The World’s Top University Incubator

Tucked inside one of the elegant limestone facades of Bath, England, just metres from the ancient Roman ruins, is a marvel that few tourists visit: part of the world’s No. 1 university incubator.

The University of Bath Innovation Centre occupies an unremarkable building on the banks of the Avon River. It’s a crowded, bustling space that would interest neither architects nor archeologists. What’s

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Calling All Second-Career Entrepreneurs

We need to ask a favour.

We’re researching “second-career entrepreneurship”, and are asking for feedback from mature people who are considering launching a business for the first time. We’ve prepared this survey and are asking people who are considering a business to fill it out.

The core of our market is older people – maybe they’re considering a business in retirement, or have been laid off

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BDO To Host Connecting with VCs

BDO Canada will host its annual Connecting with Venture Capitalists event in Halifax on March 29, offering startups a chance to pitch to four leading VC funds.

BDO, an accounting practice that targets the mid-market, initiated the events last year as a means of connecting entrepreneurs with funders. The Halifax event, to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Halifax on Hollis Street, will

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Job of the Week: Repable

Our Job of the Week column today features an opening for a full-stack developer with a fast-growing company providing eSports analytics -- Repable.

Repable, which is based in Moncton and Toronto, collects and analyzes data on eSports, or competitive gaming, a fast-growing international phenomenon. It’s estimated some 200 million people watched competitive gaming in 2016.

Co-Founders Heather

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Sentinel Alert to Close Down

Sentinel Alert, a groundbreaking startup based in St. John’s, is closing down.

Founder and CEO Sarah Murphy posted on Facebook on Wednesday that the company will be ceasing operations.  

“The last two-plus years have been the wildest journey of my life,” said Murphy. “This was undoubtedly one of the hardest decisions I've ever made, and over the coming weeks I will reflect and share more about

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Open Letter Opposes US Travel Ban

The Canadian tech community has come together to oppose the entry restrictions in the U.S. imposed on people from some majority-Muslim countries.

More than 150 people (as of late Sunday) signed an open letter to the world opposing the move by the U.S. government. The organizers are inviting more people from the community to add their names by emailing cdntechwithoutborders@gmail.com.

The move

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Happy Holidays to All Our Readers

This is our final post for 2017. After today, we’re going to celebrate Christmas with our family and then take our customary break in the week leading up to New Year.

So we’d like to close the year with our warmest wishes to all our readers, clients and friends this holiday. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves. We’re looking forward to some awesome things in 2017 and look forward to sharing them with

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Knowledgehook Lands $1.25M in Funding

Knowledgehook, whose software helps teachers to tailor their support of individual students, has secured $1.25 million in financing to fund the platform’s expansion into global markets.

The Waterloo-based company has developed software that analyzes the academic performance of math students in real-time games to recommend to educators alternative teaching practices. Knowledgehook, which has

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