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Accelerator SeriesBlogMeetings, Not Money, Were The Key to Success for This Montreal Startup
July 17, 2018

As an engineer, building things comes naturally to Adrian Teh. So when his condo board was frustrated by a lack of effective ways to communic...

BlogMeet the Women Revolutionizing Emergency Preparedness in North America
June 12, 2018

As co-founders of ePact, an emergency contact information system that replaces the outdated paper model still widely used by schools and recr...

BlogNewsHighline BETA launches Fast Track program to streamline paths to commercial collaborations for startups
June 05, 2018

Program will facilitate collaborations between global corporations looking for solutions to real problems, and startups with cutting-edge tec...

BlogUncovering global opportunities: a conversation with Jennifer Hamilton of Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
May 29, 2018

Photo: Yiu-Lian Fong and Jennifer Hamilton, both of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, visiting JLABS @ Toronto With fifteen years of experien...

NewsFemale Funders Re-Launches With Angel Academy
May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 https://www.wocintechchat.com/ An investor accelerator program to launch the next generation of women angels. Since day one, Fem...

BlogHow Hockeystick Is Using Data To Transform The Canadian Startup Scene
May 01, 2018

Successful startups solve problems. When Raymond Luk launched his company Hockeystick in early 2015, it was to solve a problem he knew intima...

Accelerator SeriesBlog5 ways accelerator leaders can drive more meaningful startup mentorship
April 10, 2018

For founders, having a good mentor can be the difference between success and failure. And yet mentorship is one of the most challenging thing...

Blog4 innovation lessons from Vancouver’s most forward-thinking enterprises
April 04, 2018

Last month, our COO, Lauren Robinson moderated a panel on Startup Innovation and Corporate New Ventures with Eric Hopkins, Senior Vice Presid...

Accelerator SeriesBlog5 ways your corporate innovation team can benefit from a startup accelerator
March 27, 2018

Take the time to truly understand your goals for running an accelerator, so you can build a program that will to help you reach them. Launchi...

BlogBefore Growing, Know Who Is “In Your Boat”
March 20, 2018

A conversation with Foodee’s Ryan Spong Many startups grow by first dominating a small niche and then expanding. Foodee’s story began t...

BlogLooking to work with top startups? Ask: what do you have to offer?
March 13, 2018

Create an unfair advantage, so that you and the startups you work with can win together. Launching new ventures that win shouldn’t be rocket ...

BlogIf you want great ventures, stop asking for business plans.
March 06, 2018

The process companies use for approving new projects or initiatives is tested & true – right? Create a business plan outlining the 5-year...

BlogTo succeed, companies need to focus on both purpose and profit
February 27, 2018

A conversation with Picatic’s Jayesh Parmar Sometimes, innovation means jumping into new markets. Other times, it means doubling down on some...

BlogFive years of code, mentorship, and education: a conversation with Jeremy Shaki of Lighthouse Labs
February 20, 2018

We caught up with Jeremy Shaki (Co-Founder and Chief Talking Officer of Lighthouse Labs) and Marcus Daniels (Co-Founder and CEO of HIGHLINE v...

BlogDo More, Faster, Without Investing a Fortune
February 13, 2018

You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “You can get it fast, good or cheap. Pick two.” This is known as the Project Management Triangl...

BlogAlexa, build me a venture.
February 05, 2018

What you missed in the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan healthcare announcement. ICYMI, last week, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP...

BlogInterview with an Innovator: Debbie Brancel, Ignite Structure and Process Director
January 30, 2018

Intrapreneurship at American Family Insurance: Bootcamps that catalyze intrapreneurship, measuring the true impact of Accelerators, and other...

BlogThe Intrapreneur’s Toolkit
January 23, 2018

If you’re working to launch a corporate new venture, you’re going to need the right tools to do it.   With the plethora of tools and pro...

BlogNew Venture Teardown: Vodafone’s M-Pesa
January 15, 2018

How Vodafone launched a new venture that now creates $534 M USD / year in revenues   The majority of people who use the world’s most suc...

BlogLessons from Intrapreneurs at Allstate: an interview with Jack Redding
January 08, 2018

An Interview with Jack Redding I work at Allstate in the IT department, on a desktop and laptop hardware engineering team. But I would say th...

NewsHighline BETA and RBC Collaborate to Co-Create New Ventures
December 14, 2017

December 14th, 2017 Today, we are very excited to announce our collaboration with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada’s largest bank and one o...

BlogConnecting learners with innovative experiences at Pearson Online Learning Services
December 13, 2017

An Interview with Rachel Sumner Rachel Sumner, Regional Partnership Director at Pearson Embanet, shares with Highline BETA how she is enablin...

Blog4 ways your innovation team is getting stuck
December 05, 2017

Identify and remove common barriers your innovation team is facing These days, innovation is top of mind for most corporations — 85% of CEOs ...

NewsNACO and Female Funders partner to change the ratio of angel investors
October 04, 2017

Montreal, Canada – Oct 4, 2017 National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and Female Funders announced a partnership today at the NACO ...

NewsHighline BETA acquires Female Funders, to empower and support 1000 women to become active angel investors by 2020
July 12, 2017

We’re excited to announce the acquisition of Female Funders this morning, in a continued effort to empower and support new and experienced fe...

BlogNewsHow Big Companies are Using Startup Innovation to Disrupt Themselves
January 31, 2017

from Founding Partner Ben Yoskovitz Last week I gave a quick talk at ResolveTO about how big companies are disrupting themselves through star...

BlogWhy it’s Important for Big Companies to Regularly Launch New Ventures
January 17, 2017

from Highline BETA Partner Ben Yoskovitz As Steve Blank said, “A [big] company is a permanent organization designed to execute a repeatable a...

NewsIntroducing Highline BETA’s COO - Lauren Robinson
January 09, 2017

Today, we’re thrilled to finally announce that Lauren Robinson will be joining the leadership team at Highline BETA as COO.

NewsHighline BETA Launches One of the First AngelList Syndicates in Canada
December 05, 2016

We’re extremely pleased to announce that we are one of the first organizations in Canada that will be running an AngelList Syndicate. W...

NewsHighline Beta makes co-creation its raison d’être (Financial Post)
September 21, 2016

Quentin Casey at the Financial Post wrote a story in September 2016, a few months after we launched Highline BETA. Read the full story on the...

NewsHighline Beta: ‘We’ll definitely have a presence in Montreal’
July 28, 2016

MTL in Tech wrote a story about Highline BETA and our interest in reaching Montreal-based founders and early stage startups. Read the full st...

NewsHighline BETA believes startup co-creation leads to better startups (Betakit)
July 11, 2016

Shortly after launching Highline BETA, Douglas Soltys wrote a story about the company. Read the full story on Betakit