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Melissa Hughes

Why Canada's tech entrepreneurs prefer American backers - Financial Post - July 21, 2013 - 0 views

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    "Carol Leaman recently raised $3.3-million for her Waterloo-based startup, Axonify. The funding round involved two U.S. investors: Harmony Partners, a venture capital firm, and education giant Kaplan.

    Ms. Leaman, who sold another company, PostRank, to Google in 2011, had the choice of adding a Canadian investor to the round, but declined.

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Melissa Hughes

No One-Size-Fits-All For Supporting Entrepreneurs - thestar.com - October 2, 2012 - 0 views

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    Startup Canada spent a day at MaRS Discovery District, touring the facility and meeting with the entrepreneurs and leadership behind one of Ontario's leading drivers of innovation and small business, and interviewed MaRS CEO Ilse Treurnicht.
Melissa Hughes

Ilse Treurnicht On The Purpose of MaRS Discovery District - TVO - September 29, 2012 - 0 views

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    Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS Discovery District, explains the purpose of MaRS, which is to foster and promote Canadian innovations by providing an environment where science, technology and social entrepreneurs work side by side.
Assunta Krehl

University of Toronto launches new centre to support commercialization of research - Un... - 0 views

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    The University of Toronto today launched the Banting and Best Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a new pre-incubation hub for discovery, innovation and commercialization which is located across the innovation centre, MaRS Discovery District.
Assunta Krehl

Startups: Investors give education technology firms the nod - Financial Post - Septembe... - 0 views

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    Education is one field that is seeing a meteoric growth in the past two years.Trevor Koverko, co-founder of Toronto-based eProf was part of the first co-hort of entrepreneurs in the JOLT program at MaRS Discovery District who are traveling to Silicon Valley in October to meet investors to tell their story.
Assunta Krehl

Small business owners looking up in March - The Globe and Mail - April 4, 2012 - 0 views

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    According to Katherine Scarrow, Globe and Mail reporter, "small business sentiment is up, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business's latest business barometer index."
    MaRS Discovery District is hosting a Business of Aging summit on April 30th at the MaRS Centre to discuss practical strategies to improve health and productivity for aging employees and those caring for aging parents.
Assunta Krehl

Highlights from The Globe's 2011 Small Business Summit - The Globe and Mail - February ... - 0 views

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    The Globe and Mail has posted highlights from their November 2011 event re: Small Business Summit that was held at the MaRS Centre.
Assunta Krehl

Extra, Extra: Bixi Benched, Startups Mapped, and Gary Webster's Shelved Subway Report -... - 1 views

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    Hamutal Dotan, Torontonist blogger states "MaRS infographics provides insights on local startups, where they are located, and why they cluster where they do."
Assunta Krehl

Canada places 7th in creating green-tech firms - The Globe and Mail - February 26, 2012 - 0 views

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    According to Richard Blackwell, reporter of the Globe and Mail, "Canada ranks among the top 10 countries worldwide when it comes to spawning clean technology companies." MaRS is one of the educational institutions for cleantech.
Assunta Krehl

INFOGRAPHIC: Toronto, a neighbourhood of startups - The Social Media Age - February 23,... - 0 views

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    MaRS Discovery District has published an infographic that highlights Toronto's startup-savvy neighbourhoods. Leveraging location data from MaRS Advisory Services, the organization pin pointed concentration levels in the city's various sub-regions. 
Assunta Krehl

MaRS Launches Startup City Infographic - Martin Prosperity Institute Blog - February 23... - 0 views

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    MaRS Discovery District has published an infographic that highlights Toronto's startup-savvy neighbourhoods. Leveraging location data from MaRS Advisory Services, the organization pin pointed concentration levels in the city's various sub-regions. 
Assunta Krehl

The Toronto Startup Map - Techvibes - February 23, 2012 - 0 views

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    MaRS Discovery District has published an infographic that highlights Toronto's startup-savvy neighbourhoods. Leveraging location data from MaRS Advisory Services, the organization pin pointed concentration levels in the city's various sub-regions. 
Assunta Krehl

Next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs set to drive Canadian prosperity forward T... - 0 views

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    The Next 36 - mission is to transform the country's most promising undergraduates into Canada's top entrepreneurs. The Next 36 has selected its second cohort of 36 young innovators from over 1,000 of the country's leading students. MaRS Discovery District is one of its' partners.
Assunta Krehl

New nation builders are here - National Post - September 3, 2011 - 1 views

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    Amoryn Engel stated "Galen and Hilary Weston celebrated our country's next generation of high impact entrepreneurs through a new and innovative program, The Next 36." Ilse Treurnicht, CEO MaRS Discovery District was in attendance.
Miguel Amante

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Toronto - ReadWriteStart - July 29, 2010 - 0 views

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    "Obviously it's no Silicon Valley," says Sprouter Community Manager Erin Bury, "but it's definitely a thriving community with a ton of tech entrepreneurs, some great funding opportunities, and a hopping event scene."
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