‘Young entrepreneur of the year’ melds e-commerce jewellery sales with a good cause

What were you doing when you were 14 years old? I'll bet you weren't running an e-commerce business that split its profits with a charity funding women's education. If you had a job

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

Startup Canada Communities to bind together entrepreneurs nation-wide

Entrepreneurs from across Canada can soon connect via a new Web site from Startup Canada – one that’s slated to be an online community for finding support, mentors, events, workspace and funding. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Webcast replay – Startup Canada’s ‘Bridging the financial literacy gap’

startupcanada on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free Just how important are financial smarts and fiscal literacy to the success of a startup? That’s the topic a Startup Canada event will explore on Monday, Mar.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Startup Canada falls short of $100,000 fundraising goal

The entrepreneurial movement that traveled coast-to-coast hosting town halls and building a network of 300 partners has fallen short of its fundraising goal on Indiegogo.Startup Canada saw its campaign on the crowdfunding Web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding campaign kicks off in Waterloo Tuesday

WATERLOO, ON. -- A major crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 in support of Startup Canada Connect will kick off here TuesdayStartup Canada Connect will be an online hub and meeting place for Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada unveils its action plan

Startup Canada followed up its whirlwind tour across Canada on Tuesday by unveiling a three-part plan to build a more supportive, cohesive infrastructure to help the country's entrepreneurs. And it's a plan that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada picks the winner of its Canadian Mentorship Challenge

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Canada challenged Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses to mentor 10,000 Canadians. And now it's naming the winner of its 2012 Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The nod goes to British

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian Mentorship Challenge to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated across Canada next week with more than 60 events held during the Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The mentorship challenge is a joint effort by Startup Canada, theCanadian Advanced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong