TBDC - June 30th 2017, The Business Brief
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CANADA: Cleantech gets a boost
Some say cleantech investment is on the decline. The Government of Canada would disagree. On June 19th, it announced its combined investment of $7.85 million into 3 Canadian cleantech companies: Ravonus Corp., Heliene Inc., and BioLine Corp.
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LOCAL: FreshSpoke's Successful Spend10 Campaign
Ontario-grown food has never looked better. FreshSpoke, a Barrie-based software company is revolutionising the accessibility of locally-grown food. Their Spend10 campaign wrapped up earlier this month, encouraging Canadians to spend $10 to support local producers. 
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WORLD: Freshly receives $77 million in Series C funding from Nestlé
New York-based Freshly was founded two years ago, and focuses on delivering convenient, healthy meals to consumers around the United States. Nestlé's global presence is waning, and this deal could help the Swiss food and drink company improve profitability.  
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BOOKS: Bill Gates' reading list
Ever wondered what the Microsoft mogul reads? Here's a list of 20 books he recommends. Sneak peek: The Rosie Project, Sapiens, and Epic Measures are among his top picks. 
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July 4th
StartupTech TO Meetup


Buy tickets to this month’s StartupTech TO Meetup for a great night of networking, startup pitches, featured speakers, and food! A must-attend for entrepreneurs hoping to learn more about Toronto's tech space.

July 10 - 13th
OpenText Enterprise World 2017


The focus? Our digital revolution. The speakers? Wayne Gretzky, Michele Romanow, and Mark Bergen, among others. Don't miss this incredible conference of training sessions, keynotes, and networking events. 
July 11th
Startup Train


Are you gearing up for Startupfest 2017? Travel to Montreal in style with tickets aboard the Startup Train. One-way travel and Startupfest registration included. 
July 14th
IEDC 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline


Don't miss a chance to attend the International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference in September: 5 days of professional development labs and engaging speakers. 
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