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How to Land a Meeting with Amy Rae from Vanedge Capital

Founded in 2010, Vanedge Capital is a $137M Series A Venture Capital Fund based in Vancouver, BC Canada. Vanedge is focused on investments in interactive entertainment, digital media, and digital services tailored to specific industry verticals for mobile and cloud, as well

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Startup Visa Canada – Online Information Session on May 24th

As you know, Canada is officially open for business to the world’s startup entrepreneurs. The Startup Visa Program aims to connect immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced investors who have expertise working with and funding startups. Successful applicants will receive Permanent Residency.

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How to Land a Meeting with Rho Canada Ventures

Rho Canada Ventures (RCV) in Montreal is a division of New York-based Rho Capital Partners and a designated VC for the Startup Visa Canada Program. RCV has a unique positioning within the North American venture market: the experience and network of a

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How to Land A Meeting with BDC Venture Capital

Owned by the Government of Canada, BDC is a Canadian Bank that provides financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs. They are particularly focused on small to medium sized enterprises and have offices across Canada.   I caught up with Shawn

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How to Land a Meeting with Chris Arsenault of iNovia

Chris Arsenault from iNovia Capital has been an early stage technology investor and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He was founder & CEO of SIT, which was acquired by Ubizen, and helped launch a series of tech companies; Copernic, Wanted, up2

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How to Land a Meeting with Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures

Before you can apply for the Startup Visa Program, you need a commitment from a designated investor.  To help you prepare for and land a meeting with one of these notable investors, we will be featuring interviews on our blog

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Applications Now Open for Canada’s Startup-Visa Program

Hello Entrepreneurs of the World, It may be April Fools Day but this is no joke. As of today, Canada is now accepting applications from the world’s brightest entrepreneurs for their new Startup Visa Program. If you are serious about pursuing

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The Skinny on the Startup Visa Canada Pilot Program

“Our new Startup Visa will help make Canada the desination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies” – Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney On January 24, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced it’s …

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Mike Edwards Joins the Startup Visa Canada Team

We are pleased to have Vancouver Super Angel and Executive Director of GrowLab, Mike Edwards join the Startup Visa Canada team. In the past two years, Mike has done 45 investments in early stage startups in Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Silicon V…

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Summify: The Impetus Behind Startup Visa Canada

Over two years ago, Mircea Pasoi and Cristian Strat (pictured above) wanted to come to Canada to start a company. They had great endorsements, previous accomplishments and credible investors lined up to give them money via the Bootup Labs accelera…

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