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Shabodi: Building a Critical Bridge Between the Application Development, Networking World and Monetization
Startup story for Shabodi, one of 5G Open Innovation Lab's startups
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How to Get Your Freelancing Career Kickstarted
More people than ever are turning to freelancing as a career. According to recent data, the overall number of independent workers in the United States rose 34% in 2021, to 55.1 million from 38.2 million in 2020. Driven by the great resignation and the global pandemic, more people are choosing freelancing as a career option for its flexibility, variety and work-life balance. Freelancer demographics are also changing, with the freelance profession attracting more millennials (64%) and women (55...
SensorUp Announces $1M in Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) Funding to Advance Connected Work Technologies for Methane Emission Detection and Repair in Oil and Gas
Connected Work innovator SensorUp announced today it has been awarded $1M in funding as part of the Clean Resource Innovation Network’s (CRIN) Digital Oil and Gas Technology Competition as part of a larger $44M funding initiative to accelerate solutions that have the potential for significant contributions to environmental and economic challenges faced by Canada’s oil and gas industry, including emissions reduction and climate change. See CRIN’s announcement today.
The funding will be used by...
Four Reasons Why Your Freelancer Might Hate You
Are you doing all you can to keep top freelancer talent happy and ‘warm’ on the bench? As companies pivot and drive demand for unique professional skill sets, dependency on freelancers and a contingent workforce is growing. In fact, according to recent data from Upwork, 73% of hiring managers indicate they plan to continue or increase their use of independent professional freelancers.
But that said, the way we’re managing those contingent workers has not evolved.
Recent data captured from Job...
Cansativa Group Closes $15M Series B to Become the 'Amazon' of Cannabis for Europe
The largest medical cannabis distributor in Germany readies for expansion into the recreational market
FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Cansativa Group announced today it has closed a $15M Series B investment. The funding round was led by Casa Verde with participation by Argonautic Ventures and Munich-based family office Alluti. This represents Casa Verde's largest investment in Germany and in Europe to date.
Benedikt Sons and Jakob Sons, Founder and Managing Director, Cansat...
Why Employers Need to Build a Contingent Workforce Bench in 2022
Your project is finally greenlighted. You have the budget and a timeline. And you put in a call to your favorite freelancer to get things rolling, only to find out that your A player — the freelancer you KNOW can get the job done — isn’t available. Call it a contingent workforce fail.
So now what?
It’s an all too familiar story for those of us who depend on contingent workers to deliver on our project commitments. We do our best to plan ahead and find great freelancers who understand our busi...
How Employers Can Manage a High-Value Contingent Workforce Better
Blog developed for Ignition client JobBliss.
Whether it’s the Great Resignation driving workers out of the office or a general awakening amongst employees to follow their bliss, the contingent workforce is growing as freelancing becomes an increasingly attractive option for many. According to recent data by Upwork, 20% of the US population — 10 million people are considering a professional move to freelancing work, and 2 million of those individuals have begun freelancing during the last year.
This shift toward the gig economy (which in...
Uvaro Closes $12M in Series A Funding to Accelerate the Future of Tech Sales Careers
Press release announcing Uvaro's Series A financing.
Pistil Data Closes $6.5M Seed Round Led by Casa Verde
Press release announcing Pistil Data's Series A financing round
Pistil Data Raises $6.5 M from Casa Verde to Become the Bloomberg of Cannabis
News article for Marijuana Times on Pistil Data's Series A raise to build a new data intelligence category for cannabis.
Remote patient monitoring helps hospitals alleviate surgical backlog
Article for Canadian Healthcare Technology Magazine detailing how Hamilton Health Sciences has collaborated with Cloud DX to use remote patient monitoring to alleviate surgical backlogs caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to page 20 of online PDF.
Canada’s “Great Reset” Turns Job Loss into Tech Employment Opportunity
David Cowan never imagined himself working the night shift at McDonald’s. Despite a university degree and training in geology, marine geomatics and remote sensing, the Halifax native struggled for years to break out of the contract work cycle. At the age of 53, David found himself working the drive-through alongside teenagers. David’s story is not […]
BC’s Tech Sales Industry Offers Up Fertile Ground for Job Seekers
By-lined article for Techcouver featuring Ignition Communications client Uvaro.