NORCAT Acquires an Automatic Injection Molding Machine

Lindsay Lane News

Sudbury’s NORCAT has acquired an automatic injection-molding machine with funding from FedNor. The funding is earmarked for NORCAT’s Innovation Acceleration Program, designed to help high-tech businesses improve productivity and competitiveness through innovative technologies. The injection molder is capable of processing a range of materials such as thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomer, liquid silicone rubber and rigid PVC. It should keep local firms …

PITCH 2018 : Software to Help Seniors Live Happier and Healthier Lives

Lindsay Lane News

  Welbi, an Ottawa-based tech company, is developing software to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation for seniors.  Cofounder and CEO Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau recently made a presentation at the NORCAT PITCH 2018 event in Sudbury, where early stage start-ups get the opportunity to pitch their ideas and products to investors.  Elizabeth  joined Markus Schwabe on CBC Morning North with more …

PITCH 2018 : New Product to Help Landlords with Tenants

Lindsay Lane News

  If you’re looking for a way to make the relationship between landlord and tenant a little easier, a Sudbury company says it might have the answer. Property management company Vistal is one of several businesses to participate in NORCAT’s PITCH 2018, an event where entrepreneurial startups can pitch to potential investors. Founder Joshua Murphy sat down with Markus Schwabe …

Praemo : Unleashing the True Potential of Digital Solutions

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NORCAT Innovation Mill Angel client Praemo has been named one of the twenty most innovative IOT companies to watch in 2018. Praemo was founded by a group of digital industry experts with extensive experience in their respective fields. The company does not only understand technology intimately but is able to put that knowledge into practice to provide predictive and prescriptive …

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 …

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 …

Join Sudbury’s Entrepreneurs for Startup Drinks!

Hailey Short News

Want to meet other Sudbury entrepreneurs in a no-sales, no-pitch, friendly environment? Want to connect with like-minded young professionals? Join us for the fall launch of Startup Drinks! Stay for a pint, connect with peers, share experiences, and meet some of your local, fellow startup enthusiasts and experienced entrepreneurs. This month we’ll be taking the meetup to TapHouse (1500 Regent …

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 …