NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

We develop advanced scientific instruments for astronomical observatories and industrial partners — bringing out-of-this-world technology back down to Earth. As well as its services to the research and business communities, NRC-HIA maintains an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video rewind: Think team and traction to attract investors

Funding is a top challenge for technology businesses. In the lead up to Technicity 2011, ITBusiness.ca has been featuring a series of start-up themed articles and content such as our State of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Fighting fat with smartphone apps

A Toronto-area startup is feeding the growing consumer hunger for smaller waistlines by launching a mobile weight loss app.Vaughan, Ont.-based Newtopia Inc. will launch its Newtopia Mobile app in mid-October to run on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: How to take your business global

Do you think your small or medium sized business is ready to branch out into a larger market?Start- up experts believe that many entrepreneurs, reaching beyond Canada's borders is well worth the risksSpeakers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Co-working gaining ground with tech entrepreneurs

By Nestor E. Arellano Despite all the good stuff you hear about it, working from home can be a drag some days. There will always be those moments when you can’t get any

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian start-ups get helping hand from Silicon Valley Canucks

They have hit it big south of the border and are now ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs developing their companies in the tech industry.Although the organization has only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

How to sell like Skype: plan your exit strategy

For start-up owners putting their heart and soul into a company they’re passionate about, their exit strategy may seem too far off to even consider. But understanding the process early may not be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

‘Open Innovation’ network spins off 7 communications startups

Nine months after its inception, Ottawa-based developer network Coral CEA is already seeing strong success for its member tech start-ups.Coral CEA focuses on communications-enabled applications, or programs that help automate communications processes. It

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

CIX sends Canadian tech start-up workers to California for the summer

Three Canadian start-ups are taking their companies from emerging to flourishing by heading to the Silicon Valley- at least for the summer- courtesy of the Canadian Innovation Exchange's Technology Accelerator program.A joint initiative

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

New business-boosting centre follows national trend

The Eastern Ontario Regional Innovation Centre officially opened its doors on March 31, eagerly welcoming equally keen entrepreneurs who need help with launching their start-ups.  The centre, part of the Ottawa Centre for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How to develop tech products with potential

By Agnes Haak As a mentor and consultant to small and medium sized businesses, I have encountered many IT professionals and entrepreneurs who are developing new technology and are asking for help on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Social game revenues still 30 times less than console games

 Last week, Vancouver-based game studio Propaganda Games laid-off 70 workers after the firm was shut down by parent Disney Interactive Studios. Prior to this, Propaganda already had to let go of 100 people

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Business coach helps Cambridge dance studio swing into profits

Do you think your tech start-up is stuck in a rut? Are you working harder and longer hours but your balance sheets still show you're in the red? Perhaps your company can learn

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

‘Connect and collect’ is biz mantra in 2011

Canadian companies that enable other businesses to connect with customers through social networks and mobile devices or firms that facilitate the gathering and measurement of customer and business data will prosper in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano