Big news this week for Southern Ontario’s startup scene: the New York Times referred to the Waterloo corridor as “Canada’s Silicon Valley” in a DealBook article about how Canada is becoming increasingly attractive for American businesses due to its pool of relatively affordable talent and its weaker currency in relation to the U.S. dollar. It’s […]
At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, workplace communication company Slack announced the opening of their newest office in downtown Toronto. The expansion will create an estimated 145 new jobs in tech, support and operations. Slack is one of the Bay Area’s most notable tech companies, valued at over $4 billion, with more than 2.7 million daily […]
As many of the founders we talk to tell us, a key differentiating factor of Canada’s economy is the country’s remarkable postsecondary system, which provides entrepreneurs with a continuous pipeline of new research and great talent. A massive new research investment by the Government of Canada announced last week is further fueling some of the […]
A recent Washington Post article recapped this year’s edition of Y Combinator’s Demo Day. The annual event, led by one of North America’s best-known incubators, never fails to draw international attention. This year’s version was no exception, and could be a sign of the future of pitch days for startups. Historically after Demo Day, startups […]
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