017 In recent years, Canada’s innovation landscape has grown to rival that of our southern neighbour. There are many reasons for this, including Canada’s highly skilled and highly educated workforce, relatively low corporate tax rate and strong academic institutions, and a market of ventu...
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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Aird & Berlis LLP Partners with Maple Leaf Angels and MLA48 Mar 10, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP (A&B) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Maple Leaf Angels Corporation (MLA) and MLA48, MLA's angel investment fund. MLA, a network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors, offers coaching, mentorship, networking opportunities and access to capital for seed...

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TOP SIX SOURCES OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING / GRANTS FOR STARTUPS IN ONTARIO Oct 22, 2015 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 Community Entrepreneurship Projects Program...

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Aird & Berlis Partners with University of Toronto to Offer Legal Advice to Early-Stage Startups Aug 10, 2015 Aird & Berlis LLP 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 (U of T) and MaRS Innovation that allows selected U of T-affiliated ea...
Startup Incubators and Accelerators Mar 09, 2015 By Mat Goldstein and Daniel Everall Toronto 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.
Get Thee to the Accelerator! Jun 12, 2014 By Mat Goldstein and Graham Topa Startups and prospective entrepreneurs are always asking us about the best sources of capital for early stage companies. Until you have proven technology or early market validation (i.e customers, preferably ones who actual pay), it can be extremely difficult to g...
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