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Nova Scotia innovation gets low grade - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Nova Scotia innovation gets low grade
TheChronicleHerald.ca
... the head of the province's early-stage venture capital agency, referring to the R&D imbalance. ā€œGovernment needs to create the winning conditions to allow businesses to increase their productivity and innovation.ā€ Canada, as a whole, received a C ...

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Vancouver as a Financial Technology Hub? More Likely Than You May Think - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Vancouver as a Financial Technology Hub? More Likely Than You May Think
Techvibes (blog)
That's over 200 percent growth compared to 63 percent growth in overall venture-capital investments. While New York, London, Singapore, and Tokyo typically steal the limelight for cities with top financial centers, ... However, Vancouver, often better ...

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Canada gets a C on innovation report card, corporate R&D;lowest of 16 countries - CTV News

CTV News

Canada gets a C on innovation report card, corporate R&D lowest of 16 countries
CTV News
It says Canada's ranking also improved because venture capital investments rose in a number of provinces while venture capital spending has lagged in European countries since the recession. However, it says Canadian corporate research and ...
Slight improvement for Canadian innovationNews Talk 770 Calgary

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Canada gets a C on innovation report card - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Canada gets a C on innovation report card
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
The Conference Board says the latest analysis takes into account entrepreneurial ambition ā€“ a new measure that may account for some of Canada's improved scoring. It says Canada's ranking also improved because venture capital investments rose in a ...
Slight improvement for Canadian innovationNews Talk 770 Calgary

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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens - Canada Immigration News

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens
Canada Immigration News
Moreover, the investment requirement is far less onerous than other investor immigration programs, including Canada's Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program. Third, all immediate members of the candidate's family (spouse or common-law partner ...

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How to cure our economic funk? Boost investment - Toronto Star

How to cure our economic funk? Boost investment
Toronto Star
Statistics Canada data confirm that the Canadian economy shrank in each of the first two quarters of this year, meeting the Harper government's own definition of a recession as set out in its balanced budget legislation. ... As even the Harper ...

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ENTREVESTOR: Links to universities improve startups’ chances - TheChronicleHerald.ca

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ENTREVESTOR: Links to universities improve startups' chances
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Entrevestor's data on Atlantic Canadian startups show that these companies perform a lot better when they have affiliations with universities ā€” like, twice as well. Of the 286 ... It says even more about these companies than landing venture capital ...

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OMERS Ventures’ Bram Sugarman Joins Shopify to Lead Deals - Bloomberg

OMERS Ventures' Bram Sugarman Joins Shopify to Lead Deals
Bloomberg
OMERS Ventures' Bram Sugarman left the Canadian firm to help newly public Shopify Inc. hunt for acquisitions. ... Sugarman had served as a senior associate at the venture capital arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System since 2011.

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Bain Capital Private Equity to invest in Sundial Brands - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Bain Capital Private Equity to invest in Sundial Brands
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Its consumer and retail investments have included TOMS, Canada Goose, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Bombardier Recreational Products, Sealy Corporation, Michaels Stores, Dunkin' Brands, Domino's, Bob's Discount Furniture and Burlington Stores ...

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Valeant partners with AstraZeneca for psoriasis drug - Venture Capital Post

Venture Capital Post

Valeant partners with AstraZeneca for psoriasis drug
Venture Capital Post
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Canada has partnered with AstraZeneca for the selling rights of psoriasis drug brodalumab. Amgen Inc. ended its partnership with AstraZeneca due to its worries over the drug's side effects. AstraZeneca will receive $100 ...

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If the World Isolated the U.S. With Sanctions, Could the U.S. Survive? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)

If the World Isolated the U.S. With Sanctions, Could the U.S. Survive?
Slate Magazine (blog)
There are a list of nations (South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Estonia ...

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If the World Isolated the U.S. With Sanctions, Could the U.S. Survive? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)

If the World Isolated the U.S. With Sanctions, Could the U.S. Survive?
Slate Magazine (blog)
There are a list of nations (South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Estonia ...

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UBS sets up small cap investor visa fund - Business Spectator

UBS sets up small cap investor visa fund
Business Spectator
Canada's new revamped venture capital scheme, which is similar to Australia's, has only attracted six applications, in stark contrast to the thousands of applications received under the old investor scheme, according to reports from the South China ...

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UBS sets up small cap investor visa fund - Business Spectator

UBS sets up small cap investor visa fund
Business Spectator
Canada's new revamped venture capital scheme, which is similar to Australia's, has only attracted six applications, in stark contrast to the thousands of applications received under the old investor scheme, according to reports from the South China ...

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Ontario Quinoa processor on hold - BetterFarming.com

Ontario Quinoa processor on hold
BetterFarming.com
Despite securing venture capital in March for a quinoa processing facility from an investor on the popular television show Dragons' Den, Jamie Draves has been unable to make a palatable pitch for government funding. Draves, president and CEO of health ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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