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January 22, 2014

New IT Trade Mission to New York City. Deadline to apply: Jan 29.

The program will include workshops, a pitch clinic on February 11 and a pitch dinner on February 12 where companies will have the opportunity to do a 90-second pitch to leading decision makers in the media space in NYC and then network with them at a private dinner.

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January 22, 2014

Innovation Factory Success Story: U.S. patent has Weever Apps thinking bigger

It’s 22 pages long, 11,200 words, more than three years in the making and, for Hamilton’s Weever Apps, a newly achieved US patent is just the beginning of its plans for expansion. The startup learned Christmas Eve that it has been granted a US patent for its technology that converts web pages into mobile apps

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January 21, 2014

Governments, OpenText give major boost to Canadian venture capital

A little more than 20 years ago, venture capitalists made a $1.6-million bet on a small Waterloo startup called OpenText. Without it, the company would likely not be what it is today: Canada’s largest software company; a global leader in helping businesses manage their information

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January 21, 2014

Accelerate Okanagan Success Story: Mathtoons Media Receives Mitacs Funding for App Authoring Software

Educational Technology company Mathtoons Media has received funding to develop web-accessed software which allows teachers to create their own mobile practice apps for upper level math and science subjects.

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Canada’s Tech Network to support new cohort of Soft Landing: Scale From Home program participants

January 20, 2014

ICTC releases report exploring the impact of mobile apps

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) released its report, Mobile Apps: Generating Economic Gains for Creative Media Industries in Ontario, exploring the impact of mobile apps on Ontario’s creative media industries.

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January 14, 2014

MaRS Discovery District Entrepreneur Spotlight: Build with purpose: A snippet of the Wattpad story

This past Wednesday, Allen Lau, co-founder and CEO of Wattpad, both challenged and inspired the Entrepreneurship 101 audience with his story and admonition to build with purpose. In his lecture, Allen placed particular emphasis on the following three ideas.

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