Tax cut needed for IP owners, CATA says

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wants the government to cut taxes to income gained as a result of intellectual property ownership.By creating a “patent box” checkmark area on tax returns to indicate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

Canadian Mentorship Challenge to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated across Canada next week with more than 60 events held during the Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The mentorship challenge is a joint effort by Startup Canada, theCanadian Advanced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian and U.S. lobby groups forge crowdfunding alliance

The main organization lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is teaming up with a major U.S. group to bolster its efforts. Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC) announced today it is formally partneringwith the

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

IT World Canada’s Annan, Jonah among 38 Diamond Jubilee medal winners

Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada's technology industry.Annan was one of

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

Crowdfunding letter campaign targets politicians in five provinces

A national group lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is sending its message directly to provincially elected politicians across the country. Starting this week, the Ontario wing of Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC)is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Study to probe how Canada’s emergency responders use technology

They're the first people we call in an emergency. But how is technology changing the way Canada's first responders answer our calls for help?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is tackling thatquestion by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sweeping study looks at open data and Canadian municipalities

A new study will soon put the open data practices of Canadian municipalities under the microscope.The study, to be officially launched on Oct. 21 at the i–Canada Summitin Montreal, will be the first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

IT World Canada president Annan joins new CanWIT advisory council

Canadian Women in Technology has named 17 new members to its advisory council, including Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada. CanWIT, a division of the Canadian

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

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA seeks candidates for its governing body

Canadians who think their technology and innovation leadership skills are on par with those as serial entrepreneur Terence Matthews or the Motorola Solutions country manager George Krausz should consider throwing their name in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff