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December 19, 2017

Dawson EWeek 2017 – An opportunity to share information and build relationships

2017 marked the 6th anniversary for Dawson College’s EWeek! A team of dedicated volunteers work for months to organize and execute this four-day event full of workshops, networking opportunities and of course, Dawson’s Den. Dawson EWeek averages attendance of more than 2500 participants, over 50 speakers, including CEDEC, and over 20 events each year. Dawson’s [...]
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December 18, 2017

Innovation and the Digital Economy in the Gaspésie and Magdalen Islands

The Professionals in Information Technology and Communications Conference (ProTIC) is an annual conference that brings best practices to the Gaspésie and Magdalen Islands related to the digital and innovative technologies. CEDEC, in partnership with the Technocentre, hosted the ProTIC 2017 conference November 23-24, in Gaspé, Québec.  The conference saw over 100 attendees from all realms [...]
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November 21, 2017

Should you pivot or persevere in 2018?

While the term ‘pivot or persevere’ is typically used in the startup world, it can apply to almost any business at a crossroads. Entrepreneurs periodically need to assess their business and ask themselves this question: Am I making the progress I had hoped for and is it in line with my initial strategic plan or [...]
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October 16, 2017

How to use social media to launch and grow your business

CEDEC Small Business Support’s monthly Twitter chats cover a variety of small business topics under the themes of small business and startup growth strategies, mentorship, and youth entrepreneurship. July’s #SBSchat ‘Leveraging Social Media to Launch and Grow Your Business’ offered up too many great tips and resources not to share it with a broader audience. [...]
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October 3, 2017

Equipping Today’s Youth with Tomorrow’s Skills

Considering the drastically changing roles in the world of work and current economic shifts, this bilingual #SBSchat on Twitter explored the critical skills, such as entrepreneurship, bilingualism, problem solving, and critical thinking, that youth need to succeed in the future world of work. Featured presenters: Denis François Gravel, PRESENTability and TEDxQuebec Nick Curtis, Lootopia Rhonda [...]
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