Canadian entrepreneurs don’t fear risk – investors do

By Christine Wong Penny for your thoughts? Canada’s high tech startups would love to raise some pretty pennies for theirs. The fledgling firms are brimming with bright ideas, but can’t raise enough cash

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada a country of ‘underperfomers’, says Conference Board

Disappointed by Canada’s poor global competitiveness ranking, theConference Board of Canada is launching a new initiative to makeCanadian companies more innovative. The Centre for Business Innovationwill explore why Canadian firms are not world

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

New Centre for Business Innovation tackles Canada’s performance anxiety

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Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

Championship: Back to school

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette A couple of moons ago, we talked about how “entrepreneur” is often a four-letter word on the university campus. Too many schools fail to appreciate how Web 2.0 has

Published on: September 13th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Making the most of the juicy leftovers

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, tech heavyweights from around the world lined up to bid for Nortel Network’s portfolio of more than 6,000 telecommunications and web-related patents. When the dust settled, the

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Opening up the ivory tower

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the context of getting technology to market, “champion” can mean a lot of different things. Early in this series we defined it as individuals within established enterprises

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

How Canadian tech start-ups can learn from Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “If Canadians were as good at innovating as we are at explaining why we’re bad at it, Canada wouldn’t rank 14th among industrialized nations in the Conference Board

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Francis Moran

5 tech innovators that took the wrong turn

Tech companies are usually divided into two groups: successes and failures. But some that failed in the end created innovative products that pushed the IT industry forward, and in some cases dominated their

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

What Canada’s election results mean for SMBs

Targeting small businesses was an important strategy during this year's federal election campaign. Each party's platform had a section dedicated to making life a little easier for such a large group of Canadian

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

OCAD launches grad program to meld design with Canada’s tech future

With Canada consistently receiving poor grades in world innovation reports, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) is the latest of several organizations looking to tap design talent and ensure the country's

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Hug an entrepreneur

By Andrew Penny A lot has been said about creating an Innovative Culture. Research labs, government departments and agencies are all trying to figure out just how to make us innovate. The thought

Published on: April 19th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

‘Open Innovation’ network spins off 7 communications startups

Nine months after its inception, Ottawa-based developer network Coral CEA is already seeing strong success for its member tech start-ups.Coral CEA focuses on communications-enabled applications, or programs that help automate communications processes. It

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

CIX sends Canadian tech start-up workers to California for the summer

Three Canadian start-ups are taking their companies from emerging to flourishing by heading to the Silicon Valley- at least for the summer- courtesy of the Canadian Innovation Exchange's Technology Accelerator program.A joint initiative

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Harmeet Singh