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Launch Lab client Mirmil receives $2.6M in funding from Ontario Government to promote the forest sector

The Ontario government is investing more than $2.6 million in Mirmil Products Limited to help promote the forest sector and support economic growth and job creation in South Eastern Ontario. “As a sustainable and renewable industry, the forest sector has been a source of prosperity in Ontario communities for generations,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of…

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5 Tips for Building a Better Website

Are you scratching your head wondering why your website isn’t accomplishing what you want it to? Do you find that your website is getting traffic, but isn’t doing its job when converting leads to sales? This blog will help you identify some key issues, and how you can turn your website into a conversion tool…

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Why it’s Important Now More Than Ever to Shift to Digital.

Digital strategies and the concept of digital transformations are becoming more and more important for business owners to take advantage of in 2021 and moving into 2022. Check out this infographic below on why it’s important now more than ever to shift to digital, and how our Launch Lab team can help you generate digital…

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Launch Lab hiring for two digital marketing positions

About Launch Lab Launch Lab is a Regional Innovation Centre, a provincially funded network of resources for entrepreneurs. As a RIC, Launch Lab’s regional boundaries consist of most of southeastern Ontario (Trenton, down to Picton, over to Cornwall, and back up and around through Smiths Falls and Bancroft). Launch Lab’s head office is in Kingston…

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Invest Ottawa and Regional partners help main street business in Canada’s capital and Southeastern Ontario combat COVID-19

Ottawa, June 11, 2021 – As Ontario moves into the first phase of its reopening plan, many small businesses in Canada’s Capital are building back better with a program the helped them get online and get selling to help them survive multiple shutdowns over the past year. Thanks to a $42.5 million investment through the Federal…

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Young entrepreneur sets sail with Launch Lab support

Today the Ottawa Business Journal released their newest edition, titled “Forty Under Forty”, and current Launch Lab client Wavve Boating was featured. Wavve Boating, based in Kingston ON, was founded on the waters of the St. Lawrence River by owner Adam Allore. A lifelong boater and Engineer, Adam set out to tackle the problems he…

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Mike Amos Named New Managing Director of South Eastern Ontario Angel Network (SOAN)

Kingston, ON, May 18, 2021 – Launch Lab CEO and SOAN Chairman Scott Runté today announced the appointment of Mike Amos to the position of Managing Director of SOAN. Mike will be replacing founding CEO John Molloy, who retired on March 31st, 2021 after serving as SOAN Managing Director since the network’s inception six years…

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Bounced Inc. leverages Launch Lab EIRs to close pre-seed financing round

Facebook’s popularity has faded with students. Contributing factors include privacy and mental health concerns, and an uncool reputation for being “the app your parents use to find the bake sale”. Instead, young people are moving to more targeted, intimate and less permanent “digital campfires”. In 2015 Sean Monteiro and Francesco Virga ran Orientation Week at…

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Boutique day spa owner applies Digital MainStreet grant and the Future Proof program to extend reach for home-developed products with revamped digital presence

For eight years, Aba Mortley, owner of Cher-Mère day spa, had been treating local clientele with the natural, organic products her family had created and used since her childhood. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and in-person services were no longer an option, a grant from FedDev Ontario’s Digital Main Street (DMS) initiative and the support…

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Pre-owned clothing business establishes digital footprint with assistance from Digital Main Street grant and Future Proof program.

For Kathleen Bradshaw, owner of Kathleen’s Wears in Cobourg, Ontario, creating a safe, comfortable store where plus size women could find dresses, tops, jeansand more, that made them look and feel fantastic was a dream come true. Faced with COVID-19 restrictions, however, it was time to take the business online so customers could continue to…

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