More Canadian women entrepreneurs, but are they playing in the big league?

As a former W100 ranked woman entrepreneur, I am always curious to see how women entrepreneurs are faring.  Recently released figures from the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Scorecard, report that 3% of women-owned businesses

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Can big data reinvent consumer loans for Canadians?

What are the borrowing options for middle class Canadians today? The spotty customer service, hidden fees and slow turnaround of traditional bank loans? The ultra high rates of credit cards or payday loan

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Ladies, start your tech businesses! (To win $10,000 in prizes)

When you’re at the starting line of the new business race, you really need some “fuel”, i.e. some cash,  and a crew to support you.  That’s just what six women-led companies will get

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Social media: how much time should founders spend?

Just how important is social media to startups, and how much time and resources should you devote to it? Here’s one data point, from Guy Kawasaki. He is chief evangelist for Canva and

Published on: March 20th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Financial tech cluster could be great – If the big banks and law firms play too

The recent announcement that MaRS is forming a cluster of financial technology startups is great news. In my experience tech startups must fight through enormous inertia; to win you need all the concentration

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

DataHero has integrated with Google Analytics to bring you no-fuss charts and visualizations

DataHero Inc. has launched a new integration with Google Analytics, giving users the ability to export their data directly into DataHero and start building charts and visualizations, without needing to do any of

Published on: December 19th, 2014 Candice So

Kabuk helping doctors, lawyers, and dentists with drumming up new clients

Four years ago, Asha Soares’ grandmother fell ill, starting a wave of visits, appointments, and consultations with doctors and specialists. It was a difficult and worrying time, not least because her family was

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So

3 entrepreneurial secrets to quickly scale your business

Lots of great business advice and learning from successful entrepreneurs were on offer at The Art of Entrepreneurship conference, held in early October. I noted three strategies emerging from various speakers that speak

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

How a startup built wearable billboards

Robert Tu taps away at his smartphone, squinting down at it in the grey light filtering in through the windows. He then stands still, allowing me to see the green letters that have

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Crowdlinker’s tool treats social media as a ‘basic need’

When Crowdlinker Inc.’s developers began building their social media tool, they did what a lot of startup founders do when their current tools aren’t working - they just built something new. Housed in Ryerson’s

Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Mark Organ’s secrets of how to create and grow a $1 billion market category

Some startups create new products or services, and others create an entirely new market category. Mark Organ is an entrepreneur that's done this twice with his marketing-oriented startups and he's at Dreamforce, the

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

27% of Canadian SMBs undervaluing themselves: Survey

“Don’t sell yourself short.” That’s a piece of advice we hear all the time - and for Canadian entrepreneurs, it’s one they may want to take to heart more often. In a new

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Candice So

Ooma launches three new updates for microbusiness users

Phone service provider Ooma Inc. has now launched three updates to Ooma Office, improving users’ ability to send faxes, giving them toll-free numbers, and allowing users to manage their own voicemail, call logs,

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Candice So