In anticipation of the Canadian Innovation Exchange(CIX) annual forum, the CIX Top 20 companies were revealed in Toronto last night. The finalists, chosen by a selection committee of industry experts, were hand-picked from a list of companies from across the country and will be featured in live showcases at CIX’s annual event to be held on November 27th in Toronto.
CIX 2012 features interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs in information and communication technology and digital media.
Published in The Globe and Mail on October 22, 2012
Morgan Moe never thought she’d start a business in school – it’s hard enough to keep up with classwork – but in her last year of university she did just that. The University of Calgary alumna, who graduated last April, was earning her bachelor of science in kinesiology when she came up with a novel idea to help stroke patients with their recovery.
Reza Satchu sold his first startup - a supply-chain software company - at the height of the dot-com boom, for just shy of $1-billion. Since then, the Harvard Business School grad, who spent 12 years at the private equity firm Fenway Partners in New York, has made a name for himself as one of the crustiest - and best - business professors at the University of Toronto, a mentor for young entrepreneurs, and a savvy investor through his Alignvest Capital Management fund. And he's got some tough words for Canada when it comes to entrepreneurship.
Throughout Morgan Moe’s entire undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, she was a volunteer at the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured. As a volunteer, she developed a passion for helping stroke patients as well as people with traumatic brain injury. From there was born an idea for a business venture while at the same time helping people.
“StrokeLink is mobile application to empower patients and their caregivers throughout their entire care journey by providing both knowledge and tools to help them regain their
Dalhousie University News - Published October 11, 2012
Speaking at the Rowe School of Business recently, Claudia Hepburn, the executive director and co-founder of a national entrepreneurial leadership initiative called The Next 36, described how the program was born out of recognition of a crisis facing Canadians.
“The problem we identified was that in Canada, we didn’t have enough high-impact entrepreneurs,” she said. “We didn’t have enough of the Sam Waltons, Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates that were building great, industry changing, internationally competitive businesses.”