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Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. By doing so, they are saying to the world “welcome immigrant entrepreneurs – please come start your business in Canada.” In the mean time, Canada is shouting from the rooftops about the benefits of the Start-Up Visa program.

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Exits in Canada: September 2016

StartupCFO

The companies were across Canada: 5 from Vancouver (and Victoria), 3 from Toronto. Canada Exiting3 of the deals had a disclosed value.

Exits in Canada: February 2016

StartupCFO

February was another month filled with mainly modest software exits in Canada. Canada Exiting exit strategies exits M & Ayears.

Exits in Canada: January 2016

StartupCFO

January was a pretty quiet month for software exits in Canada. Canada ExitingBut we track activity across the entire software spectrum.

Exits in Canada: July 2016

StartupCFO

I expected a Summer slow down, but July was pretty darn underwhelming with just 3 software acquisitions in Canada. I will be doing a separate post on the IT exits so far this year in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: July 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada ExitingNone of the buyers were public.

Raising a Seed Round in Canada

StartupCFO

Getting seed Funded in Canada. We next looked at seed deal trends in Canada specifically. The post Raising a Seed Round in Canada appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Raising Capital Venture Capital seed funding seed stageThe VC Funnel. 40% of companies that raise a seed round go on to raise a series A.

Exits in Canada: August 2016

StartupCFO

As expected given the time of year, August was a slow month for IT exits in Canada with 5 deals closed (3 last month). The companies were across Canada: Halifax, Saint Lazare, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. The post Exits in Canada: August 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & A

Favor Launches Internationally with Service in Canada

SiliconHills

Favor, an app-based delivery service, is going international with its first delivery service set to launch in Toronto, Canada on Thursday. And the Austin-based startup will rename itself Favour in Canada to adapt to the local culture and customs. Austin Canada Favor Favour InternationalIt offers delivery daily from 11 a.m.

Birchbox Cuts 15 Percent of Staff, Suspends Operations in Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sam Mizrahi: Builder Behind Canada’s Next Skyscraper

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The post Sam Mizrahi: Builder Behind Canada’s Next Skyscraper appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. Blog & Grow

Why Waterloo, Ontario Is the Silicon Valley of Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo has the second-highest density of startups in the world. Here's a look at how this tiny hub is becoming a scene for entrepreneurs

What You Need to Know About Moving Your Business to Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With favorable tax incentives and a "Startup Visa" program, Canada has much to offer U.S. entrepreneurs

Canada's Hottest Startup Is Backed by Amazon and Intel

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Thalmic Labs is the company behind the Myo armband, a futuristic wearable challenging the way you control your gadgets

Target Surrenders in Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After a weak holiday season, the retailer has decided to end its attempt to expand north

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Kevin O'Leary on Why Canada's Top Office Needs an Entrepreneur

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

CEO Invite to Sixth U.S./Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity

Feld Thoughts

Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity at her offices in Denver on 9/26. Larissa is hosting the Sixth U.S./Canada

Exits in Canada: March 2016

StartupCFO

March was the biggest month for software exits in Canada so far this year, with two significant deals announced. 4 deals had a disclosed value.

Kickstarter Comes to Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you''ve been eagerly awaiting the official start day for Kickstarter in Canada, the long wait is up. The wait is over.

The role of Canada’s Startup Accelerators

StartupCFO

The National Post published two articles ( here and here ) this week questioning the role / impact of Canada’s startup accelerator programs. In the first article The Post asks “Is Canada’s Accelerator Model Broken?” What we are lacking here in Canada is density. It’s way too early!

Canada announces new startup visa program to attract entrepreneurs starting on April 1

The Next Web

The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is being pitched as “a powerful incentive to attract individuals with great potential.”

Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. Since 2010, Canada has risen from No. to the punch."

Mission accomplished: Startup Visa Canada is here

Version One Ventures

So I was extremely pleased about the opportunity to attend the public launch of Startup Visa Canada in Toronto by Minister Jason Kenney today.

