5 ways to think about paid acquisition

Paid acquisition should be a great channel for your startup. One of the most critical decisions early-stage companies have to make is how to invest for growth. Each dollar is like oxygen and

Published on: November 11th, 2015 Nectarios Economakis

Canadian entrepreneurs are working smarter, not harder – and they’re women

The typical Canadian entrepreneur is a Generation X woman who has work-life balance figured out. This according to the 2015 Sage State of the Startup Survey, sponsored by business software vendor Sage North

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Kobo founder launches new startup with healthcare portal

Michael Serbinis, the entrepreneur that created the Kobo e-books business, is turning his attention to the healthcare sector with a new startup being unveiled today - League Inc. League is a personal wellness

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wealthsimple offers investing service to millennials

A new Toronto-based startup hopes to disrupt the investment services industry for millennials by catering to them with text messages and algorithms rather than golf games and working lunches. Wealthsimple is hoping that

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian women entrepreneurs: Bold beginnings and brave futures

So exciting to get to know some of our Canadian women entrepreneurs at this week's fifth-annual Dell Women Entrepreneurs conference.  As the theme of the conference was "Bold Beginnings. Brave Futures," I've invited

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

GestureLogic shines spotlight on Ottawa-area startups

What happens when a university electronics professor wants to use technology to improve his health? In the case of Leonard MacEachern you get one of the most interesting startups to come out of

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

‘Unsend’ feature finally comes to email

Vanessa Hojda was an unknown Toronto-based York University student before she accidentally attached a photo of Nicolas Cage instead of her resume to an email job application. After sharing her mishap on her

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Stock and corporate board structure for the new entrepreneur

Requisite disclaimer: While this guide has been reviewed by an attorney, this article does not constitute legal advice. You should consult a lawyer about any decisions that you make concerning stock and options.

Published on: February 13th, 2014 A. Traviss Corry

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Dell Ventures looking for opportunities in storage, big data

AUSTIN, TEX. -- Dell may make the computers used at many startups and growth stage companies, and it’s looking to play a more concrete role in their development too, with the launch of

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

‘Art of’ running your business isn’t a solitary work: panel

"Fly alone, die alone." These words from Sunil Mistry, partner at KPMG Enterprise were echoed by Paul Gaspar, director of small business segment at UPS Canada when he said “small business failures come

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

‘Manage your own energy’ to manage your business: Bob Dorf

The real rewards of leading a startup lie in the passion for what you're doing  - and not your exit strategy.  Why?  Because you will need your passion to maintain the optimism to

Published on: August 7th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Hunger Games: An easy solution to a wasteful problem

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an entrepreneur in possession of a good idea must be in want of a meal. We know that thinking hard takes a lot of brain power.

Published on: July 30th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz