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Waterloo-based company Dejero brings home second Emmy Award

January 21, 2020 / Source: CTV News

You won’t see them accepting an award on prime time television, but a local technology company is quietly racking up Emmy Awards.

Waterloo-based Dejero won its second Emmy trophy this week in the category of ‘Video over Bonded Cellular Internet’.

The company’s technology allows video to be broadcast live on television using internet connectivity.

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JANUARY INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

January 21, 2020 / Source: GTAN

As we enter a new and exciting year, our Angels can expect more great ideas to come to the table. On January 21st, 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 first Investor Meeting of 2020. 

Attendees were excited to kick off the new year with pitches from three early-stage companies: Cheetah Networks, Nanophyll and Trajekt Sports.  

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Andela opens applications for StackUp, a 5-months program, for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Rwanda

January 14, 2020 / Source: Business Insider by Pulse

Andela has opened applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.

Leveraging Andela’s experience over the past 5 years, the intensive remote program will provide engineers with the necessary technical and soft skills to become a FullStack JavaScript Engineer. StackUp will also boost the aspiring technologists' level of experience to meet the market demand as they seek to gain employment.

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WHAT DO GTAN ANGELS WANT TO SEE IN THE NEW YEAR?

January 10, 2020 / Source: GTAN

GTAN has seen dozens of incredible early-stage companies pitch at both GTAN|RAW and our Monthly Investor Meetings over the past decade! As we enter a new and exciting year, our Angels can expect more great ideas to come to the table. 

Before 2019 came to a close, we spoke to our Angels about what changes they are anticipating in the new year. From trends that impact our network to those affecting the type of companies we see pitch, 2020 will be full of exciting developments. 

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DECEMBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

December 17, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On December 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 Bingemans for the last Investor Meeting of the decade. 

The December Investor Meeting shook things up from previous months. Eight of the best companies that have pitched at GTAN|RAW’s September, October, November and December events were invited to showcase their early stage company at this month’s Investor meeting. 

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2020 Trends For Startups

December 10, 2019 / Source: GTAN

GTAN has seen dozens of incredible, early-stage companies pitch at both GTAN|RAW and our Monthly Investor Meetings over the past decade! With a new decade quickly approaching, we rounded up the top three trends for startups to watch as we enter 2020.

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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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