Canadian startup news of the week (8/23/20)

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Top Stories of the Week


Digital Main Street launching new programs for small businesses following federal, provincial funding

The programs are being funded by and are the result of a $57 million federal and provincial government commitment to Digital Main Street, first announced in June.


OneEleven to return under OCE control in next few weeks

In June, BetaKit was first to report that multiple organizations had submitted proposals to acquire OneEleven, following the shutdown.


Google reveals nine startups joining first cohort of Canadian accelerator

The program targets seed to Series A Canadian tech startups that use machine learning and AI.


Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs


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RAW SIGNAL GROUP EXPLAINS WHAT TECH MANAGERS ARE WAITING FOR

“There’s this asterisk attached to everybody’s answers right now, because they reserve the right to revise them all in a week.”


HOW STARTUPFEST PIVOTED FROM CANADIAN TECH SUMMER CAMP TO A ‘HYBRID’ EVENT

Unlike other major tech events in Canada, which look to attract the world’s attention, Startupfest has a unique proposition.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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