27 Jan, 2015

Dr. Dave Williams, president and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre, shares five business lessons he learned during his time in space with The Globe and Mail. He is  Canada’s first dual astronaut/aquanaut, a former member the Canadian Space Agency and was the first non-American to hold a senior management position within NASA.

07 Jan, 2015

On December 16, ventureLAB Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dan Wasserman was a part of the Canadian contingent who toured the BNMC (Buffalo Niagara Medical Center) in Buffalo, NY. The facility that most closely relates to CreateIT Now is their Innovation Center, which has two tiers of participation. One is the Class A space, including individual offices, and the second is D!G, an open concept "garage" facility. 

18 Dec, 2014

Jason Sadler – entrepreneur, action taker, unconventional marketer – says he didn’t like reading books until 2013. Something changed his mind, and now he’s posted a list of his favourite books for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. Check out what he recommends for Inspiration, Knowledge and Getting Unstuck.

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.

ventureLAB helped Switch find the best financing options to help us to continue to grow. We worked together to get approved for a loan from BDC that helped us expand and set a solid foundation moving forward.

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