Why three founders say they are launching their next tech startup in Toronto

In 48 hours I met three experienced founders who chose to do their next startup in…  Toronto. Huh? These were not just any founders. They were Canadians who moved out to find success

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Frontfundr platforms launches, benefits from new investing regulations

A crowd of B.C.’s venture and finance communities gathered yesterday at The Profile in Vancouver to network and herald the launch of Frontfundr, Canada’s newest crowdfunding platform. Their timing appears impeccable with the

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Salesforce offers Canadian startups one free year of Desk.com

Salesforce.com Inc. dropped by Toronto to remind Canadian startups about some of the free access to its platform they can take advantage of, and pile of some new freebies too - but like

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

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