Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

‘Art of’ running your business isn’t a solitary work: panel

"Fly alone, die alone." These words from Sunil Mistry, partner at KPMG Enterprise were echoed by Paul Gaspar, director of small business segment at UPS Canada when he said “small business failures come

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Jolt accelerator unveils 3rd cohort

The MaRS Discovery District's in-house technology accelerator Jolt announced its third cohort of startups today. The new group of startups follows the trend lately of more business-to-business focused companies being recruited into accelerator

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

LiveQoS acquires Openera, hopes to launch cloud business

Ottawa-based mobile quality of experience company LiveQoS Inc. has acquired Openera Inc., also hailing from Ottawa, for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Tuesday, LiveQoS said it would be acquiring Openera to

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Vidyard adds video e-mail marketing feature with ExactTarget

Video marketing platform Vidyard Inc. is making its videos more accessible to viewers and marketers by joining forces with ExactTarget Inc., an e-mail marketing platform. Vidyard has built an app for ExactTarget, making

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Welcome to our incubator and accelerator directory

I'm excited to introduce a new feature to ITBusiness.ca that will be useful to our readers involved in Canada's technology startup community. It's an all-Canadian directory of incubator and accelerator style programs! I

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Indiegogo adds data analytics to campaign pages

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has added a slew of new features to its service, giving campaigners a new dashboard with data and analytics for their campaigns. Yesterday, the crowdfunding platform announced its new dashboard

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

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