Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country

Feld Thoughts

Canada has a huge, near-term competitive opportunity over to the US. . This is a gift to Canada around entrepreneurship, and I’ve already seen the impact of it in many places. Many companies I’m involved in are exploring offices in Canada, especially Vancouver (for the Seattle folks) and Toronto (for the east coast folks) since it’s so difficult to get work visas in the US for employees. I’ve always liked Canada.

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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.” While Canada is plowing forward making it easy for immigrant entrepreneurs to move to Canada and start companies, the US efforts are now entirely focused on “comprehensive immigration reform.” Canada is showing real leadership.

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What To Know When Looking For A Web Host In Canada

YoungUpstarts

With a web hosting company in Canada you know that customer support is positioned in the same country as your business, so those on the other line will better understand your use of the language and they’ll also be aware of issues occurring within networks close by. Others Canada web hosting

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My Advice To Entrepreneurs: Consider Canada For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Photo credit: Canada flag from Shutterstock. One of the countries gaining momentum with the early-stage start-up community is Canada, and for good reason. While I’m now based in Redwood City, our origins 20 years ago started in Calgary, Canada. Immigrating from Canada to the U.S.

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O Canada – Our Investment in Golden Ventures

Feld Thoughts

Last week, I wrote a post talking about why Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country. I’ve watched Matt and team build a strong portfolio of companies in Canada and in parts of the US. Investments Canada golden ventures partner funds

Mission accomplished: Startup Visa Canada is here

Version One Ventures

oi and Cristian Strat, founders of Summify (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Two years ago , Danny Robinson, Maura Rodgers and myself started to lobby for a Startup Visa Canada that would make it easier for foreign (tech) entrepreneurs to start their company in Canada. Mircea Pa?oi

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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. Launched by the team behind Ladies Learning Code , Canada Learning Code’s mission is to make sure that every Canadian has the opportunity to build technology, not just consume it.

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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. Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I recently talked to Larissa Herda, the CEO of TW Telecom (in the process of being acquired by Level 3).

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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. to boost its position in the autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Collision Tech Conference Is Moving To Canada In 2019

YFS Magazine

Hosting a successful conference starts with choosing the right venue and locale. For Collision, Toronto is building an inclusive type of innovation that brings people together to solve the world's biggest challenges and that's an attractive proposition. .

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. Judd Lyon and Sebastian Brocher accomplished what a lot of entrepreneurs strike out to do in Austin. They bootstrapped their startup and sold it for a handsome profit.

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

The Next Web

As part of a series of transformational changes to Canada’s immigration system, the Start-Up Visa Program aims to link international entrepreneurs with private sector organizations in Canada that have experience working with startups to provide essential resources.

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

The Next Web

Canada plans to create a new class of visa for immigrant entrepreneurs, specifically with the goal of attracting those in the technology sector to come to the country and start new companies. Canada then loses that talent to other countries. Canada Entrepreneur News

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12 Questions: Meet Carmen Tsang (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Carmen lives and works in Markham, Ontario,Canada. Let’s get the ball rolling… My name is Carmen Tsang, I was born in Hong Kong and move to Canada for good about 10 years ago after I completed my degree in education.

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12 Questions: Meet Edward Laurin (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Related posts: 12 Questions: Meet Ann Lowe (Canada). 12 Questions: Meet Jeff Quigley (Canada). 12 Questions: Meet Carmen Tsang (Canada). In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

12 Questions: Meet Constance Semler (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Constance lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.

12 Questions: Meet Ann Lowe (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Ann lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Hi Everyone, My name is Ann Lowe and I am a resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Nation’s capital city….Yes Sorry Toronto and those of the world that believe that Toronto is the Capital of Canada, it is not!

12 Questions: Meet Jeff Quigley (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Jeff lives and works in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. My name is Jeff Quigley and I live in a small coastal community called Musquodoboit Harbour (pronounced musk-o-dob-it) in Nova Scotia Canada.

12 Questions: Meet Jeff Quigley (Canada)

crowdSPRING Blog

Jeff lives and works in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. My name is Jeff Quigley and I live in a small coastal community called Musquodoboit Harbour (pronounced musk-o-dob-it) in Nova Scotia Canada.

Why This New York Venture Capital Firm is Investing in Canada

David Teten

At our firm, ff Venture Capital , we didn’t aim to go to Canada, but ended up there anyway. seed-focused investor with as many investments in Canada. For Americans in particular, the dropping Canadian dollar makes investing in Canada significantly more attractive.

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. If you are accepted to TechStars London , you now automatically get the UK Entrepreneurs’ Visa. The approval will allow TechStars London teams from outside of the EU to work in the UK for up to three years.

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Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Reflections on Toronto and Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

For Toronto (and most of Canada), diversity is our nation’s identity and pride. The differences are quite clear: Canada Day celebrates confederation, and July 4 th celebrates Independence Day. News Canada Culture Diversity Ecosystem Silicon Valley Toronto

SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada

Austin Startup

Austin-based SalesVu just released its latest mobile payment application, SalesVu 2.0 for iPhone’s and iPad’s. The new update solidifies SalesVu’s technology leadership position as the only mobile payment solution with centralized cloud-based management, reporting, and social media marketing. Continue reading → News Release

Unique ways to solve today’s talent crunch

Version One Ventures

Onshore immigrant employees in Canada. That’s one reason there’s a growing trend for tech companies to open offices in Canada , as Canada is willing to grant visas to practically any highly skilled worker with a salaried job. For example, Shopify acquired Jet Cooper , one of Canada’s top user experience and design firms. News canada Facebook hiring Jet Cooper Shopify talent Vancouver

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Funding goes global: location is no longer your financing destiny

Version One Ventures

It was much harder for a “remote” company in the Mid West, Europe, or Canada to draw any attention to themselves. News Albert Wenger canada marketplaces New York City Point NIne Capital San Francisco Silicon Valley Software as a service Union Square Venture venture capital version one ventures If we look back ten years, the venture world was quite different. Investors weren’t too keen on investing out of town.

