• Intro to Entrepreneurship 101 / Finding and Validating your idea – Entrepreneurship 101 2012/13
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    Education changemakers: Blended solutions

    It has become a truism that education is ripe for change. “The current system of education was designed in the Industrial Revolution,” says creativity guru Sir Ken Robinson. “We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand,” says educator David Warlick.

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    Toronto’s high school for superheroes: The YMCA Academy

    It was a year ago when a piece in SmartMoney shed some light on entrepreneurs with superpowers. Their superpower wasn’t flying or invisibility, though those are very cool superpowers indeed; their superpower was attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD. Like those other superpowers, ADHD can either isolate or empower, and those who have [...]

  • Down with Meritocracy! Education, Technology, and Our Democratic Ideals – Net Change Week 2012
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    Collaborating for growth in the K-12 education market

    Note: This blog post was co-written with Joseph Wilson. Over the past few years, despite the economic downturn, there was one industry that saw drastic growth in investment: education. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, investment in education technology (edtech) companies grew from $146 million in 2002 to $429 million in 2011. 

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    Maximize your tax credit: SR&ED and more

    Do the acronyms SR&ED, CCPC, ITC and OBRITC have you confused? At June’s MaRS Best Practices session, John Sutherland, Deloitte & Touche LLP’s senior manager of tax, global research and development and government incentives, took us through the recent budget updates and their implications to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program. He helped clarify the terms [...]

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    LIFEbike: A winner’s perspective

    Last week marked the seventh year of the Up-Start! Competition, an annual business-pitch competition where attendees of the Entrepreneurship 101 lecture series are invited to present their business cases for a chance to win a $10,000 prize. We asked this year’s winner, Henry Chong, the CEO of Revelo Bikes Inc., to share his entrepreneurial journey with us.

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    Calling all future leaders! Apply now for our entrepreneurship boot camp

    A new entrepreneurship incubator has popped up in San Francisco to pump even more startups into the crowded ecosystem of Silicon Valley. BizWiz teaches customer development, financing basics, project management and marketing. The attendees aren’t Stanford University grads, though—they’re eight-year-old children.

  • MaRS, creating opportunities for clusters to thrive

    Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School, recently addressed a full house of primarily business leaders at the Toronto Board of Trade’s 2012 Toronto Region Economic Summit. In his presentation, “Regional Competitiveness:  The Role of Clusters,” Porter argued that clusters are critical enablers of competitiveness.

  • Two MaRS clients chosen to attend Ed Tech Industry Summit Innovation Incubator in California

    Toronto, May 2, 2012 – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has chosen MaRS clients Heliotrope and KEEN 5X to take part in its Ed Tech Industry Summit Innovation Incubator from May 6-8 in San Francisco. Heliotrope’s group learning game, Prelude, was chosen as one of the 10 “most innovative education technology products and [...]

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