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

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

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

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

Stephen Harper sits in Dragon’s chair with $400 million to invest

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released new details on how a budget line item of $400 million ear-marked to help startups will be spent, a Globe and Mail article reports.With access to capital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: May 4, 2012

Vancouver-based social media management system HootSuite is looking to social media giants, LinkedIn, Facebook, Witter and Google to help the company raise a $50 million round at a $500 million valuation, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How close should you be with your investor?

by Monica Goyal How close is to close? I remember an advisor once suggesting that an entrepreneur should be located 150 miles from their investor. It was just to say that investors want

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?

  by Christine Wong Assessing the debris of the Research in Motiondebacle – longtime co-CEOs swept aside, stock price in shambles, failed PlayBook launch and customer confidence rocked by service outages – it’s

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

Try crowdfunding to finance your tech startup

Five dollars for a button, $20 for a t-shirt and $1,000 for a trip to Chicago to meet the company's game developers – quite unconventional but this was how Robomodo, a Chicago-based game

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Cashing in on the 98% – Canadian mobile game maker grapples with business model

It was the best puzzle game since Tetris – at least, that's what Gamerizon Studio Inc. president and CEO Alex Sakiz thought of Quantz. The 3D puzzle game was supposed to launch his

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada a country of ‘underperfomers’, says Conference Board

Disappointed by Canada’s poor global competitiveness ranking, theConference Board of Canada is launching a new initiative to makeCanadian companies more innovative. The Centre for Business Innovationwill explore why Canadian firms are not world

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

Sprouter CEO Sarah Prevette speaks about shut down

Sprouter announced this week that it will be turning off the lights on its question-and-answer Web site for entrepreneurs on Aug. 2.The notice caught many of the site's users off guard, as the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian start-ups get helping hand from Silicon Valley Canucks

They have hit it big south of the border and are now ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs developing their companies in the tech industry.Although the organization has only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Will flow-through shares program help finance tech firms?

By Denzil Doyle During the past three or four decades, Canadian policy makers at both the federal and provincial levels have tried just about every trick in the book to finance technology companies,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2011 Francis Moran