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Beep, buzz, ping

With all of the tweets, beeps and buzzes distracting us while we work, it can be hard to stay on task. CornerStone Dynamics’ president Adriana Girdler of Burlington – an entrepreneur herself – has penned some productivity hacks to make sure you don’t lose your focus and fall behind. To start, silence it all, Girdler…

Rich Emrich, CEO - Altus Assessments

Innovation Factory Entrepreneur of the Month

A test for success   Qualities such as empathy, collaboration and resiliency are keys to success in many professional roles, but they are also some of the most difficult qualities to measure. This struggle is something university personnel are familiar with when trying to select candidates for their academic programs. Enter Dr. Harold Reiter and…

Brent Thomas, left, and Matt Brewer started Educredu together, which aims to help professionals manage their professional requirements.
A regular feature by Emily Kinread, Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory Entrepreneur of the Month: Educredu

Educredu takes the confusion out of maintaining credentials   Professionals around the world are required to have credentials — certifications, licences and other designations. To remain certified, many require continuing education, but determining what counts toward these requirements, how many credits should be collected, and submitting it to professional organizations can be challenging. As professionals…

Brandon Aubie

Innovation Factory entrepreneur of the month: Brandon Aubie

Connecting researchers to the equipment they need Innovation Factory staff Accessing the right equipment and expertise is critical to scientists and innovators, especially within a university or college setting. Although they have millions of dollars worth of equipment and thousands of researchers and technicians, it’s a challenge to find labs with specific equipment and researchers…

Marlene Cardin, manager-product leader at BaleGuard, a division of ProSensus.

ProSensus senses challenges and offers solutions

Lisa Grace Marr The Hamilton Spectator At ProSensus, improving quality and efficiency is key. The company helps manufacturers develop new, quality products faster by leveraging insights from big data. The company was spun out of McMaster University’s chemical engineering department, headed by Dr. John F. MacGregor in 2004, and since has been working to solve…

Innovation and growth is fluid

The advent of the commercial web in the ’90s brought an array of opportunities for building software to help people communicate and create streamlined media experiences. This was the inspiration for Justin Hogeterp’s company, Fluid Media, in January of 1998. The company survived the 2001 dot-com crash and has since transformed from a full service…

Hangry Solutions - Fabian Raso, Mark Scattolon

Hamilton startups get ready for the lair

Startups battle for top prize in Lions’ LAIR competition By Samantha Beattie, Hamilton Business Ten of Hamilton’s most promising startup businesses have been chosen for the Lions’ LAIR and a chance to get more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind resources. Lions’ LAIR, a competition inspired by the popular CBC show Dragon’s Den, pits competitors…