Markham celebrates ‘talent, vision’ of innovators

The City of Markham is hosting a month-long social media campaign to recognize the tech industry leaders, start-up entrepreneurs, homegrown businesses and academic institutions that helped it become one of the country’s leading tech and innovation hubs.

The special Innovation Month is part of Markham’s 50th anniversary celebrations. You can follow the City of Markham on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #WeAreMarkham and #MarkhamInnovates for videos highlighting the talent, vision and key moments that were instrumental in its transformation.

“For 50 years, Markham has been on the forefront of innovation and we look forward to sharing stories throughout the month of June from our business and academic communities that celebrate key achievements and collaboration,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Markham is proud to be home to skilled talent and a robust and diverse ecosystem of companies that makes it an ideal place to invest and grow a business.”

Markham is home to more than 1,500 technology companies that generate 37,000 jobs. The IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre, a 50,000-square-foot innovation hub managed by ventureLAB, is home to more than 45 tech companies that are building transformative, impactful products and solutions. Resident organizations include York University, Seneca College, Markham Small Business Centre, Markham Board of Trade, National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, Ontario Centres of Excellence, York Angel Investors and TechConnex.

The City of Markham celebrates “50 years of excellence” this year. The roots of The Corporation of the City of Markham date back to the creation of the Regional Municipality of York on January 1, 1971 when Unionville, Milliken, Thornhill and Markham Village were consolidated to form the Town of Markham.

Photo of the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre courtesy of the City of Markham. 

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