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Jeremy Laurin
27 May, 2015

Last week the Province announced its support for the new Markham Campus of York University and a resounding congratulations is being shouted from the rooftops here at ventureLAB.  With York University coming to Markham and looking to grow their already successful and collaborative relationship with Seneca College - Markham and York Region have an unprecedented opportunity to grow their innovation ecosystem with these two winning post-secondary institutions working together to continue the important work of advancing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the surrounding area.

ventureLAB
19 May, 2015

York Region, is made up of  nine beautiful, safe municipalities  between Lake Simcoe and the  City of Toronto.  These are the Town of Aurora, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Georgina, Township of King, City of Markham. Town of Newmarket, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Vaughan and the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. The hard facts are impressive.  As  the fastest growing municipality in the GTA, York Region boasts a population of more than 1,000,000 mostly urban, said to become 1.5m residents by 2013. York’s median household income is $90,000, compared to $60,000 for Toronto, $64,000 for Ontario and $60,000 for Canada. More than 45,000 businesses call York Region home, including local operations of 17 Fortune 100 corporations.York Region is Ontario’s second largest business hub. And York Region is "Canada’s largest Enterprise Solutions ICT Cluster” with more than  25 times the number of companies than Waterloo. York Region has recently been called Canada’s Hidden Silicon Valley North.

There’s more good news. A new study from the UofT’s Mowat Centre says that the residents and business people in York Region are living in the best part of Canada.  ventureLAB celebrates that. 

Justine Kintanar
24 Mar, 2015

Singularity University's  Global Impact Competitions happen  every year in over a dozen countries around the world. This year’s Canadian competition will bring together creative innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing disruptive technologies to affect positive transformational change in our society. The Global Impact Competition challenges participants to answer the formal challenge: “How can we improve the standard of living of one million Canadians in the next three to five years through the use of technology?”

On April 2, 2015, five finalists will pitch their ideas to impact one million Canadians through technology to a panel of judges and community of Canada's innovators, business leaders, politicians and other stakeholders in York Region, ON.

ventureLAB
15 Mar, 2015

Deloitte's Exponentials website is a hub of curated content on exponential tech. It brings readers stories on new and inspiring technologies that are shaping our future.

ventureLAB
17 Feb, 2015

Travis Clements-Khan recently attended Startup Weekend York Region, a “54 hour event that brings together York Region designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things.” The goal of the weekend is to bring an idea to life and turn it into a viable, sellable product. 

ventureLAB
06 Feb, 2015

Tamara Etmannski was the winner of Canada's first Global Impact Competition in 2014. As the winner, she had the honour of representing Canada as the first Canadian Global Impact winner at Singularity University’s (SU) Graduate Studies Program during the summer of 2014.

Jeremy Laurin
27 May, 2015

Last week the Province announced its support for the new Markham Campus of York University and a resounding congratulations is being shouted from the rooftops here at ventureLAB.  With York University coming to Markham and looking to grow their already successful and collaborative relationship with Seneca College - Markham and York Region have an unprecedented opportunity to grow their innovation ecosystem with these two winning post-secondary institutions working together to continue the important work of advancing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the surrounding area.

ventureLAB
19 May, 2015

York Region, is made up of  nine beautiful, safe municipalities  between Lake Simcoe and the  City of Toronto.  These are the Town of Aurora, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Georgina, Township of King, City of Markham. Town of Newmarket, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Vaughan and the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. The hard facts are impressive.  As  the fastest growing municipality in the GTA, York Region boasts a population of more than 1,000,000 mostly urban, said to become 1.5m residents by 2013. York’s median household income is $90,000, compared to $60,000 for Toronto, $64,000 for Ontario and $60,000 for Canada. More than 45,000 businesses call York Region home, including local operations of 17 Fortune 100 corporations.York Region is Ontario’s second largest business hub. And York Region is "Canada’s largest Enterprise Solutions ICT Cluster” with more than  25 times the number of companies than Waterloo. York Region has recently been called Canada’s Hidden Silicon Valley North.

There’s more good news. A new study from the UofT’s Mowat Centre says that the residents and business people in York Region are living in the best part of Canada.  ventureLAB celebrates that. 

Justine Kintanar
24 Mar, 2015

Singularity University's  Global Impact Competitions happen  every year in over a dozen countries around the world. This year’s Canadian competition will bring together creative innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing disruptive technologies to affect positive transformational change in our society. The Global Impact Competition challenges participants to answer the formal challenge: “How can we improve the standard of living of one million Canadians in the next three to five years through the use of technology?”

On April 2, 2015, five finalists will pitch their ideas to impact one million Canadians through technology to a panel of judges and community of Canada's innovators, business leaders, politicians and other stakeholders in York Region, ON.

ventureLAB
15 Mar, 2015

Deloitte's Exponentials website is a hub of curated content on exponential tech. It brings readers stories on new and inspiring technologies that are shaping our future.

ventureLAB
17 Feb, 2015

Travis Clements-Khan recently attended Startup Weekend York Region, a “54 hour event that brings together York Region designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things.” The goal of the weekend is to bring an idea to life and turn it into a viable, sellable product. 

ventureLAB
06 Feb, 2015

Tamara Etmannski was the winner of Canada's first Global Impact Competition in 2014. As the winner, she had the honour of representing Canada as the first Canadian Global Impact winner at Singularity University’s (SU) Graduate Studies Program during the summer of 2014.

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