Improving accessibility: Meet the engineer behind self-driving wheelchairs

Cyberworks Robotics CEO Vivek Burhanpurkar is pioneering the development of an artificially intelligent, self-driving wheelchair

To Take Action on Personal Finances, Arctic Rich Offers a Wealth of Information

By Stuart Foxman November 29, 2018   There’s no shortage of product information and advice online related to personal finances. But how can you tell if it’s objective and right for you? Arctic Rich removes the guesswork, offering what...

Is Hardware Dead? Hardly.

By Irene Sterian. As technology consumers, we often interact with the user interface or software portion of new technologies. Software updates have become part of owning a device. We wait for new features to be added and complain when they aren’t. In a way, the hardware becomes an afterthought; seen more as a declining asset than a platform brimming with new possibilities, when in fact, the pace of change is in-part driven by innovations at the hardware level.

This is ventureLAB

We help entrepreneurs build high-growth, innovative, scalable businesses. How do we do it? We focus on these three pillars: Capital | Talent | Technology

Capital

We focus on community engagement and strategic partnerships to elevate the profiles of our member companies and prepare them for investment.

Talent

We work closely with academic partners and institutions to develop programming that develops the next generation of tech talent.

Tech

By partnering with SMEs and expanding our roster of exceptional tech companies, we are advancing York Region’s global competitiveness.

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Orange you glad we helped these companies? We sure are!

TiE Inflect 2018 announces Blockchain Whistleblower FixNix Inc., as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist.

Indian origin Blockchain WhistleBlower FixNix Inc., is excited to announce that it has been selected as a "2018 TiE50 Finalist" for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world's most innovative tech start-ups. Fremont, Apr 20, 2018...

inField Solutions Hires Three Key Sales Positions Expecting Significant Growth

INFIELD SOLUTIONS WELCOMES THREE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SALES TEAM! April 30, 2018, Toronto, ON – inField Solutions Inc. is proud to announce and welcome three new members to our professional sales team; Barry Lee, as the Vice President of Sales, Brian Kelley as the...

Waterloo Wellington LHIN invests $250,000 in Dash MD

ventureLAB is thrilled to share Dash MD's most recent success, a $250,000 investment from the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. This news is phenomenal and we couldn't be more proud of how rapidly this company has brought their product to market! It is clear that the need for...

ventureLAB is Cultivating a Self-Sustaining Innovation Ecosystem Right Here at Home

Just over a year ago the ventureLAB team embarked on a bold public/private partnership of purpose with IBM Canada and the City of Markham to create a global first innovation community inside IBM Canada Headquarters here in Markham, ON. ventureLAB acts as the Creative...

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35+ rapidly scaling tech companies are in-house at the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre. Find the resources you need to grow your business and apply for work space with us.

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We help innovative tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses through exclusive opportunities, industry partnerships and connections to market. Is your company ready to work with ventureLAB?

You’re ready if:

  • you are an innovative entrepreneur
  • you have a company with some market traction
  • your product or service is tech based
  • most important, you are coachable!

If this sounds like you, let’s get started!

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“You can literally sit on the couch and look for a job”: We talked Tinder, the importance of a good support system, and how to measure success in a changing industry with Swob Co-Founder Stephanie Florio

Swob, a new job searching and recruiting tool from co-founders Stephanie and Alexander Florio, has been described as a “Tinder for Jobs.” The app is the first of its kind to target students in high turnover industries such as retail and food services for...

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