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. They might get the wrong advice at a critical point, or they can’t raise the first hundreds of thousands of dollars required to move from prototype to initial product.

Unique ways to solve today’s talent crunch

Version One Ventures

Onshore immigrant employees in Canada. That’s one reason there’s a growing trend for tech companies to open offices in Canada , as Canada is willing to grant visas to practically any highly skilled worker with a salaried job. For example, Shopify acquired Jet Cooper , one of Canada’s top user experience and design firms. News canada Facebook hiring Jet Cooper Shopify talent Vancouver

Flat world creativity

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Immarsat’s Satellites - UK EV Car dispensing machine – China Chef robots – Portugal Powering agriculture – Uganda The pot at the end of the rainbow – Ireland Google “Climate Change” View – Canada Precision.

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Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Feld Thoughts

We flipped a coin to see which one we’d do first and Canada won. Canada has always been good to me and I have some fun memories of both work and play from our neighbor in the north. Canadian Business is the center of business and entrepreneurial news and information in Canada.

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Gelatini

crowdSPRING Blog

community Interviews Small biz spotlight Small business Uncategorized Canada dining food gelato restaurant small biz small businessWell, the time has come. The sun is setting earlier and earlier; kids are filtering back into school; summer is ending.

(W)ring out the old

deal architect

Starting next week, I will be presenting themes from SAP Nation across the US and Canada as part of the Rimini Executive Briefing series “Unleash your SAP X Factors” (register here).

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OJO Labs Raises $20.5 Million in VC Funding and Plans to Double in Size

SiliconHills

The company, founded in 2015, raised the Series B round from new investors Realogy, the Royal Bank of Canada, Northwest Mutual Fund Ventures and ServiceMaster. OJO Labs, an Austin artificial intelligence startup, has raised $20.5 million in venture capital.

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September Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio

SiliconHills

Silicon Hills News is working with Igloo Software, one of Canada’s most innovative companies, to give away 50 free tickets to its digital workplace conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa next week. Welcome to the fall.

How to Give Women the Wings of an Angel

Gust

Canada has not tapped its female angel investor potential – yet. From TechCrunch, BetaKit to the Financial Post, there have been more than a few arguments made about the lack of female representation in Canada’s early-stage investment community and the benefits of tapping into this financial resource. The female angel investor conversation has been discussed inside and out.

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Binary Star Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

A few months ago he wrote a post on Waterloo, and activity in Canada in general, titled The North Star. I had dinner with Ian Hathaway a few weeks ago when I was in London. It was a delight to see him in person. While we’ve been collaborating on Startup Communities 2 (which we are now calling The Startup Community Way), which will come out at the “end-of-the-year-ish,” having dinner was a delight and reminded me how much I like him.

How Ottawa is Attracting Tech Talent

The Startup Magazine

Recent reports show Ottawa as the most attractive tech hub in Canada with the best cost of living and second best average salary. A lead economic development agency in Canada’s capital, Invest Ottawa , has recently launched its Work in Ottawa campaign.

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates

David Teten

I really enjoyed participating in OCE Discovery (Canada’s largest innovation conference). Some of our most exciting companies (500px, Interaxon) are in Canada. I’ve attached below the video and slide deck on Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates.

Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates

David Teten

I really enjoyed participating in OCE Discovery (Canada’s largest innovation conference). Some of our most exciting companies (500px, Interaxon) are in Canada. I’ve attached below the video and slide deck on Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates. Free Market Research for Entrepreneurs (Download presentation.). Events Market Research Social Media

On becoming American

Version One Ventures

As ironic as this seems, being American means that I can spend more time in Canada (I’m half joking, but it is nice to have the option). I realize that I am even more of an official bridge now between Canada and the US. And finally, I often playfully reassure my Canadian family and friends that while “you can take the girl out of Canada, you can’t take Canada out of the girl”.

5 Best Canadian Cities For Startups and Entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

What are some of the things that come to mind when you think of Canada? Canada boasts a well-educated population that draws its heritage from all corners of the globe. Many major companies have taken notice of Canada’s virtues and set up offices there.

The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st A surprising number of respondents in the latest Lessons Learned survey hail from one of the flourishing startup hubs in Canada. Who knew? In order to reduce my incredible ignorance about other such hubs, Im heading to Vancouver. In keeping with my recent theme of blogging about upcoming events, Im happy to announce that Ill be speaking at Agile Vancouver on April 21.

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The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Earlier this year I stopped over in Hawaii on the way from Japan to Canada. I was there to meet up with my Canadian family who were escaping winter. I was also there for one other very important reason — to record this video with Mitch Wilson. Press play to watch: Mitch is a special […]. The post The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes appeared first on Yaro.Blog.

I’m Honored That I Get To Work With Ayah Bdeir At littleBits

Feld Thoughts

In 1982, my family fled my home country of Lebanon because they feared for our lives during the Lebanese-Israel war; we were welcomed in Canada with open arms. In 1989, a civil war broke out and my parents fled violence again to Canada, where we were again welcomed and allowed to live with dignity and respect.