Tag: permanent residence Canada

New user-friendly app provides detailed digital maps and real-time GPS pinpointing

POSTED23/11/17

Whistler, BC – ULLR Maps Ltd, a digital adventure mapping company, has launched its first adventure maps of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. The app, now available for download, uses advanced cartography to provide detailed, topographical maps of the mountains plus real-time GPS pinpointing. The concept of this app was invented in Whistler, Canada, and has been brought to market in time for the 2017/2018 ski season.

One of the most impressive and differentiating features of the app is its real-time GPS pinpointing which provides precise GPS coordinates and re-orients with the skier. Visitors who are new to the mountain, local legends and every other mountain user will enjoy being able to track and find their friends at any moment.

The app also has safety features including an information screen where you’ll find your current location (coordinates) as well as the local agency responsible for rescues, including ski patrol and SAR. The user-friendly app also includes colour-coded maps which show the difficulty level of runs, as well as information such as ski lift locations.

“ULLR is the Viking God of snow and the honorary god of Whistler so the name is very apt. While the first maps are of Whistler and Blackcomb, we plan to branch into other locations and other adventure sports. We are already investigating other areas in the Sea to Sky Corridor, and I see applications for adventure sports such as biking, kayaking, kite surfing in remote areas like mountains and oceans where traditional maps don’t provide the kind of detail adventurers need,” shared ULLR Maps co-founder, Louis-Vincent Gave.

ULLR Adventures Maps offer easily-accessible and intuitive interactive maps to a wide demographic and are designed for everyone to use. This app will bring together like-minded people while offering an aspirational, global platform to entice people to seek adventure. You can learn more about this app at www.ullrmaps.com plus download the app in the App Store or Google Play.

Media Contact
Blair Kaplan Venables
604-838-4234
blair@blairkaplan.ca
www.ullrmaps.com

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Empowered Startups partners with Design 1st to launch three new businesses in 2017

POSTED29/03/17

Empowered Startups has partnered with Design 1st, a Canadian leader in innovative hardware product design, engineering and manufacturing set-up.  The two companies will bring three new products to market in the fall of 2017.  The new products targeting a variety of sectors, were conceived by three entrepreneurs recently selected by Empowered Startups. Empowered Startups, a leading Canadian Incubator, sought out the expertise of Design 1st because of its proven track record in helping clients de-risk and launch over 500 electronics products into diverse markets. “We run a distributed incubator model where we partner with expert talent across Canada to complement the build and launch of our startups,” said Amber Allen, Director, Empowered Startups. “Design 1st brings a one-stop hardware product design, engineering and supply strategy experience to our business team. Our search for a reliable and creative full service team that will lead the development process led us to Design 1st and we are excited to work with them.”

This joint venture represents a powerful partnership for entrepreneurs looking to transform their ideas from concept to market. As an Incubator, Empowered Startups has gained a reputation for working with entrepreneurs to test the market, secure early adopters, and provide funding support. The company also leverages its strong network to successfully bring new products to market. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Empowered Startups to support Canadian product innovation working with international clients and markets,” said Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st. “Empowered Startups is a great fit for our team, sharing Canadian values and expanding our retail, commercial and medical design engineering process.”

Empowered Startups selected several entrepreneurs who moved to Canada on the country’s Start-up Visa Program. Their ideas and skills contribute to the Canadian economy by creating new jobs for Canadians, providing Canadian manufacturing opportunities, as well as advancing research and innovation. The entrepreneurs have been heavily involved in every step of the process and will contribute their local expertise in selling the new products in their home countries.

 

About Empowered Startups

Empowered Startups is a leading Canadian Incubator for high-potential entrepreneurs wanting to sell internationally. We partner in business with talented Canadian and international entrepreneurs and execute a proven methodology to commercialize ideas. The team of mentors works with entrepreneurs to validate the business viability of an idea, test the market and customers, as well as secure funding and early adopters. The company offers infrastructure, on-site mentorship, access to technology, access to capital, and close relationships with university labs to build companies that can scale internationally. For more information, visit www.empoweredstartups.com.

Contact

Paul Girodo
Director
Empowered Startups
paul@empoweredstartups.com

 

About Design 1st

Connected hardware product design is a high risk business –  unless you have a design partner who has done it successfully many times before. Design 1st is one of the largest, most experienced hardware product design firms in Canada, with over 500 projects, 20 years, and 130 client patents. Our user-centered design, engineering, electronics, firmware, and manufacturing setup experts work as a cohesive team to transform your idea into a winning product. Our broad range of skills and experience allows us to tackle any project, anticipate challenges, find novel solutions to tricky problems, and guide you all the way to manufacture ready.  Visit www.design1st.com or contact via phone at +1 877 235 1004.

Contact
Ian Kayser
VP, Sales
Design 1st
ikayser@design1st.com

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Start-up Visa Program Growing and Successful

POSTED05/05/16

As of May 2, 2016 there are 51 entrepreneurs landed as permanent residents through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program.  These individuals (and their designated organizations) are responsible for 26 new start-up ventures in Canada.  The economic benefit of those new startups includes new jobs for Canadians, advancing state of the art research, new innovation and businesses launching and selling into new markets internationally.  The Start-up Visa program accepts applicants from all countries around the world and their start-up ventures are equally as diverse.

Read more about the success and growth of the SUV program at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada  http://ow.ly/4nt4j0 

If you are an international entrepreneur wanting to immigrate to Canada and you have a great start-up venture that has the potential to scale internationally send us your application today.  http://empoweredstartups.com/application

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Recent Permanent Residence Approvals Start-up Visa Canada

POSTED29/05/15

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that six more new companies have successfully launched through the Start-up Visa program.  The announcement was made at an event hosted by the Toronto Business Development Centre by Chris Alexander, the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration.  The associated founders for those six companies gained their permanent residency to Canada with fast processing times so as to launch their international ventures as quickly as possible in Canada.  CIC indicated there have been approximately 16 founders approved for permanent residence since the start of the program and there are another 60 or more currently in process.  CIC indicates 6 month processing times for 80% of permanent residence applications.  Work permit approvals are being issued in an unprecedented 3 week or less turn around time in most cases.

Empowered Startups is evaluating, on a daily basis, international founders applying to the Start-up Visa program.  Our designated incubator has numerous highly talented entrepreneurs in process through the Start-up Visa program and we are rigorously hunting for international applicants who speak English, are high potential, high net worth entrepreneurs who want to launch their international ventures from Canada.

Send us your application today: http://empoweredstartups.com/contact/

CIC government announcement: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=981649

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Bring Your Clean Tech Startup Ventures To Canada

POSTED17/03/15

Empowered Startups is looking for clean tech. startup ventures.  Qualified international Founders with the financial resources to launch and fund their venture in Vancouver or Whistler will received expedited Permanent Resident status for themselves and up to five essential personnel through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/how-market-forces-are-winning-the-climate-change-battle-1.2996818

 

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