Startup news round-up: May 9, 2012

Here’s the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs.

New Brunswick events

Deloitte is hosting three events in New Brunswick during June 6 and 7 that will be of interest to entrepreneurs. In partnership with the Wallace McCain Institute, the events are dubbed “Deloitte Pitstops” and will focus on doing business in the U.S., how to impress angel investors, and an overview of the capital market.

Nancy Blanchard on Propel ICT

Mentors galore

There are several new mentors on hand at the Toronto-based incubator Extreme Startups. Launched in January, the incubator has been operating its first cohort under a shroud of secrecy leading up to an anticipated demo day in June. The new mentors announced today are: Ash Maurya, the founder of Spark59; Jennifer Lum, co-founder of Adelphic Mobile; Philip Poulidis, founder of Morega Systems; Laura Hantho, an investor and member of the Ivey Advisory Board; David Chamandy, co-founder of Lavalife; and David Unsworth, manager of the RBC Venture Partners portfolio.

By Andy on Extreme Startups

Lack of digital strategy

The federal government’s Digital Economy Strategy document is long overdue, but a report on the plans and priorities for Industry Canada reveals a couple of metrics the Conservatives plan to use to measure the success of their plan. The goal is apparently to see 43 per cent of Canadians buying stuff online, and 15 per cent of them selling stuff. As Michael Geist argues on his blog, the indicators selected show the government “is completely clueless when it comes to the digital economy strategy.”

By Michael Geist on his blog

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