“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

What makes an app developer successful: Robleh Jama of Tiny Hearts

When news broke that one of the world’s most successful mobile games - Flappy Bird - was being shut down, it left other game developers and marketers collectively scratching their heads. Why? Well,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Karim Kanji

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Touring MakeWorks, a co-working space for 3D printing and hardware

Last week, ITBusiness.ca editor Brian Jackson had the chance to check out MakeWorks Studio, a Toronto-area coworking space. While tech entrepreneurs have been using coworking spaces for a while to escape their home

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian technology awards celebrate ‘Made in Canada’

After Scott Vanstone’s wife, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, received a posthumous award in her husband’s honour, she mentioned his dedication to teaching and to furthering the Canadian tech scene through his students. Vanstone, a former

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So