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Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visas - South China Mornin

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Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visas
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) scheme - which will grant permanent residency to immigrants worth at least C$10 million (HK$62 million) who are willing to hand over C$2 million to be invested in companies of Ottawa's choosing - will only ...

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New $50m private venture capital fund to help N.S. businesses with Asian markets - TheChronicleHeral

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New $50m private venture capital fund to help N.S. businesses with Asian markets
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Chu has similar investment funds in Europe and the United Kingdom and was interested in getting one going in Canada, said McNeil. Plans to establish the fund were formalized during a meeting Sunday. The fund is independent of government. “I think if I ...
Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businessesGlobalnews.ca

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Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businesses - Globalnews.ca

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Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businesses
Globalnews.ca
HALIFAX – Small and medium-sized businesses in Nova Scotia will soon have access to a $50-million private venture capital fund. Premier Stephen McNeil says the fund is to be created by private investors led by international businessman Victor Chu.
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The Bionic Revolution Is Here - Hospitals & Health Networks

The Bionic Revolution Is Here
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Haslet-Davis unveiled her new leg in a seamlessly partnered rumba that earned a standing ovation at the conclusion of a TED Talk last March in Vancouver, Canada. The presenter was her biomechatronic enabler, ... But bringing a promising prototype into ...

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The Bionic Revolution Is Here - Hospitals & Health Networks

The Bionic Revolution Is Here
Hospitals & Health Networks
Haslet-Davis unveiled her new leg in a seamlessly partnered rumba that earned a standing ovation at the conclusion of a TED Talk last March in Vancouver, Canada. The presenter was her biomechatronic enabler, ... But bringing a promising prototype into ...

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60 Millionaire Immigrant Investors To Be Offered Permanent Residency - Huffington Post Canada

60 Millionaire Immigrant Investors To Be Offered Permanent Residency
Huffington Post Canada
The government announced in December it would give permanent residency to international investors who can invest $2 million in Canada, in an effort to attract experienced business people who could give the Canadian economy a boost.

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency - CBC.ca

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency
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Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program critics once denounced as "cash for citizenship." The government announced in December it would give ...

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency - CBC.ca

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency
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Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program critics once denounced as "cash for citizenship." The government announced in December it would give ...

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ENTREVESTOR: Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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ENTREVESTOR: Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules
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MacDonald, a member of the OneNS Coalition, also said recent reports by economist Donald Savoie, Laurel Broten (now the CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc.), and venture capital specialist Gilles Durufle all called for a liberalization of equity tax ...

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St. Jude Medical exec to run for Congress - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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St. Jude Medical exec to run for Congress
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Craig, a Democrat, serves as vice president of global human resources for the Little Canada-based company. She'll be preparing to run ... from 2006 through 2009. Katharine Grayson covers med tech, clean tech, technology, health care and venture capital.

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ENTREVESTOR: Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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ENTREVESTOR: Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules
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MacDonald, a member of the OneNS Coalition, also said recent reports by economist Donald Savoie, Laurel Broten (now the CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc.), and venture capital specialist Gilles Durufle all called for a liberalization of equity tax ...

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Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

Startups, tech firms merit liberal tax rules
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MacDonald, a member of the OneNS Coalition, also said recent reports by economist Donald Savoie, Laurel Broten (now the CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc.), and venture capital specialist Gilles Durufle all called for a liberalization of equity tax ...

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Republicans have their say on Obama’s economic vision; tax reform battle looms - Fox News

Republicans have their say on Obama's economic vision; tax reform battle looms
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But it is kind of perverse to provide the education and then even somebody who's been offered a very high-paying job, they've got to go to Canada or back to India. Other systems are more favorable to people who ... And even though they've tried to copy ...

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Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful Advises Moving Faster and Shedding Debt This Year - Entrepreneur

Shark Tank's Mr. Wonderful Advises Moving Faster and Shedding Debt This Year
Entrepreneur
"I want to find more Shark Tank deals because Shark Tank, when measured by the metrics of venture capital, is the number one venture capital firm on earth. Let me explain. If you look at venture capital over decades, two out of 10 deals make money.

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enGene raises CAD 13.5 million (US$11.5M) to develop intestinal gene delivery … - FierceBiotech

enGene raises CAD 13.5 million (US$11.5M) to develop intestinal gene delivery ...
FierceBiotech
MONTRÉAL, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - enGene Inc., a Montréal-based biotechnology enterprise developing an innovative platform technology for delivering genes to cells lining the gastrointestinal tract, announced today the closing of a $13.5 million ...

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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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