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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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Launch Lab’s Amplify program takes off with dramatic business results from Sweatergang Companions and Dandelion Foods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Launch Lab’s Amplify program takes off with dramatic business results from Sweatergang Companions and Dandelion Foods KINGSTON, ON, AUGUST 21, 2019 – Celebrating dramatic success with two companies during a pilot phase, Launch Lab is pleased to announce the Amplify program, a business acceleration initiative that provides hands-on mentorship and an actionable…

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Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise Projects

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more. The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Application period 90 days starting July 17, 2019,…

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Launch Lab Client Fauxmagerie Zengarry Awarded $100K from the Government of Canada ‘Women Entrepreneurship Fund’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alexandria, Ontario — Wednesday, May 1, 2019 — Launch Lab, a Regional Innovation Centre and part of the ONE Network located in Kingston, Ontario, is proud to announce that Fauxmagerie Zengarry, under the leadership of President Lynda Turner, is the recipient of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund in the amount of $100,000, in…

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Eastern Ontario Regional Innovation Centre Launch Lab Names Scott Runté – Chief Executive Officer

Kingston, Ontario — Wednesday, April 10 — Launch Lab, a Regional Innovation Centre and part of the ONE Network located in Kingston, Ontario, today announced its board of directors has appointed Scott Runté, chief executive officer of Launch Lab, effective April 1, 2019. Scott Runté, with more than 12 years of experience working with entrepreneurs…

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