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Healthcare Tech Startup PKA SoftTouch Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal For Micro-Needle Innovation

June 10th, 2020

PKA SoftTouch Corp., the Canadian-based developer of its Microneedle, is nearing the end of its successful preliminary equity crowdfunding campaign, surpassing an early target of $110,870 sixteen days before the close. This campaign situates the company well as it moves to an ultimate goal of $412,000 for animal clinical trials at the Ontario Veterinary College of […]

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Peterborough Receives High Recognition at Water Canada’s Water’s Next Awards

June 8th, 2020

Peterborough and the Kawarthas were recognized greatly at the Water’s Next Awards program by two local award winners. The event was held virtually from Ottawa on the afternoon of June 11, hosted by Water Canada and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA). Innovation Cluster President John Gillis took the award in the Business Leader […]

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The Innovation Cluster’s Annual General Meeting Showcased An Impressive Year Including an Economic Impact of Over $10M and Over 200 Jobs Created

May 28th, 2020

The Innovation Cluster held its Annual General Meeting virtually to announce the impact made towards startups across Peterborough and the Kawarthas over the past year, and how the organization is moving forward in these changing times on May 28, 2020. Since launching its main 10,000 sq.ft incubator in downtown Peterborough’s VentureNorth Building, the Innovation Cluster […]

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Innovation That Supports Mental Health Awareness Month

May 13th, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem, and by the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have or have had a mental illness. The phrase self-care is used […]

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Innovation Cluster is now a HubSpot for Startups Partner!

May 5th, 2020

We have some exciting news to share – Innovation Cluster is now a HubSpot for Startups Partner! This means, if you’re eligible (a client of the Innovation Cluster), that you can now apply to receive the Startup Friendly Pricing to HubSpot’s growth stack software package (All-in-one CRM, Sales, Marketing, and Services plans). This is an average savings […]

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Meet the Panel: Investment During COVID-19: A Q&A with Angel Investors

April 28th, 2020

At the Innovation Cluster as the region’s lead organization supporting innovation and technology startups, we are lucky to work closely with the Peterborough Region Angel Network (PRAN). The network brings together individual investors from Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes. The angels in this network combine their wealth of knowledge and experience to collaborate and invest […]

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Local Tech Startups Are Staying Ahead of the Game During Covid-19

April 28th, 2020

The current pandemic has proven to be trying times for anyone, let alone startups just getting off the ground. However, thanks to an entrepreneur’s determination and the resources available in Peterborough and the Kawarthas like the Innovation Cluster, many local startups have brought positivity to their company, and their community. Let’s take a look at […]

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Fleming College Creates Face Shields in 3D Makerspace to Support Frontline Workers

April 20th, 2020

Fleming College has been working out of its downtown 3D Makerspace, located in the Innovation Cluster‘s main incubator, to create headbands and reinforcement pieces for face shields. These will be given to frontline healthcare workers in the Peterborough region. The initiative began on April 3, when Fleming College delivered headbands to the Peterborough PPE Initiative, […]

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Local Angel Group in Search of Potential New Investors Residing in the City of Kawartha Lakes

April 15th, 2020

As Covid-19 affects the global economy, angel investors are working hard to maintain the sustainability of promising startups. With the current situation, the Peterborough Region Angel Network (PRAN), is now searching for potential investors in the City of Kawartha Lakes area. Angel Investors are essential, as they combine their wealth of knowledge and experience to collaborate […]

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