18 Nov, 2014

Working with ventureLAB, OCE, and other sector experts, Seneca has created HELIX,to foster the entrepreneurial potential of youth in the community at large.

Over 100 youth signed up for Stream One focused on entrepreneurship training and sector-specific support activities.  The third of four Entrepreneurship Workshops in Stream One was held at Seneca Tuesday November 17th, presented by Jane Gertner, ventureLAB’s Entreprenur in Residence. For more information on HELIX please go to

Shenali Fernando
31 Oct, 2014

Shenalie Fernando wants to be an astronaut. Shenali was our ventureLAB summer student recently. As a space engineering student at York University’s new Lassonde School of Engineering, she also spent three weeks at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. It’s one of the best global universities for engineering and technology. It’s also one of the world’s top 10 entrepreneurial ecosystems surrounded by start-ups, high-tech firms and new ideas to solve big problems.

13 Oct, 2014

In 2012 the Startup Genome released The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012; a comprehensive study focused on investigating startup ecosystems worldwide.

Provided to ventureLAB by Maryna Bakuntseva, Director at ResearchQuest Inc. and the Competitive and Market Intelligence Analyst at ventureLAB. Maryna has over 10 years of experience in conducting competitive and market intelligence research and analysis for SMEs.

Jonathon Shore
09 Oct, 2014

Bernard Moon, SparkLabs Global Ventures, writing in from his recent experiences both as a serial entrepreneur and as an investor at a seed-stage fund,[typically a sub-$100 million fund] tells entrepreneurs and his portfolio companies not to overthink valuation... that you should be an informed decision maker and have some basic information to make the best choices for yourself and your company.

Rachel Azagury
03 Sep, 2014

California has Silicon Valley. Ontario now has the Digital Corridor.

Silicon Valley is known for innovation and entrepreneurship, mostly focused on the technology sector.  It is a triangle nestling in the Southern portion of San Francisco.

Here in Ontario there exists one of the most concentrated centres of technology leadership and growth in the world, and it has not received its due – until now.

Jeremy Laurin
25 Jun, 2014

Does anyone remember this day?  When it happened for you?  Did you even bother to attend? 

For me, I remember my robe and I remember most importantly how proud my Mom and Dad were of me for reaching this achievement, it mattered.

This past Monday June 9th I was given the distinct honour of being asked to deliver the Convocation address to the graduating class of Centennial College.  This time the robe was themed in the Centennial green and I was their guest.  As I looked out over a packed house of students, parents, invited guests, faculty and staff, again I was reminded of the importance this achievement represents and how necessary it was going to be for me to not screw up!!

You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows. As new startup every individual needs to be supported in the fields that are core competencies of the firm. ventureLAB team has supported/advised shimifrez in almost all verticals that were out of reach or needed more investigation, A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning and venture lab is always nearby to motivate/support.

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