Incubes cohort 3 interviews: TopThat, L4NP, Videogami

Just minutes after these three startups publicly launched their businesses in front of a room of investors and peers, we had the chance to do follow-up interviews. We had the chance to ask

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five Ontario innovation centres join Canadian Digital Media Network

And then there were 21. The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced this week that five new Ontario digital media innovation centres have been added to the CDMN's cross-Canada network. With the addition

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BDC invites young entrepreneurs to compete for $100,000

If you're a young Canadian entrepreneur, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) wants to hear from you.BDC is taking applications for the 2013 edition of its BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. For a

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mesh 2013 conference to bring in more startups

Toronto's Mesh 2013 conference will feature a keynote from's chief scientist and a greater focus on startups than previous years, organizers announced yesterday.Mesh has become a marquee event in the Toronto digital

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo day showcases five fast-growing tech startups

Consider the following problems: Sharing your photo memories trapped on your hard drive. Using that complicated Web-based software for your job. Organizing an event when you're not sure how popular it will be.

Published on: November 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

World Summit Youth Awards honour global digital projects for good

Launched in 2005, the World Summit Youth Awards each year recognize the best applications and Web sites created by young entrepreneurs to take action on the Millennium Development Goals of  reducing poverty, hunger, disease,

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Grant Buckler

10 provinces, 36 cities, 1,000s of ideas: Startup Canada tour nears end

Just like the startups it aims to help, Startup Canada's national tour is taking a non-linear route to reach its final goal. The non-profit organization's cross-country tour was originally slatedto wrap uptoday with

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s new startup visa to target tech entrepreneurs

Ottawa is poised to introduce a new immigration visa to speed the stream of foreign startup entrepreneurs into Canada.Immigration minister Jason Kenney's office confirmed to Reuters thatthe new visa is in the works.

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: How to avoid death by ‘creative suicide’

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund 500 Startups is created by founders, for founders, partner Paul Singh says.At a fireside chat hosted by Startup Grind Toronto, the venture capital fund manager dished

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

The Next 36 gets it right with peer networking focus

What do entrepreneurs need in their local region to have a good chance at success? Well one thing that helps is having other entrepreneurs. You might think that not having other entrepreneurs around

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Alberta Enterprise seeks new CEO

Alberta Enterprise Corp., the venture capital arm of the Alberta government, is looking for a new CEO. In a posting on its Web site, the agency said it is looking for a person

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Howard Solomon

Canadian entrepreneurs are the world’s most optimistic, eh?

Canadian entrepreneurs are the most optimistic in the world by a country mile, a new Ernst & Young report concludes.Sixty-one per cent of Canadian entrepreneurs said theyfeel confidentabout the economic direction of their

Published on: July 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff