Press Kit

The MaRS Press Kit provides backgrounders, leadership biographies and other supporting materials for MaRS Discovery District.

Green Button makes new energy management apps available to consumers

MaRS Discovery District and London Hydro announced today the launch of a new collection of electricity management apps for Ontarians.

Rod Lever to join MaRS Advanced Energy Centre Board

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 – The Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce Rod Lever as its newest Advisory Board member. Rod is the Cleantech Lead at Export Development Canada (EDC), and brings extensive experience in … Continued

MaRS and SDTC partner to bolster Canadian clean technology and energy innovation

TORONTO, May 7, 2015 – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership to strengthen efforts to grow Canada’s clean technology and energy innovation sector. As part of the new partnership, SDTC and MaRS … Continued

Hydro Ottawa and MaRS Advanced Energy Centre announce partnership

TORONTO, May 6, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership focused on collaborating to help Hydro Ottawa explore new ways to integrate innovation into their business practices. “Collaboration is … Continued

MEDIA ADVISORY: MaRS HealthKick 2015 attracts more than 350 VCs, investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders

Canada’s largest health startup showcase takes over MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on May 7 Last year’s winners scaling their companies internationally, raising more than $36 million in combined funding On May 7, MaRS HealthKick 2015 gives 39 health startups the … Continued

MaRS Health applauds the Ontario government’s support of health innovation in today’s budget

The adoption of the recommendations made in the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) catalyst report mark a critical step in enhancing Ontario’s health technology sector. MaRS is looking forward to working with the new Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist to advance … Continued

CIBC Announces Partnership with MaRS Discovery District to Drive Innovation

TORONTO, Apr 23, 2015 – CIBC today announced a partnership with MaRS Discovery District to create a new corporate innovation hub and join MaRS’ new FinTech cluster to support future innovations. As part of CIBC’s new partnership with MaRS, the … Continued

New youth entrepreneurship school launches at MaRS

Future Design School (FDS) launched today, a new institute focused on facilitating design thinking and youth entrepreneurship.

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing welcomes the Government of Canada’s support for impact investment and social finance

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing welcomes the Government of Canada’s support for impact investment and social finance in Economic Action Plan 2015. In particular, the Centre commends the Government’s commitment to permit charities to invest in limited partnerships (LPs). … Continued

MaRS responds to the Government of Canada’s commitment to create a Canadian Development Finance Initiative

MaRS applauds the Government of Canada’s commitment to create a Canadian Development Finance Initiative (DFI). DFIs can be powerful drivers of poverty reduction. A Canadian DFI would expand access to capital for Canadian, international and local ventures with the potential … Continued

Export Development Canada and MaRS partner to help Canadian companies go global

Export Development Canada (EDC) and MaRS Discovery District have signed an agreement to increase their cooperation in support of high-impact companies seeking to grow their businesses through export.

Global accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech partners with MaRS to bring their FastTrack tour to Toronto

Startupbootcamp FinTech, an accelerator based in London, UK and Singapore, today announced that their FastTrack tour will be coming to MaRS in Toronto on May 28, 2015.

ChipCare closes oversubscribed $5 million Series A financing

With lead investment from Puffin Partners, the Ontario, Canada-based company is taking lifesaving blood-testing technology to low- and middle-income countries.

Canada’s best health startups compete at MaRS HealthKick 2015

MaRS HealthKick 2015, Canada’s largest showcase of health startups, today announced its lineup of new ventures competing for three $20,000 cash prizes at the annual pitch competition on May 7, 2015.

Moneris to work with MaRS Discovery District

TORONTO, February 17, 2015 – Moneris Solutions Corporation (“Moneris”) today announced plans to work with MaRS Discovery District to power financial technology (fintech) innovation and entrepreneurship. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with MaRS to bring their fintech … Continued

MaRS partners with PayPal and UGO to power financial technology innovation

MaRS Discovery District launches Canada’s first dedicated financial technology cluster and brings together experts from finance and technology like never before. TORONTO, February 17, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District today announced strategic partnerships with PayPal and UGO to power financial … Continued

$20,000 Studio [Y] Fellowship for young people launches application round and recruitment roadshow

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2015 – Today Studio Y, Ontario’s leadership and innovation academy for young people, opened applications for the program’s fully funded, 8-month Fellowship based at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Each year, Studio Y selects 25 young people … Continued

The HTML500 attracts over 5,000 registrants across Canada, shows clear demand for digital literacy

The idea behind The HTML500 is simple: To champion digital literacy by providing 500 people a free opportunity to learn basic HTML and CSS skills from Canada’s top technology companies.

Remembering Joseph L. Rotman, one of Canada’s greatest civic entrepreneurs

Joseph L. Rotman was both a city-builder and a country-builder who passionately believed in bringing business, government and academia together to solve complex issues in society. He was relentless in his commitment to excellence, and had high aspirations for Canada. … Continued

University of Toronto President joins MaRS Board of Directors

MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, to its board of directors.

MaRS responds to the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) landmark “Catalyst” report

MaRS Discovery District strongly endorses the recommendations released on December 19 by the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) landmark “Catalyst” report that tackles new health innovation strategies in the province. The council issued six recommendations that if implemented would achieve … Continued

MaRS and Virgin Unite partner to invest in business as a force for good

MaRS and Virgin Unite Canada, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, announced today that they have joined forces to support Canadian entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental challenges.

JOLT portfolio surpasses $10M in financing

JOLT, a leading Canadian technology accelerator, announced today its latest capital metrics. Since its launch in 2012, the JOLT Fund has invested in 23 companies, including the six ventures in its current cohort.

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