Articles By Michael Cayley

The dirty secret about habit-forming software products

  This is a guest post by Geoff Foulds It’s easy to enjoy Nir Eyal’s talk on how to build habit-forming products – he’s witty, well informed and full of great stories –

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Why did Aequitas NEO launch a new stock exchange in Canada today?

This post co-authored by Geoff Foulds. "Canadians deserve a stock market they can believe in," says Jos Schmitt, CEO of Canada's newly approved stock exchange, the Aequitas NEO Exchange. “We have re-mutualized the

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Should Canadian startups move to Silicon Valley?

Thank you to Geoff Foulds for this guest post. Does a Silicon Valley insider think it’s best to relocate to the Bay Area? Not always, says Ariel Poler. Poler, one of the most

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Copy Xerox’s data analysis model for hiring success

By Chris Hebert, TechnologyAdvice Hiring people is about people, right? That may be true, but, in a sense, when you are hiring many people in a relatively short span of time, each of

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Michael Cayley

The ecosystem to grow companies is not working, Startup Grind presenter says

“The entire ecosystem to grow companies is not working very well,” said Jos Schmitt, CEO of Aequitas Innovations, my recent guest for Startup Grind Toronto. “It’s great to come up with an idea

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

How to find a great technical co-founder

This is a guest post by Eric Rogness "Look for someone who is frankly passionate about your idea or concept," says Bohdan Zabawskyj, who has helmed technology for a number successful early stage

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Are women in technology truly under represented or just invisible?

This is a guest post by Indra Dosanjh If you are a woman in technology perhaps you too are pondering this question? I am astounded at the low ratio of women at technology

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Big data needs designers, not technologists

Guest post by Geoff Foulds. “Data can give you an uplift or a depression, but the fundamental trajectory is not set by data. Design is the most important function.” That was the surprising message

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Contest gives chance to collaborate with world’s brightest innovators in Silicon Valley

If you've ever sat around with your friends and had late-night conversations about how to solve all of the world's problems, now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is.

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Google Glass newbie experiences at Startup Grind 2014 in Silicon Valley

Newsflash. Silicon Valley is an exciting place to be if you are a tech startup. Along with a dozen other innovators from Toronto including John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures and Eric Rogness,

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Ryerson DMZ’s startup pitch competition fit for a busy media landscape

"That's alotta green!" was the frequent refrain by celebrity MC Seamus O'Regan and co-MC, Carrie-Ann Bissonette at yesterday's 120mins in the Zone pitch competition at Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ). I am not a great fan

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Global perspective a winning perspective: BDC [infographic]

There are so many great facts highlighted in this infographic (scroll down) put together by BDC, but the one that hit home most to me is the need for startups to adopt a

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Bob “The Brute” Dorf headed to Toronto to deliver customer development manifesto

This is a guest post by Bob Dorf, co-author with Steve Blank of the The Startup Owner's Manual, and one of the world's top experts on Customer Development. I’m excited to visit Toronto

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Michael Cayley