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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson