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Top Stories of the Week
Collision cancels 2020 in-person conference over COVID-19 fears(BETAKIT)
Collision cited the “uncertainty facing a large number of public events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19” as the reason to cancel all in-person events and move online.
Google’s new Kitchener-Waterloo accelerator reflects evolving commitment to Canada(BETAKIT)
BetaKit sat down with Ashley Francisco, Google’s Canadian startup ecosystem lead, to discuss what a new accelerator signals for Google’s presence in Canada.
Canada sees improvement from 2019 as eight Canadian startups appear on CB Insights’ AI 100(BETAKIT)
Eight Canadian artificial intelligence startups have made CB Insights’ AI 100, a marked difference from last year, which saw only one Canadian startup make the list.
Ten things worth reading on International Women’s Day(BETAKIT)
BetaKit has collected a variety of articles that we hope can be used to raise awareness and create actionable takeaways.
MindBridge acquires Brevis Limited (Read here)
Semios receives $25M from CIBC Innovation Banking (Read here)
StandUp Ventures holds final close of $3.5M for fund (Read here)
Redbrick acquires Leadpages (Read here)
TickSmith raises $2M (Read here)
Worximity Technology raises $1.5M (Read here)
Velocity Health Tech Fund makes first close (Read here)
Genesys aquires nGUVU (Read here)
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SIX SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TRENDS FOR TECH COMPANIES IN 2020(BETAKIT)
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