Articles By Jonathon Shore

Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

BizON brings e-commerce convenience to buying or selling a business

Growing up, Nunzio Presta was always interested in being an entrepreneur and aspired to create a business that would truly help people. While still younger than 30, the recent Ryerson University B.Com grad was a sales

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

PatientWay: Streamlining patient access through web, kiosk and mobile apps

Ottawa-based PatientWay was founded in March 2010. Early on it became a client of York Region’s ventureLAB to access healthcare mentoring and funding expertise and proximity to large GTA medtech markets. Supplying healthcare

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

WebsiteBox: One year and 5,000 new customers later

York Region’s WebsiteBox  celebrated its one year birthday last month with an announcement that it has signed up more than 5,000 new customers during its first year in business. Launched in January 2013

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

York Region’s BrainFx:Set to assist patients and further neuroscience

Recently, hundreds of biomedical and rehabilitation leaders got to see and hear about a new Web and tablet-based clinical assessment tool for measuring the functional effects of brain injury. At the June 20

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Jonathon Shore

York Region’s ventureLAB joins Canadian Digital Media Network

At its Web 3.0 conference this week, the Canadian Digital Media Network announced that York Region's  ventureLAB  has become part of its national network.  CDMN  now has more than 20 member hubs like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

York Region named a Startup Canada Community

Last May York Region’s ventureLAB hosted a Startup Canada Town Hall. At the time, the Startup Canada, team set out to “brainstorm community-driven ideas for supporting local entrepreneurship” with the  the 80 entrepreneurs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

No treasure map to startup funding, entrepreneurs told

What makes a business worth investing in? It turns out that business founders and prospective investors might have very different ideas of that entirely. On March 13, ventureLAB, York Regions Innovation Centre hosted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge 2012 winners pitch for gold

Five teams of MBA Students and healthcare and biotechnology innovators will  pitch their business commercialization plans live on stage to a panel of experts for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jonathon Shore

Startup Canada tour passes through York Region

The Regional Municipality of York got to experience its own eagerly anticipated Startup Canada town hall event today in Markham, at the Markham Convergence Centre (MCC). “We are very pleased to be hosting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2012 Jonathon Shore