7 smart watches from CES 2014

While I was down at CES 2014 last week, I spent a lot of time looking at smart watches. In addition to showing the date and time, these watches also alert the wearer

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2013’s Most Undervalued Business Tool for Startups

Since 1985, Adobe has been bringing the world innovative software solutions, including 17 generations of Adobe Illustrator. This year, they shook things up with Adobe Creative Cloud, and it has been a year

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Cisco’s Ontario jobs deal will hurt Canadian startups: expert

With notes from Candice So Debate over whether the 10-year, $190 million agreement between Ontario and Cisco Canada add 1,700 jobs will be an economic boon or bust has been rowing since the

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SAP taps Vancouver startup as predictive analytics partner

Vancouver startup PHEMI Health Systems has partnered with SAP AG to do analysis on the healthcare data it collects with its software product, according to a report on our sister site IT World

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Slyce.it acquires Incubes graduate Hovr.it

Calgary-based startup Slyce.it has just announced it’s acquiring Hovr.it, a graduate of the Incubes accelerator here in Toronto – and the first startup coming out of Incubes to be acquired. The terms of

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Candice So

Gallop Media launches from BNotions

A former division of app development company BNotions has struck out on its own, making its foray into digital marketing last week. Making its official launch on Nov. 25, Gallop Media was originally

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Born to be Wired – A week in the life of a software startup

Bret Conkin is the CMO for FundRazr. Christian Sander is the CTO. This post is a diary of a week’s interaction in a small, fast-growing startup to illustrate the contacts, challenges and flow

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Bret Conkin

Government showcases startup support to entrepreneurs on Parliament Hill

Guest post by Véronique Hynes When the largest contingent ever of entrepreneurs met on Parliament Hill, government officials were quick to re-assure businesses they are on their side. Canada has opened its fourth

Published on: November 27th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Ideaboost accelerator announces graduates, ushers in third cohort

Toronto-based accelerator IdeaBoost launched six of its graduating startups out into the world on Wednesday, and it’s bringing in six more into the fold. In an event down at the Steam Whistle Brewery,

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So

Dentons kicks off program for startups’ legal needs

Multinational law firm Dentons is launching a startup program in Canada, helping tech startups incorporate and advising them on all things legal in their line of business. While Dentons Canada has already been

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So

Dispute results in leadership change at Incubes accelerator

A. Traviss Corry left his role as managing director of Incubes at the end of October as a result of a dispute over the direction and ownership structure of the company. Incubes CEO

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TiE’s landmark networking event scores in Ottawa

I spent a day and a half at the end of last week at a great event that lived at the intersection of entrepreneurship promotion and full-contact networking, and it all happened in

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Francis Moran

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley