Canadian Entrepreneur Launches Pair, an App That Brings Long-Distance Couples Closer Together

By Knowlton Thomas Pair is a new iPhone app designed to harden the fragility of long-distance relationships. Co-launched by Oleg Kostour, a Canadian entrepreneur who moved to Silicon Valley to participate in Y-Combinator, Pair offers a slew of couple-oriented features such as … [Read more...]

MaRS announces launch of first dedicated, early-stage cleantech venture fund

TORONTO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MaRS is pleased to announce the launch of Canada's first dedicated early-stage cleantech venture fund. The MaRS Cleantech Fund LP ushers in a new model in early-stage technology investing by leveraging the strength of a non-exclusive, but strategic … [Read more...]

VentureStart: A Rocket Booster for Small Businesses

By: Neil Menezes “Wow! VentureStart helped me double my company’s seed capital and gave me the tools to make my business a success!” Last month, our Executive Director came to us with fabulous news. We were just approved to coordinate a program on behalf of the RIC’s in the ONE Network that would … [Read more...]

FedDev Ontario invests $5M in VentureStart, a new program launched by the RIC Centre

Friday, March 16th, 2012 The VentureStart program, supporting entrepreneurs who have developed innovations or ideas for business start-ups, was announced today by the Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre. VentureStart is designed to enhance the success rate of start-up enterprises in … [Read more...]