The importance of updating sports infrastructure – Tech in Sports Ep. 8

This week the Tech in Sports crew continue to explore Kevin Durant off the court, this time as he invests in yet another tech startup. Plus, after Paolo visits Wrigley Field, he asks

Published on: August 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

From PM to VC – Stephen Harper joins San Francisco tech fund

The last time Canadians really heard from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was campaigning for another term in government against Justin Trudeau's Liberals. We know how that ended. Now Harper is speaking up

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Vancouver startup wants to help foreign-born Silicon Valley workers go True North

As Donald Trump signals his intent to close U.S. borders to foreign-born workers, a Vancouver-based startup wants to remind them they can always move to Canada. Targeting not only the refugees and workers

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Secrets venture capitalists may not want founders to know

How does a successful serial fund raiser do it? That’s the question Startup Grind Toronto guest host Matthew Ingram asked Andrew D’Souza at a recent fireside chat. D’Souza said several things that venture

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Avoid these 6 common mistakes that can derail your startup

Today, the promise of technology lures many inventors to launch promising startups. While this trend bodes well for the future, some talented individuals sometimes overlook basic steps that help promote success. Avoid these

Published on: January 11th, 2016 Robert Cordray

Grow 2015: Unicorns & the Silicon Valley fundraising market

Whistler, B.C. -- "It's never been easier to raise $1M for a startup in the Valley." Tomas Tunguz, a venture capitalist with RedPoint Ventures in Silicon Valley shared fundraising insights to a packed

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Bringing the inside out in the 21st century: how does your enterprise collaborate?

If you have ever worked in a large organization, you know how complex it can be. Organizations have been created as systems, where we, hopefully, built an internal structure that reflects our shared purpose.

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

SingularityU is seeking Canadian entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers with brilliant innovations

For the second time in our country,  The Canadian Global Impact Competition  will take place next month. This is a global competition designed to find innovative methods of improving peoples' lives through the use

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Jonathon Shore

Coding event and job fair journey across Canada to promote Vancouver’s tech hub

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is launching a cross-country tour of Canada, hoping to entice tech workers from Toronto, Calgary, and London, Ont. to pull up roots and move to British Columbia’s largest

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Candice So

Here’s what Silicon Valley can tell us about Fin Tech trends for 2015

This month I had the opportunity to attend a Fin Tech Conference The Future of Money and Technology in San Francisco. It was a well organized and mostly an American audience. I recommend you

Published on: December 30th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Should Canadian startups move to Silicon Valley?

Thank you to Geoff Foulds for this guest post. Does a Silicon Valley insider think it’s best to relocate to the Bay Area? Not always, says Ariel Poler. Poler, one of the most

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley