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October Investor Meeting Recap

October 16, 2018 / Source: GTAN

GTAN’s second Investee meeting of the season took place on October 16, 2018 at Bingemans.

Attendees listened to pitches from a variety of companies including Tripsi Inc, Sensor Medical Laboratories Limited, Value Connect and Brain FX.

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Meet eSight 3, glasses that can give sight to the blind

October 12, 2018 / Source: Vanguard

For people who are visually impaired, direction-finding is always a big challenge to them, though support canes can help out. Of the 285 million people worldwide considered blind, 86 per cent are legally blind with low vision caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma and other eye conditions. 

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How This CEO Went from Having Zero Industry Experience to Running Her Own Tech Startup

October 10, 2018 / Source: Entrepreneur

In this latest video from Entrepreneur Network partner MaRS Discovery District, the CEO and co-founder of Plum.IO talks about how she ascended to her current position without a stitch of tech experience.

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Alert Labs sees big opportunity under new owner

October 10, 2018 / Source: The Record

Technology firm Alert Labs has been acquired by Watsco, Inc., a U.S.-based heating, air conditioning and refrigeration distributor serving more than 250,000 contractors.

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NACO's 2018 Awards Feature Zoom.ai, Genesis Robotics and More

October 1, 2018 / Source: Techvibes

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) held its 2018 Awards last week, presenting awards for Most Promising Startup of the Year, Exit of the Year, and Angel of the Year.

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September Investor Meeting Recap

September 18, 2018 / Source: GTAN

GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered for the first Investor Meeting of GTAN’s tenth season.

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Plum Brings Marriage of AI and Industrial Organizational Psychology to SAP® SuccessFactors® Solutions

September 13, 2018 / Source: Markets Insider

Plum, a predictive hiring and talent management platform, today is announcing a planned integration with SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions for human capital management (HCM). 

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September GTAN|RAW Recap

September 4, 2018 / Source: GTAN

GTAN members and entrepreneurs gathered at the Accelerator Center in Waterloo for the first GTAN|RAW session of the fall. Following the summer break, attendees were eager to hear from new and innovative founders who shared their business ideas in our interactive learning session.

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How This Entrepreneur Went From One Employee in a Dark Basement to Raising $3.3 Million

August 29, 2018 / Source: Entrepreneur

The company is focused on using chat and artificial intelligence to improve productivity. Pereira talks about jumping into startups in the past thinking each company would secure funds easily. This was not the case. 

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Life extending technology

August 21, 2018 / Source: The Record

Kitchener startup's 'life extending' technology helps researchers study disease and develop new medicines.

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