Canadian startup news of the week (08/20/17)

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Top Stories of the Week

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Techstars Toronto announces managing director, ability to grant Startup Visas

Techstars will be able to grant Startup Visas, which allows entrepreneurs to become permanent residents in Canada if they get the support of a fund.


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Your guide to Elevate Toronto

BetaKit has the Elevate Toronto discount code hookup. Read our guide, and get your ticket now!


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Orbityl, LevelJump named outstanding ventures at NEXT Canada Venture Day

Twelve startups pitched to mark the end of NEXT Canada’s two flagship programs.


Startup Milestones

  • thisopenspace launches $30,000 fund to support brand pop-ups in New York City (Read here)

  • BlueRock Therapeutics opens R&D and manufacturing hub in Toronto (Read here)

  • Sortable launches analytics platform for content, revenue, and marketing teams (Read here)

  • Toronto-based Plooto now allows Canadian small businesses to process payments internationally (Read here)

  • Goldmoney reports first quarterly profit of $3.3 million, plans to open physical branch in Toronto (Read here)

  • Serious Labs raises $6.4 million for VR workplace training tech (Read here)


Must Reads

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#BetaKit1on1: Marie Chevrier’s advice to young entrepreneurs: go for it

In this #BetaKit1on1 (powered by PwC Tech), Sampler CEO and founder Marie Chevrier tells young entrepreneurs to just go for it.


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When you should bring in the heavy hitters

Melissa Nightingale shares three questions to ask yourself before making a senior hire.


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Ask an Investor: What do LPs look for in a VC?

Knowing about the VC fundraising process and their LPs can help you pick which VC firm you want to work with.


CanCon Podcast 81: new iPhone rumours + employee “chipping” is now a thing

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.