VCs and accelerators get some love from Budget 2013

In a federal budget characterized by a minimum of new spending and investment, the small business and startup communities of Canada did receive some attention from finance minister Jim Flaherty on Thursday. Research,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

High-tech tax tips for small business

Tax time can mean big headaches for smaller businesses. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help your SMB squeeze the most benefit from technology-related expenses, write-offs and tax credits.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2013 Christine Wong

Canadian entrepreneurs get free cloud resources from CANARIE

Canadian businesses are now able to access free cloud-computing resources, thanks to a program designed to reduce product development costs for entrepreneurs looking to develop and test new products before bringing them to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

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

Startups: Don’t outsource your core competency

This is the seventh article in a continuing series chronicling the growth path of CommentAir Technologies, a startup based in Ottawa, Canada. CommentAir is developing a wireless technology fans can use at sports venues

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2012 Francis Moran

Quebec’s microchip hub gets a $218 million shot in the arm

Did you know that the largest IBM chip assembly plant in the world is in Bromont, a tiny Quebec town of just 7,500 people?And that two world famous chips were made in Bromont:

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

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

Startup TO – Tactics for board game ‘Risk’ lead to startup success

How is your startup business managing risk and strategy? It's not easy, that's for sure. It's a dog eat dog world out there for every type of busineess, not just startups. Do you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Picking up the pieces from a research and development misadventure

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been three months since we last touched base with CommentAir, a period in which the startup has gone through a near-death experience and continues to face

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Funding available for Canada-Brazil R&D projects

Canadian science and technology organizations and their Brazilian partners are offering bilateral funding for research and development projects to stimulate innovation and collaboration between the two countries.On the Canadian side, funding recipients are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Cloud demos help navigate documents, schedules, and roads

Nestor E. Arellano is a senior writer at ITBusiness.ca. You can find him on Google+ or via email at narellano@itworldcanada.com. Is your Outlook calendar no longer sufficient for keeping your multiple commitments organized?

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Will IBM data centre turn Barrie into a tech hub?

The announcement Tuesday morning of the release of more than $210 million by IBM, and the governments of Canada and Ontario for a research and development program was billed as “game changing” in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canada most cost-competitive nation for digital industries: KPMG study

Canada is the most cost-competitive country to run a business in the digital sector, topping the UK, The Netherlands and France in KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2012 study.The report compares business costs and competitiveness

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff