Waterloo gets its own crowdfunding hub

Aside from Canada Day, Waterloo, Ont. has something else to celebrate today - the launching of a new crowdfunding platform specifically designed for citizen engagement purposes that is backed by city hall. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kickstarter expanding to Canada this summer

Crowdfunding Web sites in Canada will have a big competitor in the market space later this summer when New York-based Kickstarter expands its services north of the border. The site, Kickstarter.com, allows entrepreneurs,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

6 startups launch as part of JOLT Demo Fest

From wearable technology products to reimagining advertising flyers, tech-driven entrepreneurs gave their best pitch last night  at the Jolt Demo Fest in Toronto as the accelerator showcased its most recent cohort of early stage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2013 Karim Kanji

The Next 36

The goal of The Next 36 is to increase Canadian prosperity by developing Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, The Next 36 provides a series of life

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Calling all Canadians to the new land of opportunity

Oh Canada, our home and ... one of the world's most developed nations filled with 32 million of the most culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people found anywhere on earth. Try saying that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

And the Oscar for most Facebook likes goes to…

Even if Sunday night’s Oscars broadcast was sort of boring, at least we could amuse ourselves by opening up our second screen of choice and taking part in the social media conversation about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian PC shipments worst in world in Q4: IDC

The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for Canadian PC manufacturers. According to IDC Canada shipments continued to decline, dropping by 13.8 per cent from the same quarter a year ago, a worse performance than

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Tragedy when loss of data leads to loss of life

Security assessments are always interesting. I know, I do them all the time. You can never guess what you'll find when you're investigating a breach and a federal agency recently found that to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Anti-spam regulations published, consultation opens

The latest draft regulations for Canada’s anti-spam law were published today in the Canada Gazette and the government is asking for consultation on them until Feb. 4.While Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) received Royal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

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

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Indiegogo expands presence in Canada

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran