OTTAWA – March 5, 2014 – Startup Canada (www.startupcan.ca) will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. “Starting a company is a … Continued

Several of Vancouver’s accelerator and incubator programs have joined forces to create the Cascadia Startup Fest. GrowLab, Invoke Labs, Launch Academy, Spring Activator, and Wavefront are all in on “what’s bound to be the Vancouver startup event of the year”. It happens on April 3.  Cascadia Startup Fest is a series of workshops and a high-energy pitch … Continued

Concierge Advisors across Canada are now providing one-on-one assistance to Canadian SMEs, using their deep industry experience and knowledge to help guide them to the most relevant public innovation programs and services available to help meet their innovation needs. Canada’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main drivers of economic growth, and their success … Continued

Challenge to Spur Innovation and Accelerate Mobile Apps on Watson BARCELONA, SPAIN – (MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS) – 26 Feb 2014: IBM today launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge (www.ibmwatson.com), a first of its kind, global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson. IBM announced the challenge at Mobile … Continued