Accelerator program to help Western Canada’s Black entrepreneurs

Alberta-based Black Business Ventures Association (BBVA) is launching the Black Seed Accelerator Program to provide support to Black tech-led startups in Canadian Prairies. Starting on Nov. 5, the 12-week accelerator program is designed

Published on: October 15th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Grant Thornton and Xero partner to provide free custom cloud accounting solution to Canadian women-owned SMBs

Canadian accounting and business advisory firm Grant Thornton and global online accounting software company Xero have teamed up to launch the Business Boost program to help Canadian women entrepreneurs solve business problems with

Published on: October 13th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian students are helping SMEs innovate with funding from Mitacs – here’s how

Canadian not-for-profit organization Mitacs is helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Canada solve business challenges with research solutions from Canadian academic institutions that provide technical, academic, vocational or a mix of programs

Published on: October 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Are you eligible to apply to Intuit’s new corporate VC program?

Intuit announced last week the launch of Intuit Ventures, a new venture capital (VC) program for businesses aimed to speed up innovation for growing tech startups and fintech companies. Who can apply? The

Published on: September 28th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Toronto digital signage platform helping businesses monetize digital signs

AdStash, a digital signage platform, is helping small to medium-sized businesses monetize their existing digital screens through advertising with its easy-to-use technology. The Toronto-based company provides businesses, from local shops and restaurants to

Published on: August 19th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Interac’s new feature tracks Canadians expenses with a musical twist

Spending money can be music to your ears with Interac's latest feature, the Sound of Spending, which sets shopping trends in Canada during the pandemic to music. Whether it was money spent on

Published on: August 19th, 2021 Samira Balsara

CIBC teams up with three other banks and AWS to launch Global Open Finance Challenge

North American financial institution CIBC, Brazil-based banking institution Itaú Unibanco, National Australia Bank (NAB), and British banking firm NatWest Group yesterday announced the launch of the Global Open Finance Challenge, a virtual event

Published on: August 17th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Google searches for travel destinations surge as vaccination rates increase in Canada

With the imminent opening of the Canada - U.S. border on August 9, and the upward trend in vaccination rates making travel safer, Canadians are flocking to Google to plan their post-pandemic vacations.

Published on: August 6th, 2021 Samira Balsara

RBC to launch innovation hub in Calgary, bring 300 new tech jobs

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will be welcoming 300 technology employees to a new Calgary innovation hub scheduled to launch in September 2021, the financial institution announced in a July 21 press release. 

Published on: July 26th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Tech companies team up to create a digital banking app for Indigenous communities

Tech companies BlocPal International and OneFeather have come together to create a digital banking app for Indigenous communities in Canada called the OneFeather APP. By using the OneFeather APP, which is available to

Published on: July 22nd, 2021 Samira Balsara

Visa Canada is giving select Canadian women entrepreneurs grants of $10,000 each and business coaching

Visa Canada, in partnership with IFundWomen, a marketplace for women-owned businesses, is expanding its She’s Next Grant Program to help Canadian women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  As part of the program, the two

Published on: July 19th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Intuit invites AI-focused startups to apply for its new accelerator program

Global financial platform company Intuit, along with venture studio and venture capital firm Highline Beta, recently announced the launch of a new accelerator for artificial intelligence (AI)-focused startups. Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI is

Published on: June 28th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Inaugural Google Cloud Accelerator Canada class of 2021 announced

Google’s inaugural Cloud Program announced its first-ever class of Google Cloud Accelerator Canada. In the past year, with the majority of businesses doubling down on new digital capabilities, the demand for cloud-based technology

Published on: June 18th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Microsoft Canada and Computers for Success Canada look to get refurbished hardware to underserved communities 

Microsoft Canada recently announced the CEO Pledge, a joint effort with Computers for Success Canada (CFSC-OPEC), to help close the digital skills gap by providing devices to underserved communities.  The CEO Pledge, launched on June

Published on: June 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal