Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Small biz acquisition as a tech talent raid strategy

      by Nestor E. Arellano There’s usually a lot of media hoopla, happy dances and high fives following announcements of a big biz acquisition of a promising tech industry startup. The

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Facebook IPO eye-poppers

When Facebook filed its IPO papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, some interesting facts about the company were revealed. While the filing focused on the social network's revenue and user-base

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Extreme Startups looks to connect top tech firms with investor cash

A new Toronto-based technology firm accelerator program offering residents $200,000 in funding and direct exposure to several top investment capital firms is now accepting applications, according to Extreme Venture Partners.From Jan. 31 until

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Harper signals upcoming SR&ED revamp

Canada's $3.5 billion-a-year Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit is up for a revamp soon, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. About 25,000 companies across Canada, many of them small and

Published on: January 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?

  by Christine Wong Assessing the debris of the Research in Motiondebacle – longtime co-CEOs swept aside, stock price in shambles, failed PlayBook launch and customer confidence rocked by service outages – it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian startups go abroad for cash and customers

Just how far will Canadian tech startups go for money and mentorship?For some, going overseas is just the ticket. Antsy for Canada’s financing scene to rebound but wary of the crowded,cutthroat startup scene

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Try crowdfunding to finance your tech startup

Five dollars for a button, $20 for a t-shirt and $1,000 for a trip to Chicago to meet the company's game developers – quite unconventional but this was how Robomodo, a Chicago-based game

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Ottawa tech acceletor stumbled on early-stage financing – OCRI chief

By Francis Moran In Part 1 we spoke with Bruce Lazenby, who is less than three months into his new job as president and CEO of OCRI. These days, the only constant is change

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Francis Moran

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Wave Accounting and Wattpad win people’s choice awards at CIX

Toronto-based Wave Accounting won the people's choice award as most innovative ICT company at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) today, and Wattpad took the digital media category prize.Twenty companies in the digital media

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson