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Apr 23, 2013, 10:48 ET MaRS names leading innovation expert as President and Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Euan Robertson as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). "I am delighted to welcome Euan...


Feb 20, 2013, 09:00 ET JOLT announces six new startups to join its Winter 2013 accelerator program

Startups head to Silicon Valley to officially kick off their JOLT experience at 2013 LAUNCH Festival TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - JOLT, a leading Canadian technology accelerator, today announced...


Feb 13, 2013, 08:30 ET MaRS appoints two new members to Board of Directors

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Campbell, President of AstraZeneca Canada Inc. and Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada to ...


Jan 29, 2013, 09:15 ET Investment Accelerator Fund announces funding for five Ontario technology startups

Brings total investment in new enterprises to $28.8 million in 62 companies TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Five Ontario companies have received funding from the Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF),...


Dec 11, 2012, 10:00 ET MaRS Cleantech Fund moves into next-gen biofuels with investment in Woodland Biofuels

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The MaRS Cleantech Fund is pleased to announce the completion of a venture deal with Woodland Biofuels, positioned to become North America's lowest-cost producer of...


Dec 04, 2012, 08:00 ET MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District congratulates Dr. Ilse Treurnicht on receiving the prestigious 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award. The award, in the "Xstrata...


Nov 30, 2012, 08:00 ET Lean Startup Day at MaRS aims to strengthen Toronto's startup community

Free event will live stream popular U.S. Lean Startup Conference TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend Lean Startup Day at MaRS Discovery District on December 3,...


Nov 21, 2012, 10:15 ET MaRS partners with province to help Ontarians better manage energy use

Ontario Green Button initiative would make energy data accessible to consumers TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - A new partnership between the Province of Ontario and MaRS Discovery District aims to...


Nov 08, 2012, 10:00 ET MaRS Centre for Impact Investing receives $1 million gift from RBC

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing today received a $1 million, five-year commitment from RBC to help build its capacity as a leadership hub for social finance and...


Sep 25, 2012, 11:46 ET Ontario startups receive $5.4 million from Investment Accelerator Fund

Brings total investment in new enterprises to $26.6 million MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Twelve Ontario companies have received funding from the Investment...


Jul 17, 2012, 09:00 ET Top city builders from around the world coming to MaRS

The Innovation City will examine ways of shaping our urban future TORONTO, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - This week, MaRS Discovery District is hosting one of Canada's most influential city-building...


Apr 30, 2012, 11:52 ET JOLT joins Global Accelerator Network and announces call for applications

Partnership to give JOLT startups access to extensive benefits and connections outside Canada TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - JOLT (www.joltco.ca), a new technology accelerator for high-growth web...


Apr 24, 2012, 10:46 ET MaRS announces JOLT: New technology accelerator will combine creative design and business expertise to build growth companies

Leading angel investors to fund initiative TORONTO, April 24, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS today announced the creation of JOLT, a new technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile...


Mar 26, 2012, 12:48 ET MaRS announces launch of first dedicated, early-stage cleantech venture fund

TORONTO, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS is pleased to announce the launch of Canada's first dedicated early-stage cleantech venture fund. The MaRS Cleantech Fund LP ushers in a new model in early-stage...


Mar 16, 2012, 11:00 ET Five MaRS clients to participate in new VentureStart program

TORONTO, March 16, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS announces that five of its clients have been chosen to participate in VentureStart, a new program unveiled today by the Mississauga-based Research Innovation...


Feb 24, 2012, 08:00 ET Honouring Dr. John Evans: Evans family donates $10 million to MaRS Discovery District

Fund will support the MaRS Solutions Lab - and help prepare young Canadians for global leadership TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS is delighted to announce that it has received a generous gift of...


Feb 14, 2012, 10:00 ET MaRS Client Infonaut Signs Contract with University Health Network to Test Disease Surveillance System, Hospital Watch Live

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Health technology company Infonaut (www.infonaut.ca), a MaRS client, announced it has signed a contract with the University Health Network to test its real-time disease ...


Feb 01, 2012, 09:30 ET SeaWell Networks Inc. secures $5 million in Series B investment

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - MaRS client SeaWell Networks Inc., a leader in multi-platform video delivery software for network operators, announced that it has secured $5 million in Series B...


Nov 30, 2010, 10:31 ET Call for a New Partnership between the Private, Public and Community Sectors
to Build Canada's Impact Investing Marketplace

Task Force on Social Finance releases anticipated report and recommendations designed to encourage the growth of social enterprise in Canada TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - The Task Force on Social Finance...


Nov 26, 2010, 10:10 ET Media Advisory: Two of Ontario's top scientists to join Paul Kennedy, host of
CBC Radio's Ideas, for an exciting discussion about medical research

TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - When was the last time you heard two leading medical researchers discuss their work in a casual, accessible and interesting way? On November 30, MaRS will welcome Dr. Janet...


Nov 16, 2010, 13:43 ET Intel Corporation acquires Toronto start-up CognoVision

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/mars-discovery-district/intel-corporation-acquires-cogno-vision MaRS client delivers industry-defining technology for audience...


Oct 13, 2010, 10:37 ET Founder and ex-CEO of eSolar Asif Ansari takes the helm of Canadian startup
Morgan Solar

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce that Asif Ansari, former CEO of Los Angeles based eSolar, Inc., has taken the position of Chief Executive Officer at Toronto...


Aug 18, 2010, 11:08 ET Three Toronto high-tech companies receive seed funding through Ontario's
Investment Accelerator Fund

$1.5 million investment to support Geminare Inc., MedCurrent Technologies and Receptor Therapeutics TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - A locally administered treatment for ovarian cancer. Software that helps...


Jul 21, 2010, 11:36 ET Distility Branding receives angel-led funding

1day1brand system delivers an innovative and collaborative process for building brands TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - MaRS, a Toronto-based not-for-profit innovation centre, is pleased to announce that one ...


Jul 19, 2010, 11:18 ET Jigsee secures angel funding

Proprietary media delivery platform poised to accelerate mobile video adoption in emerging markets TORONTO, July 19 /CNW/ - MaRS, a not-for-profit innovation centre, is proud to announce that one of...