Cisco’s Ontario jobs deal will hurt Canadian startups: expert

With notes from Candice So Debate over whether the 10-year, $190 million agreement between Ontario and Cisco Canada add 1,700 jobs will be an economic boon or bust has been rowing since the

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

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

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

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

LiveQoS acquires Openera, hopes to launch cloud business

Ottawa-based mobile quality of experience company LiveQoS Inc. has acquired Openera Inc., also hailing from Ottawa, for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Tuesday, LiveQoS said it would be acquiring Openera to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Satellite communications company migrates north to Ottawa

Satellite communications provider VT iDirect Inc. has come north, setting up a home base in Ottawa as its first Canadian office. A subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc., an engineering company in aerospace and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Candice So

Shopify deal reaches 27 million new potential customers

A build-your-own Web site tool and a create-your-own online store service are combining forces to offer a complete self-service package to small businesses.A deal announced today will see Ottawa-based Shopify’s e-commerce service being

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

Hey, kid, I hear you want to be an entrepreneur

By Leo Valiquette  “This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa’s jBilling snapped up by AppDirect

Cloud app store company AppDirect has acquired jBilling, an open source billing firm based in Ottawa. br>Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Related Story | FreshBooks launches its first iPhone appFounded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Neck ties not allowed, sandals optional

By Leo Valiquette  Victoria Lennox and the team at Startup Canada were back in Ottawa recently and my brief showing at one of the events left me with plenty of food for thought. (more…)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Francis Moran

TheCodeFactory launches G2S incubator program

By Alexandra Reid  Ottawa’s startup ecosystem received some much-needed support this month as TheCodeFactory launched Government to Startup (G2S), an incubator program developed by the learning centre’s founder and president Ian Graham to address the challenges faced by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Bell Mobility to distribute mobile forms app from TrueContext

Ottawa company TrueContext Mobile Solutions Corp. has inked a distribution deal with Bell Mobility for its paperless business forms app.The firm's flagship ProntoForms app allows businesses to create andmanage virtual forms, collect data

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 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

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran