Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Chesterfield Chat: Exploring Higher Education in Canada

Join the Digital Moose Lounge for an informative and engaging discussion with three GenZ panelists who are all attending university in Canada after spending some or all of their childhood in the US.

Host, David Stewart, DML Past Chair.
Special guest, Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
4:30 – 5:30 PM

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Webinar About The New National WWI Memorial in Washington DC

This webinar next week may be of interest to some of our members.


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Friday May 14, 2021 @ 1p ET

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Join us on Friday May 14, 2021 at 10am PT / 1pm ET for an exclusive insider tour of the new Memorial that opened to the public on April 17, 2021.

Get ready for Memorial Day with insights to Washington, D.C.’s newest War Memorial
We will present you with:

  • Photo essays and video of the Memorial
  • Background and History of the location
  • The Story of how the WWI Memorial went from concept to opening
  • Tour of design features and insider tidbits
  • An update on “A Soldier’s Journey” the sculpture by Sabin Howard
  • How the Memorial speaks to the history of WWI

AND SPECIAL TOOLS

  • The WWI Memorial APPs
    • The WWI Memorial Visitor Guide: For use when at the Memorial
    • The WWI Memorial Virtual explorer: To bring the Memorial into any classroom, living room or outdoor space
  • How WWI Changed America: A downloadable web site on the social and cultural impact of WWI

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It’s VE DAY 🇬🇧🎉

An item from the organization formerly known as There But Not There.


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Victory in Europe Day is generally known as VE Day in the UK and is a day celebrating the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8th May 1945. It was reported that Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, had committed suicide on 30th April and during the Battle of Berlin, Germany’s surrender was authorised by Adolf Hitler’s successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The act of military surrender was first signed at 02:41 on 7th May in SHAEF HQ at Reims and a slightly modified document was signed on 8th May in Berlin.

Today, 8th May 2021 our nation is remembering VE day during another very difficult period for our country. We are remembering all those who served to win our peace, and all those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our freedom. This is a time when we are facing different threats. More than ever, it is good to remember we have been through difficult times before, and we did it by working together.

This year, Royal British Legion Industries has embarked on the biggest national campaign in its history of more than 100 years to mark VE Day.

Last year, all celebrations were scrapped; the public was left with no way to recognise the iconic 75th anniversary of victory in Europe. And although the inaugural Tommy in the Window campaign enabled the Great British public to commemorate this momentous date in our country’s history, those celebrations were sadly muted.

However, this year, we saw the nation galvanised as part of Tommy’s Race to Victory – a truly national event which has seen RBLI’s iconic Tommy figure travel the length of the UK, stopping at iconic military locations and cities on the way.

#TeamTommy are on their final day of their 800 mile relay between our social enterprises, Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, in Erskine and Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, in Kent.  The Team are now only hours away from arriving at our Village in Aylesford to bring Tommy home for our VE Day celebrations.

On route, the team is stopping at cities and key military locations, presenting specially-made VE Day Tommy figures, made by injured veterans working in RBLI’s factories, to notable members of the local military communities.

You can find out more about the Relay, donate, and track #TeamTommy via our website.

TOMMYS RACE TO VICTORY RELAY
We will be posting a range of VE Day activities across our social media channels today – including #TeamTommy, Tommy’s Race to Victory Relay Team crossing the finishing line at RBLIs Village. Tune in to our Facebook live to show the team your support 👍
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Have a Great VE Day and Share your Celebrations with us!

From all of us at RBLI, we hope you have a great VE Day, and join us in celebrating a remarkable generation.

We would love to see how our supporters are celebrating, and our veterans would love to see your photos of their beautiful products in action.

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Help us mark VE Day and go the distance for our Tommie’s!

We are challenging the nation to stand together and show their support for the remarkable generation that won our victory.

Complete, 25km, 50km or 100km over the month of May – you can walk, run, wheel, cycle, scoot or even rollerblade your way through the distance.

