The Weston’; Sobey’s; Roger’s; Pattinson’s. Some of Canada’s biggest brands are family businesses. So it comes as no surprise that a recent report from the Conference Board of Canada shows Canadian family businesses generate almost half of private-sector GDP and 7 million jobs. In fact, these family-owned enterprises (FOEs) account for more than 60% of all private sector companies.
Physician-angel and VC firm fuel ongoing studies and product development.
NERv Technology Inc., an innovative medtech venture co-founded by a number of University of Waterloo alumni, has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding. In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of their flagship post-operative sensory platform product.
This fall term, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. Meet the fall 2019 pitch winners!