Zensurance, an Upside Member leading the technology revolution in the insurance industry, has closed a funding round that has led to a successful liquidity event for The Upside Foundation: Upside’s 4th exit to date.
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.
Entrepreneurs have a reputation for spending majority of their time hustling to establish and grow their companies, often leaving behind activities they enjoy. But at the latest TechToronto, Leah Skerry, co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based Squiggle Park, shared how founders can successfully run a company and pursue their personal goals at the same time.
New programming will have profound impact on startup world in Atlantic Canada
A few months after announcing a new direction for the organization, Propel released much-anticipated details today on their redesigned accelerator program called “Incite” .
The co-founders of Porpoise will be flying back and forth to New York until the end of August. The Moncton company, which offers employee engagement platforms, is the only North American company in this cohort of startup accelerator NUMA.
Halifax-based Squiggle Park, a web-based platform that aims to help children learn how to read, announced that it has raised an $800,000 seed round.
A diverse group of 12 startups are currently attending the Toronto “Super Session” as the first cohort of graduates from the Creative Destruction Lab Atlantic.
When Reem Fayyad found a job in her field a year after she immigrated to Moncton, it made her finally feel like she’s part of the local community. Last week, the Lebanese native became a Canadian citizen.
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.