Sean Wise’s secrets of mentor success for startups

If you start a company, chances are that you'll fail within the first year of operating. What might improve your prospects is having a good mentor. Someone who's been down that entrepreneurial path

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Third time’s the charm for Toronto to be named Intelligent City of the Year

If you don’t succeed, try, try again, goes a saying. It worked for Toronto, which on its third attempt has been named the Intelligent City of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Try it all until something sticks – plus 3 other tips for startup marketers

There’s almost a weird kind of tension between tech startups and marketing – after all, marketers are focused on promotion, while some startups just want to crank out the best products possible and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2014 Candice So

Askuity launches platform to bridge gap between suppliers and retailers

When Eric Green co-founded Planet People Co., a company creating and packaging eco-friendly cleaning products, he learned very quickly how difficult it is to get information from the retailers selling his products on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian angel investors put $89M into startups in 2013, NACO says

Canadian angel investors have poured about $89 million into startups this year, more than twice what was recorded in 2012, according to a new survey from the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 26th, 2014 Candice So

BizON brings e-commerce convenience to buying or selling a business

Growing up, Nunzio Presta was always interested in being an entrepreneur and aspired to create a business that would truly help people. While still younger than 30, the recent Ryerson University B.Com grad was a sales

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

Kelowna to build $35M innovation hub

Kelowna, B.C. is about to get its own $35 million innovation hub that brings together academic researchers, government property, and private sector players to boost entrepreneurship in the region, according to Accelerate Okanagan.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

LemonStand and Payfirma team up to cover e-commerce bases

Two Vancouver, B.C. startups have teamed up to launch a platform giving retailers an e-commerce oriented-website, as well as the ability to take credit and debit payments both online and with mobile devices

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2014 Candice So

Payroll solutions provider Wagepoint beta-launches in the U.S.

Correction: The original version of this story and its accompanying headline said Wagepoint had launched in the U.S. Wagepoint is currently in a beta launch. The story also quoted Rao as saying: "If

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So

The ecosystem to grow companies is not working, Startup Grind presenter says

“The entire ecosystem to grow companies is not working very well,” said Jos Schmitt, CEO of Aequitas Innovations, my recent guest for Startup Grind Toronto. “It’s great to come up with an idea

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Vancouver marketing team recruits advocate ‘A-team’ to drive referrals

When James Thomas, the chief marketing officer at Vancouver-based Allocadia Software Inc. has a problem... and no one else can help... he can turn to... if he can find them... his A-team! Except

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 tips for your SMB from top Canadian entrepreneurs

The term "small business" can be so misleading. The staff may be few, the assets far from astronomical, and the snack bar not exactly gourmet, but running a small business is big on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Joseph Stark