XConnectTO: Hadi Salah on innovation in health care

With our HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Teen maps out Israel’s tech startup landscape

Ben Lang has a long list of accomplishments for an 18-year-old.According to just such a list on his Web site, the Israeli teen ran ahalf-marathon in just over two hours, “survived a summer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

HOOPP invests in $213 million NYC tech fund

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan has made a major investment in a New York-based tech fund.HOOPP is one of four new major investors in the recently closedCatalyst Investors III fund. The $213-million

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Crowdfunding could fill void left by dip in IPO market: study

The number of tech firm IPOs fell last year as political and economic instability continued to rock public markets around the world, new Ernst & Young data show.There were 149 tech IPOs in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The Big Apple’s ‘silicon alley’ architect comes to Toronto

He's been called a fearsome negotiator, overzealous, demanding, picky, argumentative, grating - and brilliant.Now the guru behind New York City's new $2-billion tech campus iscoming to Toronto this week. Seth Pinsky, president of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Robot Olympics, banana DNA and other fun at tech camp for girls

Twenty-six girls from around the Toronto area will be designing running shoes, extracting DNA from bananas, and competing in a mock robot Olympics this week during IBM's tech camp for girls.For over a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Updated B.C. tech map includes 1,400 companies

PwC Canada has unveiled the beta version of its interactive map of tech companies in British Columbia.The 2012B.C. Techmap is an update of the last map published in 2003,which wasn't even interactive back

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

MaRS launches Jolt accelerator for Web, mobile startups

Canadian Web and mobile startups are getting a jolt of financing and mentorship opportunities courtesy of Canada's largest tech incubator.The Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District announced a new techaccelerator program called Jolt today. It

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

IBM acquisition Q1 Labs among nominees for N.B. tech awards

A security intelligence software firm bought by IBM and a SaaS provider catering to the fast food sector are among this year's nominees for the 2012 KIRA awards honouring the best in New

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Big names put money into Waterloo’s new $30 million incubator

Some high-profile investors have already been lined up to put money into a new $30-million tech incubator in Waterloo, Ont.Research in Motion Ltd., OMERSVentures (the venture capital arm of theOntario civil servants' pension

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: Is augmented reality marketing gold, or gimmick?

Tetra Pak Canada is the latest company to jump on board the augmented reality advertising trend with its Oasis All-Stars game.The soccer game has players moving around a real juice box in front

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Bridging the gap between Ottawa’s two tech solitudes

In case you missed it, two solitudes have emerged in Ottawa over the past decade that have nothing to do with French and English. A cultural split has developed in Ottawa's technology sector,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff