Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Paul Singh of 500 Startups coming to Toronto

A prominent U.S.-based investor that wants to apply the Moneyball approach to funding startups is visiting Toronto on Sept. 10 to meet with select Ontario firms. Paul Singh is a partner in 500

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hopper gets the carrot with $12 million funding round

A startup travel-search firm based in Montreal and Boston has raised $12 million in series C financing from OMERS Ventures, TechFinance.ca reports.Hopper hasn't launched its Web site yet but is currently working to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

How to bridge the pre-commercial funding gap in Canada

Startups are based on ideas and faith. Going from an idea to commercialization is a roller coaster ride, from conceptualization to development beta testing and, hopefully, into commercialization and market development. The primary

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2012 Mahrie Boyle

Canadian angel investments jumped 50 per cent in 2011: study

More angels are coming to the aid of Canadian startups these days.Angel investors made 134investments totaling $82.4 million in 2011, up from 90investments worth a combined $35.3 million in 2010, according to astudy

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Webcast replay: Paul Connor exits as president of Network of Angel Organizations

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23609711","window","height=300,width=480")}For four years Paul Connor has been helping make Angel investing better in this country.  In progressively more senior roles, most recently as the Executive Director of the Network of Angel Organisations -

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo first cohort of digital firms

Toronto's newest technology startup accelerator debuted today its first cohort with five firms seeking millions in venture capital money and some with investments already locked down.Extreme Startups is a collaboration between Extreme Venture

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Dragon’s’ new venture capital fund aims to raise $100 million

Canadian entrepreneurs might feel like a beaten boxer that can't get up off the stool for the last round of the fight, but now there's a Dragon that's willing to help them win.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: June 7, 2012

Communitech's $30 million startup funding program Hyperdrive today gained a new partner. The Ontario Centres of Excellence said it will be the latest organization to contribute its resources to fund the startup incubator

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Dell launches $100M credit fund for startups

Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a $100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Startup news round-up: June 6, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. WattPad scores more funding WattPad announced another fundraising round of $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures and also including Jerry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff