A recent report from Deloitte, commissioned by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), suggests that Southern Ontario is perfectly positioned to become a global hub for cybersecurity startups. The current market for cybersecurity products is estimated at $106 billion. At the same time, the average Canadian data breach […]
In Canada, there is no single regulator that sets standards for mobile payments – the sector is governed by a patchwork of legislation. Navigating the regulatory landscape can be confusing, particularly since some rules apply to banks but not startups and other FinTech companies. That said, it’s not a complete “wild west” for startups. Anyone […]
In early December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) announced the launch of its “Innovation Link.” This is described as “a ‘one stop shop’ offering support on energy regulation to businesses looking to introduce innovative or significantly different propositions to the energy sector.” The idea is to provide support to […]
We’ve recently written about the importance of Canada’s mobility policy to the pace of innovation and the competitiveness of the startup sector. An important new plank in this policy is the Global Skills Strategy. This initiative will: Establish an ambitious two-week standard for processing visas and work permits for low-risk, high-skill talent for companies in […]
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