Canadian startup news of the week (2/9/20)

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Top Stories of the Week


Shopify CMO out as company reorganizes division

Shopify has let go of its chief marketing officer Jeff Weiser, in a move that will see the e-commerce giant restructure its marketing department and strategy, BetaKit has learned.


Google to open three new Canadian offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Waterloo

Google is expanding its Canadian presence with the opening of three new offices.


Google to launch first Canadian accelerator in Kitchener-Waterloo

The accelerator will be the tech giant’s first in Canada and the 12th globally.


Microsoft partners with Invest Ottawa to scale public sector startups

Microsoft and Invest Ottawa announced a joint partnership to support public sector startups in the nation’s capital.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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