Two Waterloo Region entrepreneurs have scored in the Dragons’ Den, netting financial backing for their sports screen venture from a virtual neighbour.
Mark Shaver and Russ Lennon told the investors on Dragons’ Den they had sales of $50,000 in the first full year in business and $80,000 in the second year. On Thursday, they said they are on track to hit sales of $150,000 this year.
Grand River Hospital and the University of Waterloo announced a “milestone” research partnership on Friday.
The partnership will allow academics and clinicians to collaborate on research to improve patient care, the Kitchener hospital said. It will also enrich UW research.
“We have an opportunity that many hospitals don’t have and that’s to have a partnership with a great research university in the University of Waterloo, which brings experts in many different fields who are interested in doing research in the health space, people like biomedical engineers and kinesiologists and medical physicists and IT specialists,” Grand River president and CEO Malcolm Maxwell said.
The American Cancer Society has given a researcher from the University of Waterloo the award considered the top in the world for tobacco control. Professor Geoffrey Fong received one of the American Cancer Society’s Luther R. Terry Awards for Outstanding Research Contribution.
The ITC Project conducts surveys of thousands of people to assess the impact of tobacco control policies in each participating country. The research examines the effectiveness of strategies such as warning labels, pricing and taxation, smoke-free laws and education. These are policies listed in the world’s first health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has been ratified by 180 countries, including Canada.
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One of the Waterloo Region’s fastest-growing technology companies — Clearpath Robotics — capped a year of major expansion by raising $14 million in venture capital.
The capital infusion is needed to ensure Clearpath maintains and expands its share of the international market for robotic vehicles. McKinsey & Co. estimates the robotics market across health care, manufacturing and services will be worth $1.7 trillion to $4.5 trillion annually by 2025.
Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. is hosting business magnate & high-tech entrepreneur Terry Matthews in the May edition of its Thought Leadership speaker series.
This exclusive event offers guests the opportunity to hear from one of Canada’s most successful serial entrepreneurs as he uncovers some of his secrets that enable his successes. He will share stories as fascinating as building companies such as Mitel, Newbridge and Sandvine and what it takes today to become a successful company and a successful community in a highly competitive world.
Sir Terry Matthews, is renowned for creating over 100 iconic and highly successful tech companies based on building collaborative and innovative environments within, these are companies that thrive on passion, shared ownership and leadership.
Navtech, a leader in flight operations software and services, launched the first advanced turbulence avoidance module for its flight planning software, Navtech Flight Plan.
Navtech users can now accurately forecast turbulence globally utilizing Navtech’s Flight Plan software, which is a fully scalable, browser-based system. The turbulence avoidance module is available as of early 2015. It can be applied to varying aircraft including cargo, passenger and business jets.