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RNA Diagnostics – Northern-developed medical innovation given worldwide exposure

August 3, 2017 11:10 am

Article via Northern Ontario Business – Earlier in June, HSNRI scientist and Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti announced the institute will be part of a Breast Cancer Response Evaluation for Individualized Therapy (BREVITY) clinical trial to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay™ (RDA™) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer in North America […]

GTAN’s Summer 2017 Angel Investing Reading List

July 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Summer is always a great season to spend time catching up on your reading! At GTAN, we believe that learning is an ongoing process, and that a good book can profoundly influence the way you see the world. Here’s our summer reading list to keep your brain sharp!   A Practical Guide to Angel Investing: […]

GTAN Investees Ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Winners

November 16, 2016 4:16 pm

Five GTAN Investees are on Deloitte’s 2016 Canadian Technology Fast 50 list. Congratulations to iotum, Aeryon Labs, Clearpath Robotics, Top Hat, and Dejero Labs. Aeryon Labs also won the 2016 Technology Fast 50 Leadership award. The Technology Fast 50 rankings celebrate world-class achievements and the evolution of the Canadian technology sector. It recognizes leaders in […]


GTAN Startup of the Year Winner, Andela, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

June 16, 2016 2:26 pm

A huge congratulations to GTAN Investee Andela, who has raised $24M in a round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s fund, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and GV, formerly Google Ventures. This is big news for Andela, who won GTAN Startup of the Year 2015 at last year’s annual Pauli Awards. “Knowing that this is Mark […]

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GTAN: Celebrating 5 years of funding the startup ecosystem

September 12, 2014 1:40 pm

The past 5 years for GTAN has been eventful, as it has been bringing together this region’s most innovative entrepreneurs, with knowledgeable and able angel investors; something Rob Douglas and Carl Furtado know a lot about. “GTAN was built on a community model to be part of the local economic development of early-stage businesses. It […]

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GTAN|START And the winners are…

May 5, 2014 9:27 pm

The day was electric! The 8 companies were pitch perfect the final decision was very difficult. More than 200 people attended GTAN|START, watching 8 early startup companies pitch. The top 3 winners received $5000 each, were paired with highly respected mentors, and the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 100 investors in the […]

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The 1st Annual GTAN|START

April 2, 2014 3:23 pm

GTAN|START will see 8 innovative startups go head to head for a spot pitching in front of GTAN. The top 3 will walk away winners! Over the past two weeks dozens of startups from across Waterloo Region have been applying. On Wednesday, April 16th, the Top 16 will be announced. After lots of practice and a […]


GTAN Angel Mike Stork Donates $1 Million to Velocity

March 26, 2014 2:47 pm

  Thank you Mike Stork for investing in our Waterloo eco-system! Mike Stork has generously donated $1 million to the University of Waterloo Velocity program. Velocity brings the brightest students together and gives them access to community mentors, the latest equipment, and the resources to turn business ideas into successful startups. The program has produced […]