Federal budget 2019: Tech community welcomes Global Talent Stream commitment, SR&ED expansion

By Brian Jackson and Buckley Smith  Insiders of Canada's technology community reviewed the budget as taking steps in the right direction to help firms scale up operations, but were critical that the Liberal

Published on: March 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Despite surge of female entrepreneurs in Canada, STEM still lagging behind

While female entrepreneurs in Canada are on the rise, a study commissioned by Salesforce.com Inc. and The Gandalf Group shows that they are not breaking into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

The Business Leadership Podcast: Eric Arnold: CEO Planswell

Do you know what you need to maintain your lifestyle when you reach your retirement age? In this episode, Eric Arnold, the Chief Executive Officer at Planswell, an online financial planning software platform

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Winners of Startup Canada’s 2018 B.C. Regional Awards announced

By Startup Canada Staff Industry association Startup Canada named nine B.C.-based entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations as winners of its fifth annual Startup Canada Awards on Wednesday. The winners of the organization's B.C.

Published on: May 31st, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes launches entrepreneur-boosting charity

Canada's youngest entrepreneurs now have access to a new helping hand as they seek to transform the country, thanks to Ryan Holmes. On Monday the founder of Vancouver-based social media platform developer Hootsuite

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

12 tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma on how to lead your business

As the founder and executive chair of China's largest tech company, Alibaba Group's Jack Ma knows a thing or two about leadership. Turns out he's an incredible speaker too. During his keynote at

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The Business Leadership Podcast: Julia Deans, CEO at Futurpreneur Canada

Julia Deans is the CEO of Futurpreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization that has helped almost 10,000 Canadians aged 18-39 launch start-ups with business coaching, financing, mentoring and other resources. Julia started her

Published on: July 4th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Annan, Gordon capture national innovation award

Two leading women technology executives were recognized May 17  for their roles in expanding the frontiers of Canada’s technology industry. Fawn Annan, president of IT World Canada and Cindy Gordon, CEO and founder

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Inside Michael Dell’s multi-cloud world

LAS VEGAS – At the first ever Dell EMC World conference, company founder and CEO Michael Dell told the audience that the new company believes its a multi-cloud world. His next statement was

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto


Foster innovation and inclusivity through storytelling, Google-led report says

Using innovation and digital storytelling to both foster inclusivity and break down silos between the arts and business communities appears to have been the key message to emerge from a recent joint effort

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Entrepreneurs to meet with investors around campfire in cottage country

As soon as summer is finished you will notice more yellow buses on the road, marking the official end of summer. At the same time, a large group of entrepreneurs will be making

Published on: August 5th, 2016 Karim Kanji

Wattpad CEO: Sell Canada as one startup market, not separate ‘silos’

Canada should view and present itself as one startup ecosystem rather than separate hubs like Toronto and Waterloo, Wattpad CEO Allen Lau said Monday as Startup Canada's national tour wrapped up in Toronto. Following

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Christine Wong