Early results from an ongoing survey by MaRS Discovery District and Endeavor Insight show that educational institutions are the strongest connecting hubs in Ontario’s entrepreneurial networks.
A new report from TechToronto says over 400,000 jobs in Toronto in 2016 are related to the tech sector.
Province’s future depends not only on embracing disruptive technology, but also on producing and exporting new ideas, says Ontario Centres for Excellence head Dr. Tom Corr.
“Bank encryption will be rendered completely vulnerable when hackers get quantum computing,” one Venture North speaker warned.
Hack the North is starting this weekend at the Waterloo Engineering School, and developers from across Canada and the world are attending.
While Silicon Valley snaps up Ontario engineering graduates, little money is coming the other way.
Real life is now catching up to the future as depicted in the 1960s. Dr. Sonny Kohli is turning science fiction into reality as the chief medical officer of Cloud DX Inc., a Kitchener, Ontario-based startup with the world’s first working tricorder-like health device.
The drive to make cities smart provides more than just faster answers to questions about municipal services. It gives entrepreneurs who respond to the demand the opportunity to create solutions that can be commercialized, which ultimately builds the depth and breadth of startup ecosystems.
Cities outside of the world’s largest VC concentrations need to innovate to create conduits that tap these hubs. The C100’s Venture North event in Toronto addresses this problem. The C100 runs programs, including Venture North, which aim to do this by connecting Canadian entrepreneurs with compatriots active in Silicon Valley to foster partnership and investment.