In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

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

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, has been featuring a series of start-up themed articles and content such as our State of the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano