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

Incubes rejigs accelerator program, keeps B2B focus

Toronto-based accelerator Incubes is expanding its program to include two streams for startups and has some new faces mentoring the startups under its wing. Instead of running set 12 week-long semester with cohorts,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Government showcases startup support to entrepreneurs on Parliament Hill

Guest post by Véronique Hynes When the largest contingent ever of entrepreneurs met on Parliament Hill, government officials were quick to re-assure businesses they are on their side. Canada has opened its fourth

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Entrepreneurship: Too Many Men; What are we going to do about it.

When I guest lecture at universities and colleges, I am exposed to classes where at many times over 50 per cent of the students are women in business and law and I have

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

Steve Jobs vowed to ‘kill’ Dropbox with iCloud

Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston knew he'd arrived with his cloud storage and syncing service when Apple Inc. was interested in talking about an acquisition. Not interested in selling the firm, he

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

Dispute results in leadership change at Incubes accelerator

A. Traviss Corry left his role as managing director of Incubes at the end of October as a result of a dispute over the direction and ownership structure of the company. Incubes CEO

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

TiE’s landmark networking event scores in Ottawa

I spent a day and a half at the end of last week at a great event that lived at the intersection of entrepreneurship promotion and full-contact networking, and it all happened in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Francis Moran

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The publicly traded man

Since 2008, Kenneth Mike Merrill has been his own personal stock product. Through his Web site Kmikeym.com he sells to the public, shares of himself. ITBusiness.ca published an article on Merrill back in June

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2013 Monica Goyal