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Montreal board of trade urges Oliver to abandon national securities regulator - News1130

Montreal board of trade urges Oliver to abandon national securities regulator
News1130
Leblanc also urged the minister to strengthen venture capital in Canada by locating a fund of funds in Montreal. “My sense is that the federal government has not yet found the way it wants to proceed with venture capital,” he said. Follow @RossMarowits ...

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Canada Has a Disease Called Risk-Aversion and It’s Going to Take a Cultural … - Techvibes (blog)

Canada Has a Disease Called Risk-Aversion and It's Going to Take a Cultural ...
Techvibes (blog)
When people say they want a city in Canada to become "Silicon Valley North," I sigh. They focus on things like getting more angel and venture capital investment, deepening the talent pool, and expanding mentor networks. Yes, these things matter, and ...

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Big Pharma’s Deal Bonanza - New York Times

Big Pharma's Deal Bonanza
New York Times
Among them is Valeant, a Canadian pharmaceutical company known as a serial acquirer, which on Tuesday unveiled its unsolicited takeover bid for Allergan. Valeant's current approach has raised eyebrows, since it has teamed up with William A. Ackman, ...

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Fresh faces expected in Couillard’s Quebec cabinet - The Globe and Mail

Fresh faces expected in Couillard's Quebec cabinet
The Globe and Mail
... at the Bank of Canada who demonstrated skill as a debater during the election campaign. Jacques Daoust is also from the banking sector, and was president and chief executive officer of Investissement Quebec, the government's venture capital agency.

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Cisco Canada looks to become a venture capitalist - Computer Dealer News

Cisco Canada looks to become a venture capitalist
Computer Dealer News
TORONTO – “Do you have a good idea? Then we'll invest.” That was the president of Cisco Canada, Nitin Kawale, told CDN during the Cisco Connect Conference. Cisco Canada is about one month away from announcing details of its venture capital plan to ...

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Monique F. Leroux visits the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal - Canada NewsWire (press releas

Monique F. Leroux visits the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Concrete examples include Desjardins' contributions to the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship, the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards, venture capital funds, and solidarity-based financing programs like Créavenir, for young start-ups, and Desjardins ...

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Viewpoint Announces Major Investment from Bain Capital to Continue … - PR Web (press release)

Viewpoint Announces Major Investment from Bain Capital to Continue ...
PR Web (press release)
Viewpoint has become the technology partner of choice to the construction industry by delivering the right solutions on the right platform, including cloud, SaaS and on premise, and by providing customers throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom ...

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This is the kind of data scientist CIOs should get to know - ITWorld Canada

This is the kind of data scientist CIOs should get to know
ITWorld Canada
Mason, former chief scientist at URL shortening service Bit.ly, visited Canada earlier this year as part of the key speakers at the CODE Inspiration Day that kicked off Treasury Board Secretariat's 48-hour Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE ...

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New BDC award aims to reverse stigma of business failure - Canada NewsWire (press release)

New BDC award aims to reverse stigma of business failure
Canada NewsWire (press release)
MONTRÉAL, April 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), in partnership with the Turnaround Management Association, Montreal Chapter (TMA-Montreal), launched the BDC Entrepreneurial Resiliency Award. This award is ...

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USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs … - mysask.com

USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs ...
mysask.com
In this April 4, 2013 photo a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer cultivates his field for spring planting in Waverly, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Perlman. DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new ... The ...

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Investing regrets? I’ve had a few - MetroNews Canada

Investing regrets? I've had a few
MetroNews Canada
A survey by venturebeat.com discovered that 46 per cent of angel, or venture, capital investors rued the investments they made or didn't make in 2013. Here is my regret ... I've long owned Canadian National and considered it superior to CP. However ...

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Fresh off a trade mission, Holland & Knight eyes more business in Mexico - Boston Business Journal

Fresh off a trade mission, Holland & Knight eyes more business in Mexico
Boston Business Journal
Mexico is the third largest importer and exporter to Massachusetts, after Canada and China, according to the state's economic development office. In 2013, Massachusetts exported approximately $1.86 billion worth of goods and services to Mexico.

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USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs … - Courier Islander

USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs ...
Courier Islander
In this April 4, 2013 photo a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer cultivates his field for spring planting in Waverly, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Perlman. Previous Next. In this April 4, 2013 photo a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer ...

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TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Protenergy Natural Foods for CAD $170 Million in … - PR Newswire (press

TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Protenergy Natural Foods for CAD $170 Million in ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Founded in 1959, and based in Toronto, Canada, Whitecastle, (through Whitecap Venture Partners, its venture capital partnership with Hobson Equities), provides capital and active operating assistance to early stage high growth companies. For over 25 ...

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Are entrepreneurs doing enough to support next generation? - The Globe and Mail

Are entrepreneurs doing enough to support next generation?
The Globe and Mail
Not long ago, entrepreneur Nicole Verkindt was travelling the country in search of funds for her startup OMX, an online marketplace that connects government contractors with Canadian suppliers in industries such as aerospace and defence. She was ...

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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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