CATA calls for federal government action on crowdfunding

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) today sent an open letter to Industry Minister Christian Paradis calling for federal support of crowdfunding.Crowdfunding is a form of fundraising that allows startup firms to attract

Published on: June 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA, Matthews want national VC program modelled after Israel’s

Billionaire tech titan Sir Terry Matthews has teamed up with one of Canada's largest tech lobby groups to call for the creation of a national venture capital strategy.Matthews, along with the Canadian Advanced

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news roundup: March 27, 2012

In today's startup headlines, Startup Canada wraps up its Nova Scotia tour, CATA applauds the U.S. crowdfunding bill, and Toronto's Hashcaster helps optimize Twitter for live events.Startup Canada out east Over 500 people

Published on: March 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news roundup: March 26, 2012

Here's a brief roundup of what's making news today in the world of technology startups:•    Crowdfunding is a step closer tobecoming legal in the United States now that the U.S. JOBS Act has

Published on: March 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Legalize crowdfunding or risk losing startups to U.S., CATA says

Canadian tech entrepreneurs will lag behind their American rivals if Canada doesn't mirror U.S. moves to allow online crowdfunding for startups, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance warns. Under current U.S. and Canadian laws,

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Life on MaRS: Help for over 2,000 startups and counting

Phase two of life on MaRS starts just under a year from now.Six years after phase one of the MaRS Discovery District officiallyopened its doors on downtown Toronto's College Street, the first majorexpansion

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

New Centre for Business Innovation tackles Canada’s performance anxiety

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Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian “conflict management” institute could prevent costly litigation

It might sound strange that a commercial lawyer wants companies to spend less on legal fees – but that’s exactly what Paul LaBarge hopes to accomplish by starting the Canadian Institute for Conflict

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Federal budget falls short of tech industry hopes

See related story: Canadian tech industry seeks bailout package in Federal budget The Conservative government's $40 billion investment in Canada's struggling economy is a step in the right direction, but won't create the

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Michelle Macleod and Joaquim P. Menezes

Social networking for business – time-waster or money-maker?

Entrepreneur Len Rosen was a sceptic about using social networks to boost his marketing business until his 23-year-old daughter introduced him to Facebook – and now he's totally converted.The sole proprietor of Toronto-based

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

CIPS, CATA plan joint effort on ISP designation

The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will include a national study on the value of Information Systems Professional of

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Poonam Khanna

XRCC, NINT partner on nanotechnology research

Canadian private-sector and public-sector research labs are getting together in a partnership focused on nanotechnology billed as breaking new ground in co-operation between business and government-backed researchers.The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Grant Buckler

CATA and the Red Cross pair up to share resources

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) recently announced a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) that isn't just about CATA getting a karmic boost-the Alliance stands to benefit from the CRC's considerable

Published on: November 28th, 2006 Briony Smith