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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Elevator Pitch: Alertly – off-the-shelf security system

A member of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, Alertly offers a do-it-yourself security system you can install in your home, office, or car. Alertly says 1.6 million homes were broken into last year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator pitch: ARB Labs – simplifying gestures into language

ARB Labs is a part of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort and it wants to translate gestures into triggers for software systems. ARB Labs specializes in enterprise-grade gesture recognition software. It allows anyone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: AppGeek – do more with your smartphone

A part of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, AppGeek offers a crowd-sourced app discovery system that recommends iPhone apps to you based on your interests and personality. AppGeek says that businesses launch more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: LightningPlatform – create, target, and report with ease

One of the startups in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, LightningPlatform is a cloud-based framework that aids development and provides complete visibility on actions performed by users. Think of it like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson