Meet CommentAir Technologies

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Siblings Katie and Luke Hrycak are in that category of entrepreneurs who could be called reluctant innovators. They found themselves in the midst of a problem they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2011 Francis Moran

Enter ‘The $1,000 Minute’ contest for Canadian tech startups

The entry period for The $1,000 Minute has come to a close. Thank you for your interest in the contest, and especially all those who entered. We saw more than 30 videos submitted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Five online fundraising sources every entrepreneur should know

Great ideas are plentiful, but the money to make them work isn't always as easy to come by. One way to get your business idea or project off the ground is to forget

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2011 Megan Geuss

Meet Screenreach Interactive

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We first encountered Screenreach Interactive and its founder, Paul Rawlings, several months ago when we featured Jon Bradford, the man behind U.K. startup accelerators The Difference Engine and Springboard.

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

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