Communitech launches $30 million Hyperdrive program for early-stage tech firms

A Waterloo, Ont.-based technology firm networking hub is launching a $30 million program to help early-stage startups commercialize their technology, the organization announced today.Communitech is calling its new capital-supplying program Hyperdrive. It's backed

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part III

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette While there will no doubt be the occasional post that will still fall into the Commercialization Ecosystem category, today marks the official end of this series with

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part I

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Six months ago we launched this “12-part” series to put forth ideas, yield practical insights and provoke thoughtful discussion about what it takes to get technology to

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

Words of wisdom: Another look in the mirror

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette   As we have said before, entrepreneurs must have a vision that will stretch the boundaries of what they know and challenge what they believe is attainable. They

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

Are you standing between your tech start-up and success?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Nothing disheartens me more than meeting an entrepreneur in B.C. who says his ambition is to one day conquer the Ontario market,” Anthony Lee, general partner at Altos Ventures

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Francis Moran

Immigrants behind Silicon Valley’s tech supremacy

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In his book, The Way Ahead: Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge, Tom Brzustowski, RBC professor for the commercialization of innovation at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, talks about

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Francis Moran