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Markham girl regains her vision with eSight glasses

November 26, 2019 / Source: CityNews

A fourth-grade student from Markham with a condition that highly compromises her vision has regained her sight thanks to a new pair of electronic glasses. Audra Brown finds out more about eSight glasses.

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Term Sheets - What you need to know

November 25, 2019 / Source: GTAN

Fear of the unknown is common for startup founders. Taking a leap of faith in your company is both exciting and nerve wracking, so it’s important to cover your bases with the right planning. Creating a term sheet can help for when investors start coming forward or to avoid making a mistake that founders may regret later, as the business grows.

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New study shows big economic boost from UW’s startup community

November 22, 2019 / Source: CTV News Kitchener

Blackberry, Open Text and Kik all got their start in Waterloo Region. Their success inspired other growing companies including Miovision, Aeryon Labs, ClearPath Robotics, and Thalmic Labs.

While Waterloo Region has long been considered a great place to start a business, how is the next generation of startup companies contributing to the local economy?

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NOVEMBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

November 19, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, November 19th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the November Investor Meeting. 

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: BlockAble, LiTTLE CANADA and Synergy Disc.

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Pilot project improves traffic flow on Huron Church Road

October 25, 2019 / Source: Windsor Star

Each time a trucker pumps the brakes during one of those traffic jams on Huron Church Road economic productivity is slowed along with the vehicle.

“It costs the transportation industry a dollar every time the driver brakes,” said Erin Skimson, Miovision’s vice-president of product management and corporate programs.

“It’s a major challenge for cities moving people and goods around and it’s growing.”

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OCTOBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

October 15, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, October 15th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the October Investor Meeting.

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Launch of Equation Angels

October 10, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On October 10th, 2019, Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN), Angel One and SWO Angels gathered at Ron Joyce Centre at McMaster University for an evening of networking and celebrating.

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SEPTEMBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

September 17, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, September 17th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Roseville Estates for the first Investor Meeting of the season and to celebrate GTAN’s tenth anniversary. 

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University of Waterloo exploring robotic solutions to improve bridge inspections

September 16, 2019 / Source: Construct Connect

Researchers at the University of Waterloo (UW) have developed an innovative new robotics technology that might make inspecting bridges a little easier, cheaper and safer while producing more reliable results.

Instead of the traditional method of sending out inspectors to do a visual, which more often than not requires specialized equipment such as lifts to be brought in to accomplish the task, the new system automates the process by combining autonomous mobile inspection robots, cameras and LiDAR — a remote sensing method that uses lasers to systematically collect data for defect detection and analysis.

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Celebrating 10 years of GTAN

September 10, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On September 22, 2009, Rob Douglas sent invitations to the launch of the newly formed Golden Triangle Angelnet (GTAN), a local not-for-profit organization established under the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Angel Network Program (ANP). The invitation promised to showcase presentations by exciting investment-ready local companies and GTAN has upheld this promise for a decade - this month we celebrate ten years of GTAN.

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