CIRA giving $1M to projects that “enhance Internet for all Canadians”

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is launching a new program that will fund projects by as much as $100,000 each if they can improve the Internet for all Canadians. CIRA, which manages

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Hyperdrive adds Toronto demo day to program

The Hyperdrive accelerator program run out of Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech Hub will extend its intensive development period from three months to six months, it announced today. After completing two cohorts in its first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Can’t write? Waterloo startup hopes to help

Ten technology startups will make their pitch in Waterloo, Ont.  Thursday for a chance at pocketing $25,000 and a spot in an accelerator program at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is hosting its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

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

Young Ontario entrepreneurs to get a $1 million funding boost

Young entrepreneurs in Ontario may soon get a jump start in building their own companies, as $1 million will be going into programs geared towards their success. On Tuesday, the Ontario Centres of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

Incubes to offer cash, IT services with new partners

Toronto-based startup incubator Incubes will have something new to offer its next cohort thanks to partnerships with IT solutions firm T4G Inc. and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF). Toronto-based IT services outfit

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

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Fundica roadshow to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch

Entrepreneurs and funders looking to make a valuable connection may get their chance, thanks to the first Funding Roadshow moving across Canada this month. For about two weeks in May, the roadshow is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Revenue replaces talent as most ulcer-inducing issue for Canadian startup CEOs

Concerns about how to grow revenue have replaced talent woes as the biggest worry keeping Canada’s startup CEOs awake at night, according to a new report. Revenue growth was named the top challenge

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2013 Christine Wong

Cream.hr: Turn hours of resume filtering into minutes

Anyone responsible for sorting through a pile of resumes when hiring for an open position will appreciate what Cream.hr offers to do – filter out just the cream of the crop before you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BeanEvo: accounting evolved

This Web-based application offers an easy-to-use accounts payable solution. It’s a cost-effective solution to help achieve the paperless office and it’s aimed at mid-sized companies. BeanEvo has already raised $100,000 and is looking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

PumpUp: fitness just got personal

PumpUp makes getting fit simple by providing a personal trainer in an app. Users answer a few questions and a workout plan is built for them, providing instructions on how to exercise. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson