Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries. These missions have resulted in 1,706 B2B meetings, 855 leads and 59 company visits. At an event last month hosted by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and attended by representatives of Chambers of Commerce and municipal economic development leaders from Canada's largest cities, attendees learned more about how to improve these numbers and accelerate leads to investment success.Read more
4-day fest brings 3,000 investors and innovators together
Now in its sixth year, Startupfest is a smorgasbord of pitching competitions, keynote speakers, and networking.
Over four days starting Thursday, startup creators will have the opportunity to mingle with investors and entrepreneurs, pitching their ideas in hopes of catching the eye of a potential backer or winning one of the festival's many cash prizes.Read more
Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa wishes more stations were in the country
Nineteen new electric vehicle charging stations will be built in Ottawa, but people who already drive the cars wish the province had scattered the locations.
The new Ottawa stations will be built at 10 different locations throughout the city, including one in the parking lot of IKEA, a Tim Hortons on River Road and a McDonald's on Bronson Avenue.Read more
Brenda Halloran joins new appointees Tony Lacavera, Founder and Chairman of Globalive Holdings, and Intuit Canada President Jeff Cates
June 28, 2016 | Startup Canada
Startup Canada announced today it has appointed Brenda Halloran to chair its Board of Directors. Halloran is the former mayor of Waterloo, Ont. (2006-2014) and current President of the Trillium Innovation Venture Group.Read more
The Taoyuan City Government is to start its Autonomous Regulations on Developing Taoyuan City as a Low-Carbon-Emission and Green City (桃園市發展低碳綠色城市自治條例) plan next year.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) made the announcement during a city council meeting last week, saying that “developing policies to achieve low carbon emissions and ‘green’ city status is a flagship project of the municipal administration,” and the regulations, which were passed by the council at the end of December last year, are to take effect next year.Read more
(TNS) -- Columbus, Ohio, is the top city in its class in its ability to attract and grow tech talent, according to an annual research report.
The report “Scoring Tech Talent,” from Los Angeles-based commercial real-estate company CBRE, ranked Columbus as the top small market among U.S. and Canadian cities and No. 23 overall.Read more
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is giving millions to turn Columbus, Ohio into the city of the future
Self-driving electric shuttles and high-speed WiFi stations may soon grace the the streets of Columbus, Ohio as part of a futuristic makeover planned for the city.Read more
A $500,000 loan from the city could be a key ingredient in the Stratford Chefs School’s upcoming move to its new home downtown.
After some debate Tuesday, Stratford’s finance subcommittee approved a recommendation to provide that bridge financing for what will eventually become a chefs school “campus” on Ontario Street.Read more
The City of Ottawa is test-driving eight projects for a “municipal innovation pilot program.”
The crop of start-ups – picked from a pool of 65 local and national applicants – includes cyber security, social media analytics and cloud software companies.Read more