Staying close to home is key to startup success: Danish study

Canadian startups keen to head south for Silicon Valley might want to look at some new Danish research before packing their bags.The data suggests that staying close to home is key to startup

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Where is Ottawa’s International Startup Festival?

By Leo Valiquette  In an earlier post, Francis Moran shared some highlights from the International Startup Festival in Montreal, which of course raises the obvious question, why do we not have these kinds of

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

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

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Starting Point: Hot events May 23 to 25

With the flurry of startup activity taking place across Canada lately, it can be hard to keep up with all the events. In our new video series, Starting Point, staff writer Christine Wong

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 8, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Three Ottawa startups share almost $2 million in funding, a Mother's Day hack event for women, and Montreal gets set

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

C100 celebrates second birthday and $417 million in startup deals

The C100 has turned two. It's been two years since the organization was founded by a group ofCanadians working in California's Silicon Valley as a way to give their fellow compatriots a foothold

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians prove wise on creating healthy tech startup atmosphere

Canadians think the government is doing a decent job of offering technology startups support, but almost nobody thinks this nation is a world leader when it comes to giving entrepreneurs a hand. And

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

Are you standing between your tech start-up and success?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Nothing disheartens me more than meeting an entrepreneur in B.C. who says his ambition is to one day conquer the Ontario market,” Anthony Lee, general partner at Altos Ventures

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Francis Moran

Incubation: Whose job is it, anyway?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Government doesn’t start companies,” Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech, told us a little while back. “Individuals do.” Nonetheless, government does have an important role to play in the value

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Immigrants behind Silicon Valley’s tech supremacy

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In his book, The Way Ahead: Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge, Tom Brzustowski, RBC professor for the commercialization of innovation at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, talks about

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Francis Moran