The best time to start a business

The best time to start a business

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By Francis Moran To hear many of the speakers at last week’s International Startup Festival in Montréal tell it, there has rarely been as good

XConnect: Raise5 turns your wacky talents into charity donations

Mike Tang is the CEO of In this episode, Karim Kanji talks with Mike Tang about the beginnings of Raise5 at StartUp Weekend Toronto. What is Raise5? A new fundraising platform that

Published on: July 18th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting against online attacks

Lately it seems rare to read a technology section and not see a story about a targeted online security attack. With Stuxnet, Duqu and now Flamer making big headlines, targeted attacks have become

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood

Crowdfunding complements ‘lean startup’ approach and reduces risk

When I describe crowdfunding to my friends that aren’t totally tuned in to the business scene in Canada, I usually get two immediate reactions. The first one is that it seems like a

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Linking is not copyright infringement, Federal Court finds

By Danny Titolo Justice Rennie of the Federal Court of Canada recently issued a ruling in the ever so uncertain area of online content. The lawsuit concerned Richard Warman and the National Post

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Startup TO – Tactics for board game ‘Risk’ lead to startup success

How is your startup business managing risk and strategy? It's not easy, that's for sure. It's a dog eat dog world out there for every type of busineess, not just startups. Do you

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Keeping your spirits high with a ‘success file’

Maintaining a positive attitude can be tough at times. Life can hit us with all sorts of negative influences, and there are so many of them! Poor performance reviews, downsizing (sorry, “rightsizing”), competitive

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Michelle Warren

Google’s Galaxy Nexus latest victim in mobile patent wars

Apple and Google end up in many litigation battles over smartphone patents. CNN reported last week that Google has had to remove the Galaxy Nexus from its online store -- replacing the “IN STOCK”

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Monica Goyal

First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

Communitech’s Apps Factory has a lot to celebrate after its first year

By Kayleigh Platz Only a year old, the Communitech Apps Factory has an impressive resume, including collaborative work that has been showcased at the BMW Guggenheim lab. Communitech Apps Factory partnered with Spurse, a

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

The creditability of online polling is being called into question by a poll that’s been running on since March 29. When posed the question “Do you ever vote in online polls?” and

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Digital Media Zone startup SoJo finds success in collaboration

By Lauren Schneider We’ve all heard that age old adage, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” Nowhere is this saying truer than in the world of startups and growing businesses, where collaboration and

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Lauren Clegg

Don’t just tell, communicate with your audience

By Michelle Warren Have you witnessed a powerful keynote presentation recently? During these staples of the business scene in the IT industry, senior level executives deliver informative presentations to audiences ranging in size

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Michelle Warren

Ottawa entrepreneur Scott Annan comments on the relaunch of Mercury Grove

By Alexandra Reid Scott Annan is widely known in Ottawa for being a startup champion. He’s an entrepreneur who has strong opinions about the local startup ecosystem and what needs to change to increase

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Big data requires big privacy

By Dr. Ann Cavoukian I am a great lover of quotes. The thirteenth century Persian poet Jalal-e-din Mohammad Rumi once beautifully wrote that it is necessary to “speak a new language so that

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian