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Woman in green testing a VR head set at VentureLab's Hard Tech Summit 2023

Revolutionizing healthcare: MedTech start-ups win $50,000 at ventureLAB’s third annual Hard Tech Summit

The summit featured an exclusive Pitch Gala where eight companies vie for a chance to win a collective $50,000 in non-dilutive cash prizes to further advance research and scale operations.

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada completes first U.S. demonstration with West Michigan Drone Delivery MMFP pilot project

DDC flew its Sparrow RPA and Workhorse Aero flew its Horsefly RPA to successfully demonstrate the delivery of medical products and handoff to Caduceus Medical Logistics in Holland, Michigan.
Sunset view of the East Holland River in East Gwillimbury

East Gwillimbury makes The 5 Fastest Growing Towns in Canada Everyone is Talking About list

Situated along the East Holland River in the Regional Municipality of York, East Gwillimbury is a town in Southern Ontario and is also part of the Greater Toronto Area. Made up of several villages in the suburbs of the big city, East Gwillimbury is one of the best places to live for families and young professionals.
Inside a brewery

Beloved brewery, Muddy York Brewing Co. is relocating to Stouffville

Echoing others’ sentiments about Toronto’s volatile real estate market, Michalek adds, “we’re victims of this crazy financial economic situation right now where even for a successful business like ours, certain things are just not within grasp, especially in Toronto. It’s hard.”
Panelist on stage at VentureLab's Hard Tech conference with attendees sitting at round tables

ventureLAB’s latest HardTech Summit explores barriers, opportunities facing Canadian deep tech startups

At ventureLAB’s third HardTech Summit, speakers discussed challenges and opportunities facing deep technology startups across the country and offered entrepreneurs advice on navigating them.
Snappy order-from-table interface visible on a tablet

Markham headquartered restaurant software startup Snappy secures $7-million Series A round

Founded in 2016, Snappy offers restaurant management technology for customer touchpoints including point-of-sale, online orders, loyalty programs, reservations, waitlists, and custom-branded mobile apps and websites.
Xplore work truck parked on a rural dirt road with a river in the background

Markham headquartered Xplore celebrates completion of groundbreaking fibre internet project in rural Quebec

As the latest testament to the company’s commitment to enhancing rural living, the project has enabled more than 33,000 rural homes and businesses in the province to connect to fibre-to-the-premises Internet with speeds up to one gigabit.
distribution logistics warehouse; male worker pulling a dolly with boxes

Legacy Supply Chain announces omni-channel and eCommerce fulfillment expansion in Vaughan

This new facility, Legacy’s fourth in the GTA, is part of Legacy’s US and Canada fulfillment network, with additional locations in the Indianapolis, IN, and Reno, NV markets. This integrated network enables omni-channel brands to deliver products to end consumers faster and more affordably with connected technology and customer service platforms.
John Solomos, a Markham entrepreneur and founder of BlueBird IT Solutions

How BlueBird IT Solutions built a leading healthcare IT infrastructure company in Markham

BlueBird IT Solutions is part of a consortium of companies that have received funding from the Canadian Space Agency to help build a medical capsule that could withstand extreme temperatures (and, eventually, space) and be used to treat people virtually in remote and Indigenous communities.
Data scientists. Male programmer using laptop analyzing and developing in various information on futuristic virtual interface screen. Algorithm. marketing and deep learning of artificial intelligence

Markham headquartered Enghouse Systems completes Lifesize acquisition technology addition enhances cloud contact center and video businesses

With Enghouse and Lifesize joining forces, businesses utilizing the combined technologies can provide seamless collaboration and superior customer experiences. Lifesize will be integrated within the Enghouse Interactive Management Group.
OVIN DZ announcement in Vaughan - group shot

OVIN to launch demonstration sites for automotive and mobility technologies in Markham and Vaughan

The OVIN Demonstration Zone will give Ontario small and medium-sized businesses real-world environments to pilot and demonstrate innovative automotive and mobility solutions, including electric vehicle technologies, shared and integrated mobility solutions, robotics, and connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says the measure will last for either one year or until the cap of 10,000 applicants has been reached. This cap is on principal applicants and does not include family members.

Canada launches Open Work Permit stream for U.S. H-1B visa holders

Those who are approved will receive an open work permit valid for up to three years. An open work permit means that they can work for almost any employer in Canada. This also applies to their spouses and dependents who can apply for work or study permits as needed.
Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs

Ontario launches free job training for newcomers

The program will prepare jobseekers for well-paying careers in manufacturing, finance, administration, communications, hospitality and the arts. Participants will have the chance to explore a range of employment and training options through paid internships, job placements, language training and digital literacy courses.
Chris Prendergast, CEO of Jamstack Inc. (a client of Merry Electronics), Mayor David West, Bill Burrows, general manager of Merry Electronics, Deputy Mayor Godwin Chan, and Marco Mo, director of corporate sales for Canada Computers. - City of Richmond Hill photo

Merry Electronics, Canada Computers to open head offices in Richmond Hill

Canada Computers is the nation’s largest Canadian-owned retailer of computers and electronics. Merry Electronics is a world-leading manufacturer of electroacoustic products, and specializes in the design and manufacture of earphones, headsets, assistive listening devices, and more.
Shown at Collision 2023 are Matt Skynner, chief operating officer at ventureLAB (left) and Jonathan Wheatle, York Region's director of economic strategy. Photo by Paul Barker

ventureLAB launches nation’s first Hardware Angel Network

The network, the organization said in a release issued at Collision 2023 in Toronto, “catalyzes investments in the Canadian hardware and deep-tech sectors,” through the raising of capital and development of third-party partnerships for startups.
Demetic robotic system

Vaughan headquartered Noble launches industry’s first AutoStore warehouse automation system, featuring autonomous robots that will revolutionize order picking and customer service excellence

As the leading trade supplier in Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial, and Fire Protection in Ontario, Noble announced today AutoStore – a fully-automated warehouse solution operated by autonomous robots that will redefine inventory management, order processing operations and service excellence. Noble is the…