At #BetaKit150 last week, hundreds of VCs, founders, and community builders gathered to celebrate — and predict — the future of Canadian innovation. With entrepreneurs like Saadia Muzaffar and Harley Finkelstein, and investors like Paul Desmarais III and Bruce Croxon present, the afternoon explored how Canada can take the lead in emerging industries like AI, FinTech, and social enterprise.
Interactive Ontario has announced its first cohort for its ipprenticeship Program. The non-profit launched the ipprenticeship program to improve diversity and inclusion in the interactive digital media industry. The week-long apprenticeship program will give participants a chance to shadow and have one-on-one meetings with key team members, gain exposure and information, and get access to industry professionals and networks.
Blake, Cassels and Graydon has launched a program to help startups get better access to legal advice. The program, called Nitro, will launch in the Toronto and Waterloo Region Corridor. It will be overseen by a team of Blakes lawyers with complementary skillsets, including extensive experience in working with startups. “Emerging technology is critical to the future of the Canadian economy and Blakes is dedicated to supporting its development,” said Rob Granatstein, managing partner of Blakes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".