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Top Stories of the Week
The project is being carried out in partnership with Accelerate Okanagan.
Kik has already sold $63 million CAD worth of tokens to select accredited investors.
“Returning from leave can be overwhelming. It’s a moment where the tenuous balance you’ve built at home gets thrown into chaos.”
Ideal raises $3 million to invest in virtual assistant for recruiters (Read here)
7shifts raises $4.5 million to scale automated employee scheduling platform (Read here)
Sportlogiq raises $5 million Series A as it eyes European expansion (Read here)
Altium acquires Toronto-based product design platform Upverter (Read here)
Wattpad launches non-fiction video storytelling app (Read here)
500px announces image delivery system that supports wide-gamut imagery (Read here)
In this #BetaKit1on1 (powered by PwC Tech), Sampler CEO and founder Marie Chevrier tells young entrepreneurs to just go for it.
Katherine Hague and Roger Chabra provide their Labour Day reading list to prep your startup to close out 2017 with momentum.