Hosted by Ron Tite of the Tite Group. Panel Members Jay Klein, CEO of Pur Gum, Catherine Graham, CEO of commonsku, and Drew Greene, CEO of shop.ca
Hosted by Ron Tite of the Tite Group. Panel Members Jay Klein, CEO of Pur Gum, Catherine Graham, CEO of commonsku, and Drew Greene, CEO of shop.ca


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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2014 Candice So

Google offering startups $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform

Google Inc. announced today it’s giving out a one-year, $100,000 credit to startups using its Google Cloud Platform service, a boon for new companies looking to use the cloud to get their businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Ottawa getting an enterprise-focused accelerator

Ottawa is getting a new accelerator, and it's opening up its application process to startups and entrepreneurs today. L-SPARK, which will be housed in Kanata, Ont., a suburb of Ottawa, aims to work

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Canada Post lists 25 nominees for innovation in e-commerce

Canada Post has released its list of finalists for its E-Commerce Innovation Awards, naming 25 contenders with a shot at winning almost $1 million in prizes. Divvying up its finalists into seven categories,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Candice So

9 reasons to name a non-executive chairperson to your board

It is natural for entrepreneurs and founders to want to control the destiny of their company. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are often cited as examples of why a founder should stay in control.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

CrowdfundSuite to help businesses navigate pools of alternative funding

You may have only crowdfunded your first burrito this year, but Bret Conkin’s interest in crowdfunding stretches back to before Kickstarter ever allowed you to fund a potato salad. In 2008, Conkin founded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ economic impact claims under fire from the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star says it has found some inconsistencies in MaRS Discovery District's claims about how it helps startups succeed. On Thursday, the Star ran a story by reporter Kenyon Wallace saying the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Candice So