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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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Assunta Krehl

MaRS clients clean up at Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards - Canada Newswire - 0 views

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    Four Ontario start-up companies working with MaRS advisory services are among those recognized by this year's Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) program, Canada's pre-eminent technology awards. These companies were Aeryon Labs Inc., Bayalink Solutions Corp., Real Tech Inc. and Vive Nano. Oct 1, 2009
Assunta Krehl

MaRS makes its first foray into the cleantech spotlight - Cleantech Group - 0 views

  • Five cleantech companies receive support at the Cleantech Forum in Boston from Canadian incubation and innovation center MaRS.
  • Alternative Fuels was just one of a lineup of early-stage startups being supported by MaRS, a nonprofit innovation center in Toronto’s downtown Discovery District that connects entrepreneurs with business skills, networks and capital to stimulate innovation and grow Canadian companies.
  • This week’s forum marked the organization’s first foray into the cleantech sector, said MaRS Venture Group Associate Kevin Downing. Downing said he wanted to connect cleantech-related companies in the MaRS portfolio that were “investment ready” with the forum’s audience.

    “I don’t have a motive to push any one client over any other because they’re not paying me,” Downing said.

    Of the 1,300 MaRS portfolio companies, he said the cleantech sector has been its fastest growing segment and an expanding sector in country as well (see Canadian cleantech looks to the future and IPO drought? Cleantech companies flood Canadian markets). Since 2006, cleantech and environmental technology companies have made up 9 percent of MaRS' portfolio.

    MaRS currently has 350 active clients. The center isn’t government funded, but does receive some government support, he said. It has been funded through donations from the public and private sector. MaRS has the ability to provide some funding, around $40,000, to startups on a competitive basis.

    Other companies showcased at the forum through MaRS included NIMtech, Real Tech, Vicicog and Skymeter.

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  • This week’s forum marked the organization’s first foray into the cleantech sector, said MaRS Venture Group Associate Kevin Downing. Downing said he wanted to connect cleantech-related companies in the MaRS portfolio that were “investment ready” with the forum’s audience.

    “I don’t have a motive to push any one client over any other because they’re not paying me,” Downing said.

    Of the 1,300 MaRS portfolio companies, he said the cleantech sector has been its fastest growing segment and an expanding sector in country as well (see Canadian cleantech looks to the future and IPO drought? Cleantech companies flood Canadian markets). Since 2006, cleantech and environmental technology companies have made up 9 percent of MaRS' portfolio.

    MaRS currently has 350 active clients. The center isn’t government funded, but does receive some government support, he said. It has been funded through donations from the public and private sector, as well as revenue from its mixed-use facility. MaRS has the ability to provide some funding, around $40,000, to startups on a competitive basis.

    Other companies showcased at the forum through MaRS included NIMtech, Real Tech, Vicicog and Skymeter.

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    Five cleantech companies received support at the Cleantech Forum in Boston from Canadian incubation and innovation center MaRS. Some of the companies showcased at the forum through MaRS included NIMtech, Real Tech, Vicicog and Skymeter. Sept 10, 2009
Cathy Bogaart

Welcome to Lead to Win - 0 views

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    for those looking to start a tech biz in Ottawa region - a free program - apply now.
Cathy Bogaart

Women Who Risk: Redux | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon - 0 views

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    A list of women who run successful tech companies -- WHAT?! Female entrepreneurs!?
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