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21 Nov, 2016
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Guest Post from The Regional Municipality of York

In October, the Regional Municipality of York (York Region) took part in the ventureLAB communityBUILD Blueprint: Affordable Housing Challenge. We are very pleased that we had the chance to be part of this unique event, which brought forward some big ideas from teams of students, housing experts, designers, advocates and educators in the area of affordable housing. 

Jeremy Laurin
27 Oct, 2016
Category: Blog Category

A dear friend of mine passed along a very interesting article this past month; Entrepreneurs Anonymous, and it got me thinking. My friend and I have both been founders in successful start-ups. Startups that grew, raised capital, employed people and contributed to the lives of many people and to society. So, when a fellow kindred spirit like that passes along an article and says you should read it, you stop, take a pause from the daily grind and read the story.

Emily Milling
19 Oct, 2016
Category: Blog Category

communityBUILD Design Lab brings out passion and fierce competition for the best solutions that address affordable housing

On October 15, 2016 over one hundred high school students, post-secondary students, housing experts, entrepreneurs, designers, advocates and educators gathered at Seneca College, Markham Campus for Blueprint: Affordable Housing, a two-day design lab that works towards solutions to create affordable housing, an issue that affects many communities across Canada.

ventureLAB
14 Oct, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Heather Crosbie
04 Oct, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Jyoti Sharma  has written a thought-provoking blog in  The Stanford Social Innovation Review  entitled,  “A Neoliberal Takeover of Social Entrepreneurship?“ .  Although I take issue with the the focus on neoliberalism as a destructive force, I agree with the importance of hybrid business models for social enterprises.

ventureLAB
30 Sep, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Jeremy Laurin
21 Sep, 2016
Category: Blog Category

What does this mean anyway? The word ‘innovate’ gets tossed around so much these days it’s hard to even find an accurate definition of the word, so here is my take;

ventureLAB
16 Sep, 2016
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Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
09 Sep, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Jonathon Shore
07 Sep, 2016
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-By Jonathon Shore- Communications advisor at ventureLAB

Entrepreneurs all dive into business promotion with zeal. It’s an obvious necessary step beyond developing a viable product in the first place. And high on the list of marketing tactics explored in  business acceleration  programs, sooner or later the news media opportunity looms large.

ventureLAB
02 Sep, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Justine Kintanar
30 Aug, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past year, you’ve probably heard of a hackathon, even if you’re not quite sure what it is. Hackathons have become increasingly popular events challenging developers, innovators and changemakers alike to use their creative thinking, expertise and coding skills to solve a global or community issue, or develop an app.

ventureLAB
26 Aug, 2016
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Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
19 Aug, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Jeremy Laurin
18 Aug, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Credibility, passion and dedication to cause = ventureLAB and the Markham Convergence Centre moving to IBM headquarters in Markham!

ventureLAB
12 Aug, 2016

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
05 Aug, 2016

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
29 Jul, 2016
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Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
29 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Whether you have a well-established startup, or your venture has been successfully run for many years, getting a Business Number (BN) opens doors to your enterprise. 

ventureLAB
27 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

By guest contributor: Pauline James

It may sound counterintuitive, but having a clear purpose for your company and a culture to support it, will provide not only clear direction but also the flexibility required to thrive in the long run. 

ventureLAB
25 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

On June 23, we hosted the ventureLAB AGM and Five Year Anniversary at our home base in the Markham Convergence Centre! It was amazing to see our partners and entrepreneurs recognizing the success we have built together having fun!

ventureLAB
22 Jul, 2016
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Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
15 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

ventureLAB
08 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

Welcome to the first ventureLAB weekly roundup, where we will post the best moments each  week, every Friday. There are so many exciting things happening in our community, from entrepreneur success to industry announcements, catch this post every week to learn about them!

Emily Milling
07 Jul, 2016
Category: Blog Category

On June 23 during our AGM and five year anniversary at the Markham Convergence Centre we announced and   celebrated our six award winners. Get to know them below and see why we think they're great! 

 You can also check out our   Flickr page for more photos   of that day!

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