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

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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Fierce Founders Seek Applications

Communitech, the Kitchener-Waterloo startup hub, is calling for applications for its Fierce Founder Bootcamp – a mentorship program for 25 companies led by female founders.

The organization has held the Fierce Founder program for several years, and it is open to companies in and outside Waterloo region.

The next bootcamp, to take place in the winter for the first time, will be held in two

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Sortable Leads KW Winners in Fast 50

Fourteen percent of the 50 fastest-growing tech companies in Canada are found in Waterloo Region, according to the global accounting firm Deloitte.

Deloitte this week released its 2016 Tech Fast 50, which ranks the fastest-growing tech companies in the country over the past five years. Seven companies based in the Kitchener-Waterloo area made the list.

Leading the Waterloo Region continent was

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The White Cross, by H.P. MacKeen

My grandfather, artillery officer H.P. MacKeen, shown on the left, wrote this poem in Ypres in September 1917, two months before the Battle of Passchendaele.


The White Cross

It isn’t a medal or order,

It carries no ribbon or braid

But a token still

As on Calvary Hill

Of the greater sacrifice made.


It stands as a lonely sentinel

O’er the place where the hero sleeps

‘Neath a lowly

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