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BDC Capital provides mezz funding to venture-backed Nicoya

May 14, 2019 / Source: The PE Hub Network

BDC Capital has provided undisclosed mezzanine financing to Nicoya Lifesciences Inc, a Kitchener, Ontario-based nanotechnology company.

The funding is part of a $7.7 million investment in Nicoya that is also backed by FedDev Ontario.

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APRIL INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

April 16, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, April 16th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the March Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: YouKno, Wittaya-Aqua and YourIKA.

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GTAN|EDUCATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS - Government Funding for Start-Ups

April 2, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, April 2nd, Gerry Fung, CPA, CMA, Group Manager of Business Services at NorthBridge Consultants, hosted GTAN|Education for Entrepreneurs - Government Funding for Start-Ups.

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MARCH INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

March 19, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, March 19th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the March Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Jamstack, Factory Bucket and TopSpin Technologies.

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GTAN|Education: Patents Are Evil and Other Myths

March 13, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On March 5, before the GTAN|RAW meeting, GTAN hosted ‘Software Patents Are Evil - And Other Myths About The Patent System’ presented by Jason Hynes, Bereskin & Parr. Jason is a Patent Agent in US and Canada and a Trademark Agent in Canada.

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Intellijoint Surgical appoints top innovative orthopaedic surgeon, Jonathan Vigdorchik, MD, to Scientific Advisory Board

March 5, 2019 / Source: Cision

Intellijoint Surgical, a Canadian-held company developing and commercializing smart navigation for total joint replacements, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Vigdorchik is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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From a Bot to the Big Leagues: Zoom.ai’s Enterprise Evolution

February 25, 2019 / Source: TechVibes

With the recent boom of AI companies popping up around Canada and abroad, a large portion of those startups will soon have to find new ways to expand their product offerings in order to scale and transition to enterprise organizations.

That kind of growth is easier said than done. Relying on a single machine learning integration or AI platform can only get a company so far, so the next option is to find new and partners and methods of delivery. That has been Zoom.ai‘s game plan, especially since raising a $3.1 million extension to their seed round 10 months ago.

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FEBRUARY INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

February 19, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, February 19th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the February Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Stellar Biome, Micrometrics and Backyard Media.

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After raising $100 million, this is what the future looks like for Andela

February 12, 2019 / Source: Pulse

In January 2019, Andela, a company that develops software engineering talent in Africa and outsources them to clients around, raised $100 million in Series D funding.

Generation Investment Management, an investment firm chaired by Al Gore, the former vice president of the US, led the round.

Omowale David-Ashiru, Country Director at Andela, says the new investment will help Andela “accelerate the development of Africa’s best tech talent in Nigeria and beyond.”

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