Canada

17 06, 2020

UCalgary launches UCeed, a pre-seed and seed funding program 

By |2020-06-17T15:48:58+00:00June 17th, 2020|Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Calgary is powering the path to commercialization for discovery and research with the launch of UCeed, a new pre-seed and seed funding program. Funded entirely through philanthropic support, UCeed will spur innovation, help commercialize new technologies, and accelerate University of Calgary startup companies. “The launch of UCeed is a significant milestone for our university,” says [...]

17 06, 2020

Six Ontario companies secure VentureLAB funding 

By |2020-06-17T15:46:10+00:00June 17th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

York Region has partnered with VentureLAB to award six local businesses a total of up to $75,000 to support the development of the region’s innovation network. The funding comes from York Region via the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund (EIF), which has committed $100,000 annually over the next four years to create jobs and help innovative startups and nonprofits grow [...]

29 05, 2020

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo 

By |2020-05-29T11:20:22+00:00May 29th, 2020|Canada|0 Comments

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF). Awarded by Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT), thanks in part to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, QQSF encourages new ideas and [...]

4 03, 2020

University of Waterloo launches venture fund for healthtech startups

By |2020-03-04T14:47:40+00:00March 4th, 2020|Canada, Startup Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo has launched a second venture capital fund targeted at early-stage startups involved in health technology. The Velocity HealthTech Fund will give early-stage health startups a chance to access $50,000 in pre-seed funding to grow their business and would be awarded following a pitch competition. The HealthTech Fund will make investments in [...]

13 02, 2020

Google announces startup accelerator in Waterloo and new office in Toronto 

By |2020-02-13T10:31:17+00:00February 13th, 2020|Canada, Corporate|0 Comments

TORONTO–Google yesterday announced a new accelerator program to help grow startups at the series-A funding and seeding stages. The accelerator is Google’s first Google for Startup accelerator in Canada and 12th world-wide. According to a Fortune article, 90 per cent of startups never take off, with insufficient capital, disharmony, poor marketing, and wrong team composition listed as key failing points. Well-funded companies, [...]

30 01, 2020

Ryerson University organizations launch cybersecurity accelerator 

By |2020-01-30T09:02:10+00:00January 30th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, a cybersecurity research centre at Toronto’s Ryerson University, is working in partnership with Ryerson’s business incubator The DMZ, to launch the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator. The initiative is billed as Canada’s first commercial accelerator specifically designed for scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields. Headquartered in Brampton, Ont., Ryerson says the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator will [...]

19 12, 2019

Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) adds novel KRAS oncology project to its LAB150 portfolio

By |2019-12-19T07:20:01+00:00December 19th, 2019|Canada|0 Comments

The low survival rates of three of the four most lethal cancers in North America - pancreatic, colorectal and lung - are associated with KRAS mutations, a well-established cancer driver. Although there is an urgent need for KRAS-targeting therapeutics, so far there has been a lack of clinically available drugs as oncogenic KRAS is very [...]

31 10, 2019

Inside Ottawa’s newest startup accelerator 

By |2019-10-31T07:51:33+00:00October 31st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

An Ottawa biotech startup that’s finding new ways to regrow skin, bones and even spinal tissue has found a new home in La Cité’s accelerator program – the latest addition to the college’s entrepreneurship program. Spiderwort recently moved into La Factorie Desjardins – an area designed for entrepreneurs in the newly constructed Excentricité pavillion. The bioengineering [...]

31 10, 2019

FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company, supported by seed fund

By |2019-10-31T06:49:15+00:00October 31st, 2019|Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

FACIT, a commercialization venture group, together with the University of Toronto ("U of T"), announced the creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics (the "Company"). Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. The technology quantitatively detects sensitivity to immune-oncology agents 'on-chip' at both significantly [...]

9 09, 2019

SFU VentureLabs receives $3 million for innovation scale-up centre 

By |2019-09-09T13:09:55+00:00September 9th, 2019|Canada|0 Comments

Simon Fraser University’s VentureLabs® is receiving $3 million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a scale-up and soft-landing centre within its Vancouver-based business accelerator. The funding was announced today by the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. The funds are part of a $3.7 million announcement aimed at supporting initiatives that will [...]