4 ways the Liberals’ 2016 budget could help Canada’s tech industry

As Department of Finance staff toil away in Ottawa to deliver the Liberal party's first federal budget under Justin Trudeau, many in the tech industry are waiting with bated breath to see what,

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What surprises could the Liberals’ 2016 budget hold for Canada’s tech industry?

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the Liberal government’s long-awaited federal budget for 2016, there will be more than a few high-profile industries, including tech, anxiously watching to see how it might affect

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Conservatives’ election year budget gets lukewarm reception from industry observers and critics

In an election year, the Conservative government delivered a federal budget with the first surplus Canada has seen since the recession while finding some new money to invest in high-tech research and innovation. Finance

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

When crowdfunding goes wrong: how platforms handle fundraiser disputes

When Tara Reed first began her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, she had high hopes that it would help her achieve her dream - to self-publish her book. In March, the Toronto-area writer launched

Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong