Accelerators. If you’re an entrepreneur, you might be considering applying to one. If you’re an investor, you’ve probably attended at least one Demo Day or maybe even invested in a graduate. And if you advise or work with startups, they’re almost certainly on your radar.
MaRS Data Catalyst is excited to share with you Seeding Success, a report on the Canadian startup accelerator landscape.
You can access the spreadsheet with our accelerator data used in the report on Google [...]
Ontario is uniquely positioned to derive great economic and social value from harnessing its abundant natural resources. Rich in agricultural and forestry resources, and possessing the largest food processing sector in Canada, the province has an opportunity to resolve waste issues and become a leader in feedstock supply and end-use applications, such as biofuels, biopower [...]
Governments worldwide are looking for ways to better manage budgets in an era of fiscal constraint. At the same time, many are searching for new ways to tackle persistent social issues where results have been limited. Non-profit organizations, together with private investors, may have answers that could help shape how capital is accessed to achieve [...]
In this third instalment of Education Changemakers, MaRS showcases eight companies from the edtech cluster in the ICE practice who have developed products that help students who “learn differently.” Personalized education is big business these days, and many of these startups can use their niche traction as a wedge into the complex education market and [...]
Accelerators. If you’re an entrepreneur, you might be considering applying to one. If you’re an investor, you’ve probably attended at least one Demo Day or maybe even invested in a graduate. And if you advise or work with startups, they’re almost certainly on your radar. MaRS Data Catalyst is excited to share with you Seeding [...]
Healthcare is changing. With increased patient access to technology and medical information, and a greater global demand to get better health outcomes for the money being spent, the traditional healthcare business model is being forced to transform. Our current healthcare delivery system, built on a model that focused on hospitals and providers, is no longer [...]
In this report high-tech entrepreneurs based in Canada will find recommendations on how to properly go about funding and growing their startup. This report attempts to uncover common elements in the fundraising strategies of “successful” Canadian high-tech startups that may have contributed to their success. For example, were all these companies part of an elite [...]
Driven by the work of the Turning the Key report commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), a number of supportive housing providers in Canada created a Social Finance Working Group in 2012. Their goal was to explore social finance opportunities in the supportive housing sector, and enable supportive housing providers to learn [...]
In this report, MaRS profiles nine education entrepreneurs that have developed unique business models and alternate distribution channels to attract investors. Years ago, the category of education venture capitalists didn’t exist. “I won’t touch education,” investors used to say. The problem, as many edtech entrepreneurs will tell you through clenched teeth, was that the traditional [...]
In this report we examine the practice of data visualization and highlight eight Ontario-based startups whose innovative applications are setting the future for data visualization. Data visualization is not a new concept. It has been used for centuries to distill and communicate information. Think about all the maps, graphs and charts in existence, and the [...]
In the following report we look at the rise of blended learning solutions within the K-20 system in North America. In many cases, successful education startups offer blended learning solutions that have an eye on high tech solutions with a low-tech “anchor”-something that a teacher can use quickly and easily to engage students with an [...]