Will 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin O'Leary Rule Canada?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This week, Inc.

Canada looks to create new visa for startups, hopes to clear backlog by 2014

The Next Web

We want the world’s best and brightest to come to Canada – to start businesses and to create jobs in Canada.”

Exits in Canada: April 2016

StartupCFO

After a strong March, April was a pretty tepid month for software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: April 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting Canadian exits M & AHighlights: 11 deals announced (15 last month). 2 deals had a disclosed value, the largest of those being $ 14M.

Forget Canada: Here's Why You Should Consider Starting Up in London

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With a glut of engineering talent and as an access point for European markets, U.S.

Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada

SiliconHills

They recently sold SiteCondor, website auditing tools for digital agencies and content marketers, to gShift Labs, based in Toronto, Canada. The terms of the deal were not […] The post Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada appeared first on SiliconHills. They bootstrapped their startup and sold it for a handsome profit.

Clawbacks Coming to Canada?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

It will be interesting to see whether the use of "clawback" provisions - arrangements under which an employee forfeits previously awarded compensation - will become more common in Canada

Announcing Canada Learning Code: Supporting bottom-up innovation

Version One Ventures

And, it’s in this spirit, that I am super proud to see Canada Learning Code go live. Canada Learning Code is a national initiative that works with all sectors to increase access to coding education, computational thinking, and other 21 st century skills across Canada. News Canada Coding Education Innovation

Exits in Canada: June 2016

StartupCFO

June was yet another ‘meh’ month for software acquisitions in Canada. I will be doing a separate post on the IT exits so far this year in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: June 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & AHighlights: 8 deals announced (9 last month).

Airbnb Makes a Luxury Purchase To Consolidate Trave

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The home-sharing startup is buying Canada-based Luxury Retreats to capture more of the highly lucrative luxury rental market

Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue

SiliconHills

Freescale announced its acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based CogniVue Corp. Freescale, a microchip maker based in Austin, is a market leader in making sensor, microcontroller and microprocessor solutions for automotive radar and vision applications. […] The post Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue appeared first on SiliconHills.

Want to Be Extraordinarily Charming? Just Do These 7 Things, Eh?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Canada's new prime minister is kind of a rock star. Here's why

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TechStars London approved for UK Entrepreneurs’ Visa

Feld Thoughts

In the mean time, Canada and the UK are being very forward looking about their immigration policy in the context of immigration. Startup Visa Canada immigration london TechStars Last week TechStars London was approved for the UK Entrepreneurs’ Visa. Partners and children of the teams can also apply for settlement. ”).

Is Canada Coming After Your Business?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Canada has been working to pick off skilled U.S. One wacky mayor aside, Canada has been working to pick off skilled U.S. ” Ouch.

You Can Now Apply for a Job on Facebook

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

and Canada will be able to post openings and collect applications directly on their company Facebook pages Companies in the U.S.

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Creative Destruction Lab West: Helping create the next generation of entrepreneurs

Version One Ventures

News Artificial intelligence Canada Innnovation Rotman School of Management University of British Columbia University of Toronto ScarboroughVery often, start-ups fail at the earliest stages. It is also especially prevalent in companies that create “hard tech.”.

Oh Canada! Olympic Hockey Gold is Ours and I Was There

Instigator Blog

One of the funniest was outside Canada Hockey Place where cops (with guns) were playing street hockey with fans. Plus, the [.].

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Burger King Buying Tim Hortons, Moving Headquarters to Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Warren Buffett''s Berkshire Hathaway will assist with the $11 billion purchase, which will allow Burger King to pay lower taxes abroad

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Why you need Canadian VCs

StartupCFO

I was sharing the news yesterday about Canada’s newest VC fund, Vistara Capital Partners , when my friend Boris Mann asked this question. Building HQ in Canada : I can easily list a bunch of startups that have compromised on how/ where they built out their head office in order to appease their US investors. It all looks the same.