Pycap CEO Stuart Browne was a panelist for the Global Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (GIIE) Summit where he discussed topics related to innovation ecosystems and best practices. Stuart discussed the roles different stakeholders play in creating a startup tech cluster including government, investors, entrepreneurs, universities and service providers. He also described how, as a Canadian, federally recognized designated organization for the startup visa program, the new Pycap Incubator will provide a superior platform for immigrant entrepreneurs to tap into the innovation ecosystem in Canada.
The goal of GIIE SUMMIT was to create a space dedicated to the leaders of collaboration from all sectors from all over the world, to share, discuss, learn and together build a more inclusive innovation-driven economy.
The event was dedicated to bring new trends in the areas of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship to the global co-creation movement and thus prepare the co-innovation sector for the new challenges that we are already facing and will continue facing in the coming years.
The “new normal” that COVID-19 has brought upon us impacts the economy and disturbs our way of doing things. The objective of the GIIE Summit is for cooperatives´ managers to take stock of the economic situation and to become inspired by the best innovative practices to better serve their members in these changing times.
The summit presented answers and insight to some big issues:
Pycap Venture Partners joins the Business Angels of Slovenia as a strategic partner along with Pycap CEO Stuart Browne as an external advisor.
Business Angels of Slovenia is an angel investment club that connects local startups with angel investors and VC's both home and internationally. We aim to create successful partnerships with entrepreneurs help them with fundraising so they can grow internationally. We envision enabling entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to access seed funding for their companies in early stages of growth and aim to expand and grow on global markets. We also connect business angels with international investors around Europe and are actively helping to further contribute to the development of the Slovenian and regional Startup ecosystem.
Pycap Portfolio Company CHARGERQUEST partners with Place d'Orleans Shopping Centre to create an urban public EV charging hub
Ottawa, ON: ChargerQuest, a Pycap portfolio company, and Place d'Orleans partner together to create an electric vehicle charging hub with five (5) public EV charging stations installed and many more planned in the future. Place d’Orléans is a beautifully designed regional shopping centre with an extensive selection of retailers to meet the needs of the surrounding affluent market. Anchored by Hudson’s Bay, Sport Chek, Mark’s, Farm Boy and AUB44, Place d’Orléans is one of the largest shopping centres in the Ottawa area. The centre is located in the east-end of Ottawa in the
growing suburb of Orléans. "Place d’Orleans is excited to be working in partnership with Charger Quest to offer five new EV charging stations on site, in keeping with our green initiatives for a better tomorrow." - Emma Martin - Marketing Manager, Place D'Orleans "ChargerQuest is pleased to partner with Place d'Orleans, a remarkable destination for local residents and a great place for EV owners to stop, shop, dine and re-energize their vehicles." Christopher Misch - Founder, ChargerQuest
ChargerQuest (CQ) is Canada's EV Charging Network. CQ owns and operates smart EV charging infrastructure hosted at premier properties, businesses, and high-traffic hubs. CQ leverages the most innovative charging technology, placing electric vehicle
charging stations everywhere YOU want to be.
Pycap CEO Stuart Browne joined numerous other venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs to mentor startup tech companies for Together 2021, an international pitch competition in association with the Schulich School of Business as well as Startup India.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Venture Competition (7-days, week of January 4th, 2021) will feature 50 pairs of inspired student entrepreneurs handpicked from over 17,000+ Indian colleges and 700 + universities as they attempt to innovate across several sectors of national importance to unlock business opportunities fit for the Indian commercial landscape.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Self Reliability, Sustainability, and Social Purpose’, with eight sectors as follows: e-mobility, environment and energy, healthcare, income security and fintech, as well as food and agriculture.
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of startup businesses, to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government through this initiative aims to empower startups to grow through innovation and design.
Several programs have been undertaken since the launch of the initiative on 16th of January, 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister, to contribute to his vision of transforming India into a country of job creators instead of job seekers. These programs have catalyzed the startup culture, with startups getting recognized through the Startup India initiative and many entrepreneurs availing the benefits of starting their own business in India.