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Ignite Capital – Funding Opportunity for Small Businesses

Every successful business started with a courageous decision. Time to make yours.  There is a range of competitions and grants designed to encourage startups and stimulate business growth. One of them is Ignite Capital. An annual competition invites emerging Ontario entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital, to compete for up to $25,000 in funding (combination …

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TeamGram – The cloud app that helps SMEs sell more and get more done

Three years ago, Ahmet Yurekli from TeamGram realized a technology gap that small and medium-sized enterprises faced – they weren’t able to consolidate their daily business processes on a single software platform as easily as larger firms. “In smaller companies, even when staff are familiar with technology on a personal level, it’s much more difficult for …

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Belgian Entrepreneur Chooses Toronto

Belgian entrepreneur Jonas Vermeulen, has chosen Toronto as a base for his company’s North American operations. His company, CLEW Systems & Software Canada provides software programming, application development and integration services supporting manufacturing and food processing companies in Europe and North America. Two primary factors were involved in Mr. Vermeulen’s decision to establish operations in …

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Toronto is becoming a global centre for innovation and technology

Leaders from Toronto’s startup and corporate innovation community gathered at the top of the CN Tower to announce a new technology festival called Elevate Toronto that will take place September 12 – 14, 2017.  Elevate Toronto aims to showcase Toronto’s tech ecosystem and promote Toronto as a world class destination for innovation, startups, talent and investment. The festival will include a …

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Laser Canada attends ASCRS-ASOA Annual Conference

Toronto Business Development Centre client company, Laser Canada will be attending the 2017 American Society Of Cataract and Refractive Surgery conference in Los Angeles. This May, Tamer Khalil, the founder of Laser Canada will be joining leading eye care professionals from around the country at the ASCRS-ASOA Annual Congress to introduce his company to the lead suppliers in the …

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Chinese delegation visits TBDC

An eight-member delegation of government officials and entrepreneurs from China visited TBDC on Wednesday, March 29. The Chinese delegation travelled to Canada and toured the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) in an effort to better understand business and investment opportunities here. Michael Donahue provided an overview of the support provided by TBDC’s Business Incubation Program, …

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Money Forum 2017

Looking for ways to fund your business? Want to understand how to get access to credit? Interested in understanding market conditions so that you can build your customer base? Join TD and the City of Toronto for a full-day session focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses get connected to financial resources to help them …

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JumpStart: Information sessions

Toronto Employment & Social Services, Economic Development and Culture, and Toronto Business Development Centre have a business incubation program to help people receiving Ontario Works start small businesses. To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming information session. Jumpstart Your Biz Information Sessions at Cliffcrest Employment Services: Friday, March 3 at 9:30am …

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Tech StartUp Conference Coming To Toronto

Held in Canada’s largest city, ResolveTO will combine Startupfest’s unique vibe with the power of enterprise. The most influential minds in startups and enterprises will gather in Toronto, on January 25th, 2017, for three days of unconstrained thinking, and a unique, collaborative mashup of innovation, disruption, adaptive cultures, and emerging marketplaces at the newly launched …

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Schulich Start Up Day

Schulich Startup Night is now in its 6th edition and is growing again. Presented by Schulich School of Business and Kinetic Cafe Inc., Startup Night is an evening where Schulich and Lassonde School of Engineering students and alumni present their new startups to a hand-selected panel of top industry professionals and an audience of their …

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