Ottawa tech acceletor stumbled on early-stage financing – OCRI chief

By Francis Moran In Part 1 we spoke with Bruce Lazenby, who is less than three months into his new job as president and CEO of OCRI. These days, the only constant is change

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2012 Francis Moran

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Wave Accounting and Wattpad win people’s choice awards at CIX

Toronto-based Wave Accounting won the people's choice award as most innovative ICT company at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) today, and Wattpad took the digital media category prize.Twenty companies in the digital media

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Entrepreneurs must celebrate failure

Toronto the good does a bad job of encouraging risk-taking entrepreneurs, especially when they stumble.That was just one of the main conclusions to come out of Technicity, a diverse one-day summit that brought

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto’s recipe for ICT success: management, talent, money

More competent managers, a larger IT talent pool, more start-up funding, and greater collaboration are needed to boost Toronto's tech posture, according to speakers and attendees of Technicity 2011.These were the critical issues

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video rewind: Think team and traction to attract investors

Funding is a top challenge for technology businesses. In the lead up to Technicity 2011, ITBusiness.ca has been featuring a series of start-up themed articles and content such as our State of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong

No one right path to commercialization, experts say

Toronto biotech startup ArcticDx has spent eight years working on technology to measure an individual's risk of developing colorectal carcinoma, but still hasn't commercialized it. Meanwhile, by taking a slightly different approach, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

IT investment not priority for Canadian small business

Technology investments are at the bottom of the list of priorities for Canadian small businesses, according to a survey recently released by Sage Software Inc.The survey commissioned by the accounting and management software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: The three Ts of finding an angel investor

Are you looking for an angel investor to fund your tech start-up or small business?Rob Kotourbash of Maple Leaf Angel Investors Group says that investors typically focus of three Ts when deciding to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

IBM pledges $1 billion financing for SMBs

IBM has pledged US$1 billion in financing to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) procure certain IBM systems and services, the company announced Thursday."SMBs face difficulties in access to financing. They may not

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2011 Joab Jackson