World Angel Investment Summit 2018

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The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) supports Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support early-stage investing. NACO is hosting the 2018 World Angel Investment Summit, for the first time here in Toronto. NACO expects 700+ attendees, representing 20+ countries to converge on downtown Toronto in September.  NACO is excited to be partnered with Elevate Tech Fest, offering both premium content for their attendees, as well as collaborating with Elevate to run their Financing track and cohost keynote speakers.

The 2018 World Angel Investment Summit is the culmination of years worth of NACO’s efforts to build Angel communities across the country, and will continue to catalyze a more dynamic early stage capital ecosystem.

The World Angel Investment Summit takes place in various locations across downtown Toronto, including the Hilton Hotel and Toronto’s historic Casa Loma.  The NACO Summit kicks-off on September 25th and runs until September 27th.

Medical Pharmacies Group revamps digital signage network

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Medical Pharmacies Group, which operates in more than 40 locations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, has selected Charlottetown-based software developer ScreenScape Networks to replace its legacy digital signage system.

Medical Pharmacies uses place-based media to communicate with long-term care, retirement home extended-care facility residents, featuring customized programming—including local menus, news and event calendars—on screens mounted in lobbies, dining rooms and other communal areas.

“The old system no longer met our needs,” explains Puneet Kharma, vice-president (VP) of sales and marketing. “We needed richer functionality that would still be cost-effective and easy to use.”

With ScreenScape, Medical Pharmacies simply sends a plug-and-play media device via courier to each location. Once they are online, the devices are remotely updated and managed using cloud-based software.


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East Valley has been recognized as a finalist for KIRA’s Innovation Champion Award – creating an environment to foster innovation is what we’re all about.

East Valley has a simple mission that guides all of its practices and investments: helping founders turn ideas into companies that will grow the economy of Atlantic Canada.

We believe that the founders and companies we foster today will be tomorrow’s titans. We invest in ICT, not only because it is our area of expertise, but because it offers such enormous growth potential for both individual investors and the economy as a whole. East Valley is working to create a vibrant tech sector here at home that will help Atlantic Canada prosper as we move into the future. We do not do it alone and encourage other individuals and companies to join in with mentorship, investment, problems to innovate against. The more companies working towards this goal the more our economy will thrive.

By combining investment and mentorship, we have been able to play a major role in helping Atlantic Canada punch above its weight in the world of ICT. As such we’re proud to see two East Valley portfolio companies on the finalists list l: Alongside Inc. for the Premier’s Award for Innovation and Beauceron Security for Most Innovative Product or Service.

Good luck to all the finalists, there’s a strong list which speaks volumes to innovation across all sectors in New Brunswick. This year marks KIRA’s 20th anniversary and the event will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at the Fredericton Convention Centre. See you there!

About the KIRAs

The KIRAs celebrates excellence in technological, social and economic innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. The awards recognise companies, organizations, and individuals in New Brunswick for their role in the development and / or application of innovative products, processes, services, technologies, or business models. KIRA seeks to encourage and foster a culture of knowledge and innovation in New Brunswick. Created in 1998 as a means to recognize the knowledge industry in Fredericton, the event has broadened its scope to showcase and honour innovation in all sectors and industries across New Brunswick.  KIRA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Twelve New Edtech Tools Make the Cut for Chicago Teachers, According to Leading Education Nonprofit

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LEAP Innovations, a nonprofit that works with schools to implement a personalized approach to learning, today announced the results of their annual edtech evaluation, which helps educators identify solutions best suited for the unique needs and objectives of their students. Technologies that satisfy the nonprofit’s rigorous vetting will be invited to hold in-depth conversations with Chicago educators during this Saturday’s fifth annual LEAP Innovations Match Day, a day-long event designed to engage classroom teachers and school administrators in selecting edtech products that support personalized learning.

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