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Interview: Inside American Tech Firm, Andela, Plan To Make Rwanda Africa’s Hub Of World-Class Software Developers

November 11, 2018

In October 2018, Clement Uwajeneza, Rwandan technologist and Chairman of the Chamber of ICT within the Private Sector Federation (PSF), was appointed as Country Director for Andela, a Pan-African Technology company with a vision to develop and employ over 100, 000 software developers in Africa over 10 Years.

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Miovision CEO sees great value in Sidewalk Labs data

November 3, 2018 / Source: The Record

Kurtis McBride believes there is untold wealth from companies not yet founded waiting under a litter-strewn patch of industrial wasteland along the Toronto waterfront.

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New(s) Ideas: Viafoura Conversations Makes Real-Time Engagement a Reality

October 29, 2018 / Source: News Media Alliance

Since 2012, Viafoura has provided solutions for news publishers in the community management and audience engagement space, counting news media organizations such as GateHouse Media, Advance Local, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Graham Media Group among their clients. Now, they’re taking their idea to the next level with their new product, a suite of tools called Viafoura Conversations, launched in August.

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2018 NACO Summit Recap

October 26, 2018 / Source: GTAN

The 2018 NACO Summit welcomed GTAN Angels to the largest Angel conference in Canada. This three day festival, designed to cultivate networking and education for the tech community, included hundreds of speakers — from Al Gore to Wyclef Jean — and brought some of North America’s top investors and CEOs to Toronto.

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October Investor Meeting Recap

October 16, 2018 / Source: GTAN

GTAN’s second Investee meeting of the season took place on October 16, 2018 at Bingemans.

Attendees listened to pitches from a variety of companies including Tripsi Inc, Sensor Medical Laboratories Limited, Value Connect and Brain FX.

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Meet eSight 3, glasses that can give sight to the blind

October 12, 2018 / Source: Vanguard

For people who are visually impaired, direction-finding is always a big challenge to them, though support canes can help out. Of the 285 million people worldwide considered blind, 86 per cent are legally blind with low vision caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma and other eye conditions. 

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How This CEO Went from Having Zero Industry Experience to Running Her Own Tech Startup

October 10, 2018 / Source: Entrepreneur

In this latest video from Entrepreneur Network partner MaRS Discovery District, the CEO and co-founder of Plum.IO talks about how she ascended to her current position without a stitch of tech experience.

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Alert Labs sees big opportunity under new owner

October 10, 2018 / Source: The Record

Technology firm Alert Labs has been acquired by Watsco, Inc., a U.S.-based heating, air conditioning and refrigeration distributor serving more than 250,000 contractors.

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NACO's 2018 Awards Feature Zoom.ai, Genesis Robotics and More

October 1, 2018 / Source: Techvibes

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) held its 2018 Awards last week, presenting awards for Most Promising Startup of the Year, Exit of the Year, and Angel of the Year.

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September Investor Meeting Recap

September 18, 2018 / Source: GTAN

GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered for the first Investor Meeting of GTAN’s tenth season.

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