Startup Canada Awards: Investor of the Year – Prairies

    The regional winners of the inaugural Startup Canada Awards have been announced! Congratulations to our CEO, Randy Thompson, on being named the Investor of the Year for the Prairies region! “It is a tremendous honour to be recognized by the startup community in Canada,” says Randy. The full list of regional winners are …

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Startup Canada Awards: Investor of the Year – Canada

Investor Of The Year The Investor of the Year Award is given to a Canadian investor who has demonstrated the greatest impact in advancing the success of entrepreneurs, startups, startup communities and entrepreneurial activities locally, regionally and / or nationally through a blend of monetary investment and mentorship. In 2014, Randy Thompson was awarded the …

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Learning Opportunity: Winning Innovation Grants

For all startups and technology companies who are thinking of applying for grants, we wanted to share this great event we heard about Winning Grants in 2014! Learn More About Winning Innovation Vouchers, put on by Strategic Timelines. Are you running a technology driven company that is developing an innovative product and planning ahead for commercialization? …

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For startups, finding the sweet spot usually takes some pivoting (SoMedia Networks)

By Tony Wanless, Financial Post, 16/07/2013

In today’s common law of the business jungle, the putative story is that a company starts up on a shoestring and a prayer, makes a hit in its market and earns its first million within 18 months; and its absurdly young founders become Internet stars. In most cases, however, the reality is that a business starts up with an idea, realizes that because of market changes that idea isn’t working, and continually changes direction by refining its products or services and trying different markets.

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