Global startup survey seeks Canadian views on entrepreneurship

The organization behind the worldwide Startup Weekend phenomenon wants to know what Canadian entrepreneurs think about the state of the startup scene in this country.The U.S.-based Kauffman Foundation has teamed up with Monitor

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s manufacturers: IT is our top operational spending priority

Although Canadian manufacturers list IT spending as a top priority, they're actually investing less in technology upgrades than they did last year.According to PwC's Manufacturing Barometer Report for Q2 2012, 63 percent of

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Pinball RPG game among ‘engage’ projects boosted by CFC

The Canadian Film Centre is launching a new development lab that will help Canadian digital firms created more engaging entertainment options, it announced today.Called IdeaBoost, the lab will focus on helping startups and

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Two Canadians make MIT’s list of top 35 tech innovators under 35

Two Toronto IT academics are in good, if rare, company as of this week.Hossein Rahnama of Ryerson University and Universityof Toronto's JoycePoon have been named one of the world's top 35 innovators under

Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Keep it personal: five keys to successful marketing

By Lori Bieda, Executive Lead, Customer Intelligence, SAS Americas There was a time when customer intelligence would have seemed like an unattainable concept. In the era of  bricks and mortar, traditional retail was

Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

Canadian VC activity on a tear so far this year

This isn't just a scorcher of a year for hot weather, it's also proving to be a blistering year for venture capital deals in Canada.Canadian VC activity so far this year is onpace

Published on: August 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup career fairs target firms trawling for tech talent

The University of Toronto is holding its first startup job fair for students and grads of tech related faculties. The Startup Career Expo is slated forOct. 11 at U of T's Hart Houseand organized

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

One of the key things marketers should know about their target audience is whether they are still alive or not.It sounds obvious, but dead people don’t tend to buy much. Yet as anyone

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s angels: Gaining strength in numbers, getting more hands-on

The days of the silent angel investor are numbered. Canada's angel investment ecosystem isroaring loudly as a scene that'sbigger, more organized and more actively involved in the startupcompanies it invests in than ever

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Who’s the most influential Canadian in small business?

There are only five days left to vote for the 100 people, companies and organizations that have had the most influence on small businesses in North America during the past year.Canadian nominees for

Published on: July 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Pebble watch will miss production target deadline

The Pebble smart watch project that broke Kickstarter records by raising $10 million has announced it will be delivering its product later than originally expected.Originally the team had planned to ship the Pebbles

Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff