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Colin Roos, CEO of Northern Ontario Robotic Solutions and Equipment (NORSE), stands shows off ODIN, his company's first robot, created to clean blue-green algae blooms.
Whiz kids’ robotics company sets sights on blue-green algaeThere aren't too many 19-year-olds who can call themselves CEO of a robotics company.But Laurentian University student Colin Roos of Sudbury now holds that title – thanks to a new company he started with some former classmates and friends, called Northern Ontario Robotic Solutions and Equipment, or NORSE for short.Roos and his friend Matteo Neville were founding members of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School's robotics team.Along with team members Xuan Han, Edmund Noble and Alex Bertrand, they made ...


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Chamber of Commerce sessions in Sudbury seek to bring small business concerns to the table
Small businesses in Sudbury have been feeling ignored.This much was made clear during summer sessions run by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as part of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business Too Big To Ignore” campaign, launched in May and wrapped up in September.The Sudbury Chamber ...
New larger format for Sudbury October small business conference
As a third-generation entrepreneur, Kelly Scott has years of business knowledge, and she intends to share it at Sudbury’s Bridges to Better Business Conference this October.“One of the things I’ve learned is don’t always work in your business, work on your business,” said Scott, the general man...
Northern Ontario Angels grow investor network, broker more deals
Northern Ontario investors are quiet, but they’ve been busy.The Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) investor network is officially the highest ranking in Canada with over $50 million in deals.Executive director Mary Long-Irwin, who’s been with the organization since 2009, has watched many of those i...
New youth small business program being offered in Sudbury
Celeste Miller has a York University arts degree in book publishing and experience as an editor for the university’s literary magazine, but since moving back to Sudbury, she’s finding it hard to launch her career.Miller is hoping a new small business program offered by Sudbury’s Learning Initia...


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