Here’s one thing to highlight about Atlantic Canadian startups in 2017: they’ll be accelerating their danged faces off.
Accelerators have become a cornerstone of the startup world, and they’re thinking on the ground on Canada’s East Coast. The sheer number of accelerators or incubators is surprising, as is the number of companies they are fostering. And they speak to the startup community’s commitment to helping more and more entrepreneurs find their way to the market.Read more
Ontario is investing in renewed and renovated facilities at Conestoga College that will provide specialized training and programming opportunities for students in Kitchener-Waterloo, and better equip them with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre was joined by MarwanTabbara, MP for Kitchener South-Hespeler and Raj Saini for MP for Kitchener Centre, at Conestoga College today to announce funding for the college's Pathways to Prosperity campus renewal project.Read more
OULU, Finland — No one would confuse this frigid corner of northern Finland with Silicon Valley. Notched in low pine forests just 100 miles below the Arctic Circle, Oulu seems more likely to achieve dominance at herding reindeer than at nurturing technology start-ups.
But this city has roots as a hub for wireless communications, and keen aspirations in innovation. It also has thousands of skilled engineers in need of work. Many were laid off by Nokia, the Finnish company once synonymous with mobile telephones and more recently at risk of fading into oblivion.Read more
Estonia will be holding the presidency of the EU for its first time during the second half of 2017. As such, it’s expected that the number of foreign officials visiting Estonia will increase exponentially. This is a unique opportunity to present the tech-savvy nature of Estonians.
With approximately 20 high-level events due to take place, as well as up to 12 unofficial meetings of various ministers from all over Europe, it is important to show the world what Estonia has to offer, what the country can do and how Europe could benefit from our actions.Read more
Calgary sits in second place out of 10 Canadian cities for its socio-economic and physical health — while Edmonton sits third from the bottom, the Conference Board of Canada says.
Its City Health Monitor, released Tuesday morning, compares Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.Read more
Felipe Chibante completed his PhD in chemistry in 1992 at Rice University in Houston, Tex. In the years after, Chibante, who was raised in Fredericton, N.B., didn’t tread the traditional academic path. He stayed in Houston and founded two startups that conducted contract research for government, the oil industry and NASA. That research generated a lot of intellectual property, but most of it was shelved and left unexplored.Read more
A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo have something to celebrate. They unveiled a high-tech car, nicknamed Autonomoose, that will be used in a pilot program to test automated vehicles on Ontario roads.
Today, I think we begin to write the future of a made-in-Ontario success story,” said Steven Del Duca, the Minister of Transportation, who noted the car was effectively driving itself when they arrived.Read more
Beginning on December 11th, the entire bus fleets of the cities of Eindhoven and Helmond in the Netherlands will be electric.
This will make the public fleets (when all 43 buses are taken together) the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in all of Europe.Read more
Ouli Personal Concierge App Connects Residents and Nonprofits in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, including Arlington County
Arlington, VA – December 5, 2016 – Arlington-based software company, Dante Inc., announced the addition of the “I Want to Volunteer” intent to the Ouli App. Ouli is a uniquely intelligent personal concierge app that presents consumers with offers and suggestions for local merchants and events that are personalized based on their chosen activities, time, location, history and preferences. The app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices.Read more