France, Germany call for EU funding for tech start-ups

They want national initiatives to be complemented by EU ones in bid to compete more effectively against US, China Berlin and Paris want their project to focus on tech leaders in academia as well as entrepreneurs and to provide funding for high-risk tech projects. Seen here is the Viva Technology conference in Paris.   FRANCE …

Toronto Women’s Forum aims to foster collaboration and empowerment

Speakers at the two-day conference include World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Vicki Saunders is founder and CEO of SheEO, a Toronto-based non-profit aimed at funding female entrepreneurs.  (DAHLIA KATZ) A two-day conference is coming to Toronto with the goal of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Women’s Forum for the Economy …

CanCode funding Code Mobiles to give young Canadians digital skills needed for jobs of the future

The mobile truck fleet will travel across Canada teaching more than 140,000 young Canadians and their teachers how to code MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Coding and digital skills are essential tools for the well-paying middle class jobs of today and tomorrow. That's why the Government of Canada has made a historic investment …

Stanford’s Secret STEM Deficit

With the latest innovations in AI and machine learning the chatter of campus, it is easy for Stanford students to conflate Silicon Valley entrepreneurship with US scientific leadership. After all, with self-driving cars and automated grocery stores, it seems ludicrous to argue that our nation is experiencing an innovation deficit — the very opposite instead …

Cambridge Innovation Center raises $58 million to grow its coworking hubs globally

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), which provides coworking space for startups, has closed a $58 million round of funding from European real estate developer HB Reavis (HBR). CIC campuses are essentially a mix of startups, “corporate innovation spin-outs,” and VC funds, with tenants given access to desks, meeting rooms, labs, and more. A number of notable companies …

Three Reasons Why Innovation Hubs Should Embrace ICOs

  Innovation hubs around the world — one of the most familiar being Silicon Valley — have many characteristics in common. Innovation is the accepted currency and fuel of these habitats: You innovate, I invest or pay for your innovation and we join other innovative individuals or entities to innovate further.   In innovation hubs, the objectives …