October Updates
Burlington Economic Development R eceives Two International Awards in Economic Development
At the International Economic Development Council Awards, Burlington Economic Development was awarded a Gold for their Power BI Data Presentation, and a Silver for their 2017 Annual Report. The report highlights key data points and celebrates business success through eye-catching infographics and creative visual presentation of text. View the report here . The  Power BI Data Presentation  received a Gold in the Digital Media category for its unique illustration of key economic information. Read more here

“Our team is thrilled to be awarded two Excellence in Economic Development Awards," said Burlington Economic Development Acting Executive Director Anita Cassidy. “The international recognition for these two projects is a testament to our team's determination to provide open and available data, as well as share Burlington’s story.”   Read more.
Photo left: Jonas Peterson, Chair, Performance Oversight Monitoring Committee Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance; Mark Steffler, Manager, Innovation and Partnerships at Burlington Economic Development; and Kenny McDonald, Vice Chair of IEDC. Photo right: Jonas Peterson, Andie Weese, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Burlington Economic Development and Kenny McDonald.
Talking Investment Attraction with Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
Burlington Economic Development's Manager, Marketing and Attraction, Claire Green, recently sat down with Mayor Marianne Meed Ward for an episode of Burlington Matters to discuss investment attraction, the Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force initiative, and the importance of building a strong city brand. Watch the full episode here .
Mayor's Take
"The Red Tape Red Carpet progress reporting dashboard is our commitment to residents and businesses to stay transparent and accountable throughout the process of implementing the RTRC recommendations. The dashboard provides a clear, easy-to-understand way for citizens to see the status and track the progress of each recommendation. I encourage everyone to visit it, explore what we’re working on, and stay informed and engaged as we go.” Read the Mayor’s blog post here: http://bit.ly/RTRCdashboard
Ontario #1 in North America for New Jobs Created from Incoming Foreign Direct Investment

The Global Location Trends 2019 report from IBM highlights Ontario as the top destination region in terms of jobs created based on incoming foreign direct investment (FDI). The report is unique in that it tracks decisions made at the project level and uses job creation data as a key indicator of the local economic impact of foreign direct investment, rather than capital investment figures. Read more here .
Burlington Economic Development Sponsors Equation Angels Launch Event
Burlington Economic Development supported TechPlace co-location partner Angel One Investor Network during their Equation Angels launch event earlier this month. This event announced and celebrated the new alliance between three successful angel networks, Angel One Network, Golden Triangle Angel Network and Southwestern Ontario Angel Group, into Equation Angels. This new alliance means that entrepreneurs can now pitch their businesses to 100 plus angels across Southwestern Ontario all at once instead of approaching multiple groups individually. Committed to connecting entrepreneurs with investors to grow and scale their companies, Equation Angels provides streamlined services to get startups faster access to capital. Read more about this new joint venture here. 
Photo above left: Burlington Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns welcoming guests to the event.
Photo above right: L to R Burlington Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns; Acting Executive Director at Burlington Economic Development, Anita Cassidy; Executive Director at Angel One Investor Network, Karen Grant.
What's Happening at TechPlace?
LaunchPad Company Kidictive Receives 2019 Women Founders Fund

Kidictive co-founders Michelle Gorman and Laura McLaughlin were one of five recipients of the Women Founders Fund, announced last week at the 2019 Startup Canada Awards at MaRS Discovery District . The fund provides micro-grants to women-led companies in Canada to help them start and grow their businesses while accelerating gender parity. 

Kidictive took occupancy in TechPlace's LaunchPad program in August 2019 and have begun the early stages of launching their first product KIDICTED™, the app that helps kids put down their devices and get 'addicted' to the real world. Read more here .
Left to right: Kidictive Co-founder and COO Laura McLaughlin, David Souaid, Chief Revenue Officer at OnDeck, Kidictive Co-founder and CEO Michelle Gorman
Looking for R&D and Prototype Funding?

Innovative Solutions Canada helps Canadian innovators by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings. They have two streams available with $140+ million dedicated to supporting Canadian innovators. Learn more about tapping into this valuable resource at Mohawk College's free IDEAWORKS information session on December 4th.
Upcoming Events
In The Zone Corporate Workshops
When:   November 11 & November 25
Where:   Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Join Carolinian Canada in growing Canada’s Biggest Wildlife Garden through Employee Engagement & Property Management for Healthy Landscapes! In the Zone is an easy to use native plant program for businesses to help halt climate change and restore habit at. Use Discount Code ITZ25 for $25 off the workshop registration fee.
Business After 5 - Millcroft Catering
When:   November 13, 2019
Where:   Indian Wells Golf Club

Come out and get a taste of what Millcroft Catering has to offer at our feature location, Indian Wells Golf Club!

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