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Mississauga is the First Canadian City to Launch “Virtual Campus”

The City of Mississauga has introduced a new “virtual campus” service that, starting on May 1, will enable post-secondary students to access school resources anywhere in the world from Mississauga. The City, in partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), is...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Minimizing the Language Barrier

Imagine that you are an executive in an English speaking company and you want to reach out to as many customers as possible in order to spread awareness and build more business connections. One day, while you were on a sales call for your company, you meet someone who expresses...
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Mississauga to Receive $58 Million in Public Transit Infrastructure Funding

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $58 million in Government of Canada funding for transit services in Mississauga through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). City projects approved through PTIF include the acquisition of up to 80 new 40 and 60-foot buses,...
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Mississauga Launches New Five-Year Life Sciences Cluster Strategy

I am excited to announce the launch of the City’s new five-year Life Sciences Cluster Strategy. The strategy identifies priorities to support the growth and development of the life sciences sector and is the first of its kind for a Canadian municipality. Currently, Mississauga’s...
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Mapping out the Plan to Success

Say you have a great idea for a business. Then what? You can take that idea and build on it. Once your business idea has been fleshed out and thought through, you can take your idea and put it together to form a business plan. Business coach, Vern Vautour of Biz Coach Services...
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Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre

The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre supports technology entrepreneurs that want to fast-track their business in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cleantech and the Internet of Things. RIC is housed at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Canada’s leading...
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Where Are They Now? – Ricky Pacheco, POP49

The idea for Ricky Pacheco’s Mississauga-based company POP49 Inc. began when Pacheco moved to Canada in 2005 with a concrete idea of what he wanted as a business. Pacheco says that in 1989, he founded a business called Medalion Enterprises in South Africa and when he moved to...
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FIRST Robotics Competition – Ontario District Championship.. will you be attending?

If you thought that the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) was just about robots, think again. This isn’t just about robots…it’s so much more. And you can experience it first-hand at the FRC Ontario District Championship at the Hershey Centre on Friday, April 14th (8:30 am until 5...

Summer Company Program: Turning Business Ideas into Reality

Some of the most innovative ideas come from young minds. However, with most of a youth’s time often spent in school, these ideas are sometimes put on hold. This is where the Summer Company Program comes in. The Summer Company Program is a youth entrepreneurship program funded by...
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ICTC Small Business Digitization Initiative: Free training & workplace experience opportunity for youth

Are you between the ages of 20-29 years old? The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is running a new government-funded program called Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI) where you have the opportunity to be: 1) Paired with Ontario Subject Matter...