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Innovation Factory’s First Innovation Night at McMaster!

March 7, 2014 by · 4 Comments
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Hamilton, ON (March 6, 2014) | by Emily Kinread, Marketing & Communications Manager, Emily.kinread@innovationfactory.ca

winner-1On March 5 over 130 people gathered at TwelvEighty Pub at McMaster University to hear 12 innovators pitch their business ideas at Innovation Night.

Co-hosted by Innovation Factory, the McMaster Entrepreneurship Association, the McMaster Social Innovation Lab and the McMaster Engineering & Management Society, Innovation Night brought together students, innovators and business professionals from the community.

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A Very Merry Christmas to One & All!

December 20, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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We’re closing down the office today for the Christmas holidays….and as usual I just wanted to thank all of our readers and followers for their support over the past year!

While our SEO tasks continue – Google et al never close, eh! – we’ll not be making more Canadian SEO posts here on www.canuckseo.com till the new year….

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Innovation Night SHOWDOWN: Another IF Success Story!

July 19, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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showdownYes, another success story from our own #HamOnt Innovation Factory and I’m so so pleased to have attended this big Innovation Night SHOWDOWN Pitch Contest just this past Wednesday evening!

So, what is a “Pitch Contest?” you might ask…and it’s really just what it says. Past winners and nominees from within the Innovation Night events held all year, get a two minute timed presentation to pitch their company to a crowd of more than 300 and they do it with style and drive!

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StartUpWeekendHamilton:3 – Another Great #HamOnt Success!

April 29, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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Once again, it was my pleasure to be involved as one of the Mentors for the weekend just past’s big #HamOnt event – our third StartUpWeekend and what a great success it was too!

Held downtown on James St South, at the popular Radius Cafe building, this event was ably led by our Innovation Factory, Software Hamilton, KiteString agency and Vana Workforce and each of same had their top-notch talent there to present and run the whole event.

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#HamOnt’s Big Startup Success – Our Innovation Factory!

February 1, 2013 by · 3 Comments
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Innovation FactoryYes after about 2 years and a bit, last night our own Hamilton RIC (Regional Innovation Centre), our Innovation Factory opened up it’s brand new premises at McMaster’s Innovation Park and boy what a great party it was!

Filled up with local and GHTA and regional “movers & shakers” the reception was one of the best I’ve been to in years, with both politicians, angels, startups and the “usual suspects” in our community startup channel too!

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Where is Technology Headed Next?

January 4, 2013 by · 3 Comments
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spec_technology 2013Back in the traces once again…and looking forward big time to 2013 and what that will bring for my city and myself in the way of new technology and new investments.

That said, one thing I wanted to do right up front in 2013 was to re-publish a great piece done just last Saturday here in #HamOnt by our Hamilton Spectator entitled “Where is Technology Headed” and sub titled “We’ve asked Hamilton’s Savvy Ones!” and yup, guess I’m one of same!

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ValleyTown Media: A Video Leader in #HamOnt

September 28, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Okay, it being Friday once again, I thought that I’d wrap-up the busiest SEO week in quite awhile with a #HamOnt comment that has definitely “twigged” my attention, broken through the clutter that one gets innundated with online….and it’s definitely worth a click to see more.

Video is of course, a hot method that many savvy website SMB owners use to get traction and traffic. It’s said that 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube for example, every single minute of the day, hour by hour and day by day it’s no wonder that YouTube grows so quickly…and this post is about “video leadership!”

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I’m Speaking at Your Business Is NOW Conference Hamilton!

September 14, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Okay, you know lots about your business…but you may have some holes in your knowledge about marketing, branding, SEO, Social Media, HR and other entrepreneur skills. So what to do?

Simple  answer is to learn…and that can be highly augmented by going to the upcoming YBIN Conference – Your Business is Now - here in Hamilton on Oct. 12/13th at our downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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WITHamOnt Launches at Baltimore House!

June 29, 2012 by · 6 Comments
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Short posting today….trying to finish off still what’s been a very very busy week…but as a member of the group that attended last evening’s launch of our #HamOnt “Women in Technology Hamilton” event at the Baltimore House, it was a great event, eh!

Yup, sure was. I went early (as always) and had a great time meeting with more than three dozen of Hamilton’s “best and brightest” women who wanted to come out to the lauch of this new group – and as one of the very few men in the room, it was so so nice to see the turnout!

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theSpec:Hamilton Business Magazine Rocks!

June 7, 2012 by · 5 Comments
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Okay, yes….you’ll find me in this newly created most recent June 2012 version of the Hamilton Spectator monthly Business Magazine…and I’m quite proud of same, eh!

 The Spec Business Magazine is under the direction of Rick Hughes the Spec Business editor – but managed by Cheryl Stepan, the magazine editor and….well….I like it a  whole bunch!

And let me tell you why…on three major points. The first is on the new biz magazine itself –  or even better, let me show you how that was explained by Cheryl herself here –

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Our Outstanding Business Achievement Award Video!

June 5, 2012 by · 7 Comments
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As you can see….todays posting is just a short one, but it’s still apropos of both who we are and what we do!

Recently, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce nominated us for their 2012 Annual Outstanding Business Awards in the category of  Communication Technology firms and to do that they had to shoot a video about our company, and that was a very nice touch! And while we didn’t win in our Category, just being nominated was a great treat….and I’d like to thank our Chamber for that honor too!

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It’s Time to Invest in Hamilton!

April 9, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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Yes, it’s exactly the right time to think about our wonderful community and think investment! Money, sure, I mean money by all means, but that’s not what I’m really thinking about today…what I’m thinking about is the commitment of time – your time and in truth is there anything more valuable than time? No there is not. And here’s why, eh!

Time is the measure that we all use, to try to live, work and exist in life, and we use it haphazardly when we’re not focused I think. As one grows a bit older, and the term “been there done that” comes to the top-0f-mind position more than not – that was the time for me when time suddenly appeared to be of more import to my life than anything else.

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