Articles By Christine Wong

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Push to legalize crowdfunding gains political steam in New Brunswick

The move to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is gaining steam in New Brunswick, with a push on to introduce some form of legislation in that province by this fall. Fredericton-based entrepreneurGary Stairs

Published on: June 29th, 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

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Investors not always impressed by all aspects of bustling incubator scene

Canadian tech startups now have 106 incubators and accelerators to choose from but they shouldn't lose sight of what the programs are really designed for, a venture capital panel warned in Toronto on

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

How SMBs can cut through the mobile commerce hype

Doug MacDonald has a warning about mobile commerce for Canada's small and medium sized businesses: don't believe the hype. There's so much information coming out each week about new mobilepayment, banking and e-commerce

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

StartupsN.com’s plan to hook up Canada’s early stage tech players

When Muneer Nawab says he started out in tech young, he really means it. “My father was a computer science professor. He taught me to programbasically since I could read,” says Ottawa-born Nawab,

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada Post poised to roll out digital mailbox system

Canada Post is poised to unveil a digital mailbox system that could give every Canadian a secure and authenticated identity linked to their home address -- and propel the 249-year-old institution into the

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Data lost or breached at 82.5 per cent of government IT systems in Canada

Government IT managers in Canada are over-confident and reactive rather than proactive when it comes to protecting public data from security threats, a new study suggests. Although 97.5 per cent of government IT

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Are startups just for young, single guys?

When I met Aliza Pulver a few weeks ago, I felt like I’d just met an alien. A woman. Over 30. With two young kids. Who founded a startup!? Yet there she was,

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Starting Point: June 18 to 24

What are the hottest startup events coming up ahead of summer's official kick-off? Find out by watching Starting Point, informing you of all the best events you'll want to attend next week.Think we

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Uplifting escalator ad pitch wins 19-year-old student $25,000

Douglas Lusted has nowhere to go but up after pocketing $25,000 for his winning pitch on escalator advertising technology at a recent University of Waterloo competition.Lusted, just 19, has developed technology to place

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Salesforce.com promises to keep Rypple and Radian6 in Canada

Salesforce.com swept through Toronto on Wednesday for its cloud-based social enterprise roadshow, delivering a message aimed squarely at Canadian ears: the acquisitions it's made north of the border are here to stay. Salesforce.com

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ladies Learning Code founders launch HackerYou startup

The ladies behind Ladies Learning Code have a new startup called HackerYou.This time, it's aimed at men as well as women -- and it's a for-profitventure. HackerYouwill hold part-time evening classes for its

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

What happens once the acquisition honeymoon is over?

It's a pretty safe bet that the founders of Instagram aren't exactly slumming it since selling their photo app startup to Facebook for a billion bucks. They're the new poster boys for startup

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Christine Wong