On June 6, 2022 Pycap participated at an event hosted and created by Green & Spiegel regarding immigration opportunities for Vietnamese into Canada through the Startup Visa Program.
The event took place at the The Reverie Saigon hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Pycap is a venture capital firm and incubator registered with the Canadian Federal Government as a Designated Organization for the Startup Visa Program.
Green & Spiegel is Canada's oldest and most prominent immigration law firm.
During the Schulich's School of Business MBA school convocation ceremony instructor and Pycap CEO Stuart Browne was appointed to the title of Adjunct Professor.
Stuart Browne has been an instructor a at the York University Schulich School of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Finance (MFIN) programs since Dec. 2018.
Within this time Stuart and his course administrator Amelia Dookhee have created curriculum and instructed the Venture Capital and Private Equity class as well as providing many extracurricular opportunities for the university and its students.
These opportunities include numerous employment positions for Schulich students and graduates at their VC Firm Pycap, which have lead to full time opportunities at firms such as Amazon, Black Rock, MaRS and many other prominent venture capital, private equity, government and incubator organizations.
In addition, Stuart has participated in many Schulich related events for alumni, entrepreneurs and prospective international partners.
Pycap CEO Stuart Browne presented at the Canadian Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates Event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, UAE.
Stuart presented topics related to the Canadian Venture Capital Industry and opportunities for Dubai investors as well as Pycap's Startup Visa Incubator Program.
The Canadian Business Council assists Canadian-related companies and professionals establishing or operating/working in Dubai and the UAE, through business networking and connections, information exchange, and a continued connection to Canada.
As one of the largest and most active UAE business councils and the biggest Canadian business council in the MENA region, CBC offers members the opportunity to build their business and government networks and also maintain a strong connection to Canada, through events, member discounts and other benefits and supports. It also offers sponsors an opportunity to access and connect with a substantial number of Canadian professionals and their networks.
With more than 500 members, CBC is enjoying its largest membership numbers since its inception and is continuing to grow. CBC members represent a variety of industries, offering members the opportunity to make inroads in more than 25 business sectors. Becoming a CBC member or Sponsoring the CBC can enhance visibility and interaction with decision-makers/opinion-leaders in the Canadian-UAE business and government community, other regional Business Councils and associations and also Canadians considering setting up UAE businesses.
If you are not an annual CBC member, you can still join some of CBC's ongoing events. In this case, your registration fee will cover the cost of a temporary short-term membership to allow you to attend the CBC program.
There is also an existing Memorandum of Understanding with our sister organization in Abu Dhabi, allowing members of either council to join Abu Dhabi or Dubai CBC events at the member rates.
On May 24, 2022 Pycap participated with Canadian law firms Green & Spiegel and Gowlings LLP at a Foreign Economic Relations Board of Türkiye event in Istanbul.
The event covered topics related to Canadian economic opportunities for Turkish companies partnering and operating in Canada as well as investment and immigration of entrepreneurs into Pycap's Startup Visa Incubator.
Upon its establishment in 1985, the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Türkiye (DEİK) was assigned with the following tasks: to organise and manage the foreign economic relations of the Turkish private sector, in particular with respect to foreign trade, international investments, services, contracting and logistics; to analyse investment opportunities at home and abroad; to help boost the country’s exports, and to coordinate similar business development activities.
Pycap kicks off a new cohort for its Startup Visa Incubation Program and hosts its second seminar. 27 members and 22 companies were in attendance, representing countries spanning 4 continents.
The first seminar instructed members on how to perform a valuation on their business to benchmark growth but also use insights generated to map out a strategy blueprint.
The second seminar hosted by Greg Potapenko as the keynote speaker who is a military vet, ironman and digital marketing guru. Attendees learnt tactics to scale their sales exponentially in a tangible, measurable way.
Pycap is a Canadian Federal Government Designated Organization for the Startup Visa program. Their incubator facilitates the immigration and business expansion of entrepreneurs looking to relocate to Canada and expand their market share throughout North America.
On March 31, Pycap will provide guidance to entrepreneurs at a Ukrainian, Unicorn Battle Pitch Event. For further help and support during the difficult time their country is facing, Pycap agrees to expedite its processing for any Ukrainian entrepreneur looking to immigrate to Canada under the startup visa program and join the Pycap Incubation Program.
Unicorn Battles are hosted by Startup.Network in collaboration with Silicon Valley Syndicate Club, Network.VC, and Crowd.Inc. The startup competition is the largest global pitch competition with numerous unicorn battles occurring throughout the world.
ChargerQuest customers appreciate the electric vehicle journey, embracing emission-free travel using Canada's EV Charging Network.
To make the journey even more exciting, collectors get 1 AIR MILES® Reward Program for every $10 spent at a ChargerQuest EV charging station.
"ChargerQuest continues to offer the very best rewards to its customers while using Canada's Electric Vehicle Charging Network - making the journey the most special part of the EV experience," says ChargerQuest President and CEO, Christopher Misch.
"Soon, all EV owners can get Miles by visiting ChargerQuest locations," added Misch.
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GRAND BEND – A Grand Bend business was honoured for strides forward in the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure industry as part of the 2022 Limitless Awards on Feb. 9.
ChargerQuest, a company that owns and operates an EV charging network which spans across Canada, was named as the Breakthrough Award recipient.
“It’s good to be recognized for our contribution to technology and innovation,” said ChargerQuest CEO Christopher Misch. “We’re very honoured. I think it’s a stepping stone. It’s a glimpse of the crystal ball into the future. It reaffirms to us that we’re onto something huge.”
ChargerQuest was one of several companies named as award winners during this year’s online Limitless Awards ceremony, which was hosted by TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario. The Breakthrough Award is given to a company that has “brought a novel solution, impactful to the market, and is currently generating revenue, attracting team members and creating significant buzz in Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy.”
“Let’s allow these stories of innovation in action inspire us towards a stronger, more prosperous future,” said TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario CEO Christina Fox in a press release. “When we rally around those who are blazing trails and setting new standards, we bolster the innovation economy together.”
According to Misch, ChargerQuest has about 118 chargers operating or that are “in development” in five provinces, as well as 42 DC fast chargers. He said there are plans to install six new chargers in the Colonial Hotel’s parking lot as soon as April, and chargers are also being installed in Saugeen Shores and Tobermory.
Misch, who currently lives in Grand Bend and is from the Hanover area, said he chose to start ChargerQuest in Grand Bend with hopes of supporting the local economy and avoiding the higher costs of being based in a city.
Misch said EV infrastructure is “paramount” as the world continues to fight against climate change.
“One thing that this pandemic has really put a light on is climate change and environmental issues,” said Misch. “The EV industry is probably the fastest growing industry in the world, and when we’re looking at greenhouse gas emissions and trying to decarbonize the world, the transportation sector is a big contributor to that.”
Speaking about the hurdles that need to be overcome in EV infrastructure, Misch said many people considering buying electric vehicles are hesitant because of the lack of infrastructure, and that most companies installing chargers are targeting large cities, leaving gaps in the infrastructure.
“We’re taking a different approach,” he said. “We want to fill in the gaps in infrastructure and connect people to the places they really want to go.”
For more information about the 2022 Limitless Awards, visit techalliance.ca/limitless.
Pycap was featured at the Canadian Business Immigration Webinar put on by South African firm Beaver Immigration.
During the webinar, Pycap CEO Stuart Browne discussed the purpose of the Startup Visa Program in Canada and its contribution to the Canadian economy, as well as the eligibility requirements.
There was also discussion of how Pycap's Incubator is a unique Designated Organization in that it is run by institutional investors, serial entrepreneurs and educational professionals providing clients with the highest level of guidance and structure to making their businesses successful in the North American market.