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Supporting investment in women-led startups

Supporting investment in women-led startups

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By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada to call for urgent action to support Canadian entrepreneurs

By Francis Moran  The results of the largest consultation ever undertaken within the community of Canadian entrepreneurs and their supporters will be unveiled in a series of six cross-country news conferences on Tuesday when

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

XConnect: Innovating healthcare IT at MaRS

With the HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Ransomware scam collects fake fines from embarrassed victims

I have to hand it to cybercriminals, they're wily and they're hard working. They change tactics and techniques continuously to attract new prey and evade detection. Many are successful in tricking even the

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Paul Wood

The allure of building enterprise products

By Jesse Rodgers  There is no doubt that enterprise software is currently in fashion. That’s because in enterprise software there are big problems, bigger data, and bigger budgets where you don’t need to find

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Rdigitalife: Dr. Mary Donohue on trust and currency in the social media age

Dr. Mary Donohue is CEO of the Donohue Mentoring System, which pairs CEOs with students. She is also a professor at Ryerson University and Dalhousie University. According to Donohue, trust has become a

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Hey, kid, I hear you want to be an entrepreneur

By Leo Valiquette  “This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

XConnectTO: Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies

Our third episode of our Heath-focused series is a conversation between Karim Kanji and Komodo OpenLab co-founder Mauricio Meza.  Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies that facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

XConnectTO: Hadi Salah on innovation in health care

With our HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Why Zappos’ user agreement didn’t stand up in court

The recent failure of Zappos.com’s user agreement to protect the site from a class action lawsuit demonstrates a few crucial lessons for websites wishing to protect themselves. You can see this post as

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Rdigitalife: It’s the technology, stupid

Peter Carrescia is a venture capitalist with Omers Ventures, a firm specializing in the technology industry. Peter talks about the relationship between technology and the economy, and the "three T's" that make up

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji

What I’m stealing from the startup world

By Christine Wong My new boss woke me up at 2:30 a.m. last night demanding that I do some work for him. After I changed him into dry pajamas, put clean sheets on

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong