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Colleges and institutes celebrate Small Business Week 2017

October 15 - October 21

Lambton College‘s incubator, The Cube, is one of the unique spaces dedicated to entrepreneurship at colleges and institutes across the country.

From October 15-21 the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is celebrating Small Business Week 2017with a series of events across the country to highlight Canada’s strength in entrepreneurship. Because colleges and institutes play a vital role connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow, CICan is taking this opportunity to showcase their important contributions to Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem!

Colleges and institutes help Canadian business be more productive, competitive, and innovative every day. Did you know that in 2015-2016, there were over 6,300 research partnerships between colleges and institutes and private-sector firms – and that 85% of those were small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro-enterprises? Through these partnerships, entrepreneurs can access valuable innovation labs, specialized applied-research centres, and other resources across the country to grow their ideas into fully-fledged businesses.

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