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Nurse with a syringe in the hands of a medic wearing blue gloves

Markham headquartered Sentrex Health Solutions expands innovative healthcare services with strategic acquisition of PerCuro Clinical Research Ltd.

Both organizations are dedicated to delivering seamless care through this transition, while ensuring continued high-quality care for all patients and stakeholders involved.
Jonathan Wheatle presents to York Regional Council

York Region creates new plan to boost business, economy, workforce

York Region business and research leaders are welcoming a new strategy to help develop the regional economy and businesses.
ventureLAB Hardware Catalyst Initiative Cohort 7 Announcement Cover

Announcing the 7th Cohort of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative

The selection process for cohort 7 was highly competitive, including a rigorous bootcamp to ensure the selected companies were primed for success in the hardware industry, which is notoriously known for long lead times for product validation and securing investment.
Accelerate AI cohort 3

Announcing the third cohort of ventureLAB’s Accelerate AI

ventureLAB is proud to announce the 3rd cohort of the Accelerate AI program. This transformative 6-month program is designed to champion the growth and scaling of AI startups, empowering them to deliver cutting-edge solutions and applications that tackle the challenges in the modern industry! 
Delegats at ventureLAB

Government of Canada supports expansion of services at ventureLAB

$4.5 million for the next phase of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, supporting 30 technology companies while creating and maintaining over 170 jobs in southern Ontario.
YSpace at York Regional Council

York Region giving $1.08M boost to international, women-led businesses

The funding proposed would be over three years and would come from the region’s Innovation Investment Fund, which the region includes in its budget to support innovative projects on an application basis.
Visiontif founder

Markham company developing AI wearable device to help people who are blind, visually impaired

The most common way for people with visual impairments to navigate outside is through the use of guide canes and raised tactile indicators at intersections. Yu said these devices are more than 100 years old, and there hasn’t been much progress made with alternative solutions, while the Visiontif wearable device is a screen reader for the real world.

New app from Markham-based startup gives patients remote access to physiotherapy options

Chiropractor Dr. Jim Feng, well-known in York Region for his commitment to healthcare innovation, has recently made significant strides in improving patient access to physiotherapy options. Jim is no stranger to York Region’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, having long been associated with York University’s YSpace, a leading resource hub for entrepreneurs in the region.
Top Growing Companies of 2023

19 York Region-based companies make Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2023

There were 19 York Region-based business to make the list.
Government Officials at Teva Canada

Government tour of Teva Canada’s Stouffville manufacturing facility showcases pharmaceutical capabilities and underscores economic value to Canada

A Centre of Pharmaceutical Excellence – The Stouffville manufacturing facility, one of North America’s largest, produces generic medicines in tablet and capsule dosage forms spanning a wide range of therapies including pain management, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health. The facility provides end-to-end manufacturing of medicines, from dispensing the raw materials to the production of the finished dosage format.
Keswick Business Park

Town of Georgina business park offers a rare location opportunity at the top of the GTA

More than half of Keswick Business Park’s 500 acres have already been snapped up by industrial, high-tech developers
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.
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.” 
Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill

York Region Headquartered Hospital Mackenzie Health receives its second Davies Award

“We’re proud to receive the Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS for a second time and for shining a light on how we are changing the landscape of healthcare innovation across the sector,” said Purvi Desai (pictured), vice president, Digital Health and chief information officer.
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.
Kontrol Biowater Technologies

Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Technologies selected by new municipal customer for net zero emissions building design and receives second USA patent

The Company has been awarded USA Patent No. 11,662,278. The Patent covers an air sampling system which includes an air inflow channel having an air inlet portion at a top end
A ribbon cutting for the new HCI MedTech Lab

ventureLAB celebrates the launch of its Hardware Catalyst MedTech Lab at Sterling Industries

The collaboration aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of individuals and organizations with a strong background in cutting edge hardware development and medical technology, in order to create an environment that will attract MedTech startups to York Region and Ontario, and ultimately benefit patients and healthcare providers alike.
EMS equipment

Richmond Hill headquartered Artaflex acquires Custom Rapid Response (CRS) Inc. and GSNetworks Inc.

“When you couple the addition of five SMT lines from CRS and their focus around power, sustainable/renewable energy and the industrial automation markets with our focus on higher volume pcb assembly, box build, systems integrations and test (SIT), this combination will provide a very comprehensive suite of services in the Southern Ontario region,” enthused Gerry Iuliano, EVP of business development for Artaflex.