Edge challenge - Ed Wisniewski

Looking to redefine the educational experience in the classroom? Look no further! 2013 Edge Challenge

Hailey Short Blog

We are very pleased to announce that NORCAT ‘s Director of Software Development, Information Technology, and Building Management, Ed Wisniewski , has recently been chosen as one of eight qualifying judges for the upcoming  Edge Challenge 2013. This North American wide contest is an innovative and educational opportunity hosted by Desire2Learn, one of the world’s fastest growing cloud-based, integrated learning …

Robert Friedland

Linking Sudbury to Africa to make a difference

Hailey Short Blog

On Wednesday, October 9th NORCAT had the pleasure of attending the first lecture in a new series hosted by Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines. The inaugural lecture featured Mr. Robert Friedland, renowned international mining entrepreneur and financer, whom is the Executive Chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. Ivanhoe Mines have been executing exploration in multiple countries over the past …

Sherwin Greenblatt - Hot Topics

Ten Tips to get you from Start Up to Success and Beyond

NORCAT Blog

By Néha T. Singh This morning a few of us Sudburians (i.e. people that hail from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) were privileged enough to attend an in person story sharing session delivered by Sherwin Greenblatt, Co-founder and former president of Bose Corporation as part of the NORCAT Hot Topics series. As I sit here at the 84 Station Coffee Shop in downtown Sudbury, I am excited to share …

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Angel Investing 101

Hailey Short Blog

On Tuesday, September 17th, Verdexus General Partner, Randall Howard, Director of IAF, Lance Laking and Executive Director of the Angel One Investor Network, Karen Grant delivered an invigorating discussion at the NORCAT Centre sharing their insight on what it means to be an Angel Investor in Canada. For many Canadians, angel investing presents an exciting opportunity to leverage your experience …

Looking for your next stock pick? Pay attention to health and safety

Looking for your next stock pick? Pay attention to health and safety

NORCAT Blog

By Don Duval The concepts and science behind big data and correlation / causation analytics have always fascinated me. Work by such companies as Innovest Strategic Partners – an organization that once provided research and insight that demonstrated that the stock price of publically traded companies with robust corporate social responsibility programs outperformed the returns of their industry peers, was …

Entreprensurship Education

Entrepreneurial Education the Key to Successful Startups!

Hailey Short Blog

Overcoming the challenges of a Startup can be an extremely daunting task. Not only do these difficult tasks interfere with the success of a new business, they can be easily prevented from the early stages of development. Quite often the lack of entrepreneurial education and knowledge plays a dominant role in the prevention of a successful business venture. Curious about …

Massive Particle attends Unite Conference

Massive Particle attends Unite Conference

Kyle McCall Blog

Last week NORCAT resident Massive Particle Studios had the chance to attend and participate in the annual Unite developers’ conference in Vancouver.  The event brought together developers, publishers and enthusiasts from not only North America, but from across the globe. The goal of the event is to help individuals learn about the latest trends in software development, new techniques and, …

Assembling the right team

Start-up Founders – Make sure you put the right team together!

Hailey Short Blog

“No business is so good that the wrong people can’t mess it up. And no business is so bad that the right people can’t fix it…” – Fred Wilson, USV. As success proves to be the overarching goal in any business strategy, there are a number of key factors leading towards it. The key to any successful business starts with …

Manning Innovation Awards

Manning Innovation Awards

Hailey Short Blog

Do you or your company possess an innovative concept that has been fully developed and exists in the market? Or do you know someone who has a new innovative concept, process or procedure and would like to share with a committee of Canadian wide business men and women, as well as scientists? By means of a nomination from two or …

John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures

How, Why and When to Raise Venture Capital

Hailey Short Blog

John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures On Wednesday, June 5th, OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo delivered an exhilarating presentation at the NORCAT Centre sharing his insights on the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada, our opportunities for the future, and providing guidance to our entrepreneurial community to help them understand the pros and cons of venture capital. Staying true …

TEDx Shift

TEDx is coming to Town!

Kyle McCall Blog

Many know the website, TED.com, a site which contains many interesting ideas that are definitely worth spreading (if you haven’t checked it out I really suggest you do!), but few know about TEDx events, and fewer still know that one will soon be taking place here in Sudbury. TEDx events are smaller, more intimate, and have a definite local flavour …

5 Acronyms Every Entrepreneur Should Know

5 Acronyms Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Kyle McCall Blog

Navigating the world of business is difficult.  For an aspiring entrepreneur, who may not have any business experience, it can be made even more challenging by the language and jargon used at meetings, tradeshows, and other such events.  Nothing is worse than not knowing what people are talking about, especially if you’re trying to make a great first impression, or …

Making the Sale to a Potential Corporate Client

Making the Sale to a Potential Corporate Client

Kyle McCall Blog

It’s no secret that for a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) landing a corporate client can be akin to hiking up a mountain. It’s hard work! It can be made harder still if you’re not prepared. Getting a meeting with a company is the first big step, but for that advice I’ll direct you to NORCAT’s last Hot Topics …

Working in Confined Spaces

Working in Confined Spaces

Kim Duquette Blog

Every year workers are killed in confined space accidents. Many of these fatalities are caused by toxic atmospheres or oxygen deficiency, and often, those attempting to rescue fallen co-workers succumb to the hazards as well. Whether insufficiently trained or prepared for the situation or simply unaware of the hazard, the results can be devastatingly fatal. Take for example the death …