Blackberry, L-Spark announce first cohort for new tech accelerator program

Blackberry and L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, have officially announced the seven finalists for the first cohort of the new accelerator program set to help small to medium-sized technology businesses. The new accelerator

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Software-testing hopes to inspire Indigenous communities after winning business pitch contest

An Aboriginal software-testing company has ambitious plans after winning a business pitch competition in Ottawa. Minutes after accepting the award at Ottawa's Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, Chelsea Griffith, team-lead for software Plato

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

500 Startups gets active in Toronto

As a result of a sea change in Silicon Valley, Selcuk Atli, entrepreneur in residence of one of the Bay Area’s most successful and prolific accelerators, said that 500 Startups is getting active

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Google offering startups $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform

Google Inc. announced today it’s giving out a one-year, $100,000 credit to startups using its Google Cloud Platform service, a boon for new companies looking to use the cloud to get their businesses

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Ottawa getting an enterprise-focused accelerator

Ottawa is getting a new accelerator, and it's opening up its application process to startups and entrepreneurs today. L-SPARK, which will be housed in Kanata, Ont., a suburb of Ottawa, aims to work

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

PostBeyond tackling company-wide social sharing

Managing a company’s social presence online is no small feat – and it’s even harder when a company has a small team of digital marketers running social campaigns for thousands of employees. Enter

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ Jolt accelerator announces partnership with PayPal, fourth cohort

Updated July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm ET to reflect further details from MaRS DD. MaRS Discovery District’s accelerator, Jolt, has announced a new partnership with PayPal Inc., as well as the start

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

Third time’s the charm for Toronto to be named Intelligent City of the Year

If you don’t succeed, try, try again, goes a saying. It worked for Toronto, which on its third attempt has been named the Intelligent City of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian angel investors put $89M into startups in 2013, NACO says

Canadian angel investors have poured about $89 million into startups this year, more than twice what was recorded in 2012, according to a new survey from the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). In

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Candice So

Kelowna to build $35M innovation hub

Kelowna, B.C. is about to get its own $35 million innovation hub that brings together academic researchers, government property, and private sector players to boost entrepreneurship in the region, according to Accelerate Okanagan.

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Payroll solutions provider Wagepoint beta-launches in the U.S.

Correction: The original version of this story and its accompanying headline said Wagepoint had launched in the U.S. Wagepoint is currently in a beta launch. The story also quoted Rao as saying: "If

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So

CANARIE offers cloud resources to 1,400 more ICT companies

CANARIE, a non-profit, federal government-funded research corporation focused on digital and networking technologies, is partnering with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada to help small businesses in tech with commercializing their

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – startups, digital marketing, and Internet privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on startups, digital marketing techniques, or advocate for a free Internet,

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So