Canadian VC at a crossroads: go big, go home or a third way?

Four years ago The Review of Federal Support to Research & Development reported that part of the reason for the poor success rate of early-stage tech companies is a lack of venture capital

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Feds give $50,000 to Ontario angel investment group

Even angels need help sometimes.Especially angel investors and the businesses they finance. To bolsterangel investment in southern Ontario, the federal government is givingup to $50,000 to the Angel One Investor Network, anon-profit groupbased

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 8, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Three Ottawa startups share almost $2 million in funding, a Mother's Day hack event for women, and Montreal gets set

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Eight Toronto startups to share $4.85 million in federal funding

The federal government gave eight Toronto area startups a shot in the arm worth a combined $4.85 million today.The recipients sharing the money range from a sticker and label firm toa company developing

Published on: February 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Burning the candle at both ends as the clock ticks down

By Francis Moran As we have discussed before, Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, are bootstrapping their venture around their day jobs, an approach that calls for certain sacrifices. Business meetings

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Wanted: Partners willing to take a leap of faith

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we spoke to Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, about their challenges as technology entrepreneurs who do not have a background

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

The layman’s guide for bringing tech to market

 By Francis Moran When we last spoke with CommentAir co-founders Katie and Luke Hrycak, the siblings were busy scraping up the cash for Katie to attend the 2011 Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto. Unfortunately,

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Francis Moran