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Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Copyright Modernization Act set to come into force

The federal government's Copyright Modernization Act is about to be put into force in early November, according to an order from the Canada Privy Council dated Oct. 25.Bill C-11 was tabled by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Despite challenges, Canada

There may be some truth to the complaints often heard from Canadian entrepreneurs, but they're the same problems that business founders around the world face, or at least that was the consensus of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian university research funding hits worst slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto’s OCAD University launches new paid digital internships

Toronto-based OCAD University has announced a new paid internship program to give students and graduates in its digital programs more opportunities for real world learning beyond the classroom. The program will offer six-month

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Techtoberfest’ heralds unveiling of 22 tech startups out of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ont.'s $30 million technology accelerator is hosting its demo day today as part of a conference dubbed “Techtoberfest.” Hosted in the Communitech hub that also houses offices for Research in Motion and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wizard of Oz tickets for sale on Facebook

Toronto-based AudienceView Ticketing is working with Mirvish Productions to sell tickets to The Wizard of Oz over Facebook and will be announcing a full self-serve ticket platform for reserve seating and general admission

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

D-Wave’s $30-million financing deal has connections to Bezos, CIA

Vancouver startup D-Wave Systems Inc. has raised $30 million in financing from a group of investors that has links to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The company develops

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

BlackBerry gets a ‘D’ in back-to-school phone sales

Looks like a lot of students didn't head back to school with a BlackBerry or Windows phone in their backpacks this year. Vancouver-based iQmetrix surveyed 7,000 wireless retailers in NorthAmerica between July 23

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Tech financier buys $20 million majority stake in Xtreme Labs

Chamath Palihapitiya is once again investing in the Canadian tech scene that nurtured his Silicon Valley roots. The prominent Valley venture capitalist and ex-Facebook executive isreportedly paying up to $20 million over the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

10 provinces, 36 cities, 1,000s of ideas: Startup Canada tour nears end

Just like the startups it aims to help, Startup Canada's national tour is taking a non-linear route to reach its final goal. The non-profit organization's cross-country tour was originally slatedto wrap uptoday with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto firms get chance to meet 500 Startups partner

Paul Singh is best known as a partner at Silicon Valley accelerator 500 Startups but tomorrow he'll be meeting with just five lucky startups when he stops in Toronto.Singh has a busy itinerary

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2012 Christine Wong