The firm’s new Piper home security monitoring system has become a smash success on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, raising more than $260,000.
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Startup Weekend Ottawa - October 18

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The organizing team of Startup Weekend Ottawa is thrilled to announce that SWO4 will be held October 18th – 20th, with a twist!

This fall’s event is unique in the Startup Weekend movement: for the first time ever, the event will be executed with participants collaborating from two cities… in two countries… in realtime!
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Ottawa Ranks #1 in World for Creative Economy

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There is a lot more creative talent in Ottawa than just within the walls of Shopify.

Last week the Martin Prosperity Institute announced the results of its Global Cities project on the creative economy and Canada's capital came out on top.

An ambitious campaign to raise $100,000 in order to begin manufacturing the Piper home security device has started off well. In fact, Black Sumac, the Ottawa-based startup that created Piper, has raised over $14,000 in just 24 hours on Indiegogo. And that number seems to be rising every hour.

Ottawa MediaMiser today announced the City of Ottawa has selected MediaMiser Enterprise Plus, a turnkey media monitoring and media analysis service,
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Have you been working on your startup for a while now and think you’re onto something? Are you determined to take your startup to the next level? Looking to raise a seed round?

IBM Corp. is quietly laying off “hundreds” of workers in Ottawa, but smaller local firms are lining up to grab whatever talent may be available — a sign that Ottawa’s technology industry may finally be showing new signs of new life.

QNX, BlackBerry’s operating system subsidiary that makes the new BB10 operating system, today announced that it would be adding music streaming service 7digital into its in-car entertainment and information system, QNX CAR.

Founded in Ottawa by Benson Wong, the four-man startup is simple in every meaning of the word: it's a basic site where you punch in a few numbers and are told the best credit cards to maximize rewards based on your monthly spending. It even compares its optimized plan with your current roster of plastic. No muss, no fuss.
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$14-million infusion buoys DragonWave

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DragonWave Inc. shares surged as much as 32 per cent Wednesday after it revealed it will receive an infusion of nearly $14 million from Nokia Siemens Networks, a key business partner.

Canadian businesses are now able to access free cloud-computing resources, thanks to a program designed to reduce product development costs for entrepreneurs looking to develop and test new products before bringing them to market.
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The Growth Canada Career Expo : Online Jan 24

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Nationwide virtual fair, showcasing start-ups and hyper-growth technology companies across Canada.

Shopify, based in Ottawa, is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Recently named Canada's smartest company. Has raised $22 million in funding.
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U.S. investor bets big on DragonWave future

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Shares of DragonWave Inc. have doubled in less than two months, even as the fortunes of the Ottawa communications equipment company took a turn for the worse.

Helping spur the increase has been a big U.S. investor
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Ottawa QNX Software takes CES by storm

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Ottawa's QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of Research in Motion, is unleashing a series of automotive technology-related offerings at the Consumer Electronics Showcase this week in Las Vegas.

An Ottawa entrepreneur will go, helmet in hand, into the Dragons

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today welcomed Startup Canada's efforts to support entrepreneurship at an Ottawa event where the grassroots organization unveiled the results of a six-month national tour aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs across the country.

Hub Ottawa officially opens its doors on Wednesday morning, giving a home to more than 148 Ottawa entrepreneurs who are trying to get their fledgling businesses off the ground.

Join Startup Canada's in a national announcement and celebration of the launch of the Startup Canada Blueprints and its plans for 2013 during a very special Pop Up Press Conference with remarks from Minister Tony Clement, Adam Chowaniec (Chairman of Startup Canada) and Harley Finklestein (CPO of Shopify).

Privacy Analytics today closed a venture capital investment from the BDC IT Venture Fund and Capital Angel Network to increase sales and marketing efforts to compete in the fast-growing database security market where the company is helping healthcare providers, health IT developers, and insurance companies to unlock health data that can be used and disclosed without the need for patient authoriza

The fifteenth annual rankings of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 were released. The growth rates, which determine rankings, are based on a five-year period

When small companies announce big funding rounds of $28 million, as Diablo Technologies just did, the inevitable question is: Who are these folks and where are they going?
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Free Event - LW Connect: 22 November 2012

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Who: Tech Startups and Knowledge-Based Businesses

What: An informative networking session with beer, wine, and light snacks

Why: To learn about business acceleration programs and funding opportunities across Canada, while mingling with other local startups

Investment and new board of advisors will support platform development,

marketing and staffing of sales and marketing team

Government of Canada Invests in Business Innovation in Ontario