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Looking to keep local startups local

Source: 
The Kingston Whig Standard
Author: 
Jacob Rosen

Kingston Business Hall of Fame 2013 inductee John Molloy is looking to keep local startup businesses local with the Southeastern Ontario Angel Network.

“If we don’t begin to invest in companies that are started here and start investing some money to help them grow here, these companies are all going to leave,” SOAN director Molloy said.

Queen's graduates manufacturing success with invention

Source: 
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/05/10/queens-graduates-manufacturing-success-with-invention
Author: 
James Paddle-Grant/For The Whig-Standard

The future looks bright for four Queen's University graduates as they prepare to begin the launch of their new creation, the Palette, which has an expected release date of January 2016.

GreenCentre Canada offers assistance to growing chemistry companies

Source: 
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/04/29/greencentre-canada-offers-assistance-to-growing-chemistry-companies
Author: 
Max Szyc-For The Whig Standard

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based company that assists organizations specializing in green chemistry innovation, is now accepting applications to help growing small- and medium-sized enterprises in Ontario.

Located in Innovation Park at Queen’s University, the company offers research and development services to “develop, de-risk and scale up chemistry and materials-based innovations,” according to a news release.

GreenCentre Canada offers assistance to growing chemistry companies

Source: 
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/04/29/greencentre-canada-offers-assistance-to-growing-chemistry-companies
Author: 
Max Szyc-For The Whig Standard

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based company that assists organizations specializing in green chemistry innovation, is now accepting applications to help growing small- and medium-sized enterprises in Ontario.

Located in Innovation Park at Queen’s University, the company offers research and development services to “develop, de-risk and scale up chemistry and materials-based innovations,” according to a news release.

Nano-fabrication laboratory removes barriers to prototype development

Source: 
Queen's Gazette
Author: 
Ann Craig

The laboratory enables researchers and industry to explore new frontiers in the design, creation and testing of innovations on an extremely small scale.

The laboratory, located at Innovation Park, represents a milestone in the 30-year collaboration between Queen’s and CMC Microsystems for advancing Canadian strength in micro-nano innovation.

Startup secures $25k top investment after pitching to Colorado VC in Ottawa

Source: 
www.l-spark.com
Author: 
Jamie Keeley

Search for 'next big thing' comes to Ottawa (Mosaic Manufacturing pitching)

Source: 
Ottawa Business Journal
Author: 
Tom Pechloff

The first 60 seconds are the key to a successful pitch, says an author and longtime tech investor who rolls through the capital Wednesday on a five-city book tour and pitch competition.

Tech investor and author Brad Feld will be in Ottawa March 25, looking for the "next big thing."

New online school nurtures young writers

Source: 
The Whig Standard
Author: 
Julia Mckay

A new online school is looking to share the teaching methods crafted at the University of Oxford with Kingston students.

The Sage School for Young Writers was co-founded and launched in November 2014 by two Kingstonians: Raja Panjwani and Dev Thain.

Both young men attended Oxford University but got their early education in Kingston.

Smartphone app connects local businesses, customers

Source: 
The Kingston Whig Standard
Author: 
Michael Lea

Ahsen Basit has a simple enough goal. He wants to take over the world.

The fourth-year commerce student at Queen’s University has just premiered a new mobile app that allows businesses to better connect with local customers through their smartphones and, if all goes well, he is hoping the business will eventually go global.

He calls the app OPPROX, for Opportunities in Proximity.

It started on one of the regular Friday night brainstorming sessions he had with a buddy and business partner at his home in Mississauga.

Kingston company receives $8.1 million grant

Source: 
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/02/20/kingston-company-receives-81-million-grant
Author: 
Steph Crosier

Ottawa-­based Grafoid Inc., which has a global technology centre in Kingston, has been given $8.1 million by the federal government.

Greg Rickford, natural resources minister and minister responsible for sustainable development technologies Canada, made the announcement Friday in Toronto. The grant is to design and test an automation system that will produce MesoGraf graphene.

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