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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Holiday Retail Season

Some insights on the year’s biggest shopping days The benefit of being an investor in many B2B SaaS companies is that we have access to industry data from a variety of sources. As a result, we can create insights that are otherwise difficult to formulate. This time of year, we are always interested in the…

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Could You Watch 150 Movies in a Minute?

Artificial intelligence puts an end to manual video search Security Cameras are ubiquitous in businesses, however it is still a daunting task for many business owners to comb through hours of video to identify an event of interest. Often those events coincide with transactional moments from a POS or other system. For CCTV to be…

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TechTuesday Recap: Neuromanagement and Innovation in our Brain

The following is a summary of the key takeaways from our October 2, 2018 TechTuesday event. The full video recording of Dr. Davidovich’s presentation is available online. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” Dr. Carlos Davidovich, Executive Coach at Optimum Talent, asks this question as he wraps up his…

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Alacrity’s growing investments puts Kanata at the centre of global startup network

Wesley Clover backed initiative uses unique partnership model to build international ecosystem. The Alacrity Global Initiative continues to expand its portfolio of tech startups and venture capital funds around the world, with recent additions in Mexico City and Pune, India. The Alacrity Global Initiative was developed around five years ago by local company Wesley Clover,…

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Accelerating Innovation

“We expect L-Spark will soon be telling stories about its own billion dollar mentee companies. It’s happened several times in and around Ottawa, and with the help of L-Spark, it will likely be happening again soon.  Our advice is to track the L-Spark cohort.” Todd Coupland & Amy Dyck, CIBC, on Accelerating Innovation on today’s Technology…

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Alacrity Shares 2 Simple Tactics to Increase Response Rates

The messages you try to communicate with emails can only be effective so long as the emails are actually getting opened in the first place. Below are two tips to increase open rates and email responses: 1. Resend the same email to everyone who didn’t open it For your next group email, try this trick…

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GDPR Help: a summary of Europe's new privacy laws and how they may affect your business

The following article is a guest post by Paul Bailey, Marketing & Design Director for Wesley Clover. —- Recently Wales’ technology sector monthly networking event, Digital Tuesday, held an interesting event about Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This article dives into the questions and concerns that were raised at the event, and hopefully addresses people’s…

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How to Spot a Startup That Lacks Product Market Fit

Pretty well every technology startup out there these days has the importance of product-market fit battered upon them on a daily basis. Whether it’s the advisors they meet, the blogs and videos they reference, or the success stories they try to emulate, product-market fit will undoubtedly emerge as one of the key milestones on the…

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Alacrity India Tech Incubator Groundbreaking Ceremony Video

On November 17th, 2017, Alacrity India partners Gireendra Kasmalkar and Mike Manson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of the Alacrity India Incubator building in Pune, India. The ceremony attracted numerous local tech CEO’s, dignitaries from the Pune community, friends and family, as well as profound support from the Government of Canada.…

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