Celebrating Canadian Innovation

Are you a regular reader of Canadian Living Magazine? If you are, you might have noticed something interesting on page 62 of the April 2015 issue... IMG_2816 That's right! iamsick.ca is featured in this month's issue of Canadian Living Magazine. We are incredibly honoured to be listed as an innovative Canadian solution. But we are far from the only Canadian innovation in our space. Healthcare technology is full of new and creative ideas, and the number grows every day. Events and organizations like Hacking Health help nurture these ideas into realities. iamsick.ca is very lucky to belong in such an organization. The Impact Centre, located at the University of Toronto, is an incubator that helps scientists and engineers from different disciplines transform their research into businesses. Two years ago, our co-founder Ryan took part in the Impact Centre's Techno program. Techno is a summer bootcamp that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the basics of business. In this program, participants learn about product development, intellectual property strategies, venture funding, and many other business topics. Successful graduates of this program will have the foundations to grow their company. iamsick.ca is just one of the many companies to have sprung from this program. MaRS is also a great resource for start-ups and ventures. As a MaRS client, iamsick.ca has benefited from their courses, services and workshops. Non-MaRS clients can also benefit from what they have to offer. The MaRS Entrepreneurs Toolkit features a library of resources, workshops and the Entrepreneurship 101 certificate program.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our supporters over the years. Our many advisors, champions, and believers have helped us grow from a small idea among friends, into an ever-growing company. We also want to encourage anyone who has ever had a good idea to explore different opportunities. You never know. You may have the next big thing in your hands! Innovation drives progress. We know from experience that growing these ideas is no simple task. To end off this blog post, we would like to pose a question:

What can we do to foster Canadian health innovation? 

Please share your thoughts in the comments below!


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