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Proposed Technology & Innovation Hub to Support Job Creation and Downtown Kelowna Revitalization

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Technology start-ups
A new technology hub being proposed for downtown Kelowna is receiving support from a wide range of business, academic and community leaders.

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.

CoreFour completes investment round

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Start Up Innovation Campaign Technology start-ups
CoreFour, developers of the Backbone Innovation Campaign award-winning Edsby, have finished their first round of investor financing with multi-millions to show for it.

Edsby Outgrows Its Old Offices

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Start Up Innovation Campaign Technology start-ups
New funky loft space will accommodate rapid employee growth.

Laurier Launches Student-run Start-up Program

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Technology start-ups
Wilfrid Laurier University announced in October that a generous gift from angel investors is kicking off a unique program in which Laurier business students will manage millions in funds and select start-ups in which to invest.

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

TitanFile Launches into the Enterprise

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Start Up Innovation Campaign Technology start-ups
TitanFile, runner up of Backbone magazine’s 2012 Start Me Up Innovation Campaign, has decided to go big—enterprise big. The company in October launched an enterprise version of its core file sharing and collaboration product.

Canada’s Fastest-growing Tech Hub? York Region

By Andrew Bisson  |  Categories: Technology start-ups
GTA hub scores impressive 23 per cent growth. York Region led all major Canadian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hubs with a growth rate of 23.3 per cent (www.branham300.com) in 2012 alone.

Edsby Adds New Capabilities to Meet Customer Needs

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Start Up Innovation Campaign Technology start-ups
Supporting the needs of one large U.S. customer has Edsby developers CoreFour switching gears and expanding into new areas of service. Although not originally core to its Backbone Innovation Campaign award-winning cloud education software, the company has begun helping its customer Hillsborough County Public Schools with a new application: report card printing.

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