30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part III

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette While there will no doubt be the occasional post that will still fall into the Commercialization Ecosystem category, today marks the official end of this series with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2011 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part II

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Last week, we began a three-part recap of our Commercialization Ecosystem series with insights and practical advice on securing investment capital and finding champions to help get your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2011 Francis Moran

Startup aims to teach English on the Web

When Danny Wang came to Canada from China in 2000, he soon got a shock. “I learned about English in China for 20 years,” says the co-founder and co-chief executive of Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2011 Grant Buckler

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part I

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Six months ago we launched this “12-part” series to put forth ideas, yield practical insights and provoke thoughtful discussion about what it takes to get technology to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: Levering youthful ambition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, we’ve talked about how Canada falls short when it comes to commercializing university IP and the leadership from the business community that is needed to address the gap. We’ve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: A rising tide floats all ships

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we spoke back in June with Jon Bradford of Springboard, he made the valid point that the vision and drive of a few dedicated people is more important to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 28th, 2011 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: Who needs to step up?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently aired a laundry list of challenges that hinder the commercialization of university IP in Canada. Several of our readers weighed in with their thoughts on Canada’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: How Canada falls short

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette The Canadian university system costs about $25 billion a year. The total income for all Canadian universities from licensing their intellectual property is around $50 million. Subtract

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

Under-30 entrepreneurs fail to woo investors with startup pitches

It’s a nightmare for most of us: a big white screen, a PowerPoint presentation, and nowhere to hide. But that age-old format recently gave some of Canada’s most ambitious young entrepreneurs an opportunity

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

Six legal landmines to avoid when hiring for startups

Startup companies, even those founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, are prone to making the same legal mistakes when hiring and compensating employees. These employment law missteps can subject young companies to potentially crippling consequences.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2011 Peter N. Townshend, George Colindres and Lauren T. Howard

Six reasons to keep your startup in Canada, from HootSuite

Your startup doesn't need to move to the U.S. to achieve success – in fact staying on Canuck soil will make it easier to retain top talent while keeping a high standard of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Accelerated: Springboard takes a ‘people centric’ approach

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently conclude our two-part discussion with Jon Bradford, the man behind The Difference Engine and Springboard, two U.K.-based startup accelerators that took their inspiration from TechStarsand Y Combinator in the U.S. The Difference

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Green tech sector siphons VC money away from IT startups

Canada's venture capitalists are going green, but putting less green - as in cash - into IT startups at the same time. Second quarterVC investment in Canadian IT startups totalled $136 million, down

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2011 Christine Wong