Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo first cohort of digital firms

Toronto's newest technology startup accelerator debuted today its first cohort with five firms seeking millions in venture capital money and some with investments already locked down.Extreme Startups is a collaboration between Extreme Venture

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Dragon’s’ new venture capital fund aims to raise $100 million

Canadian entrepreneurs might feel like a beaten boxer that can't get up off the stool for the last round of the fight, but now there's a Dragon that's willing to help them win.

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: June 7, 2012

Communitech's $30 million startup funding program Hyperdrive today gained a new partner. The Ontario Centres of Excellence said it will be the latest organization to contribute its resources to fund the startup incubator

Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Dell launches $100M credit fund for startups

Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a $100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Startup news round-up: June 6, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. WattPad scores more funding WattPad announced another fundraising round of $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures and also including Jerry

Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why Toronto region shouldn’t be celebrating Pebble’s Kickstarter success

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s success raising money on Kickstarter after being ignored by venture capitalists is a startup story that warms the cockles of our collective hearts in the entrepreneurial community. But after

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Startup news round-up: May 25, 2012

IdeaConnection of Victoria, BC will release this June, a crowdfunding service targeted at scientists, engineers, innovators and inventors.Crowdfunding comes to BC The startup, according to Techvibes, is offering money to initial projects to

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Kabbage gets startups fast money to grow

Kabbage is slang for money loans that don't need collateral. It may be $400 to pay for an unscheduled repair or $40,000 to launch a go-to-market campaign, but many small businesses find their

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Friday Facebook IPO frenzy

Social networks, news networks and the investment community were abuzz with activity well before Nasdaq began trading today and Facebook Inc., officially opened its IPO in a bid to raise $18.4 billion. Frenzied

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Toronto welcomes Startup Canada, what to do when angels don't miraculously appear, and Windsor, Ont. gets ready to hunt for

Published on: May 14th, 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