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Jul 22, 2020, 09:54 ET Canada's future economic stars: MaRS announces companies in its Momentum program

Supporting Canadian ventures building to $100 million in revenue within five years. Today, Momentum companies earn a combined sum of $905M in revenue. If these companies grow 20 percent in the next...


Mar 26, 2020, 15:44 ET Tech community issues open letter to the Province during COVID-19

Tech CEOs and innovation hubs call for swift action to maintain top talent and jobs threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic TORONTO, March 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, more than 230 CEOs of leading tech...


Jan 16, 2020, 19:00 ET 12 Canadian Cleantech Companies Recognized Among World's Top 100

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - 12 Canadian companies were named to the 2020 Global Cleantech 100, an annual roster of the world's top 100 cleantech companies. Canada has more ventures on this...


Nov 19, 2019, 08:30 ET MaRS & EDC partnership will support Canadian science and technology success on international stage

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) and Export Development Canada (EDC) announced a new partnership aimed at helping Canadian science and technology companies with...


Sep 17, 2019, 13:22 ET MaRS to launch interactive art installation about the environment during Nuit Blanche

Event to feature a new, custom soundscape composed by Daniel Lanois TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District will be opening its doors to the public for Nuit Blanche, producing a...


Jan 28, 2019, 20:00 ET 12 Canadian Companies Named to Prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100 List

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Twelve Canadian companies have been named to the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100, an annual guide to the world's top 100 companies in sustainable technology ...


Sep 25, 2018, 07:00 ET Toronto's Waterfront is new destination for MaRS innovation hub

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District, together with its partner University of Toronto, today announced that it is in the final stages of securing a lease with Menkes Developments...


May 31, 2018, 09:30 ET Leading entrepreneur Annette Verschuren appointed chair of MaRS Discovery District's board of directors

CEO of NRStor, and formerly of Home Depot and Michaels, brings her expertise to chair Canada's largest innovation platform. TORONTO, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to...


Apr 26, 2018, 07:00 ET Future proofing our workforce: MaRS to launch Employment Pathway Platform with support from Google.org

The Employment Pathway Platform aims to support more than 10,000 people through career transitions within the first two years TORONTO, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, MaRS announced that it has...


Sep 28, 2017, 10:00 ET Yung Wu Named New CEO of MaRS Discovery District

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Yung Wu, a pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor, will be the new CEO of MaRS Discovery District, the board of directors announced today. Wu will start at MaRS...


Mar 21, 2017, 07:00 ET Why smart cities should star in the innovation budget

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - As the federal government prepares to unveil a budget to stimulate research and development in the Canadian economy, a new report from MaRS Discovery District...


Feb 09, 2017, 03:00 ET MaRS announces refinancing of its West Tower through private-sector support

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District today announced that it has completed a significant private financing of its West Tower. The proceeds of this transaction will be used to repay...


Dec 15, 2016, 10:08 ET Statement regarding Allen Gelberg

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District confirms that a former employee with responsibility for procurement and delivery of event services was involved in apparent fraudulent...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:00 ET MaRS and NTT DATA Partner to Connect Canadian Startups to Japanese Market

TORONTO/TOKYO, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub, and NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo, today announced a partnership to...


Jun 23, 2016, 09:00 ET MaRS C Suite officially opens its doors with founding partner CIBC and new tenants Manulife and Moneris

TORONTO, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, MaRS announces the official opening of its corporate innovation district, the MaRS C Suite, with its founding sponsor CIBC. Located in the heart of the MaRS...


Oct 13, 2015, 09:00 ET MaRS and TMX Group Announce FinTech Collaboration

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District ("MaRS") today announced a new collaborative relationship with TMX Group ("TMX"), an integrated exchange group with key subsidiaries operating...


Dec 12, 2014, 09:00 ET MaRS and Virgin Unite partner to invest in business as a force for good

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - 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...


Oct 23, 2014, 16:59 ET MaRS HealthKick 2015 now open to innovative health ventures from across the nation

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MaRS HealthKick 2015, Canada's largest health venture showcase, is expanding its business pitch competition beyond Ontario to include health startups from across the...


Oct 20, 2014, 16:04 ET SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech...


Oct 15, 2014, 13:00 ET Studio Y at MaRS introduces second cohort of 25 young leaders; celebrates achievements of first cohort

Program focuses on young leaders and innovators, 21st century skills and solutions for society TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Studio Y, an immersive fellowship for Ontario's young leaders and...


Oct 07, 2014, 12:59 ET New study finds hospital patients are not washing their hands

May be missing link in the spread of infection TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Health technology company Infonaut (www.infonaut.ca), a MaRS client, has released a study showing that hospital patients...


Oct 06, 2014, 10:05 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Environment Minister to launch Canada's first superhero comic book aimed at educating kids about the environment - October 7, 4:00 p.m. at MaRS

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the launch of "The Supergreeners," Canada's first comic book aimed at educating kids about the environment. Set in Canada and largely...


Sep 15, 2014, 09:30 ET Impact investing necessary to solve social challenges, according to new report

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - There is potential for a revolution in philanthropy and capital markets, according to a report released today by the Social Impact Investment Taskforce. The MaRS...


Aug 21, 2014, 11:11 ET Artists and entrepreneurs team up at MaRS to inspire creative thinking around climate change

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Three of Toronto's emerging artists are teaming up with a trio of Canada's leading cleantech entrepreneurs to create art that asks: "What if humanity solved climate...


Jul 28, 2014, 09:56 ET JOLT Announces the Next 6 Startups to Join its Summer 2014 Cohort

Toronto-Based Accelerator Introduces New Program Partners TORONTO, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - JOLT, a leading technology accelerator, announced today the latest group of companies to join its growing...