Betakit recently reported on Canada’s startup cities - focusing on Vancouver, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa and Montreal based on the PwC Canada and CB Insights MoneyTree report.
Canada’s startup ecosystem does not exist solely between Vancouver and Montreal. We cannot ignore the thriving startup community in Halifax and Atlantic Canada if we want to build an “innovation nation”. According to the CVCA, Halifax had the sixth highest amount of Venture financing at $68 million. On a per capita basis, that is $157 per person, higher than Toronto at $153 per person and Ottawa at $111 per person; and also far more deals per capita in Halifax than Toronto and Ottawa. Let’s build a truly national narrative on innovation-driven growth!
Ottawa’s plan to improve productivity and innovation through the promotion of five regional economic groups is both ambitious and expensive. It may provide the spark the country needs – unless it proves to be a fat subsidy for global technology giants
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John Philip GreenAlso, there is Markus Frind who sold his company PlentyOfFish for $850M (or so) and had 0 investors (unlike everyone on this list)
With the utmost respect for these 5 impressive cats, Markus' haul is going to be very hard to beat with their much-less-than-100% holdings in their current companies
Christian LassondeThe list of people who should be in this article is long. I know quite a few women founders, including those in our portfolio, who are heads down changing the world. Showing up in an article is often the last thing they want. They certainly aren't out there boasting about their private valuations. Kudos to all the women who are just making magic happen.
Richard SextonIs this a joke?
russia is 3d printing houses, china does more of this than anyone and can print 5 story apartments now, italy found a way to use clay and plant fibres and can print a house for 48 euros and out best shot is aggregating twitter and facebook feeds?
Kareem SabriPerhaps Canada would produce more world-changing tech entrepreneurs, of both sexes, if there was less cultural salivating over personal wealth/status and more over innovation and tackling hard problems. I'd expect this fluff from Toronto Life, but The Globe too?
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Ian Andrew BellSeriously: No Shahrzad Rafati? I read that 80% of YouTube views are tickled by broadbandTV’s technology.
Posting this for anyone who's actively looking for office space. There's a 2000 SQ FT office space at Richmond and Spadina that fits 6-18 people that would be perfect for an early stage startup, that's currently looking for sub-leasers right now.
Gaurav AgarwalWe have been using Vonage Business for many years and haven’t had any problem at all. Works extremely well, and they also have iPhone/Android apps for extending each line on the phone which comes in very handy if you travel or are on the road a lot, as you can use your local number anywhere in the world to make or receive calls.