It’s FREE to take part, all we ask is that you set up a fundraising page and share it with your friends and family. You also get a FREE Tommy’s Race to Victory technical t-shirt and fundraising pack posted out to you once you’ve set up your fundraiser. PLUS, anyone that hits the fundraising target will receive a limited edition challenge medal!

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Start your challenge anytime between now and 31st May

Where?

This event is virtual – you can take part from anywhere in the UK and get your miles in your local area!

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Join us to Meet the C100 Fellows on May 19!

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MEET THE FELLOWS ON MAY 19TH

It’s May and you know what that means? No, not Justin Timberlake memes (although we do love those). May means we are 2 weeks away from 48Hrs!

Join us on May 19th at to meet the C100 Fellows leading 21 of some of the most exciting startups in everything from fintech and NFTs to improving diversity in the workplace and tackling climate change. Save your spot today here or using the link below.

This event is a part of C100’s flagship program, 48Hrs, which has seen over 300 alumni startups come through the program including, but certainly not limited to; Clearco, Wealthsimple, Sonder, Mejuri, Borrowell, Koho and many more.

SAY “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY” WHILE SUPPORTING CANADIAN TECH 

Winnipeg-based Callia, led by C100 Fellow Catherine Metrycki, has provided the C100 Community with a special discount. Whether you’re looking to send flowers for Mother’s Day, or for another special occasion, use the code “C100” at checkout for 10% off.

Callia currently offers its unique flower delivery services in over 300 locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island 🇨🇦. You can also add a personal touch using a Greet and recording a video message attached to your delivery.

BDC CAPITAL’S $200 MILLION DEEP TECH VENTURE FUND

BDC Capital has launched a new venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage deep tech companies within Canada. The $200-million will be used to accelerate the development of transformational technologies in a number of sectors including quantum, electronics, photonics, foundational AI and related fields, helping these Canadian innovators in the industries thrive and scale to global success.

Congratulations to Thomas Park, formerly BDC Capital’s Vice President, Operations and Strategy, who will be leading the Deep Tech Venture Fund. Also on the team are BDC veterans Duncan StewartCharles Lespérance, Robert Simon (C100 Charter Member), Jackson Hamilton and Katherine Nicanorova.

CVCA’S INVEST CANADA 2021 – A SPECIAL OFFER FOR C100 SUBSCRIBERS

Hosted by our friends at the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), join the community of Canadian and international private capital investment leaders at CVCA’s signature Invest Canada conference on June 8 -9, 2021.

CVCA is offering a special 10% discount, exclusive to C100 subscribers. Use the code “C10010” at checkout before June 1, 2021.

COMMUNITY NEWS

🦄   Toronto-based Clearco (formerly Clearbanc) hits unicorn status! A big congratulations to the Clearco team as well as C100 Members and Charter Members Andrew D’SouzaMichele Romanow and Curt Sigfstead. Following its US$100-million raise (led by Annie Lamont of Oak HC/FT), the company is now valued at close to US$2-billion. The company also rebranded to reflect its expanded offerings for founders beyond providing capital. Andrew D’Souza shares more about the news here.

🦄  Burnaby-based legal tech company Clio raises US$110-million, pushing it’s valuation to US$1.6-billion. According to the company, this latest Series E round (led by T. Rowe Price & OMERS Growth Equity), establishes Clio as the first legal practice management company globally to reach unicorn status. Congratulations to the Clio team and co-founder & CEO Jack Newton (C100 Charter Member)!

📅 Silicon Valley Bank Canada (C100 Foundational Partner) will be hosting a panel discussing their Q2 State of the Markets report on May 18th. Register here for this discussion featuring Laura Lenz (Partner at OMERS Ventures), Graeme Millen (Director, Technology Banking at SVB) and Andrew Pardo (Sr. Associate, Research at SVB).

