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Melanie Tabet

Melanie Tabet is chief marketing officer at Fundingportal. Her marketing and communications career spans nearly two decades, and includes leadership roles in software, travel and government funding organizations. In addition to driving strong marketing, branding and communications results, she has published numerous thought leadership articles on the topics of branding, customer experience, customer centricity, technology, and finance in industry magazines such as Forbes. She holds a degree in Commerce (Marketing) from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, and is a passionate marketer, effective communicator, analytical thinker, and strong leader.

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Close to $75 million in funding to increase high-speed internet access in Quebec

Close to $75 million in funding to increase high-speed internet access in Quebec

The federal government has a goal of achieving high-speed broadband connectivity in 98 per cent of the country by 2026. By 2030, the aim is to reach 100 per cent.

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Offsetting the Cost of Implementing Clean Initiatives

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Offsetting the Cost of Implementing Clean Initiatives

Fundingportal’s AI-driven data indicates that last week alone, $12.1 million was awarded to 6 green initiatives across the country. Since January 2021, more than 430 green projects received a total of $852 million in funding.

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PropTech: What’s driving startup investments across real estate technologies?

PropTech: What’s driving startup investments across real estate technologies?

In this interview, Dave Harris Kolada, Managing Partner at GSPV, provides insight into the PropTech sector, as well as addressing what VCs like Greensoil are looking for when deciding where to invest.

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended to September 2021

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended to September 2021

The CEWS has now been extended to September 25, 2021. Companies are being advised to compare potential CEWS returns with those of the Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) introduced on June 6th, 2021 to determine…

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Who got funded: top ten funded industries for June 2021

Who got funded: top ten funded industries for June 2021

$2.7 billion in project funding, down from $4.9 billion in June 2020

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Funding a Healthy Resurgence

Funding a Healthy Resurgence

Fundingportal’s AI-driven awards tracking system has identified 180 healthcare and life sciences projects that have received a combined $1.3 billion in funding since Jan. of 2021.

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Feds launch $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund

Feds launch $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund

On June 21st, 2021, as earmarked in the 2021 federal budget, a $1.5 billion program called the Clean Fuels Fund was launched by the Government of Canada.

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Innovation funding for SMEs seen as growth opportunity for economic recovery

Innovation funding for SMEs seen as growth opportunity for economic recovery

SME projects received 25 percent of total government funding & 21 per cent of total innovation and R&D funding since January

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$373 million in funding for Canada’s financial service sector since January

$373 million in funding for Canada’s financial service sector since January

In 2016, the Canadian Competition Bureau launched a comparative study to understand why Canada, in comparison to the UK, Australia and the US, was a laggard in fintech adoption. The results helped to establish a…

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Ready for takeoff: $6.3 billion in funding since January toward the resurgence of the Canadian aerospace industry

Ready for takeoff: $6.3 billion in funding since January toward the resurgence of the Canadian aerospace industry

In 2019, the aerospace industry contributed more than $28 billion to Canada’s GDP and supported 234,500 jobs. However, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has also been one of the most negatively affected…

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