Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 2)

Shareholders and ‘the one man corporation’ There are three types of people involved with a corporation: directors, officers, and shareholders. Each of these groups has its own responsibilities and powers within the corporation.

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Monica Goyal

A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada picks the winner of its Canadian Mentorship Challenge

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Canada challenged Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses to mentor 10,000 Canadians. And now it's naming the winner of its 2012 Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The nod goes to British

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup Canada to call for urgent action to support Canadian entrepreneurs

By Francis Moran  The results of the largest consultation ever undertaken within the community of Canadian entrepreneurs and their supporters will be unveiled in a series of six cross-country news conferences on Tuesday when

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

Hey, kid, I hear you want to be an entrepreneur

By Leo Valiquette  “This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

What I’m stealing from the startup world

By Christine Wong My new boss woke me up at 2:30 a.m. last night demanding that I do some work for him. After I changed him into dry pajamas, put clean sheets on

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Neck ties not allowed, sandals optional

By Leo Valiquette  Victoria Lennox and the team at Startup Canada were back in Ottawa recently and my brief showing at one of the events left me with plenty of food for thought. (more…)

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Francis Moran

New ventures are cultivated everywhere

By Francis Moran  Those of you who are regular readers of our posts will know that I am passionate about entrepreneurship and a huge fan and supporter of startups. So it’s not unusual

Published on: September 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Keeping your spirits high with a ‘success file’

Maintaining a positive attitude can be tough at times. Life can hit us with all sorts of negative influences, and there are so many of them! Poor performance reviews, downsizing (sorry, “rightsizing”), competitive

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Michelle Warren