Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

Here’s the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Toronto welcomes Startup Canada, what to do when angels don’t miraculously appear, and Windsor, Ont. gets ready to hunt for startup goodies.

Startup Canada hits T.O.
The Startup Canadacross-country tour hit Toronto today as part of a two-weekstop in Ontario. The foundation will stop by the Discovery 12conference held by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, then co-host anevening event at the Centre for Social Innovation. After Toronto,Startup Canada takes its roadshow to Waterloo, Windsor and York Regionbefore heading to New Brunswick in late May.

From NextMontreal blog site

Amen for angel alternatives
Who can you turn to ifyour prayers for angel investment aren’t answered? There are manyalternative options listed in today’s Toronto Star,including government grants, traditional bank loans, small businessloans from the Business Development Bank of Canada and the CanadianYouth Business Foundation, and various provincial self-employmentbenefits programs. And there’s always the help of friends and family,naturally. Here’s some trivia for you to ponder: it took $5 million tolaunch a successful digital product, service or store back in 1998; nowit takes just $50,000. The rise of the do-it-yourself IT entrepreneur,it looks like.

From the Toronto Star

Scavenger hunt? Yes, it’s back
Remember the scavengerhunt? Yes, that retro-cool relic from your childhood isback as part of StartupCanada’s national tour when it hits Windsor, Ont. in a fewweeks. You can vie for over $1,550 worth of prizes by registeringfor the hunt, then following the directions online to scourWindsor for 100 specific items hidden around town. The actionofficially started today and ends in exactly one week. Happy hunting!

By Yvonne Pilon on the Windsor Star blog


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