New Invest Ottawa campaign aims to bring talent from Silicon Valley up north

Economic development agency Invest Ottawa thinks the nation's capital is a pretty swell place for the technically inclined to live and work, and it wants the rest of the world to know it

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa tops list of Canada’s top tech hubs [infographic]

B2B marketplace services provider Expert Market has decided to crunch some numbers and identify the best cities for technically inclined Canadians to work - and, equally importantly, live - in. The company delved

Published on: March 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The Internet of Taps? Rogers, Ericsson piloting “connected water” project for Ottawa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already improved clothing, packaging, advertising, and agriculture - so why not utilities? Rogers Communications Inc. and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson plan to answer that question by running

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Algonquin College treads new ground with Salesforce adoption

Pushing the adoption of software that requires a new way of doing things across an entire organization can be a Sisyphean task for a leader - just ask Doug Wotherspoon, the vice-president of

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

PageCloud launches its website builder platform with $1 million in pre-orders

With more than 8,000 licenses pre-sold and $1 million in pre-orders, PageCloud has launched what it calls the "most advanced web editor" in existence. PageCloud lets users to drag-and-drop photos, videos, text and other page elements on

Published on: December 1st, 2015 David Hamilton

How social brand managers reacted to crisis on Parliament Hill

Like many other Canadians, the first thing I did after hearing about a shooting taking place at Parliament Hill on Wednesday morning was to jump online to read news sites and Twitter. After

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ottawa getting an enterprise-focused accelerator

Ottawa is getting a new accelerator, and it's opening up its application process to startups and entrepreneurs today. L-SPARK, which will be housed in Kanata, Ont., a suburb of Ottawa, aims to work

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

GestureLogic shines spotlight on Ottawa-area startups

What happens when a university electronics professor wants to use technology to improve his health? In the case of Leonard MacEachern you get one of the most interesting startups to come out of

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Candice So