🎉Isabelle Hudon will be appointed as BDC’s new President & CEO in August. An exceptional businesswoman with a passion for all things Canada, Hudon will be the first woman to take the helm of BDC. We are incredibly proud to have foundational partners like BDC that share our mission of supporting Canadian entrepreneurs.

👏 While Buffet may not be stepping down from Berkshire Hathaway any time soon, he confirmed that Edmonton-born Greg Abel has been picked as Warren Buffett’s successor as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO.

🎉 Congratulations to the Wealthsimple team and co-founder & CEO Michael Katchen (48Hrs Alumnus) on receiving the largest private tech investment in Canadian history! By huge, we mean $5-billion-valuation huge. Hear more from Katchen sharing more about the news and shaping the future of fitnech.

🎙Rep Matters, powered by Real Ventures (C100 Corporate Member), hosted a webinar on Black Tech Entrepreneurship in Canada with Stéphanie Jecrois, Derrick Raphael, Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Wils Théagène and Phil Gagnon-Joseph. Listen to the recording here.

😇  Archangel Network of Funds has closed its first $10-million funding round for its network of early-stage funds. Run by a group of investors from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, the network plans to invest roughly $100,000 per deal across three funds.

🖥 Check out Wilson Sonsini (C100 Corporate Member) Emerging Companies Practice’s new website dedicated to providing online resources for entrepreneurs and VCs, from trends reports, common startup FAQs, legal alerts and more.

📈  Alberta’s tech sector is growing! Alberta Enterprise Corporation (C100 Corporate Member) has released the findings of its 2021 Alberta Technology Deal Flow Study, revealing that Alberta is now home to more than 3,000 technology companies, a 233% increase since 2020 and the rate of female founders is 50% higher than the global average.

🤖  Forbes’ list of the “Top 25 Machine Learning Startups to Watch in 2021 Based on Crunchbase” includes Toronto-based Boast.AI, co-founded and led by Alex Popa & Lloyed Lobo (C100 Member). Toronto was ranked as the 6th most popular location for A.I. & machine learning startups globally.

🌱  MaRS and RBC (C100 Foundational Partner) launch the RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator. This 12-month program is supported through the RBC Tech for Nature initiative and applications are open until June 11 and the first cohort will be announced in September.

🤖  Congratulations to Ottawa-based MindBridge AI on the Forbes list of top AI companies to watch in “America” in 2021. A shoutout to the MindBridge team as well as its founder and CIO Solon Angel (C100 Member)!

📅  Tonal’s founder & CEO Aly Orady (C100 Charter Member) will be on a Business Insider panel with other top fitness leaders discussing trends of at-home and virtual exercise on May 12 (exclusive to Insider subscribers).

🎙  Several familiar faces spoke at this year’s Collision conference, including a number of University of Toronto (C100 Corporate Member) alumni, including Wattpad’s co-founder & CEO Allen Lau (C100 Charter Member) and deep learning pioneer Geoffrey HintonU of T shared more about what was discussed, including a special session hosted by U of T for entrepreneurs.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Consider deepening your engagement with C100 as a Member.

C100 Members are entrepreneurs, investors, and operators in the technology field, with a special focus on Canadians living abroad who wish to connect with one another and to give back to Canada’s ecosystem. They enjoy high-value, intimate virtual events, a Members-only C100 Slack space, and exclusive Member communications. All prospective Members must have their application sponsored by at least one active C100 Member.

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, & talent. Apply to join as a member today!

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Today We Remember the Sinking of The RMS Lusitania, May 7, 2021

An item from the Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project.


Dear Sir/Madam:

Please find attached the News Release: Today We Remember the Sinking of The RMS Lusitania, May 7, 2021, for reference.

My very best regards,

Stéphane Ouellette
President and Chief Executive Officer
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project (MNCTP)/
Executive Director
Colonel John Gardam Lifetime Achievement Award

Tel: 613.421.9005
E-mail: ouellettes@rogers.com
Website: www.alliedmerchantnavy.com

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