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Breaking barriers: women tech founders change venture capital landscape

Across the country, organizations are pushing for greater gender diversity to support women’s participation in the tech sector. VentureLAB’s Tech Undivided program and the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) are among the initiatives helping women entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.
Hugh Chow

Hugh Chow, global leader in innovation and technology appointed CEO at ventureLAB 

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to welcome Hugh to the dynamic ventureLAB team,” said Yalda Riahi, Chair of ventureLAB’s Board of Directors. “We believe that Hugh’s unique expertise in many of the technology-centric sectors will help move us to the next chapter of helping Canadian companies succeed globally. We also believe his leadership will contribute significantly to Canada’s goal of solidifying our position in key high-value industries, including semiconductors, AI and medtech.” 
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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.
International Talent

Canada announces first-ever express entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

This announcement signals a momentous milestone in Canada’s commitment to attracting top global talent and solidifying its position as a leader in research, development, and innovation.
An electric charging station from TROES

Markham headquartered TROES receives funding support for $1.5 million groundbreaking mobile portable EV charging solution

TROES Corp., an advanced Commercial and Industrial Battery energy storage technology solution provider, is pleased to announce recent funding from the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) as part of a total raise of 1.5 million towards a project in partnership with US-based…
Drone Delivery Drone outside a hospital

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada receives approval for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation on its care by air commercial project

The Care by Air project is the Company’s longest commercial route to date at 13.4km and involves the transportation of medical radioisotopes by drone and is the first of its kind within Canada.
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…
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ventureLAB initiative attracting tech firms to York Region

The semiconductor industry supports a variety of products since the semiconductors, or tiny chips, can be found in thousands of products such as computers, smartphones, appliances, gaming hardware and medical equipment like ventilators. This has been an important initiative through the pandemic given the global shortage of supplies, the region stated.
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Aurora entrepreneur driven to propel economic growth in York Region

“I have lived in York Region for over 30 years, and have worked here for half that time. Contributing to the continual growth and success of our Region is truly important to me,” says Loo. “York Region has a phenomenal history of innovation and entrepreneurship – and it’s important that we continue to build on this…”
Vehicle with Electric Charger

Richmond Hill-based United Chargers focusing on the research, development, and manufacturing of electric vehicle charging stations

The first company charger, the Grizzl-E Level 2 EVSE, was released in June 2020 and is the most affordable and robust 10 KW EVSE for home use. It quickly became one of the most popular Level 2 Home EV Charging Stations in North America because of its rugged construction and reliable performance. We are always looking to innovate the EV Charging business with continual research and development in the field.
Drone Delivery Canada Condor drone parked

Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada awarded first contract for its heavy-lift Condor drone from the government of Canada

The Contract, with a value up to approximately $1.2 million is with the Canadian government’s Innovative Solutions Canada program. Under the terms of the Contract, DDC will provide Transport Canada with a Condor drone, and collaborate with Transport Canada in operating, testing and evaluating the capabilities of the Condor drone solution until December 2023.
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Vaughan headquartered Kontrol Technologies wins multiple new projects with liquified natural gas emission monitoring and analytics customer

The Company has a long history of providing continuous emissions, compliance and monitoring solutions through its operating subsidiaries. Historically the Company has provided emission technology deployment and solutions to large industrial customers in the oil, gas and cement industries across Canada and the USA.
Man riding a floor cleaning machine

The one-of-a-kind startup making it easy for companies to use autonomous machinery

ventureLAB’s Accelerate AI company, Cyberworks Robotics, is a one-of-a-kind startup that’s making it easy for companies to use autonomous machinery. A real-time example can be seen in ventureLAB’s Innovation Space where Cyberworks Robotics’ sensor technology is actively used on the floor cleaning machines, keeping the space tidy using a fully autonomous vehicle.