If you have ever wanted to be inspired by what youth can accomplish, then you will want to find out about the FIRST League Competitions.
This past weekend saw the successful conclusion of two York Region qualifier tournaments for FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League. One competition was held in Markham; the other was held in Aurora. As a judge for the third year in a row, it was tremendously inspirational to see how these kids applied their creativity towards solving big challenges – working together in teams to share ideas and help each other.
Vancouver's Andrea Palmer was the winner of the 2nd Annual Canadian Global Impact Competition held in April 2015. The Canadian Global Impact Competition aims to answer the question "How can we improve the standard of living for one million Canadians within the next three to five years through the use of technology?" Andrea's winning idea landed her a coveted spot in Singularity University's 10-week Graduate Studies Program. Andrea tells ventureLAB, the 2015 host, what her experience was like at SU and how the experience has changed her.
Duane Homick is the founder of GymNext and a ventureLAB client. He founded his first startup in 2009 and has learned a lot along the way. He shares with us "5 Simple Phrases Every Startup Should Know And Use."
Want to know what makes a crowdfunding campaign successful - or unsuccessful? Ask Thin Ice Founder, Adam Paulin. Thin Ice recently ran two crowdfunding campaigns: one unsuccessful and one highly successful. We asked Adam to tell us a little bit about Thin Ice's experience running a crowdfunding campaign.
ventureLAB President & CEO Jeremy Laurin talks to PROFITguide about culture in an organization.
At conferences and events, we often get asked "what is ventureLAB?" The answer is: it's hard to summarize in a few short sentences. ventureLAB is more than just a place where entrepreneurs and innovators build and scale their businesses. It's a community of creative, passionate, innovative individuals working together to help build a vibrant place to do business. It is a well-connected ecosystem throughout Central Ontario, more specifically, York Region, Simcoe County and Muskoka District. It's a place where art meets technology and exceptional entrepreneurs flourish.
“Hassan Nojoumi - Shimifrez
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.”