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April 2020- In Review

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

All The Moves

  • Sarah Facini has joined as their VP of Merchant Success

  • Jennifer Smith has joined Google as their new Director Product Management, Google Cloud. Jennifer was previously a senior leader at Christie Digital and Cineplex Digital Media.

  • Emily Bertrand has joined NorthOne as Product Marketing Manager

  • Cognitive Systems welcomes 3 new senior leaders to their team. Geordie Hagerman as EVP Commercialization, Bill Halford as EVP Legal, and Geoff Lyon as EVP Sales & Marketing

  • Coby Bergman is now Head of Revenue at Knowledgehook Inc

  • Carrah Johnston is the new Director of People and Culture at RouteThis

  • Shabbir Lasani has joined Bonfire Interactive as their Director of Integrated Marketing

What We're Working On:


Hiring in times of social isolation?

Check out our guide to Virtual Hiring.

All The News 

The Accelerator Centre is happy to announce that they just launched Ontario’s COVID-19 Support and Recovery Cohort of their seed funding program, AC JumpStart  Read More.

Nicoya is showing support to the scientific community by offering complimentary SPR support to all researchers during COVID-19 Read More.

Wello and RBC partner to support Canadian small businesses navigating COVID‐19 Read More.

MaRS released a list of 10 Canadian health innovators that are transforming how we treat everything from cancer to COVID-19

Kitchener based InkSmith announced that Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada awarded the company a contract to manufacture 10 million units of its reusable face shields for healthcare providers and essential workers across Canada

In the midst of COVID-19, TextNow has stepped up by offering free talk and text cell service in Canada Read More.

Igloo landed a deal with Partners HealthCare to deliver critical COVID-19 information to its 78,000 front line workers and staff Read More.

Applyboard is hosting a virtual hiring series across all departments with featured panels Read More.

Vidyard provides free access to its online video and virtual teaching tools to help K-12 school districts and teachers take their communications online with private video content Read More.

Q4 announces strategic partnership with Rose & Company to bring new investor access solutions to listed companies Read More.

Volunteers from e-Commerce and agency space all teamed up to get small retailers up and running online  Read More.

Creative Destruction Lab launches a new startup program dedicated to COVID-19 response Read More.

Arlene Dickinson raises $100-million to back food and health startups  Read More.

Shopify launches a consumer-facing shopping app Read More.

ArchAngel, a new network of investors in Kitchener-Waterloo, has launched an angel-stage fund to support Canadian startups Read More.

Athena Software launches remote care solutions for health and social service organizations  Read More.

Funding News: 

New Funds: 

District Ventures Capital -100M

Impressions Venture - 36M

Omers Ventures Transatlantic Fund - 750M

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