Canadian university ‘innovation gap’ more illusory than real: Kurman

By Francis Moran I was invited a couple of weeks ago to facilitate a group discussion on the marketing of university technology transfer offices at a forum organised by the Technology Transfer Partnerships.

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Psst! Top startup secrets revealed at Mesh Conference 2012

by Christine Wong The best way to find out what it’s really like to launch a tech startup – and get advice for your own startup venture – is to get the goods

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Startup TO – Where’s all the talent at?

by Ashley Huffman  If you’ve been staying on top of the latest buzz in Canadian small business, it’s that there’s a lull of professionals to fill the holes in all these new startups.

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Lessons in entrepreneurship from the Startup Canada launch

By Alexandra Reid  “A million people walk into a bar in Silicon Valley. Nobody buys anything. The bar is declared a huge success.” Harley Finkelstein, CPO of Shopify, shared that illuminating joke during the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Francis Moran

There is no magic recipe for a successful startup, only good cooks

By Francis Moran  I have shamelessly adapted the headline of this post from a Wall Street Journal article I read on the weekend that reviewed two excellent books tracking the ascendancy of Africa over

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

XConnect: The Work Republic’s Raymond Kao

Raymond Kao is the co-founder of The Work Republic. He is also the co-founder of Zeus River, Day For Two, and a number of other projects, startups and initiatives. In this conversation, Karim Kanji (co-founder of thirdocean and

Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO – The benefit of doing what you love

I still get shocked when I hear that someone doesn’t like their job. In my head, there are pretty much two options in life work-wise: 1) Work at a job you hate because

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Startup TO: Call for Tech Maverick Entrepreneurs

If you think you would make a great entrepreneur but haven’t had the right opportunity or idea, this might be your chance. There’s a glitz and glamour to being a startup founder nowadays.

Published on: April 17th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Not everyone should work for a startup

by Monica Goyal My first job was with a bank, and I remember being let go because I was too efficient. I had worked myself out of a job, by finishing all the

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

StartupTO – Incubators of TO & Look Inside INcubes

  by Ashley Huffman So you’re a Torontonian with a startup that you want to take to the next level, which incubator do you choose? This is no simple task. Choosing the right

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

StartUp TO – Behind the scenes of the city’s startups

by Ashley Huffman These are the stories of the people and organizations behind some of the city’s newest startups and business incubators. Behind the beautiful office spaces, Instagram photos and young eager faces,

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Ashley Huffman