Canada

24 09, 2020

MaRS in talks with University of Calgary to bring new innovation hub to Alberta

By |2020-09-24T10:25:42+00:00September 24th, 2020|Canada|0 Comments

Toronto-based MaRS is in exploratory talks with the University of Calgary to bring a new innovation hub to Western Canada. MaRS confirmed to BetaKit Wednesday that it is hoping to bring its innovation hub model to Calgary in order to help accelerate innovation in the region. “We’re able to take this playbook and apply it [...]

16 09, 2020

New UCeed Haskayne Student Fund is one of first university-based private equity funds managed by students in western CA

By |2020-09-16T14:35:48+00:00September 16th, 2020|Canada, Student Funds|0 Comments

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund — one of the first university-based private equity funds managed by students, for students, in Western Canada — marks another important first as UCalgary moves forward in its Growth Through Focus strategy, serving as a critical bridge between students and Calgary’s local startup/venture capitalist communities. “This new fund represents an exciting expansion of the UCeed [...]

5 08, 2020

Western University Medical Innovation Fellows to generate new solutions

By |2020-08-05T12:06:38+00:00August 5th, 2020|Canada, Gap support programs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Western has recruited some of the top PhD graduates, medical students and residents from across the country to be part of the sixth cohort of its Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF) program. While some adaptations will take place because of COVID-19 restrictions, the program will still be host to all participants on campus over the course of the [...]

30 07, 2020

University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research

By |2020-07-30T10:07:53+00:00July 30th, 2020|Canada, Translational Research|0 Comments

The University of Victoria has launched a fund to help researchers thrive. The UVic Research Accelerator Fund (RAF) aims to help researchers find solutions and speed up recovery from COVID-19. As the population calls for more strategies to navigate through the pandemic, UVic researchers have been developing various tools such as non-invasive tests and virus [...]

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 [...]