Topic: startups

Red River College proceeds with new Innovation Centre

Red River College (RRC) in Manitoba is moving ahead with construction of its new $95-million Innovation Centre in downtown Winnipeg, after confirming that the federal government will provide $40.6 million toward the project. The provincial government is supporting the centre through a loan guarantee to RRC for up to $54.8 million. The Innovation Centre will…

Preeti Malik

Preeti Malik will join TribalScale Venture Studios as executive-in-residence for its financial services program. She will advise and oversee budding startups and eager entrepreneurs on ideation, strategy, development, and growth in the Venture Studios program. Malik served as the Canada National Practice Lead for Risk and Compliance at Accenture. She also assumed senior management roles…

Editorial 32-5

Policy-making in the public sphere is not for everyone. It’s simply not easy to please everybody, especially if there are voters’ opinions to consider. At the end of the day, however, a decision has to be made, favourable or not to the constituents.

Innovation stakeholders differ on new IP strategy

The federal government has unveiled details of its eagerly anticipated new intellectual property (IP) strategy to help innovators better protect their intellectual assets, encourage innovation and defend themselves against so-called patent trolls. However, different stakeholders who spoke to RE$EARCH MONEY have different perspectives on what the IP strategy means to the innovation ecosystem, suggesting that one size doesn’t fit all.

Alberta corporation to invest in VC to seed startups

Alberta Enterprise Corporation, the provincial government’s independent fund of funds manager, has invested $5 million in Panache Ventures’ new Canadian seed fund. This investment comes after Panache Ventures recently closed up to $25 million in deals, and the company is keen to support more seed-stage startups across Canada. Panache Ventures is led by former startup…

Great-West Life supports startups in academia venture

Insurer Great-West Life Assurance Company is investing $300,000 over three years in Univ of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – Toronto, a seed-stage program located in the university’s Rotman School of Management. The nine-month program helps technology startups to scale up by providing  entrepreneurs with mentorship, development support and guidance in looking for capital from…