“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

“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 part-time,...
Made In York Region: The Future of Tech

Made In York Region: The Future of Tech

This past Thursday, ventureLAB hosted Made In York Region: The Future of Tech to showcase and celebrate the many technologies, businesses, and entrepreneurs this region has to offer. It was the first of what we hope will become an annual celebration. In Spring 2017,...
Peytec featured in Globe and Mail!

Peytec featured in Globe and Mail!

ventureLAB client Peytec was recently featured in the Globe and Mail! Peytec’s electronic tags and customizable sensors provide secure local and online infrastructure with low maintenance costs. Any number of sensors can be plugged into the tags, depending on the...
Small Business Forum with Minister Mary Ng

Small Business Forum with Minister Mary Ng

Yesterday, we hosted the Honourable Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion at ventureLAB in the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre. Speaking to a crowd of approximately 50 entrepreneurs and industry partners, Minister Ng...
5 Canadian Companies You Should Know

5 Canadian Companies You Should Know

Happy Canada Day from the ventureLAB team! It’s going to be a hot weekend, going up to 40+ Celsius with the humidex! Stay cool out there, friends. We’ve picked some Made in Canada companies you should read about in the comfort of your air conditioned home. Ooblex...
How to Scale-Up Your Start-Up Talent – Part Two

How to Scale-Up Your Start-Up Talent – Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part series. Part One set the foundation for your organization to scale. Once business is booming, managing your people during your expansion will be critical to your success.   First consider: Does your people strategy match your growth...