Communitech Fierce Founders Accelerator welcomes eight startups for second cohort

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Communitech Fierce Founders Accelerator welcomes eight startups for second cohort

Waterloo Region, March 27, 2017— Eight startups begin their first full week of programming at the Communitech Hub today to kick-off the second cohort of the Communitech Fierce Founders Accelerator. The accelerator provides early stage women-led startups up to $30,000 in funding, six-months residency at the Communitech Hub, and mentoring and business support from Communitech’s Executives in Residence team. Cohort two includes:

 

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THE FUTURE OF EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT AI

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THE FUTURE OF EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT AI

Today, AI-powered machines can defeat the most skilled players in chess, game of Go, Jeopardy and poker. They can outperform best doctors in diagnosing most complex health conditions. Yet when it comes to understanding a wide range of human emotions, AI is not very intuitive. 

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How To Create and Measure Emotional Connection To Brand Narrative

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How To Create and Measure Emotional Connection To Brand Narrative

Speaker: Lana Novikova, Founder & CEO - Heartbeat AI

Description: “Human emotions and feeling are part of a complex system that is not yet completely understood.” Emotional connection to brands are a big part of the consumer experience today, and yet one of the most difficult aspects to understand, measure, and improve upon. Lana Novikova, founder & CEO of Heartbeat AI, is an expert in exactly that - understanding and measuring human emotions. In this session, Lana provided tips on how to better foster emotional connection in your marketing efforts.

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SheEO is helping fund women entrepreneurs

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SheEO is helping fund women entrepreneurs

For decades only four per cent of venture capital has gone to women, making it incredibly challenging for female entrepreneurs to get funded and supported. Well, not if serial entrepreneur and award winning mentor Vicki Saunders has anything to say about it.

Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/sheeo-is-helping-fund-women-entrepreneurs/391207#ixzz4bLJT3uNH 
or visit http://www.itworldcanada.com for more Canadian IT News

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AI Ethics and the Future of Humanity

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AI Ethics and the Future of Humanity

Artificial intelligence and the machines it inhabits — such as robots, bots, drones, self-driving vehicles, artificial limbs, and even your smartphone — invite us to question the very essence of what constitutes life.

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Can she build trust in five weeks?

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Can she build trust in five weeks?

No one knows the outcome of 2016 US election, yet many are trying to predict it. Very few seem to understand what's really happening in the minds and hearts of American voters when they watch the battle between Hillary and Donald.

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Women & Chocolate Case Study & Demo

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Women & Chocolate Case Study & Demo

Chocolate and the emotional lives of women: 2015 Survey Results

 

We know that women love chocolate. But just how much do they love it?  What deep emotional need does this love fulfill? And how premium chocolate brands can bring forward just the right innovation and branded communication to appeal to women’s hearts today?

We asked 300 women across Canada to share their stories and emotional moments related to chocolate. While reading women’s words and stories, we noticed four distinct emotional territories and many potential rich chocolate moment intersections.  

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What happens when you ask 10,000 people: "How do you feel about ....?"

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What happens when you ask 10,000 people: "How do you feel about ....?"

It has been over a year since I started asking one simple open-ended survey question:"Please share a few words that best describe how you feel about ..." The topics were wildly different: "eating chocolate" vs. "craving chocolate", "shopping at your favourite store", "doing banking" vs. "being responsible for my family banking", "the future of the planet", Millennial's feelings about their career, and using Facebook, brand Uber, having a period, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, competition vs. collaboration, and many more. Here are the three things I learned.

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15 Shades of Fear (A Case Study)

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15 Shades of Fear (A Case Study)

"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate;
but, it is fear." 
Gandhi

This week, there was a lot of press and debate about emotions that drive major decisions in people's lives and in the history of countries. Here are just a few headlines.

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