Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

12 survival tips from the spouse of a serial startup executive

Making a relationship work can be difficult at the best of times. Making it work when one of the partners is the founder or senior executive of a busy startup, with a million

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

8 user acquisition habits of highly successful startups

While “if you build it, they will come” may have worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, ask any startup owner and they'll tell you building an audience for a new product

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Sustainable Development Technology Canada broadens scope to early-stage firms

There’s a new opportunity for tech startups that have an environmental focus to tap government money with the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announcing a virtual incubator fund.The SD Tech Fund Virtual Incubator

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

A month in the life of the U of T’s “Technopreneurs”

Commercialization of research from the lab bench into real world applications has long been identified as a missing piece of Canada's economy. Across the country, a network of incubators and accelerators are working

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

SME customer analytics startup closes $1.5M financing round

A Toronto-based start-up that helps small and medium-sized businesses build predictive customer models to prioritize sales leads and identify high value customers has closed a $1.5 million financing round led by the BDC

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Big data startup gets big seed funding

A big data startup in Kanata, Ont. outside of Ottawa has secured a big seed financing round. According to a report from Canadian Private Equity, Openera Inc. has raised $250,000 in seed financing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Tutoring start-up launches from Ryerson DMZ

The latest company to benefit from the assistance and resources of Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) officially launched Friday – online learning forum Rayku.com. Related Story | Princes Charles tweets from the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Crowdcube’s clever equity-based crowdfunding model

A lot of people might get bright ideas while they’re watching television, but it took U.K.-based entrepreneur Darren Westlake to actually take action on one and as a result launch the world’s first

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

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

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

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