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Friday, February 9, 2018

Problem Lab receives $300,000 in seed funding from Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, principals of Quantum Valley Investments® and founders of Blackberry, for their support of the Problem Pitch Competitions.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Problem Lab receives $100,000 contribution from Cisco Canada

The Problem Lab gratefully acknowledges the $100,000 contribution from Cisco to conduct work on the important business problems faced by Cisco's customers.

Original press release 

Friday, February 9, 2018

University of Waterloo creates Canada’s first problem lab

The University of Waterloo is launching a new program to help students with the first step of entrepreneurial innovation — the identification and definition of an important consumer, industrial, economic or technical problem.

The Problem Lab will be spearheaded by Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith, and is made possible by $300,000 in seed funding from Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, principals of Quantum Valley Investments® and founders of Blackberry.

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