A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

10 provinces, 36 cities, 1,000s of ideas: Startup Canada tour nears end

Just like the startups it aims to help, Startup Canada's national tour is taking a non-linear route to reach its final goal. The non-profit organization's cross-country tour was originally slatedto wrap uptoday with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

New ventures are cultivated everywhere

By Francis Moran  Those of you who are regular readers of our posts will know that I am passionate about entrepreneurship and a huge fan and supporter of startups. So it’s not unusual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Small business comes together to support Startup Canada

Startup Canada has been on a national campaign to boost entrepreneurship across the country for months, and is highlighting some of the small businesses that have supported it along the way with just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

IT World Canada president Annan joins new CanWIT advisory council

Canadian Women in Technology has named 17 new members to its advisory council, including Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada. CanWIT, a division of the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Lessons in entrepreneurship from the Startup Canada launch

By Alexandra Reid  “A million people walk into a bar in Silicon Valley. Nobody buys anything. The bar is declared a huge success.” Harley Finkelstein, CPO of Shopify, shared that illuminating joke during the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada’s government endorsement doesn’t include cash

Already well into a cross-country tour, an all-volunteer organization called Startup Canada arrived in Ottawa Wednesday night for its official national launch event. The launch brought no new revelations about the program Startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Buckler

Harper jumps on Startup Canada bandwagon

Startup Canada champion Victoria Lennox can check one more item off her campaign wish list today after winning federal government support and a letter of endorsement from the Prime Minister.Lennox, the co-founder of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Victoria Lennox: Startup champion

By Alexandra Reid  As co-founder of Startup Canada, the country’s first-ever entrepreneur-led national movement celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship, Victoria Lennox is a bona fide startup champion. At her core, Victoria is a social entrepreneur, and you could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada tour underway in Nova Scotia

Startup Canada, a national movement designed to sow the seeds of entrepreneurship, has kicked off its tour across the country in Nova Scotia.The tour opened with its first town hall in Halifax yesterday,

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

Startup movements: Obama, Cameron…where’s Harper?

Startup organizations from seven nations will be meeting in Ottawa this October to kickstart a global movement to support entrepreneurship, Startup Canada announced today.But so far, it doesn't seem likely that Prime Minister

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff