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YORK REGION: BE PART OF IT

A growing, vibrant startup ecosystem is emerging in York Region with the growth of such innovative startups and scale-up companies including such as Dealer-FX and Real Matters.

Budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to bring their ideas to light using makerspaces such as NewMakeIt and YLab while StartUp Weekends at Seneca College and York University encourage entrepreneurs to take the plunge.

The upcoming generation of entrepreneurs benefit from the Region’s library programs that provide training in 3D printing, coding, and robotics.

DRIVING INNOVATION

Global business leaders including IBM, Magna, GM Canada, Huawei Canada, and LEO Pharma have all based major research and development facilities in Toronto area’s York Region.

Ranking among the top Toronto area’s R&D investors, these corporate powerhouses find York Region’s highly-skilled workforce to be a motivating factor in their location choice.

LEO Pharma, a company specializing in dermatology recently invested $100 million for a new research lab in Markham. In 2018, GM Canada opened Canada’s largest software innovation hub in Markham and is hiring 700 software engineers and developers.

INNOVATION RESOURCES IN YORK REGION

There is a flourishing climate of creativity in York Region. ventureLAB, the Regional innovation centre, provides mentoring and programming to high-growth startups. Entrepreneurs can incubate their ideas with the help of Seneca’s HELIX incubator or CreateIT Now, an incubator at SouthLake Regional Hospital specializing in health care, also benefitting from access to ORION, a high-speed optical fibre network. Signature events such as medEDGE, a leading life sciences conference and TAVES, Canada’s premier Consumer Electronics show provide opportunities to network and connect.

YORK REGION INNOVATION NEWS

YEDI Running Canada Start-Up Visa Sessions at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute ClassroomAs a designated entity under the Government of Canada Start-Up Visa Program, YEDI works with entrepreneurs all around the world and we are hoping to connect with entrepreneurs looking to bring or launch their business in Canada.

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York Region: A Magnet for Talent

YSpace in Markham, York RegionThe Greater Toronto region is ready to break out as a leading global tech hub, outpacing established regions like Seattle and San Fran- cisco’s Bay Area in job creation, talent and workforce diversity.

Full Article: marsdd.com

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Markham-based CIeNET Looking For Talent Fascinated With Automotive Tech at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

CIeNET StaffIn our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with AutoTech company, CIeNET. They recently expanded into Canada opening their Canadian Centre of Excellence for Automotive Technologies in Markham, York Region. We caught up with their team to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision, the future of their industry, and what they are looking for in prospective tech talent.

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Seneca College Developing The Entrepreneurial Mindset at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

Seneca Helix Company showing off their VR appIn our lead-up to Collision we asked a few questions to Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca College. We asked about their presence at Collision and the startups joining them, what they are looking to accomplish at the conference, plus what it’s like to participate in York Region’s largest collaboration of tech companies and innovation partners. Here’s what they had to say

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Markham Headquartered Bluewrist Show Their Skills with Live CoBot Demo at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

Bluewrist RobotIn our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with Markham, York Region headquartered vision and robotic solutions scale-up Bluewrist. We caught up with their team to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision, the future of their industry, and what they are looking for in prospective tech talent.

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INNOVATION RESOURCE LINKS

Online resources for accessing networks, events, funding, mentoring and connecting with entrepreneurs that share interests and challenges.

Government of Ontario Business Advisory Services

Find information and guidance to grow your business through this network of business support offices. Learn more about networking, developing your market, operational improvements and accessing federal, provincial and municipal programs and events.

Young Canadian Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association

YCCPEA is a not-for-profit organization that helps young Chinese-Canadian entrepreneurs and professionals.

CanadaOne

CanadaOne is a free, just-in-time business resource with over 900 articles on how to start-up and grow a Canadian business.

Schulich School of Business Centre for Global Enterprise

The Toolbox is a network of contacts, resources and information designed to encourage and support SME’s in successfully engaging with markets and opportunities outside of Canada.

Green Connections

Green Connections is a business networking group supporting green initiatives. Guests are always welcome. Sign up online to attend a monthly meeting.

Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP)

CAMP is an organization of marketers who connect to learn, and grow with a focus on keeping the marketer relevant.

Startup York

Startup York is a grassroots movement, led by local entrepreneurs and supported by organizations committed to help York Region-based, early stage businesses succeed.

York Region Mompreneurs®

York Region Mompreneurs®, proudly supporting and connecting with women entrepreneurs from York Region.

Fireside Conference

Fireside Conference is an invite-only and off-the-grid retreat with the brightest minds in the Canadian tech, startup and entrepreneur community.

Women in Business in Vaughan

Our mission is to provide a supportive and informative environment both online and in the community for Women in Business in Vaughan to network, share knowledge and build relationships to grow successful businesses.

LOCATIONS

The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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