Waterloo, Ontario's new $160M center for quantum computing.

OpenText investing $2B in 1,200 new cloud computing jobs in Ontario, Canada

Enterprise information management leader OpenText said today that it would be doubling its workforce in Ontario, Canada by hiring 1,200 new employees. That’s an investment of up to $2 billion, the company said, and it comes with a government inducement, as the government of Ontario gave the company a one-time grant of $120 million.

Ranku CEO Kim Taylor

Is this startup ready for investment?

Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s no formal way for an investor attending a demo day to assess project maturity or quantify risks.

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Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level (video)

Now that we’ve built software to instrument and monitor the progress of new ventures, we are entering the world of evidence-based entrepreneurship and the Investment Readiness Level.

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Mastering trade show ROI (or, How to get sent to your favorite shows every time)

Attending tradeshows is more than just cruising the aisles and looking and exhibitor booths. Understanding the inherent mechanics of trade shows, executing a well-defined game plan, and measuring the results in your professional life can make the difference between a useless visit and a game changing trip.

Funding Daily: Sun, moon, and stars

It’s not often that child television stars go onto launch startups, but today the hottest funding story involved Soleil Moon Frye’s (formerly known as Punky Brewster) new mobile startup

Funding Daily: Brain booster

Funding Daily will test the limits of your brain power today, so unless you have a deep understanding of ‘flow processing,’ make sure you bolster up with cognitive function enhancing foods.