Forget Silicon Valley. Get $5m for Your Startup to Move to Buffalo, New York.

The city of Buffalo is trying to ramp up some interest in its city by hosting a 43North competition and giving away up to $5m USD to startups to come and work on your startup there in the incubator. You will get a chance at $1 million prize for first place, $650k for the second place, $550k for … Continue reading Forget Silicon Valley. Get $5m for Your Startup to Move to Buffalo, New York.

Vancouver and Toronto Ranked in Top 20 Startup Ecosystem around the World

The Startup Ecosystem Ranking report is out for another year and they have been some significant changes - London went up 3 places to #3, and Berlin went up 2 places to #7, and Beijing came in at #4. Things look good for Canada as well especially if you work and live in Vancouver or … Continue reading Vancouver and Toronto Ranked in Top 20 Startup Ecosystem around the World

Toronto Canadian Russian Speaking Hacker is Behind Yahoo Hack

22 year old Hamilton Ontario area resident , Karim Baratov, was arrested and is now alleged to be behind the biggest Yahoo hack. He has dropped out from high school but was living luxurious life. Karim has dual Canadian Kazakh citizenship and lives just outside of Toronto. He is now been arrested due to hacking … Continue reading Toronto Canadian Russian Speaking Hacker is Behind Yahoo Hack

Toronto Startups Ecosystem That You Need To Know

The following graph was developed by Toronto Founder Institute's Sunil Sharma and Kamal Hassan, see the draft of the #Toronto #StartupEcosystem Canvas... It is everything you need to know about Toronto startup ecosystem summarized in one long image below. Enjoy. More input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document, and … Continue reading Toronto Startups Ecosystem That You Need To Know

50% More Tax for IT Consultants / Small Businesses in Quebec

UPDATE: Due to high popularity of this article, we've got multiple requests on where we got this #s and if this is really true. Did Quebec really decide to increase their small business tax 50% like that? Unfortunately it is true as references by the following newspaper articles below (at the end of this article) … Continue reading 50% More Tax for IT Consultants / Small Businesses in Quebec

Toronto Dream Payments, financial service cloud company, raises $10m

The round was led by FairVentures Inc, the innovation investing arm of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Connecticut Innovations (CI), Real Ventures and a prominent group of angel investors were also key participants in the financing. Dream Payments is a fintech solutions company and developer of technology that enables leading merchant acquirers and banks to deliver … Continue reading Toronto Dream Payments, financial service cloud company, raises $10m

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy / Fast Track Work Permit to start June 2017

As US becomes more and more complicated to get work permits for, Canada is opening up to skilled labour candidates. Canadian Government is introducing a fast track program to bring skilled talent into Canada called "Global Skills". This was announced Thursday morning in Toronto by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, and … Continue reading Canada’s Global Skills Strategy / Fast Track Work Permit to start June 2017

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