Topic: Accelerators/Incubators

The Short Report, October 2, 2019: Kin cryptocurrency, robot tax, health tech

In a dramatic post, Kik founder and CEO Ted Livingston announced the Waterloo-based company will shut down its messaging service and focus exclusively on its cryptocurrency Kin. Livingston described a protracted battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether Kin should be labeled a security, which he says “would kill the usability of…

Toronto and Shenzhen launch the Sino-Canada International Innovation Centre

The cities of Toronto and Shenzhen, often called Silicon Valley North and Silicon Valley of China, respectively, will open the Sino-Canada International Innovation Centre this month at a ceremony in Toronto. The Sci Innovation Centre is intended to increase cooperation between Chinese and Canadian entrepreneurs and companies in the following industry sectors: electronic technology, ICT, biotechnology, cleantech…

The Atlantic Canada Start-up Ecosystem

This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. “There’s never been a better time to be a start-up in Atlantic Canada,” says Doug Robertson, CEO of in Moncton, New Brunswick. Venn – a globally recognized innovation hub – is a part of a growing…

UQAM launches incubator for tourism, culture and other retail service industries

The Univ of Quebec at Montreal’s School of Management has launched MT Lab, North America’s first incubator dedicated to the tourism, transport, festival, culture, hotel, restaurant and entertainment sectors. Established in conjunction with the City of Montreal and Tourisme Montréal, MT Lab is supported by a $200,000 grant from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and…