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May 23, 2014, 10:51 ET MaRS hosts global leaders at Labs for Systems Change event

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MaRS Solutions Lab will bring together more than 40 of the world's leading lab practitioners from May 25-27 during its Labs for Systems Change conference. The event,...


Apr 03, 2014, 10:58 ET MaRS' Impact8 social venture accelerator launches second cohort

Program partners with Saint Elizabeth to focus on startups that target health & well-being TORONTO, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Following its successful pilot in the fall of 2013, Impact8 – Ontario's first ...


Mar 18, 2014, 12:45 ET MaRS impact investing platform announces key financing wins at Impact Ontario

Partnerships with BDC, Saint Elizabeth Health Care also announced; will further support social ventures TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The first round of ventures in MaRS Discovery District's impact ...


Feb 28, 2014, 09:30 ET Ontario Premier announces new Advanced Energy Centre to be based at MaRS

The Centre will promote leading Canadian innovations and solutions in the global energy market TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced the creation of the...


Feb 20, 2014, 11:46 ET JOLT Opens Recruitment for Canada's Most Innovative Startups

New partners join the JOLT Network to help develop globally competitive companies TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - JOLT, a leading technology accelerator, announced today that it's accepting...


Jan 15, 2014, 11:00 ET Studio Y at MaRS announces first cohort

Program supported by Ontario government focuses on youth leadership, 21st century skills and social innovation TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Studio Y: Ontario's Youth Social Impact and Leadership...


Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET Media advisory: Minister Piruzza to issue challenge to first cohort of young innovators at Studio Y, MaRS' youth impact and leadership academy

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Hon. Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services, will announce a Minister's Challenge to the inaugural Studio Y cohort during an event at MaRS on...


Dec 05, 2013, 08:30 ET MaRS accelerates ventures with impact

Graduates of Impact8, Ontario's first social venture accelerator, demo at TSX TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Impact8, Ontario's first accelerator for social purpose businesses, will mark the...


Dec 03, 2013, 11:26 ET MaRS client Smart Energy Instruments and Hitachi High-Tech launch new solution to improve grid reliability

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a Toronto-based cleantech company with a unique solution to improve electric grid reliability, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation...


Dec 03, 2013, 08:30 ET MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women for fourth time since 2009

Women's Executive Network reveals 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce that CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht...


Dec 02, 2013, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MaRS announces pilot program offering new energy management apps to Ontario consumers/

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontarians will get access to new apps to help manage their energy consumption data, thanks to a pilot program led by MaRS Discovery District, in partnership with Hydro...


Nov 28, 2013, 09:00 ET MaRS announces pilot program offering new energy management apps to Ontario consumers

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontarians will get access to new apps to help manage their energy consumption data, thanks to a pilot program led by MaRS Discovery District, in partnership with Hydro...


Oct 30, 2013, 12:00 ET JOLT Alumni Greengage Mobile Raises $1 million

Program highlights announced cohort TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - JOLT alumni Greengage Mobile today announced the completion of a $1 million funding round from the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund...


Oct 22, 2013, 10:30 ET Breakthrough innovation enables the legally blind to see

MaRS client's device unique among low vision aids TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS client and Investment Accelerator Fund portfolio company eSight Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of...


Oct 21, 2013, 09:54 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - eSight eyewear launch at MaRS - October 22, 10:30am

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the launch of eSight's innovative new digital eyewear that allows the legally blind to see. eSight eyewear can dramatically improve...


Sep 19, 2013, 09:30 ET New MaRS investment platform to mobilize private capital for public good

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District officially launched its new impact investing platform, SVX (Social Venture Connexion), in an announcement this morning at the Toronto Stock...


Sep 18, 2013, 08:30 ET Media advisory: Launch of SVX impact investing platform

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District will officially launch its new impact investing platform, SVX (Social Venture Connexion), at the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, Sept. 19...


Sep 06, 2013, 08:30 ET Media Advisory: MaRS Energy Hackathon

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the MaRS Energy Hackathon at MaRS Discovery District, Sept. 7-8. Approximately 150 developers, designers and entrepreneurs will have the...


Aug 21, 2013, 09:30 ET RBC inks first deal for its Social Finance initiative, investing $500,000 in MaRS Cleantech Fund

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District today announced that the RBC Generator, the impact investing arm of RBC's Social Finance initiative, has invested $500,000 in the MaRS Cleantech ...


May 30, 2013, 14:30 ET Breakthrough health technologies to reach patients faster through MaRS EXCITE

Program announces first round of participants TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The first three companies selected to participate in the MaRS EXCITE program aim to improve outcomes for breast cancer,...


May 27, 2013, 08:38 ET Media advisory: Toronto startup unveils electric bike on Bike to Work Day

TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS client Revelo Bikes Inc. will unveil its new prototype LIFEbike and crowdfunding campaign at MaRS Discovery District today at 10:30am. The LIFEbike is a...


May 24, 2013, 11:00 ET Toronto startup unveils game-changing electric bike

MaRS client Revelo Bikes Inc. to launch crowdfunding campaign on Bike to Work Day TORONTO, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A Toronto company with an innovative electric bicycle will unveil its production...


May 16, 2013, 11:22 ET MaRS cleantech leader Tom Rand recognized for environment-friendly business strategies

TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Tom Rand will be honoured with Earth Day Canada's Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award at its annual gala on June 12, 2013. Rand is a clean energy champion...


May 07, 2013, 11:05 ET Leading tech entrepreneur and investor joins MaRS as head of its Information Technology, Communications & Entertainment (ICE) sector

TORONTO, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Salim Teja as Managing Director of its ICE sector programs. "Salim Teja is highly respected and the...


May 06, 2013, 10:30 ET MaRS Cleantech Fund invests in Hydrostor's game-changing energy storage solution

Low-cost technology stores energy underwater for use at peak times TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The MaRS Cleantech Fund is pleased to announce the completion of a venture deal with Toronto energy...