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Growth Hacking Toronto Meet-Up - April 23, 2014

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Growth Hacking is a marketing term that recognizes strategies with an absolute focus on growth – this marketing discipline encourages high technology short cuts to grow companies.

Chrysalix EVC, clean energy venture capital firm, funds 11 early-stage companies

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups

The Canadian Financing Forum held February 20 and 21, 2014 in Vancouver brought together the West Coast’s largest gathering of corporate development leaders from some of the most active acquirers in IT and Cleantech, the most active US and Canadian VC firms, and the most accomplished M&A professionals. The Forum featured presentations from Canada's most promising technology companies, as approximately 30 technology companies compete for the attention of top tier investors from across Canada and the United States. During the event, Chrysalix EVC announced funding of over half of their portfolio companies.

Wavefront Wireless Summits 2014 a Success

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Wireless
The Wavefront Wireless Summits consisted of two parallel programming tracks covering the most important topics impacting business technology decisions today. The M2M Summit and the Wireless Business track included 2.5 days of sessions from the industry’s leaders.

Enter Okanagan Tech Jump:Start:Challenge by Dec 13, 2013

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups
Calling the hottest technology startups, entrepreneurs and growth companies with vision, technology and management – are you ready to take your business to the next level? Then enter Accelerate Okanagan's Jump:Start:Challenge by December 13, 2013

Ready to Do Business in Brazil?

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Canadian Digital Media Network is looking for 10 Canadian companies. With Brazil recently surpassing China as the seventh largest domestic IT industry in the world, and host to the upcoming World Cup & 2016 Summer Olympics, the opportunity for Canadian companies to connect with the Brazil market couldn't be greater.

All Game: The Business of Gamification

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Gamification—the use of game-design elements for applications in retail, education, healthcare and other applications—isn’t all just fun and play.

Canadian Wireless Trade Show - Speakers List

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Speakers at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show taking place in Toronto, Ontario on September 25-26 will be covering a wide range of topics relevant to the wireless industry. Their live seminars are free if you register as an attendee for the Canadian Wireless Trade Show.

Sandbox Environments: Playfulness is the Future

By University Waterloo  |  Categories: Tech events
Whether it’s a learning module or a user engaging with a system, the authoritarian process of trying to shape and influence the user’s path with a definitive goal has its limits, says Stephen P.  Anderson, keynote speaker at Gamification 2013.

48hrs in the Valley for 20 Canadian Startups in 2013

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups
The C100 in conjunction with the Canadian Consulate of San Francisco and Palo Alto invite 20 Canadian startups twice a year to Silicon Valley for 48 hours. Applications are now open!

Grow Your Company – Get to GROW in Vancouver

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups
The 4th Annual GROW conference in Vancouver gets going today with an interesting and diverse line-up of speakers including Tobias Lütke of Shopify, Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo and Oleg Gutsol of 500px.

RIC Centre Announces the 2013 Winner of Innovator Idol

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups
A company that makes a fast, non-invasive and painless test for breast cancer risk management took home top honours as the grand-prize winner of RIC Centre’s Innovator Idol 2013, which the organization calls a hybrid of Dragon’s Den and American Idol.

Step into the Spotlight, Canadians

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events Technology start-ups
Canadians are ingenious. We have built our nation through the innovative adoption of various waves of technology from the canoe right through to Twitter. Enterprises and public organizations have been particularly adept at using technology to achieve business outcomes or enhance the operations of society.

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