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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: New Challenges & Opportunities

Due to its ability to substantially improve productivity and boost economic output, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is considered to be the next big technological revolution with the potential to increase economic growth rates by a weighted average of 1.7% and profitability rates by 38% across a variety of industries by 2035.

Read our latest Newsletter to explore the Canadian and global financial AI landscape and to learn more about how AI can maximize labor and capital capacity in almost every industry.

Based on a comparison of baseline growth in 2035 with an AI steady state scenario where AI has been absorbed into the economy

 

Elevate Toronto Tech Festival

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NorthBridge Consultants is excited to be attending the 3-day Elevate Toronto tech festival which will showcase the best in Canadian innovation.

Elevate Toronto is the city’s newest technology innovation festival and, this year, will focus on disruptive technologies that are expected to change the way we live and work.

With over 100 impressive keynote speakers and numerous opportunities for curated high-value networking, the festival will feature leaders in Artificial Intelligence, fintech & blockchain, and much more.

The festival is expected to draw over 5000 attendees including founders looking to scale up, investors searching for the next great start up, talent searching for the next big opportunity, and corporate innovators looking for professional development and networking.

Elevate Toronto is a non-profit organization, in partnership with the City of Toronto, and is led by TechToronto, MaRS, #movethedial, OneEleven, Cossette Communications and the Spotlight Awards.

The rapid speed of innovation and the development of disruptive technologies over the past few decades has radically transformed the way businesses, individuals, and machines operate and interact. Thus, disruptive technologies have deeply permeated global markets and industry applications. CEO and co-founder of Elevate Toronto, Razor Suleman, believes that “It’s our time” as “startups and corporate leaders are aligning with the government’s innovation agenda creating the perfect circumstances for accelerated growth.”

Festival Schedule:

September 12: Elevate Main Stage & Elevate Celebrate
September 13: Elevate Educate & King West Social
September 14: NewCo Toronto & Spotlight Awards; Timmy Awards

Get your Tickets today!

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NorthSpring Capital Partners Co-founder named GTAN’s Angel of the Year

Our warmest congratulations to Brian Hunter, co-founder of our sister company Northspring Capital Partners, for receiving the distinguished Golden Triangle Angel Network’s Angel of the Year award!

We extend our congratulations to Top Hat for receiving the prestigious Company of the Year award and to David Benton Leong, recipient of the Borges Community Builder of the Year award!

The Golden Triangle Angel Network held its 6th annual Pauli Awards on Tuesday June 20th night at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, celebrating seven years of unprecedented success for it’s members and the community. The Pauli Awards recognize leading contributors of local tech investments and celebrate GTAN’s success including over $35M in capital committed by Angel investors, thereby infusing over $62M of capital into local, early-stage companies.

Brian has over 35 years of experience in providing debt and equity financing to private and publicly held businesses in Southern Ontario. Having began his career with Canada’s leading private merchant bank, Roynat Capital, Brian later became Director and District Manager of the Kitchener office and has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs with long term capital needs.

In 2009 Brian and Sol Algranti co-founded NorthSpring Capital Partners, a private equity fund that is focused on contributing to the growth of the next generation of great Canadian companies by providing risk capital to both traditional industry companies, such as manufacturers and distributors, and early stage technology company startups. NorthSpring Capital Partners recently announced investments in five high growth companies located in the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor.

Smart Financing for Startups- Seminar & Networking Event in Toronto

Enjoy a night of networking and learning in Toronto’s Cultural Incubator!

Please join us for a networking event and an informative seminar to learn from industry experts about key topics on financing for start-ups .

At this event you will be hearing from several experts on key topics including:

  • Accounting for Start-ups
  • How your Financials speak to VCs
  • Budgeting for Marketing and ROI
  • Introduction to Government Funding

Expert panelists include Tammy Armes from Tammy Armes Accounting, 9 PROX Creative Media, Gerry Fung from NorthBridge Consultants and a guest Venture Capitalist (TBA).

Event Details:
Date:
Thursday January 26th, 2017
Time:
6PM – 9PM (EST)
Location:
Tract 9 building.358 Dufferin St, Unit 112, ON M6K 1Z8 Toronto, ON (VIEW MAP)
Booking/Reservation:
Tickets are on sale for $10. Please register on Eventbrite:

 

Ontario Export Market Access Program Re-Opened

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released an update to the Export Market Access (EMA) program informing applicants that they will be accepting applications for projects/activities that are completed before April 30, 2017.

Do you have a global mindset but think your company is too small to be an exporter? Well, think again.

Recognizing that some companies naturally have a global mindset early on in their development, the EMA program was established to help small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access and expand their growth in foreign markets.

Through the EMA program,  companies can receive funding of up to 50% for a maximum of $30,000 towards eligible activities including international trade show attendance, development of marketing tools, investment in market research, and participation in foreign bidding projects.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the new Application Guide, released in January 2017, to ensure that they meet eligibility requirements, or contact our government funding experts directly, for a free consultation.

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