Canadian startup news of the week (08/11/19)

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Kik denies all allegations, argues SEC misrepresented evidence in lawsuit

In the 130-page document, Kik offers a detailed, and seemingly aggressive, response to a number of allegations brought against the company by the SEC.

Elevate acquires Startup Open House

The Canadian non-profit organization, led by Razor Suleman, its CEO and co-founder, hopes to expand the open house event.

Canadians want innovative healthtech, but worry about slow adoption

The majority of Canadians want a more tech-driven healthcare system, but not all of them are confident about Canada’s ability to adopt virtual care.

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