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Former YSpace and ventureLAB-Supported Company Mero Technologies Closes Seed Round to Improve Cleanliness of Commercial Buildings

Mero Technologies, a former YSpace and current ventureLAB-supported company in Markham, York Region has completed a $2.5M USD seed round, led by Fresco Capital and IX Labs.

Vaughan Headquartered Zoglo’s Incredible Food Corp. Partners with Tree of Life Canada to Expand Distribution Across Canada

“Partnering with industry-leading food distribution and professional sales companies such as TOL and CDL provides us with an opportunity to rapidly broaden our market share and in-turn position Zoglo’s as the preferred choice for plant-based foods within Canada,.

Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Builds a New Partnership with Epcon Franchising Through BuildTopia

Existing and future Epcon franchisees can use BuildTopia to help streamline their homebuilding companies. With implementation and setup support from Constellation, all participating Epcon franchisees will have BuildTopia at their fingertips to adopt, making it easier for them to navigate their intricate vendor relationships and purchasing schedule, using BuildTopia’s easy scheduling, estimating, and purchasing metrics.

Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Technologies Completes Acquisition of Global HVAC & Automation Inc.

The acquisition of Global has the potential to drive significant growth and scale for Kontrol over the long term. With a consolidated revenue order book of $155 million, we are well poised for our next stage of growth.

Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Becomes a Distributor of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests for Workplace Screening in Small and Medium Sized Organizations

In the first month of Facedrive’s collaborative efforts with the Government of Canada, Facedrive will distribute rapid tests through its extensive partner network. The tests are being provided free of charge by the Government of Canada on a nonexclusive basis.

Two York Region Headquartered Companies – Magna International in Aurora and Maple Advanced Robotics in Richmond Hill Together Receive Boost from NGen Investment

Two York Region headquartered companies – Magna International in Aurora and Maple Advanced Robotics in Richmond Hill together receive boost from NGen Investment.
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New Accelerator in Northern York Region Brings Increased Opportunity for Startups as First Cohort Graduates

A new business accelerator in Newmarket recently graduated its first cohort. Read more about this group of companies and how the new accelerator is looking to support businesses in Northern York Region and beyond.
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Digital Technology Supercluster Announces $20 Million Digital Wellness Project Featuring Tech From Richmond Hill Headquartered Wysdom AI

The platform is being developed in partnership with Lululemon, Wysdom.AI, Microsoft, Mitacs, and Queen’s University. Wellbeing.ai aims to leverage artificial intelligence-powered virtual agents or chatbots.

How New Technology From York Region Protected Canada’s Rowing Team From COVID-19

“Adding the Biocloud technology into our training centre will add another critical layer of safety and confidence to our existing Covid protocols,” said Tricia McBride, Rowing Canada Aviron Lead Physiotherapist. “This technology will help our medical staff ensure our athletes are training in the safest environment possible and allow our athletes to focus on their training without worrying about the air they are breathing.”
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York Region’s Multimatic Has Set the Pace for Damper Tech Since the 2000s, and it’s Far From Done

Enthusiasts know Multimatic as a key partner in the 21st-century Ford GT and GT Mk II or from Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar, but OEMs know the Ontario-based company as a Tier 1 supplier for components that range from door checks to tailgates.

Ontario and Canada Announce Advanced Plans for Yonge North Subway Extension into York Region

“Public transit is at the heart of a clean, inclusive recovery. As a part of the largest investment in public transit in the GTA’s history, the Government of Canada is investing up to $2.24 billion in the Yonge North Subway extension, helping to kickstart our economy and create thousands of jobs,” said Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
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The Best Built Robot in the World, Siemens Enhances the HCI, and New Career Opportunities: York Region Tech Makes a Big Impact

Major tech announcements coming from York Region-based companies this spring are no surprise as tech companies here continue to thrive in Canada’s second largest tech hub!
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York Region Business Update // July 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. Check out the July edition now!

SmartCentres Unveils ArtWalk, at SmartVMC in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, with Massive Art Murals, Free Drive-in Movies and a Food Truck Market, All Summer Long

“Art and culture are synonymous with great communities. They contribute emotionally to an area’s identity, bonding people to spaces and to each other,” says Mitchell Goldhar, Executive Chairman, SmartCentres. “ArtWalk murals, free movies and food trucks are all accessible, immersive and engaging outdoor events.

KINGlory Announces Markham as its Corporate Headquarters

Kinglory brings a major technological overhaul to the existing blockchains in the data, network, consensus, incentive, and application layers. Kinglory utilizes state-of-the-art technological innovations to eliminate performance, security, accessibility, scalability, and energy consumption issues present in networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.