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Over the past 2 years, Canadian smartphone giant Blackberry has shed over half of their workforce. This reduction has led to a large amount of available, high-quality human capital in the Waterloo region. +Reuters offers a great 3 minute video, "BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 start-ups", discussing the rise of entrepreneurship in Waterloo and the ecosystem's supporters such as +Communitech that are helping foster it. Watch here: 
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Great to see these guys making some good lemonade out of their lemons!  Go Waterloo!
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Congratulations to youth entrepreneurship program, Lemonade Day, for penning a partnership with Girls Inc. to train the next generation of female founders across the country! 

Girls ages 8-18 will learn the skills required to run their own lemonade stand, setting goals, making business plans and solving problems. Read more here:
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+Taraka Anil Sabbineni this is not india idiot!
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"Of the 100 largest venture capital rounds on record, 88 were issued within the past five years, according to CrunchBase, which tracks venture funding. Each delivered more than $50 million to the companies."

+New York Times offers interesting insight in the widely increasing trend of large late-stage investments. Covering aspects such as nascent startups stock-piling capital to more traditional financiers joining in on the VC space, this article is definitely worth the read:
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Very interesting article! I wonder how the future of this will turn out, It's going to be interesting to watch! +Google for Entrepreneurs 
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Our next Google Sudo Hangout on Air for Entrepreneurs is a day in the life of Pocketbook.

Meet the founders of the financial tech startup Pocketbook. Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh will talk about their backgrounds, how the company has grown, and all their plans for the future. If you're an entrepreneur (or an aspiring one!), you'll learn about building your team, growing your startup and all the lessons learned along the way.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Google Sudo, Sydney Australia
Thu, April 10, 4:30 AM
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Entrepreneur, James Green, shares 5 things to consider if you are thinking about leaving your stable job to create your own company. (c/ +Mashable

Creating a company from the ground up while generating a successful revenue steam is the essence of the American Dream; but if this were an easy task, there would be a flood of ...
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Yes. Now is the time for self employment, self improvement, self reliance. Not 3 years ago or 3 years from now... go out and make your waves. Part headstrong into your unforseen future.
Nobody represents your well-being as efectivly as you do.
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Join the Google Business Community and connect through conversations, Hangouts and Q+As with Googlers, Advisors, experts and other businesses like yours! Check it out here:
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Any support on services prices we get from google 
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Founder Brian Scordato discusses Finding your Product Market Fit in this week's Tools for Entreprenuers release! Take 10 minutes to watch as he discusses Toyota's "5 Why's" and how asking yourself these questions can be useful for you providing real, relevant solutions for your users.
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Great Video, thank you!
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We had the pleasure of meeting a Canadian entrepreneur, Catherine Dahl, at +blackbox's most recent Demo Day. Aside from being incredibly friendly, we were particularly impressed with her entrepreneurial spirit, taking her findings from her work as an Accountant and creating a business around solving all of the nagging problems that plagued her industry. 

Catherine penned a great guest article about her 2 weeks in Silicon Valley and experience taking part in the Blackbox Accelerator alongside 24 other founders from around the world. Read here: #startups  
To participate in the program, a company must be nominated by one of Google’s global network partners, then screened and selected by Blackbox’s international team. Of the 16 teams that would to participate, we were the only one from Canada.
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Great insights to a 2-week journey. 
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"I think we are that underdog, but there is so much talent, so much going on here that so many people look to the U.S. automatically and neglect to see what really does exist in this area."

Fresh out of Y-Combinator, Piinpoint CEO Jim Robeson discusses his startup, the YC application process and his thoughts on running his company out of Waterloo in a short but sweet interview with our friends at +Communitech. Read here: #startups
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Google for Entrepreneurs has programs all over the world to foster entrepreneurship, empowering the next generation of innovators to be successful.

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