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Province invests $3.3m to support entrepreneurship education at Waterloo’s two universities

Posted by on September 18th, 2014

The Ontario government is providing a significant investment in entrepreneurship programming in Waterloo Region that will help the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University support young people in creating new jobs. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, today announced a $3.3-million grant to be shared by the two universities in […]

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3 Life Hacks for the Student Entrepreneur

Posted by on September 15th, 2014

The workload of an entrepreneur and the workload of a full time student are solid burdens on their own. Here are 3 life hacks for the student entrepreneur who is ambitious enough to do both. Problem: “I can’t wake up early!” Joining the 5am club or at least waking up earlier helps extract more hours […]

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Making it as an Introvert in the Business World

Posted by on September 11th, 2014

List the qualities of successful CEOs. Undoubtedly the list will contain: outgoing, energetic, well-spoken. Naturally, extroverted people are the ones we propel to leadership positions. Extroverts make it seem like they’ve got it all together, or if they haven’t, their personable attitude allows you to trust them to figure it out. Now why is that? […]

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New Venture Service Invests $1.9M in Plasticity Labs

Posted by on September 9th, 2014

Plasticity began as a LaunchPad company known as The Smile Epidemic. They have since graduated LaunchPad, gone on to graduate Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE program, and have now secured a large financing round with Fibernetics Ventures as the lead investor.

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My First Video Marketing Experience

Posted by on September 8th, 2014

Almost everything was in place my new business – we had our suppliers, customers and website. Next up we needed to market and build brand recognition within the community. How did we want to do this? There certainly wasn’t a big marketing budget… so we decided on video marketing! Why video marketing? Videography is growing. […]

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LaunchPad Startup Teknically Joins Google Innovation Space

Posted by on September 5th, 2014

Hosted by Communitech as part of Google for Entrepreneurs, five startups will take residence in the Google Innovation Space this fall. The mini-cohort will tap into a supporting ecosystem for entrepreneurs looking to gain mentorship, funding and growth opportunities. Within the program, companies receive six months of co-working space, enrollment in courses like the Fundamentals […]

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The great sticker debate — and how it changed our partnership

Posted by on July 31st, 2014

I still remember our first fight as business partners. It wasn’t over marketing, operations, or even finances. Believe it or not, it was over stickers. That’s right, those cute kids stickers with colourful animals, cupcakes and trucks. It was in the early days of Marmanbee when we were trying to decide on items to include […]

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