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

Jolt accelerator startups to get $30K in initial funding

Web and mobile startups accepted into the new Jolt accelerator program will each get $30,000 in initial funding, program organizers announced today.The Toronto accelerator, launched recently by the MaRS DiscoveryDistrict, also said today

Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Funding available for Canada-Brazil R&D projects

Canadian science and technology organizations and their Brazilian partners are offering bilateral funding for research and development projects to stimulate innovation and collaboration between the two countries.On the Canadian side, funding recipients are

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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

Gree invests in Vancouver’s Iugo Mobile Entertainment

Global mobile and social gaming company, Gree Inc., has made a minority investment in IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc., a Vancouver-based game developer. Under the new partnership, Iugo and the Japan-based Gree will co-develop

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 19, 2012

Telus Communication Co. is donating up to $150,000 to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) to help seven young entrepreneurs build their business ventures.Telus, CYBF to help young biz owners For every person

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs pay higher loan rates than large companies

The credit crunch has been tougher for small and medium-sized businesses than for large companies, according to newly compiled by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is an organization

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Spidvid finds niche in collaborative video creation

Toronto tech startup company Social Collaborative Media Inc., is using social media to connect video creators with various professionals and offering them collaborative tools to help them manage projects.The company's collaboration site, Spidvid,

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 11, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The PlayBook is used to woo investors, a profile of a seasoned entrepreneur, and a job search startup finds financing

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto ranked fourth best startup ecosystem

Some Canadian cities are being recognized by an American project to use data to measure the success of the world's top entrepreneurial ecosystems. Startup Genome is ranking Toronto as the fourth-best startup ecosystem

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

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