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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted November 26, 2010 at 09:31:19

@Ryan, I remember you linking in twitter something a comment by a successful start-up that spoke to me: the Ontario corporate culture has no interest in courting start-ups. There is no VC here. Toronto's corporations reflect the Canadian inferiority complex... it's full of massive, old companies that are straight-laced and tight-lipped and Very Serious. There is no youth and excitement in that.

That's a place where the Hamilton future-fund could come in - focus on getting start-ups into Hamilton, where they will grow. Court McMaster grad-students and tell them straight up "We want to see Silicon Valley here in Hamilton". Get some cheap office space downtown to lease to these start-ups - it's not like we have some kind of a shortage of buildings.

As I think you mentioned before, it is not small businesses that drive job-growth, but young businesses.

So make some.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2010-11-26 08:31:52

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