News - Quebec City’s LeddarTech has raised $7 million in equity financing from BDC Capital and GO Capital. The company, which specializes in high-performance sensors with a variety of applications, will use the money to expand both its marketing efforts and manufacturing capacity.
News - More than 200 Angels from across Canada gathered in Quebec City for the National Angel Summit this week. The National Angel Capital Organization is holding the largest gathering of Canadian Angel Investors. The three-day summit is focusing on a range of topics highlighting the theme of accelerating the Angel Asset Class. One of the goals of the Summit, organizers say, is to discuss the standardization of Angel Investing documents.
News - An investment in Inno-centre, which will support Quebec's innovative businesses, enabling them to grow, prosper and create jobs, was announced today by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
News - Three members of Anges Québec, including angel investor Maxime Detraux, have invested $400 K in Gullivert Technologies, which can also count on a $200 K investment from Desjardins Innovatech. The Quebec company has redesigned the mechanics of industrial air compressors and developed the only technology in the world capable of compressing gas directly using belt technology, allowing industries to reduce their energy consumption.
News - Scenic bike rides will never be the same now that there's CycleMap, a mobile application created by David Boudreault and Olivier Carbonneau, two young techno entrepreneurs, and cyclists in their free time. In no time at all, CycleMap allows bikers to find the best route possible anywhere in the world for a ride alone or with family!
News - Teralys Capital, along with co-investors Fonds de solidarité FTQ and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), announced today that they are proud to invest in and be working with Versant Ventures on the expansion of the successful Inception Sciences incubator to Montréal. Teralys maintains its leadership role in structuring Quebec's life sciences ecosystem while strengthening its international position in this critical sector.
News - Again showcasing Canadian talent and creativity, an impressive number of Canadian developed and published video games are taking centre stage at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) in Los Angeles. Throughout the Expo, Canadian-made games are being showcased on next generation consoles and a variety of mobile devices. Emanating from a creative cluster of companies which is the biggest in the world per capita, Canadian-produced games from ESAC member companies at E3
Press releases - Québec International today formalized a new partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston that will provide promising companies in the Quebec City region with greater access to the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program in Boston. The agreement follows a similar one reached with the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco/Palo Alto during the mission by the Mayor of Quebec City in September 2013.
News - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced today that the turning-point project, "Room with a View," submitted by local businessman Louis-Philippe Noel, will represent Quebec in the finals of the 2014 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award (BDC YEA).
News - Today marks the launch of a world-class aviation facility in Quebec City. The Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, located near Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, offers a full range of services related to the helicopter industry, while setting out to make its mark as a new tourist destination unlike any other on the market. The new complex, which is now open to the public, features a breathtaking Discovery Space for visitors of all ages that offers high-performance flight simulators, helicopters on display and interactive ways to discover the helicopter universe.