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Data for 2016

We forge links between the disciplines of science and business to spark a meaningful discussion around how innovation actually happens, and how it is studied and measured. The more we understand what works on the ground, the more effective we can be in the implementation of programs centered on science and technology.

The Rich Get Richer

Canadian VC deal sizes continue to lag those in other countries. Canadian venture capitalists invested $3.2 billion CDN in 530 deals for an average deal size of $4.9 million US in 2016. Meanwhile, American VCs invested $69.1 billion in 8,136 deals for an average deal...

Government Venture Capital

The Business Development Bank of Canada’s venture capital arm (BDC) and MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) were each established at a time when Canadian venture and seed capital were in short supply. However, since Canada’s innovation ecosystem has...

Enabling the Next Generation of Canadian Innovators

On October 11 and 12, young leaders from the SHAD program and entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto Impact Centre will join more than 1000 business, community and government leaders from across Canada at the inaugural SingularityU Canada Summit. As a Founding...

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  1. Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations – Social Entrepreneurship

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    October 9

E100 is back!

The Impact Centre is bringing Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations back to the University of Toronto. Entrepreneurship 100 is a live-only experience connecting curious people with diverse entrepreneurs. Featuring an interactive Q&A conversation and and a chance to...