Startup Canada campaign offers opportunity to build ‘startup culture’

by Christine Wong Startup Canada officially got off the ground today when a beta version of its Web site went live. The new charitable foundation is hoping to build a national strategy to

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Dragon’ investor raising $100 million for digital startups

Bruce Croxon, one of the investors featured on CBC's Dragons' Den, is ready to light a fire under Canada's digital startups by raising $100 million in funding. Croxon started Round 13, a new

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Moncton startup dials into demand for big name business advice

You could call it dial-a-dealmaker.One of Canada’s best-known, east coast, high-tech entrepreneurs is usinga low-tech way to connect budding entrepreneurs with big name businessexperts: the phone. Would-be CEOs can get one-on-one advice over

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Entrepreneurs try their luck in Vegas

"When you've got a lot of angry zombies coming at you, you really don't want to have to look away from the screen..."Jeffery Smith, 50, slips into his sales pitch in booth number

Published on: January 13th, 2012 IDG News Service

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Wave Accounting and Wattpad win people’s choice awards at CIX

Toronto-based Wave Accounting won the people's choice award as most innovative ICT company at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) today, and Wattpad took the digital media category prize.Twenty companies in the digital media

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Steve Jobs ‘caustic’ in newly-recovered 72-minute video interview

A "lost" interview with the late Steve Jobs, from the mid-1990s, will screen at 19 U.S. theatres for two days next week. Only 10 minutes of the original 69-minute conversation were ever aired.But

Published on: November 8th, 2011 John Cox

Whatever happened to last year’s IT start-ups to watch?

Last year, Network World identified a group of tech start-ups poised to develop innovative technology for a new age of cloud computing, virtualization and mobility. Nearly one year later, several of the companies

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

10 tips for making the most out of co-working

Now that you’ve read our two previous articles on co-working, you’re probably interested to find out if the particular work style is for you, and if so how do you get started?Co-working may

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Office space with benefits: sharing a desk helps entrepreneurs cut costs

What's your dream workplace? Is it a high-tech office in the heart of downtown, or an open concept room in a quiet courtyard in the suburbs or a bare essentials desk in a

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Co-working gaining ground with tech entrepreneurs

By Nestor E. Arellano Despite all the good stuff you hear about it, working from home can be a drag some days. There will always be those moments when you can’t get any

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

LinkedIn data sheds light on what makes an entrepreneur

Ask 10 people what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Ask LinkedIn, on the other hand, and you'll get a pretty detailed picture complete with schools

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Sprouter and Akoha revivals show strong community matters

At the beginning of the month, it looked like strong and committed user communities didn’t mean much for cash-strapped social networking startups Sprouter and Akoha, but now those communities appear to have revived

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to sell like Skype: plan your exit strategy

For start-up owners putting their heart and soul into a company they’re passionate about, their exit strategy may seem too far off to even consider. But understanding the process early may not be

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Harmeet Singh