Brad Feld on creating startup eco-systems, keeping startup spouses

We had the chance to interview Brad Feld live at Incubes Demo Day in Toronto. The founder of TechStars spoke with us about the importance of incubators in building a healthy startup eco-system,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Open data project for Toronto City Hall seeks crowdfunding

A Montreal-based non-profit organization launched a crowdfunding campaign today to help make municipal politics as appealing and accessible as a Grey Cup bet between two mayors. When the Toronto Argonauts faced the Calgary

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The frenetic pace of a changing social media landscape

Social media is all over the news these days. Whether we're talking about startups and tools, brands, issues such as privacy and security or how big brands and events are using social media,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Feds invest in Niagara-area Internet startup

A Niagara-area Internet startup will benefit from some cash from the federal government to help it bring its technology to market. The Government of Canada, through FedDev, is investing in IIX Corp. (International

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Jolt announces second cohort of six startups

The technology startup accelerator based at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District announced its next cohort of six firms today. Jolt, launched at the public-private business hub in July 2012, will be hosting the firms

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Marc Garneau: startup investment must be rewarded

Is a plan to cut the capital gains tax on startup investment a way to boost Canada’s the economy or just a tax cut for the rich? That’s the question I asked yesterday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Is Marc Garneau’s idea to boost startups just a tax cut for the rich?

It’s not often that someone asks for their taxes to be raised, but that’s exactly what Warren Buffett did late last year. In response to the Occupy movement and amidst a heated debate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How Shop.ca tapped an enterprise solution to sell more SKUs than Wal-Mart

On stage at IBM Connect, Big Blue’s marquee social enterprise conference in Orlando, Sandy Carter presents success stories from large enterprise customers using IBM’s WebSphere Commerce solution – the most-used e-commerce platform of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. started because founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online. Finding he could either list them on eBay or a similar service, with little ability to build a brand, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Startup equity for charity foundation gets charitable status

A foundation that aims to help start-ups support charities and those in need has achieved approval as a charitable foundation.The Upside Foundation of Canada's goal is to “Share the Upside” by encouraging startups

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Incubes shifts focus to business-to-business startups

Welcome back to Incubes.You remember this downtown Toronto business incubator. We visited just last summer to meet the entrepreneurs creating Internet businesses here. But this downtown hub already has a new cohort of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator pitch videos from Incubes third cohort

Toronto-based startup incubator Incubes unveiled its third cohort in December, and has now collaborated with ITBusiness.ca to release elevator pitch videos featuring the new firms.Incubes latest round of startups has a distinctly business-to-business

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