International Startup Festival sees fourth year of growth

Photo: Phil Telio is the founder of the wildly successful International Startup Festival, which returns to Montreal this week for its fourth -- and largest-ever -- edition. For the more than 1,500 attendees expected

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Francis Moran

Celestica opens new microelectronics lab in Toronto

Celestica Inc., a Canadian electronics manufacturing services provider, has opened a new microelectronics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, the company announced today. Serving the likes of IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.,

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

One CMO’s journey from Apple to Avaya: Q&A with Andy Cunningham

When Andrea Cunningham first landed in Silicon Valley in 1983, she knew she wanted to be involved with tech. As a young marketing and communications professional, she landed at exactly the right place

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Candice So

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So