Kickstarter’s poor success rate shows crowdfunding risks

If Canada is going to support the crowdfunding model here, as the U.S. has decided to do with the passage of the JOBS act, then it must consider one important question: How likely are crowdfunded

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

GPS watch to keep tabs on kids, seniors could hit Canada by autumn

Do you know where your children are? If you remember that line from a public service announcement airing onU.S. TV, you're no spring chicken. The spots started airing on the ABCaffiliate in Buffalo,

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Number of crowdfunding sites jumped 60 per cent globally in 2011

Startups around the world raised $1.8 billion through 453 crowdfunding sites in 2011, a British report says.The number of crowdfunding sites grew by 60 lastyear, topping growthof 38 per cent in 2008, according

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding complements ‘lean startup’ approach and reduces risk

When I describe crowdfunding to my friends that aren’t totally tuned in to the business scene in Canada, I usually get two immediate reactions. The first one is that it seems like a

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Fireside chat with crowdfunding architect Sherwood Neiss

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24044144","window","height=300,width=480")}It's so often the case these days that startup businesses just don't know where to turn for money. Venture capital can be hard to find, institutions aren't likely to take the risk

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Freelancer.ca launches with acquisition of ScriptLance

Toronto-based freelancer online marketplace Scriptlance has been acquired by Freelancer.com, the firms announced today.Scriptlance is the fifth-largest freelance marketplace in the world with more than 360,000 users, according to the site. Its members

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Push to legalize crowdfunding gains political steam in New Brunswick

The move to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is gaining steam in New Brunswick, with a push on to introduce some form of legislation in that province by this fall. Fredericton-based entrepreneurGary Stairs

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Crowdfunding advocates continue push with Webinar

A group of organizations campaigning to get crowdfunding made legal in Canada is holding a Webinar tomorrow to drum up support.The group is organized under the banner of Invest Crowdfund Canada (ICC) and

Published on: June 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA starts online petition to legalize crowdfunding

A day after releasing an open letter urging the federal government to provide a support framework for crowdfunding, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has started a petition to bolster the case for

Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Crowdfunding advocates push for reform in Ontario

The architect of the crowdfunding model that was recently legalized in the United States is being brought into Ontario for a day in a bid to achieve the same thing here.Startup Grind Toronto

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May10, 2012

Pebble grabbed headlines recently for raising more than $10 million in a very short period on cowd funding site Kickstarter, the social media-powered venture capital raising site.Time runs out on Pebble Kickstarter funding

Published on: May 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff