Equity for charity proposed by new Upside Foundation

Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation

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

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada to call for urgent action to support Canadian entrepreneurs

By Francis Moran  The results of the largest consultation ever undertaken within the community of Canadian entrepreneurs and their supporters will be unveiled in a series of six cross-country news conferences on Tuesday when

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

Upverter makes electrical design social

It seems like almost every niche community is getting its own social networking site lately, and now electrical engineers or DIY soldering-iron wielding enthusiasts can count themselves among that crowd. Related Story |

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian cities nab three spots on startup cluster list

According to a new report, three Canadian cities rank high for startup activity. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops for Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo, Ont.The three cities made this year's list of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Urban energy the focus of new Ryerson incubator

Hoping to do for urban energy what its Digital Media Zone did digital media, Ryerson University last week launched the Innovation Centre for Urban Energy (i-CUE), a business incubator and accelerator focused on

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

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

Cream.hr promises to help employers identify best job candidates

A new startup is launching in Canada today and it's declaring war – on resumes, that is.Cream.hr is promising to help employers slice through resume embellishers and interview actors and see the job

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Execution Labs looks to fund videogame developers in Montreal

A new gaming-focused startup incubator and accelerator has launched in Montreal with $1.4 million in funding and the involvement of several videogame-industry luminaries.Execution Labs announced it was open for applications yesterday. It's looking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How one Canadian media giant is embracing the startup model

The paywalls have gone up. First at Postmedia, publisher of newspapers such as the National Post,Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Then at the Globe and Mail andmost recently at the Toronto Star.

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

Pitch perfect: Startups should focus on problems, not platforms

This is the ninth article in a continuing monthly series chronicling the growth path of Screach, a startup based in Newcastle upon Tyne in England’s North East. Screach is an interactive digital media platform that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Francis Moran

Spently’s strategic shift away from the mobile wallet masses

The mobile wallet space is starting to get just as crowded and jam packed as the traditional wallets the technology was meant to replace. After surveying the increasingly competitive mobile wallet landscape,Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Rdigitalife: Kanika Gupta on social change and technology

Kanika Gupta is Head Catalyst at her startup, SoJo, exploring social change, technology, and online education. If someone's got an idea, Sojo helps them find a starting point. Here, she tells us that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Six startups set to pitch at first Jolt demo day

It's time for six Jolt startups to strut their stuff. They'll be pitching at the first ever demo dayheld Tuesday by Jolt, the accelerator for early stage Web and mobilefirms at Toronto's MaRS

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong