U.S. software company Pivotal acquires Toronto’s Xtreme Labs for $65M

Pivotal Inc., a U.S. software company focused on the Web, has just bought Toronto's Xtreme Labs Inc., its first acquisition. On Oct. 2, Calif.-based Pivotal announced it was going to buy Xtreme Labs

Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

Extreme Startups splits into three integrated programs

Toronto-based technology startups accelerator Extreme Startups is changing its 12-week cohort program to three integrated programs focused on developing company founders, Extreme Startup's managing director Marcus Daniels announced today in New York. Three

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tech B2B startups finally getting attention they deserve

It can often be hard to pitch business-to-business startups. The guy with a consumer-facing mobile app that promises to capture millions of smartphone-toting consumers just sounds a lot more exciting to a venture

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

The secret sauce behind Ontario’s high-growth startups

The latest updated from the Network of Angel Organizations of Ontario tells us angel investment surpassed $91 million in 169 early stage companies in the province. Since 2007, members of the network have

Published on: September 26th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Writing their own cheques: how women entrepreneurs fund IT growth in their businesses

Two successful women entrepreneurs, one and the same answer to the question - how are you funding technology investment in your business? Writing our own cheques is the answer from both Marla Schwartz

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Ubi computer makers win $100,000 in funding

Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), maker of an always-on, voice-activated computer called the Ubi, has just landed $100,000 of investment in a competition for startups in Northumberland, Ont. On Monday, Spark Centre and

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day – 5 startups debut services

We were pleased to host Incubes Demo Day webcast for its fourth cohort, live from Toronto on Sept. 10. We'll be posting the full recap of the webcast here if you missed it.

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Vidyard adds HootSuite hookup to its video marketing integration powers

Canadian video-hosting company Vidyard Inc. has launched a new app that meshes with HootSuite Inc., allowing businesses to connect their videos with social media. Vidyard, based in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario, announced

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So