Montréal Startup Community Awards 2022 honours #MTLtech’s best and brightest

Described as an initiative for and by the community, the fourth Montréal Startup Community Awards honoured 12 individuals and groups for their work supporting the Montréal startup ecosystem throughout the year. Over 300 peer nominations were received with a selection committee shortlisting five to 10 finalists for each category. The awards were handed out at […]

Cyber Secuity Today, Week in Review for Friday, December 2, 2022

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review edition for the week ending Friday, December 2nd, 2022. From Toronto, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for In a few minutes David Shipley of Beauceron Security will join me to discuss recent cybersecurity news. But first a look back at some […]

Government of Canada announces investment in three Waterloo Region tech businesses

Today, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced an investment of more than $10 million in three Kitchener-Waterloo tech companies. Miovision Technologies is a Kitchener-based company that lets cities and towns reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions while improving public safety through intelligent transportation solutions. With the $7.4-million repayable investment through […]

Private AI secures $10.7 million CAD to protect personal data from privacy breaches

Private AI, a startup that redacts sensitive information from texts, has secured a $10.7 million CAD ($8 million USD) Series A round to develop a new self-serve platform and refine its product. The startup uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect, redact, and replace personal data in order to keep it safe. “Businesses are sitting on […]

How to keep yourself safe from cyber threats

As it becomes a growing threat, individuals, companies, and cities have been targets of cybercrime. BetaKit reports to a generally tech-savvy audience, but even the most-tech savvy individuals are not safe as hackers get ever more resourceful and clever. No matter who you are, you can become a statistic. Thankfully, there are simple steps Canadians […]

Foresight 50 list names Canada’s “most investable” cleantech firms

Vancouver-based cleantech accelerator Foresight Canada has identified what it deems Canada’s 50 “most investable” cleantech companies. The 2022 Foresight 50 list recognizes leading Canadian cleantech innovators “moving the needle towards net-zero, connecting honourees to international investors. The chosen firms were evaluated based on criteria that included investability, potential environment and employment impact, and probability of […]

AWS announces ‘water positive’ pledge and global water replenishment programs

At re:Invent 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will be water positive by 2030, committing to return more water to communities than it uses in its direct operations, and also to report annually on its water use efficiency (WUE).  To  showcase its pledge to sustainability, AWS reported its 2021 WUE metric of 0.25 […]