A new CIHR-led opportunity fund will provide up to $6 million in support for Indigenous health and well being; PM Trudeau makes changes to the senior ranks of the public service; Communitech announces True North Strategy to bolster revenue of Canadian startups, and more.
Topic: scaleup ecosystems
Daniel Isenberg is the mind behind Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a novel six-month program to teach CEOs and senior managers how to turn their ventures into scaleups. We asked him to unpack some knotty challenges faced by Canada’s emerging scaleup ecosystems.
A new report by the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) argues that the Toronto region needs a better scaleup ecosystem to grow its small and medium enterprises. Titled ”Defying Gravity: Building a Scaleup Ecosystem,” the report claims that the region provides ample support to tech startups through its numerous accelerators…
Adam Froman, founder and CEO of Delvinia, has formed an independent, ad hoc horizontal review of government programs for business.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced more than $1 billion in funding for FedDev Ontario to invest in innovative businesses and networks in southern Ontario over six years.
The inaugural DRIVE conference, to be held February 20-22 in Waterloo, ON, will convene leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to share best practices and debate strategies for building scaleup ecosystems. We spoke with organizer Raymond Luk about his goals for the conference and how Canada can grow more domestic scaleups.