Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Extreme Startups splits into three integrated programs

Toronto-based technology startups accelerator Extreme Startups is changing its 12-week cohort program to three integrated programs focused on developing company founders, Extreme Startup's managing director Marcus Daniels announced today in New York. Three

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

Tech B2B startups finally getting attention they deserve

It can often be hard to pitch business-to-business startups. The guy with a consumer-facing mobile app that promises to capture millions of smartphone-toting consumers just sounds a lot more exciting to a venture

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Clarity launches Quora-style Q&A service

The Moncton, N.B.-based firm that's built a network and service based around arranging phone calls with business gurus is launching an online Q&A service, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Clarity Answers "is like Quora with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day – 5 startups debut services

We were pleased to host Incubes Demo Day webcast for its fourth cohort, live from Toronto on Sept. 10. We'll be posting the full recap of the webcast here if you missed it.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to instantly develop the power of the ask

The one thing that every successful entrepreneur I've interviewed agrees upon is the tremendous power behind the skill of “the ask.”  In layman's terms, this means asking a real human for help. Asking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Incubes offers cash, IT services to latest batch of startups

A search engine for gestures. A way to sell your old clothes. Communicating the success of a digital advertising campaign. What do these things have in common? They are all products this group

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Modreal – your personal online lookbook

A startup in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, Modreal is creating a social engagement platform to connect fashions brands with the people who love their clothes. Users can browse the latest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Fashion Forward – realize your closet wealth

Fashion Forward is a startup taking part in the fourth cohort of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and is offering free local online classifieds across Canada for used clothing. Most people are only wearing 60

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Qoints – how success is measured

Qoints is a startup involved with the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and it wants to help brands understand and measure the success of digital campaigns. Qoints co-founders Harris Maxwell and Cory

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Speaker event: Fostering innovation’s connection to gardening

My apartment in downtown Toronto is in the midst of dense commercial buildings and I never imagined it'd be a suitable place to do any gardening. My only outdoor space is a small

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

An Inside view: The global perception of Canada’s leading role with launch of The Startup Visa Canada program

On April 1, 2013, Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) officially launched "Startup Visa Canada." This is the first program of it's kind in the world. I am excited and encouraged to see the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry