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

How to find a great technical co-founder

This is a guest post by Eric Rogness "Look for someone who is frankly passionate about your idea or concept," says Bohdan Zabawskyj, who has helmed technology for a number successful early stage

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

6 tips for choosing the right IT staff members at your startup or small business

For many small business ventures, the difference between success and failure rests in the hands of a precious few. Finding talented individuals capable of hitting the ground running while successfully conforming to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 2nd, 2014 David B

IBM launches mobile app toolkit for businesses large and small

LAS VEGAS – With more businesses looking towards mobile in their futures, IBM Corp. is rolling out a new toolkit for the mobile app design process, geared towards businesses of all sizes. During

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

IBM to simplify data analytics for novice users, developers

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. During

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So