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Changent.io Looking For Software Developer

MyValue Change Agents (operating as Changent.io) is a product research and development company applying our expertise to create innovative solutions and sharing our knowledge with clie#nt companies as part of our associated services. Our research and development activities have generated several products such as a mobile kiosk including IoT technology combined to a cloud-based SaaS…

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Sales revenue triples for members of Lanark County Food and Beverage Peer Group

The group’s coach is Sandy MacPherson, an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) at Launch Lab. “The peer-sharing difference makes one plus one equal three,” he stated. Or more accurately, 300. Since Launch Lab formed the peer group in 2018 with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corp., participating companies have seen sales revenue grow 300%, backed by…

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rND Bakery Rises With Gluten-free Breads Offering Substance and Science

When he started his one-man bakery in 2013, Will Spencer had three goals. He wanted to make high-quality, high-nutrition bread for people with food allergies. He wanted to develop relationships with farmers to source grains locally. And he wanted to work with other scientists to create grains that can thrive in Eastern Ontario’s unforgiving climate….

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iKare.Med aims for $9M in revenue

Today, in addition to leading a medical devices and e-commerce retail startup, Cornwall’s Karen Brunet trains for and competes in triathlons and rides horses. Not bad for someone who suffered from a series of misdiagnosed medical issues since she was 12 including endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, followed by multiple surgeries to treat these in her…

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Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE powered by Google to Help 3,200 Small Businesses in Ottawa and Southeastern Ontario Sell Online

OTTAWA [July 13, 2020] ​– Digital Main Street (DMS), Invest Ottawa, the City of Ottawa and Launch Lab are pleased to announce the formal launch of ShopHERE powered by Google in Ottawa and Southeastern Ontario. This program will help 3,200 main street businesses impacted by COVID-19 across the region develop new e-commerce websites with the support…

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RockMass Technologies Digs Deeper for Global Growth in Mining Industry

“The RockMass journey started in Kingston at the Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative in 2016,” said Gubasta. “The 14-week intensive summer program allowed us to explore entrepreneurship while reducing the initial risk through a paid stipend. In the first week of the program, I met my co-founder Shelby Yee and it wasn’t long before we…

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Invest Ottawa to Deliver New Digital Main Street Program to Help Future-Proof 4,100 Small Businesses

Launch Lab is excited to participate as a key member of the New Digital Main Street Program to Help Future-Proof 4,100 Small Businesses in Canada’s Capital and Southeastern Ontario. Read more on what this means to businesses across the Launch Lab region. More details to come! Ottawa, Ontario – June 11, 2020: Invest Ottawa, lead economic development…

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COVID-19 Update

Like all businesses across Ontario, Launch Lab is doing our best to mitigate the spread of covid-19. All workshops and events have been postponed, and our team is currently working from home. This will be a challenging time for everyone, and as a support resource for entrepreneurs we want to be sure that our EIRs…

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CEO’s Message From November Newsletter

Contributing to Innovation in Eastern Ontario Welcome to our November newsletter. With our second quarter of fiscal 2020 in the books, I am pleased to share with you some highlights of this past year and provide you with a peak into what we have planned in the coming months. As you read on, remember that…

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Launch Lab Announces Two New Entrepreneur in Residence Additions

Kingston, Ontario — Tuesday, October 22 — Launch Lab, a Regional Innovation Centre and part of the ONE Network located in Kingston, Ontario, today announced the arrival of two additional Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) as part of Launch Lab’s commitment to support the growing demand for its mentoring services across Eastern Ontario. For the full release…

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