Get Charged 2018: Takeaways from Sudbury’s Only Design and Tech Conference

Lindsay Lane Blog

The second annual Charged design and tech event has come and gone, and this year’s “user experience” themed conference once again promised – and delivered – an educational and inspiring event committed to strengthening and helping Sudbury’s design and startup tech communities thrive. Reflecting on the event’s sophomore year, there was a lot to take in. Here are three takeaways that …

The New World of Training and Development

Lindsay Lane Blog

The power fails. Immediately, the mine goes completely dark and everything comes to a standstill. Workers can’t attend to their duties. Worst of all, they may be trapped. This situation does not depict an actual event, although the scenario is certainly a realistic one. Instead, it is a snapshot of the opening scene of a robust virtual reality mine rescue …

A business culture revolution in Sudbury

Lindsay Lane Blog

Sudbury is now a player in the digital innovator economy Michael Atkins, president, Laurentian Media Group I sold a company last month and actually got more money back than I invested. This, I can assure you, doesn’t always happen to me or anyone else in the angel investing business. It started 12 years ago in Sudbury when three lads walked …

Flosonics : A NORCAT Innovation Mill Success Story

Lindsay Lane Blog

Innovation is the lifeblood of any industry – and the medical field is no different. With its innovative technology, FloSonics Medical, a Sudbury based medical technology startup and NORCAT Innovation Mill client, is poised to revolutionize the healthcare industry – and save lives at the same time. What started out as a casual conversation between college roommates has recently resulted …

Collaboration, Innovation and Growth: 2017 Year in Review

Lindsay Lane Blog

Another action packed year at NORCAT is drawing to a close. As we head into 2017’s final stretch, we’re looking back at the stories, events and highlights that made headlines at NORCAT over the last year. There were a number of key infrastructure developments in 2017, including the funding announcement by both the provincial and federal government. This funding will …

Startup Followup : “You are not ON social media, you ARE social media”– Social Media for Startups and Entrepreneurs with Karen Schulman Dupuis

Lindsay Lane Blog

The evolution of social media has been rapid and there is no indication that it’s going to slow down. There are currently more than 2.3 billion active social media users worldwide, with 23 million of those users right here in Canada. Social media is influencing consumer purchase now more than ever, and opting out of this impactful marketing channel is …

Startup Follow-up: “The More Milestones You Achieve, The More Valuable You Are” – Raising Capital with Bernie Aho

Lindsay Lane Blog

Over the past eight weeks of Startup101, aspiring founders have received inspiration and insider tips from business owners who have experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations that arise on the entrepreneurial journey. Participants have been taught the basics of what’s involved in turning an idea into a viable product, and how to protect that idea and product from competitors. But …

The Future of Mining: Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet features TesMan for Extreme Machines Week

Lindsay Lane Blog

Each year, Discovery Channel flagship science magazine Daily Planet airs one week of episodes exploring the world’s most powerful and outrageous machines. From a helicopter with a set of giant spinning saws hanging beneath it to a giant robotic arm dubbed the future of mining, the show’s production crew travels the globe for the most unusual and awesome machines around. …

Startup Follow-up: “You Have to Believe In It More Than Anyone Else” – Going to Market Strategies with Jeff Fuller

Lindsay Lane Blog

Over the past five weeks of Startup 101, enthusiastic aspiring founders have been taught the basics by “been there, done that” business owners – what needs to take place and be completed at the very beginning stages of the entrepreneurial journey, such as building the business model canvas, undertaking market research and physical development of the product. If you’re an …

GET CHARGED UP: Takeaways from Sudbury’s First Design and Tech Conference

Lindsay Lane Blog

The Charged 2017 Design and Tech event has come and gone and, with a sold out workshop and conference, Charged promised – and delivered – an educational and inspiring event committed to strengthening and helping Sudbury’s design and startup tech communities thrive. Reflecting on the first ever event, there was a lot to take in. Here are three takeaways that captured …

The Global Mining Industry and the New World of Work

NORCAT Blog

View Original Post Over the past 10 years, the global mining industry has continued to build momentum and prepare itself for what appears to be a remarkable transformation. Executives are facing unprecedented pressure to find sustainable and creative methods to drive shareholder value, enhance productivity, and improve the safety of the workforce – all during a time of global political …

Why should you care about entrepreneurship education?

Hailey Short Blog

Entrepreneurship can be learned. But the key, according to the Kauffman Foundation, is to provide education at “teachable moments” — when you are thinking about starting a business or ready to scale it. What entrepreneurs need isn’t the type of abstract course they teach in business schools, but practical, relevant knowledge you can apply to your business. Here’s our list …

Clippy Integrated into LinkedIn

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn – Cloud gazing at the possibilities

Nick Vildis Blog

Microsoft announced today that it is buying the business world’s favorite social media website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion at $196 per share. That’s a big deal in today’s age of mergers and acquisitions – a tech giant owning one of the largest social media platforms on the web. It makes a lot of sense too. Chances are if you’re running …

Entrepreneurship 101 Graduating Class

Entrepreneurship 101 – Looking to the Future

Hailey Short Blog

On Wednesday, May 18th we celebrated 30 weeks of hard work and dedication of an elite group of Sudbury entrepreneurs. After 30 weeks of intensive work, fifteen individuals walked away with invaluable knowledge of what it takes to start and grow a business. The program taught the fundamentals of what every entrepreneur needs to start a business – whether it’s …