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What It Takes for Tech Ecosystems to Bring (and Keep) Foreign Talent

Tech ecosystems depend on talent to succeed — and the competition for this talent is fierce. So what does it take to not only attract but keep foreign talent?
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10 Remarkable Stats About Canada's Tech Economy

Canada has become one of the world's top-ranked countries for attracting tech talent and Toronto has grown its tech sector by 50% in the last five years. In honour of this exponential growth, we’re showcasing 10 remarkable stats about Canada's tech economy.
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How Canada Can Become a Global Leader in AI and AI Ethics

Canada has already made waves in AI innovation and AI ethics. But with artificial intelligence on the verge of becoming a part of almost everything we do, how can Canada secure its spot as an expert on the world stage? We're looking at how initiatives like the SCALE.AI supercluster are helping Canadian AI go global.
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Trailblazers: 4 Ways Tech Dominated Cannabis Legalization in 2018

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is without a doubt the biggest news story of the year. As the year comes to a close, we're taking a look at 4 ways the tech ecosystem is staying one step ahead in the rapidly-evolving, brand new world of legalized weed.
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What's Happening in Canadian SaaS in 4 Charts

The development of SaaS companies in Canada, and subsequent investment in these companies, has skyrocketed. As the year comes to an end, we've put together 4 charts to highlight the who's who of SAAS, the year's biggest deals and market trends to look out for in 2019.
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These 3 Provinces Are Driving Canadian FinTech Investment [Infographic]

Hockeystick has teamed up with Canadian venture-capital fund Luge Capital to demonstrate the momentum fintech companies across Ontario, Québec and British Columbia are experiencing based on private investment.
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3 Surprising Globalization Trends of Canadian Small Businesses

Research from the Munk School of Global Affairs highlights the globalization trends of small businesses in the digital economy.
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CVCA H1 2018 Report: VC Rises While PE Slumps

The CVCA has released the first half of its 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview. We sat down with the organization's Research Director, Darrell Pinto, to discuss the report's findings.
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Canadian Angel Investments Soar to Record Levels [New Research]

The latest NACO Angel Activity Report shows that 418 Angel investments amounting to $157.2 million were made in 2016.
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