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NEWSFLASH NOV DEC 2017 – Welcome to KADIMA Village

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NEWSFLASH NOV DEC 2017 – Welcome to KADIMA Village

THE RUNDOWN

KADIMA village, “The Innovation Marketplace Platform” to accelerate innovation and commercialization to make Canadian business more competitive in the world, and 3DFX, a virtual reality company founded in Windsor, specializing in virtual and augmented-reality experiences for architecture, ideas and design, recently announced they will collaborate and co-design KADIMA village 3D, an immersive, interactive platform that fuels collaboration and innovation. The inaugural KADIMA village, a one-of-a-kind event for disruptors, innovators, entrepreneurs, organizations and investors, will be held in the Windsor Essex Corridor in summer 2018. “The Innovation Marketplace Platform” will celebrate the convergence of research, industry and government by leveraging non-traditional settings and interactive technology; tackle the adaptation of work, workplace design, leadership, talent capital, innovation policies, technology and the environment; explore the evolution of social and human needs, as well as economic and political; and accelerate business growth by building a stronger community of entrepreneurs, organizations and investors, thus strengthening connectivity and activating commercialization efforts. “KADIMA village exists . . . to make Canada #1 in innovation in the world,” says Susan Radojevic, Founder of KADIMA village. “That’s our Big. Hairy. Audacious. Goal.” Michael Hoppe, Founder of 3DFX adds, “Susan’s ambitious goal for KADIMA village has inspired us to help create a vision that can be seen and shared with anyone at any time. It is our goal to create an experience that is instrumental in the development of KADIMA village and one that helps inspire others.” For more information on the village please contact Radojevic at: KADIMAvillage@susanradojevic.com. To learn more about Hoppe and his company go to: 3DFX.ca; email: mike.hoppe@3dfx.ca or stop by his Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator office at 720 Ouellette Avenue.

The Town of Amherstburg launched its new online engagement platform — “Talk The Burg” — in early October. In alignment with the recently adopted Community Strategic Plan, Amherstburg is developing a strong online and social media presence to better inform residents and visitors of life in Amherstburg. “The importance of empowering and encouraging our residents to play an active role in shaping the community, cannot be understated,” notes Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. “We know our population is largely young families and senior citizens, quite often unable to attend the open house format of consultation; this platform will enable all citizens to play an important part in the process. Council has pledged an open and transparent government and this platform will give each and every resident the ability to speak up and be heard when it comes to any of our future initiatives and Council decisions. As the first community in the region to implement this form of public engagement we continue to be leaders in engaging our residents to have a more effective and efficient local government.” Visit: TalkTheBurg.ca to sign up and have your say!

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is ready to welcome thousands of Canadian visitors with new direct flights from Porter Airlines. In addition to the seasonal nonstop flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), Porter is introducing nonstop flights from Canada’s Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Windsor International Airport (YQG). The new flights commence December 16, 2017 and run through March 31, 2018. The Toronto flights continue through April 7, 2018. These are among Porter’s first U.S. flights from an airport outside its main base in Toronto. A complete schedule and booking options is available at: FlyPorter.com.

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