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Refugee Entrepreneur Program Looks to Empower Syrian Founders

March 1, 2019 / Source: BetaKit.com

The Refugee Career Jumpstart Project (Jumpstart) is hosting a joint program with Angel Investors Ontario, aimed to empower and support refugee entrepreneurs.

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Searching for Member(s) of the Board of Directors

Search for Member(s) of the Board of Directors

October 10, 2018 / Source: Angel Investors Ontario

AIO Board Directors will provide expertise, guidance and advice in matters that advance and support the strategic objectives of Ontario’s Angel investor network.

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Venture capital firms have a gender problem.

Venture capital firms have a gender problem. Here’s how to fix it

July 24, 2018 / Source: theglobeandmail.com/business

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Startup Canada launches 2018 investment fund for female entrepreneurs

June 18, 2018 / Source: itbusiness.ca

Startup Canada wants to help more of Canada’s female entrepreneurs and woman-led companies find their footing.

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CIBC Acquires Wellington Financial and Launches Innovation Banking 

January 8, 2018 / Source: Techvibes

One of Canada’s big five banks is making it easier for their tech and innovation clients to grow and achieve financial independence.

CIBC has introduced Innovation Banking, a full-service business that offers advice and funding to North American technology and innovation clients. The service will be available to any kind of business stage, from startup to IPO.

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This eSports Founder Used a Brilliant Method to Land a Big Investment from Legendary Tech Exec Paul Maritz

January 7, 2018 / Source: Business Insider

As the ex-CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is a well-known name in enterprise software . But he's the first to admit he knows nothing about video games, much less the hyper-competitive world of eSports. He's not even a little bit of a gamer.

That's why even he was surprised when Maritz become the key angel investor for RumbleMonkey, a year-old eSports platform that launched in March. It lets gamers play head-t0-head games for small wagers. Maritz described his stake as a "Series A." The total investment was in the "very low millions," he says.

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Announcing the Finalists for the 7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

January 5, 2018 / Source: Techvibes

After pouring over thousands of nominations, the finalists for the Canadian Innovation Awards have been named.

The list features some of the hottest startups, biggest companies, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in the country—so take a look and think long and hard before casting your votes beginning Monday, January 8th. The winners will be announced at a gala event on February 22 in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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AMedChart, Eve Medical Part of Healthcare Projects Funded by $5.47 Million from Ontario

January 4, 2018 / Source: BetaKit

The Ontario government is dedicating $5.47 million in 12 projects through its Health Technologies Fund through 2018, which supports partnerships between publicly funded health service providers, patients, academia, and industry.

Through the fund, the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist identifies health priorities that groups can work on. The focus is on encouraging more integrated care between the home and health institution, and many of the projects leverage technology to improve outcomes.

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Addressing Canada's Tech Talent Shortage with an Innovative Approach

January 2, 2018 / Source: The Globe and Mail

Is everything okay in Canada's tech scene? Many think so. Many global tech giants are building capacity in our major cities, and our startup ecosystem is proving increasingly lively and promising. Look no further than the Toronto-Waterloo corridor (aptly coined Silicon Valley North), where more than 5,000 Canadian startups have taken root, all led by talented entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas.

And while Canada boasts world-class universities with leading science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) programs and a growing funnel of VC and government-funding options for small businesses, most stories of Canadian tech are about funding or the "brain drain."

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Angel Network Aims to Recruit More Female Investors

December 28, 2017 / Source: The Record

Getting more women to become investors in early-stage startups will help increase the number of female leaders in the tech sector, says the founder of the country's first accelerator for women entrepreneurs.

Danielle Graham created the Fierce Founders accelerator at Communitech, which will graduate its third cohort of startups at the end of March. She is involved in a Golden Triangle Angel Network initiative to recruit more women as investors called Women Invest Today.

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