The funding continuum enters stage left

The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and even public issuers. The regulators have struck

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Bret Conkin

3 great accounts for #FollowFriday – Bitcoin and Cdling

It's time for our weekly recommendation of people worth following on Twitter, where we bring you the people we've been interviewing, reading, or creeping for the past week. https://twitter.com/BDecentral/status/446712677667442688 We partnered with Bitcoin

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CANARIE offers cloud resources to 1,400 more ICT companies

CANARIE, a non-profit, federal government-funded research corporation focused on digital and networking technologies, is partnering with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada to help small businesses in tech with commercializing their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

4 thoughts on the future of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has come a long way since the first crowdfunding projects surfaced a few years ago, with the first Kickstarter project coming online in 2009. The concept of getting the public to fund

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

Social media tips from the Scobleizer

In the future, your toothbrush might tell on you to your dentist if you're not brushing often enough, your car will have a record of where you've driven it, and your bathroom mirror

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – startups, digital marketing, and Internet privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on startups, digital marketing techniques, or advocate for a free Internet,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

Incubes rejigs accelerator program, keeps B2B focus

Toronto-based accelerator Incubes is expanding its program to include two streams for startups and has some new faces mentoring the startups under its wing. Instead of running set 12 week-long semester with cohorts,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – Google+, Bitcoin, and leadership

For this week's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people we talked to while writing our stories. Whether they tweet on Bitcoin, Google+, or leadership, these three

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Startups taking on mobile apps in healthcare

An app for patients sticking to their pill schedules, an app for accessing electronic medical records, and a dashboard for doctors looking to collect clinical data – those are just some of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So

FameBit turns any business brand into a Youtube star

Agnes Kozera, co-founder of FameBit, got the idea for her current startup from a marketing technique she was using for her previous startup. As founder of SeasonsBox, a subscription-based service that sends members

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SqueezeCMM to help content marketers get a grip on metrics

As the co-founder and CEO of SqueezeCMM, Jen Evans says she understands the pain of content marketers that answer to corporate clients - after all, she used to do content marketing for a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups’ Candid crowdsources photos for e-commerce

Where everyone else sees a picture of shoes as just a picture of shoes, Nariman Haghighi sees possibility. As co-founder and CTO of Candid.io, a B2B marketing startup, he’s always believed there’s a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Candice So