Canadian startup news of the week (11/03/19)

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Top Stories of the Week


Waterfront Toronto agrees to press forward on Sidewalk Labs Quayside project

With a deadline of October 31 to resolve differences, Waterfront Toronto approved its final offer to Sidewalk Labs.


Dan Doctoroff still believes Sidewalk Labs can build a smart city

Doctoroff told BetaKit that Sidewalk was actually appreciative of the way the process panned out.


Alberta tech leaders express concern over “short-sighted” provincial budget

“The comments of the finance minister … reflect, at best, a bit of short-sightedness and, at worst, willful blindness.”


Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke to donate 1,000,001 trees, following one million customer milestone

Lütke and Musk’s donations are part of a larger climate change campaign, #TeamTrees.


Startup Milestones

  • League receives investment from Workday Ventures (Read here)


Must Reads

Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes shares 13 guerrilla networking hacks ‘that actually work’

“Real networking between two people unfolds over years, or entire careers, and is deeply reciprocal.”


How I chose an accelerator for my startup

“[Accelerators] aren’t a silver bullet … they are a helping hand that can help you level up.”


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