One CMO’s journey from Apple to Avaya: Q&A with Andy Cunningham

When Andrea Cunningham first landed in Silicon Valley in 1983, she knew she wanted to be involved with tech. As a young marketing and communications professional, she landed at exactly the right place

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Candice So

Innovating government: Silicon Valley’s CIO on open data and community building

Jonathan Reichental designed, developed and sold his first software program, an ABCs learning tool, at the early age of 11. The tech maven’s early foray into the world of software innovation launched a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

Contest gives chance to collaborate with world’s brightest innovators in Silicon Valley

If you've ever sat around with your friends and had late-night conversations about how to solve all of the world's problems, now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley

3 digital marketing startups to follow on Twitter

Covering the fourth cohort grad showcase at Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups, we met some interesting people on the leading edge of the digital marketing space and reconnected with others. Whether or not you'd

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s top-notch ICT cluster [infographic]

Forget about claiming the title of 'Silicon Valley North.' Toronto is a high tech eco-system unto itself and one of the leaders in North America when it comes to supporting innovative firms. From

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

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 2

In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Ontario tax credits, talent pool used to lure video game firms

Why would a parent hand a $600 piece of breakable technology they depend on every day over to their two-year-old? It’s a good question, and one that inspired Jason Krogh, CEO of Zinc

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Silicon Valley tech firms under legal scrutiny for ‘anti-poaching’ agreements

The Justice Department in the United States has sued several tech giants including eBay, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar over an anti-poaching agreement that was in place between 2006 and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Canadian tech accelerator grads get ticket to Silicon Valley

Alumni of a Montreal technology accelerator will soon be learning the way to San Jose.FounderFuel has partnered with the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco & Silicon Valley to offer selected graduates

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

The Next 36 gets it right with peer networking focus

What do entrepreneurs need in their local region to have a good chance at success? Well one thing that helps is having other entrepreneurs. You might think that not having other entrepreneurs around

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson