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News in Review - September 2017 Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

Lithium-ion batteries are the heart of new technology. They’re used to power everything from cell phones to electric cars and many consumer electronics. And it’s a Canadian firm, Electrovaya, that’s leading the way, producing clean, safe lithium-ion batteries. In order to grow their business, they’re expanding overseas to develop their products. Now they’re poised to become global leaders in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

Venture One Red Paperclip

Meet the one-red-paperclip guy, Kyle MacDonald, a 26-year-old ex-geography student with a crazy scheme. In the summer of 2005, Kyle announced to the world he was going to trade a red paperclip for a house — with just his blog as a bartering tool. In one short year, this stunt took him from unemployment to international media darling, along the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Sugar High: Selling Clodhoppers

Chris Emery and his partner Larry Finson are two Winnipeg entrepreneurs with a sweet plan to corner the candy market in Canada. Using Grandma's secret recipe, they have sunk everything they have into Clodhopper Candies. While the two have been successful in nailing big orders, getting the candy from the factory to store shelves and then into people's mouths is ...
  • 2000
  • 00:18:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Meet the owners of some of Canada's newest business startups. These young entrepreneurs had great ideas, but little money and no options for family investment or bank loans. Luckily, along came the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the brainchild of a CIBC banker. This privately funded program provides loans and business advice to young entrepreneurs right across the country. They ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture The Gospel According to Jimmy Pattison

Jimmy Pattison has created the largest private empire in Canada owned by one person, an empire worth $3.4 billion. And at age 68, he's not stopping. Venture follows Pattison on the hunt for even more acquisitions.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1992 Olympia & York: A Business Giant Stumbles

The financial troubles of the Olympia & York multinational corporation is the starting point for examining the impact of the recession on the global economy, as well as the troubles of other conglomerates.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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