The secret sauce behind Ontario’s high-growth startups

The latest updated from the Network of Angel Organizations of Ontario tells us angel investment surpassed $91 million in 169 early stage companies in the province. Since 2007, members of the network have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Writing their own cheques: how women entrepreneurs fund IT growth in their businesses

Two successful women entrepreneurs, one and the same answer to the question - how are you funding technology investment in your business? Writing our own cheques is the answer from both Marla Schwartz

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Ubi computer makers win $100,000 in funding

Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), maker of an always-on, voice-activated computer called the Ubi, has just landed $100,000 of investment in a competition for startups in Northumberland, Ont. On Monday, Spark Centre and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day – 5 startups debut services

We were pleased to host Incubes Demo Day webcast for its fourth cohort, live from Toronto on Sept. 10. We'll be posting the full recap of the webcast here if you missed it.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Vidyard adds HootSuite hookup to its video marketing integration powers

Canadian video-hosting company Vidyard Inc. has launched a new app that meshes with HootSuite Inc., allowing businesses to connect their videos with social media. Vidyard, based in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario, announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So

HootSuite lands ‘record-setting’ $165 M in venture capital

HootSuite Media Inc. has netted another $165 million in capital, one of the largest venture capital funding rounds for a software company on record in Canada. For its Series B financing round, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

Hyperdrive unveils new startups; set for six months of intense acceleration

Hyperdrive has announced its third cohort today, the first group to be in its program for six months rather than just three. Eleven companies garnered spots for this cohort, housed in Communitech, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2013 Candice So

Startups and corporations move to change the privacy and security landscape

When Apple Inc. announced it had a security breach at its developer portal last week, it issued this statement: “An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2013 Candice So

Hyperdrive adds Toronto demo day to program

The Hyperdrive accelerator program run out of Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech Hub will extend its intensive development period from three months to six months, it announced today. After completing two cohorts in its first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson