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Yihong Qi

Meet Yihong Qi: Markham-based Pontosense’s CTO and Co-Founder

Pontosense is changing how we monitor ourselves by replacing bulky wearable devices with artificial intelligence and advanced sensors. This change in how biometric data is collected and analyzed may seem like something out of science fiction.
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Vaughan headquartered Martinrea International announces new software company, MiNDCAN

Leading this digital transformation is Ganesh Iyer, Chief Technology Officer, Martinrea International Inc. Through his integrated role of Product Engineering, R&D and IT, at Martinrea, Ganesh brings extensive experience and knowledge to MiNDCAN Inc.
Action Plan

York Region thrives as business hub where talent and opportunity intersect

“Identifying challenges in the business community and taking action to overcome them is the backbone of the 2024 to 2027 Economic Development Action Plan,” said City of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Joe DiPaola, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development. “The 2024 to 2027 Action Plan builds on important work already underway to complement our partners’ efforts and drive economic prosperity together.”
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More than $1 million in funding approved to support women entrepreneurs and attract international businesses to York Region

“Economic vitality remains a strategic priority for York Regional Council and it is integral our local businesses have resources to help them succeed,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Additional funding provided through York Region’s Innovation Fund will empower growing businesses, attract international entrepreneurs and support foreign direct investment, strengthening York Region as a thriving hub for talent and opportunity.”
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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.
Magna Specialized eDrive

York Region headquartered Magna Awarded Specialized eDrive System Business With North America-Based OEM

Magna is growing its electrification customer base with a newly awarded contract from a North America-based OEM to supply a specialized primary rear eDrive system for one of the company’s high-end niche vehicle platforms. The award reinforces Magna’s commitment to supporting the automotive industry’s short and long-term transformational needs.
York Region transit bus on Davis Dr.

All-in-one transit fare coming to York Region this month

“Simplifying fare payments with the new One Fare Program puts travellers’ experience first and makes our collective transit systems even more convenient, reliable and affordable,” Emmerson said. “One Fare removes boundaries and barriers to travelling across different municipalities, allows for more convenient access and supports our growing communities.”
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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.
Mircom Next-Gen Secutron Fire Detection and Alarm Product

Vaughan headquartered Mircom Group of Companies introduces their next-gen Secutron fire detection and alarm product range into the U.S. security distribution market

The Secutron fire detection and alarm products meet the most stringent industry standards, including UL 864 10th edition and are meticulously engineered and produced at Mircom Group’s two North American manufacturing facilities.
Treefrog Accelerator

Multi-faceted York Region-based digital transformation agency evolves to support other local and international startups

Treefrog assists a broad range of businesses, particularly focusing on those in their developmental stages or facing technological or marketing/growth challenges. Their team aims to provide solutions that enhance growth, improve technological capabilities and streamline operational processes.
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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! 
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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.
Main Street Funding Announcement

Government of Canada invests in main streets and neighbourhoods across southern Ontario

With this investment, the organization will launch two new programs through MMS to provide funding and support for businesses and community organizations across southern Ontario. The new programs will support up to 325 businesses on main streets across 100 communities, along with 75 community projects promoting high-impact placemaking activities. These activities will help draw people to main streets and encourage locals and visitors to support an estimated 2,500 community businesses and organizations.
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.
Newmarket Wonderland

Newmarket launching new ‘iconic’ event on Main Street this winter

Main Street from Water Street to Park Avenue is proposed to have live entertainment after 5 p.m., with restaurants invited to have outdoor expansion zones that the town will oversee. Some attractions will include igloo lounges rented for the southern portion of Main Street, two zones dedicated to ice bars, and a sign highlighting the event meant for photography from the Park Avenue entrance. There will also be art and ice sculpture installations.
Storage Mart Vaughan

StorageMart’s growth in Ontario continues with latest facility launch in Woodbridge

The new facility features modern amenities that make storing items easier than ever. Customers can quickly reserve a unit online with no long-term commitments. Not only does the facility provide an easy solution for storing items safely, but it also allows customers to access their items when it’s most convenient for them.
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Vaughan headquartered Drone Delivery Canada receives approval for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation on its dronecare commercial project

The approvals from Transport Canada mark a significant milestone for DDC and signifies the government’s recognition of the Company’s cutting-edge technology, rigorous safety standards, and commitment to advancing the field of drone logistics.
Farm to Fork

York Region is updating the Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector Strategy and wants your input

Do you want to see the agriculture and agri-food sector, from farm to fork, in York Region thrive? The insights you share through this survey will inform the development of York Region’s new Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector Strategy, building on the successes of the previous strategy.