RIC Centre's Monthly Digest - October 2016
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RIC Centre Has the Droid You're Looking for!

It’s not every day that the Star Wars BB-8 droid rolls into your office. His cute shape and funny sounds are just a couple qualities of this wonderful workplace distraction. This little astromech added excitement into our hallways on Wednesday morning. While he wasn’t here on a mission for the Resistance, he does remind us of our focus on tech entrepreneurs.
Come meet our robot!

Innovation Highlights

RIC Advisor Spotlight 
"A genius with a bird’s eye perspective and blunt speaker of the truth." That's what Dr. Dayo Olakulehin, Founder of LigandCorp and RIC Centre client says about RIC advisor Louis Sapi.[...]
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Cyclica Successfully Raises $2.4 Million in Funding
Cyclica completed a $2.4 Million Series A1 financing.  Cyclica is a drug discovery company that uses predictive analytics platform that helps develop better and safer drugs.The syndicated round was led by Toronto-based GreenSky through the GreenSky Accelerator Fund with additional investment from both existing and new investors.[...]
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RIC Startup Buzz

  • New alliance between the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) will help SME's take ideas to market! 
  • Have you played poker in Virtual Reality? Now you can with GetLuckyVR
  • Cyclica's patented discovery unlocks cheaper, more effective drug development! 
  • Andrew White of SulfaCHAR - honored as 2017 Clean50 leader! 
  • MobilexCo wins the last spot in the Fundica roadshow! 
  • Advonex International receives 3-year funding support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
  • Cyclica and Suncayr goes to Beijing to scale internationally through CAMP Accelerator.
  • Axis Labs wins CNE Innovation Garage Pitch competition (in the Lifestyle Category), 2nd place in the IIT Pitch Competition and got featured on FOX news!
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Have Breakfast with Experts: 
Tech Forecast for 2017

Growing Your Business seminar is back! Join the most cutting edge discussion on technology and disruptions on December 1 at 8:00AM.
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Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Startup Boot Camp

Learn your lP, legal and financial basics for FREE at Startup Boot Camp. Find out what we can do for you.
October 5 at 8:30AM
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Connect with IP experts Bereskin & Parr 
at an Informal Fall Appreciation Event

October 13 at 5:30PM
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Grow your Health IT Business by Selling to US Government

Learn more from Dan Wasserman, Founder of Mammoth Health Innovation Inc.
October 17 at 12:00PM
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CEO Secrets for Growing Your Organization

with Sharon King, Starfield Consulting Ltd.
October 24 at 12:00PM
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Privacy Regulations  - How They Impact Your Business Operations

with Annette Pereira, Senior Counsel at Pallett Valo
October 31 at 12:00PM
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MarCom Toolkit Workshop

MaRS Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are back! November Topic: Marketing Communication
(3 sessions, 4 hours each) 
November 10,17 & 24
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Win Over Investors, Master Your Elevator Pitch

with Steve Gruber, Founding Partner, Venture Accelerator Partners Inc.
November 14 at 12:00PM
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B2B Sales: Key Metrics to Grow Your Company

with Steve Gruber, Founding Partner, Venture Accelerator Partners Inc.
November 28 at 12:00PM
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GreenCentre Announces Competition to Battle Climate Change 

Innovation House - GreenCentre Canada

 Finalists compete for the opportunity to access GreenCentre’s services and expertise to complete a development project, for free.
Apply now!

Become a RIC Centre Client

Simply fill out the online client registration form at and take advantage of the variety of entrepreneurial support programs that RIC for free! 
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