Extreme Startups grad ExecNote to simplify social for salespeople

With a freshly launched mobile app, a revamped platform, and its startup accelerator graduation day behind it, ExecNote is aiming to change how salespeople get social. On Wednesday afternoon, the team behind ExecNote

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

The secret sauce behind Ontario’s high-growth startups

The latest updated from the Network of Angel Organizations of Ontario tells us angel investment surpassed $91 million in 169 early stage companies in the province. Since 2007, members of the network have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Network of Angel Organizations seeks Ontario startups seeking funding

If you’re an angel-backed company looking for a second round of finance, the Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario wants to hear from you. The NAO administers the Angel Network Program, which was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Regional angel investing? ‘That’s just wrong!’

Last week David Verrill, chair of the Angel Capital Association, invited to me speak at the Angel Capital Summit in San Francisco along with my super smart co-panelists Jason Best and Sara Hanks.  The conference

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 2

In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Feds offer visas to foreign entrepreneurs with startup ideas

The federal government is inviting entrepreneurs from around the world with a good business idea and financial backing from Canadian investors to apply for its new Start-up Visa Program, which launched Monday. According

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Who’s doing due diligence on the Dragons?

by Christine Wong  Tech startups are constantly reminded that even when it looks like a financing or acquisition deal is done, it ain’t over til the due diligence is done. But who’s performing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Video rewind: Think team and traction to attract investors

Funding is a top challenge for technology businesses. In the lead up to Technicity 2011, ITBusiness.ca has been featuring a series of start-up themed articles and content such as our State of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Under-30 entrepreneurs fail to woo investors with startup pitches

It’s a nightmare for most of us: a big white screen, a PowerPoint presentation, and nowhere to hide. But that age-old format recently gave some of Canada’s most ambitious young entrepreneurs an opportunity

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

‘Good deeds’ social network shutting down Aug. 15

Akoha Inc., the social networking firm that asked “What if playing a game could make the world a better place?” is shutting its doors on Aug. 15 as a result of not being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson