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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - GMA News

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
GMA News
... Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (r.reuters.com/vaw96v).

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Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion - Fortune

Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion
Fortune
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has agreed to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a Texas-based maker of ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $1.6 billion.

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Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion - Fortune (blog)

Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion
Fortune (blog)
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has agreed to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a Texas-based maker of ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $1.6 billion.

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A Big Day for Earnings - New York Times

A Big Day for Earnings
New York Times
BlackBerry's Troubles Drive Start-Up Boom in Canada | More than 450 start-ups, many of which were started by former BlackBerry employees, have opened for business in a community that is thought of as Canada's Silicon Valley, Reuters writes. REUTERS.

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Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund - Waterloo Record

Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund
Waterloo Record
"Canada is getting better, but still Waterloo Region does not have its own fund yet and that was one of my goals," Ellis said. The new venture capital fund will be closely tied to the operations of the new centre at Columbia and Philip streets. Mentors ...

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How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic - The New Republic

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
The New Republic
According to the World Bank, the U.S. spent 17.9 percent of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 11.2 percent for Canada, 9.3 percent for the United Kingdom, and 5.2 percent for China. There's a ... By 2013, his device had earned FDA approval, his ...

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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014 - Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration News

Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014
Canada Immigration News
The Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia are three of the most popular locations in North America for venture capital investment. >>Read more. • Canada's New Immigration Model will be Called “Express Entry”. Canadian Citizenship ...

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E4 Health wraps EAP, wellness in one - BenefitsPro

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E4 Health wraps EAP, wellness in one
BenefitsPro
While there's no shortage of competitors in its world, E4 Health, founded in 2011, is snapping up rivals, forming alliances and attracting venture capital. In other words, it's taking an aggressive stance in a corner of the human resources field that ...

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks startup boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - Canadian HR Reporter

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks startup boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
Canadian HR Reporter
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012. OMERS ...

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - Fox Business

ITWeb

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
Fox Business
... the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (http://r.reuters.com/vaw96v).
BB's woes spark Canadian start-up boomITWeb

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - WTAQ

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
WTAQ
... the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (http://r.reuters.com/vaw96v).

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Hardware On The Rise - Exchange Morning Post (press release)

Exchange Morning Post (press release)

Hardware On The Rise
Exchange Morning Post (press release)
The importance of understanding the business case also came up again in the talk by Wal van Lierop, the co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. He discussed the need for engineers and entrepreneurs to think critically when they are ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Virtual Press Office (pr

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Virtual Press Office (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Virtual Press Office (pr

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Virtual Press Office (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Canada NewsWire (press r

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Canada NewsWire (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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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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