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BlackBerry and L-SPARK Select Seven Finalists For New Tech Accelerator Program

Seven companies have been chosen as the initial class of a new accelerator program set up by BlackBerry and L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service accelerator, with the goal of growing the next great, global technology company. Applications were received from across Canada with senior representatives from BlackBerry and L-SPARK ultimately narrowing down the highly competitive field…

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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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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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BlackBerry and L-SPARK Launch New Accelerator Program to Fuel Canadian Technology Innovation

The BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program is looking for startups with business models and technologies that align with the BlackBerry QNX product group’s technological initiatives, leveraging its embedded software platform, in next generation applications such as vehicle software and medical device systems, among others. Six companies will be selected to join the Accelerator program for six-months of…

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Martello (TSXV: MTLO) to Begin Trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on September 12

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2018 /CNW/ – Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO), (“Martello” or the “Company”), a provider of network performance management solutions for real-time communications with more than 5,000 businesses and government organizations already under management in 150 countries around the world, and more than 1.5 million IPT (Internet Protocol Telephony) users under management,…

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Cybersecurity Pioneer HYAS Raises $6.2M Series A Round Led By M12

HYAS, a leading provider of attribution intelligence tools for InfoSec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced it has raised $6.2 million in a Series A funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund, with participation from Startup Capital Ventures, 205 Capital, Wesley Clover and luminary cybersecurity professionals Tim Eades and Tom Noonan. The company will use…

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Applications Open for L-SPARK Accelerator Program

L-SPARK is officially accepting applications for SaaS, Cyber and IoT startups that are looking to take their business to the next level. The L-SPARK Accelerator helps startups grow their revenue, build their team, perfect product-market-fit, establish their sales channels, navigate government funding and help the founder(s) get pitch ready to raise their financing round. Visit…

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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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Congratulations on Another Successful L-SPARK Cottage Pitchfest

Well done, L-SPARK! Another successful Cottage Pitchfest featuring well prepared start-ups, articulate presenters and bold visions. The pitches were compelling, delivered to invited investors from Canada and the United States as well as corporate partners by the latest L-SPARK cohort and select early stage companies. Presenters took the stage from companies including Cybeats, Property Spark,…

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