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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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KRP Properties receives BOMA Pinnacle Award for Innovation

Congratulations, KRP Properties, on receiving the BOMA Pinnacle Award for Innovation, in recognition of custom upgrades that are being implemented throughout the Kanata North business park. “There are multiple systems within each building overlaid by AI, allowing these independent systems to speak to each other much more fluidly. While many of the features mirror those…

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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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Canada’s first Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Innovator Directory

In celebration of #NationalAutonomousVehicleDay, the Kanata North Business Association has established a first of its kind resource that will capture a comprehensive listing of the growing number of contributors to the AV ecosystem across the country. This will include innovators, companies, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations with AV technologies, solutions, and knowhow. The launch of the…

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GDPR is here. What now?

By Pratteek Bathula, Product Director at Hut Six What is GDPR? Everyone’s favourite acronym. If you are a business owner, work in IT or handle customer or employee data, these four letters present a massive shake-up to data protection laws that you need to be aware of or risk unprecedented fines. The General Data Protection…

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