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ventureLAB Receives $4.73M in FedDev Ontario Funding to Expand Canada’s First Hardware Lab and Incubator, Catapulting Canadian Tech Founders to the Global Stage

The FedDev Ontario non-repayable contribution of $4.73M will be injected to expand Canada’s first hardware and semiconductor-focused lab
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SmartVMC Community in Vaughan Continues Expansion With New Mixed-Use Development

On the northwest corner of Apple Mill Road and Buttermill Avenue, a short walk from the SmartVMC bus terminal and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre TTC Subway Station, the plan calls for towers of 18 and 38 storeys, along with lower-scaled buildings of four and six storeys that will foster a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere at street-level.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

Qualified small to medium-sized Canadian businesses can receive from $25,000 to $1 million in HASCAP loans, and larger organizations with multiple locations such as a chain of restaurants or hotels can receive up to $6.25 million in funding support.
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Seneca-TD collaboration extended to offer successful Career Recharge sessions through 2021

Seneca, with support from TD Bank Group, has extended its successful Career Recharge series of free upskilling sessions through 2021. These sessions aim to help mid-career professionals re-enter the workforce, advance in their field, change careers or start a new venture.
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York Region Business Update // February 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more.

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Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors

Ontario Small Business Support Grant | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will grant small businesses between $10,000-$20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the provincewide lockdown.
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The Hardware Catalyst Initiative in York Region: Powering the Future of Canadian Hardware

The HCI, which launched in February 2020, is designed for start-ups that are building solutions for artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, wearable computing, 5G, and other transformative technologies.
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2020 Look Back: Our Top 15 York Region Business Community News Stories

2020 was a challenging year for the business community, but there were still moments worth celebrating. Check out our Top 15 list.
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The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.

York Region: A Great Home For High-Growth Tech Companies

Report on Business Top Growing Companies Logo HeaderThe Globe and Mail’s second annual list of Canada’s Top 400 Growing Companies released in October featured 23 companies from the Region, including nine tech firms. We caught up with five of the nine to talk about their success, and why York Region is a great place for them to do business.
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Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada Announces Participation in Research Project with the University of Toronto and Ford Motor Company

Vaughan’s Drone Delivery Canada has been invited to participate in a research endeavour with the University of Toronto Aerospace Studies and Ford Motor Company
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World’s Largest Personal Brain Training Company, LearningRX Opens its First Canadian Location in Richmond Hill

Oct. 13, 2020 — LearningRx One-on-One Brain Training, the largest personal brain training company in the world, has opened its first Canadian centre in Richmond Hill. Franchising since 2003, the company’s brain training centers have served more than 100,000 families and completed more than 6,000,000 brain training sessions to date.
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Transflo Expands into Canadian Market with Markham-Based Microdea Acquisition

Transflo, a mobile, telematics and business process automation provider for the transportation industry, announced today that it has acquired Microdea, a leader in document management and workflow automation solutions for the transportation and logistics industry.