Tax credits not the answer to innovation blast-off

Could our country really be just one tax break for investors away from unlocking its innovation potential? That’s what Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau suggested at StartupGrind Toronto on Tuesday night.  The MP and

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Technicity: Innovating investment with crowdfunding

You've probably participated in some form of crowdfunding before. Chipping in to a friend's fundraising drive before they run that marathon, pooling money at the office to help a colleague bankroll a newborn

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge 2012 winners pitch for gold

Five teams of MBA Students and healthcare and biotechnology innovators will  pitch their business commercialization plans live on stage to a panel of experts for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes

Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jonathon Shore

A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ontario’s Recycling Idol set to be crowned

Ryan Seacrest won't be there and the winner won't receive a recoding contact, but Ontario's next Recycling Idol will get $30,000 in prizes and bragging rights.On Dec. 6th in Mississauga, Ont., four emerging

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Startup Canada to call for urgent action to support Canadian entrepreneurs

By Francis Moran  The results of the largest consultation ever undertaken within the community of Canadian entrepreneurs and their supporters will be unveiled in a series of six cross-country news conferences on Tuesday when

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

XConnect: Innovating healthcare IT at MaRS

With the HealthConnect study currently underway we are very excited to present this conversation with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Analyst at MaRS Discovery District. Hadi Salah helps life sciences and health care

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Despite challenges, Canada

There may be some truth to the complaints often heard from Canadian entrepreneurs, but they're the same problems that business founders around the world face, or at least that was the consensus of

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Innovation slump is biggest drag on Canada’s competitiveness: report

Who dimmed the lights on Canadian innovation? That's the question being asked by the Conference Board of Canada inits new report, which blames Canada's lower global competitivenessranking on one major culprit: a lack

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

New ventures are cultivated everywhere

By Francis Moran  Those of you who are regular readers of our posts will know that I am passionate about entrepreneurship and a huge fan and supporter of startups. So it’s not unusual

Published on: September 20th, 2012 Francis Moran