In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How you can get full investment value for your startup

There is a lot written on the subject of valuations and there are a lot of opinions; however, in the last number of years, a lot of data has been gathered by angel

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

27% of Canadian SMBs undervaluing themselves: Survey

“Don’t sell yourself short.” That’s a piece of advice we hear all the time - and for Canadian entrepreneurs, it’s one they may want to take to heart more often. In a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Candice So

Ottawa getting an enterprise-focused accelerator

Ottawa is getting a new accelerator, and it's opening up its application process to startups and entrepreneurs today. L-SPARK, which will be housed in Kanata, Ont., a suburb of Ottawa, aims to work

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

International Startup Festival elevates the conversation

I go to a lot of events for startups and entrepreneurs, including, for the fourth year running, the International Startup Festival. It took place in Montreal a few weeks ago and is consistently one

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2014 Francis Moran

Sage partners with Moneris, Canada Post, MasterCard Canada

Sage North America has struck up a number of partnerships with Canadian organizations, including Moneris Solutions Inc., a payment processor, Canada Post, and MasterCard Canada. The company has also announced it’s working with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

International Startup Festival sees fourth year of growth

Photo: Phil Telio is the founder of the wildly successful International Startup Festival, which returns to Montreal this week for its fourth -- and largest-ever -- edition. For the more than 1,500 attendees expected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2014 Francis Moran

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

4 tips for your SMB from top Canadian entrepreneurs

The term "small business" can be so misleading. The staff may be few, the assets far from astronomical, and the snack bar not exactly gourmet, but running a small business is big on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Joseph Stark

Crowdfunding: An investor’s perspective

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada to be a panelist at their breakfast briefing "Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario." The other

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Touring MakeWorks, a co-working space for 3D printing and hardware

Last week, ITBusiness.ca editor Brian Jackson had the chance to check out MakeWorks Studio, a Toronto-area coworking space. While tech entrepreneurs have been using coworking spaces for a while to escape their home

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0′

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson