Championship: A rising tide floats all ships

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we spoke back in June with Jon Bradford of Springboard, he made the valid point that the vision and drive of a few dedicated people is more important to the

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

Canadian start-ups get helping hand from Silicon Valley Canucks

They have hit it big south of the border and are now ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs developing their companies in the tech industry.Although the organization has only

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Video Rewind: How to raise venture capital money for your tech startup

Drumming up investment dollars often seems to be a Herculean task for Canadain small businesses. Dan Shimmerman is the founder of Varicent Software and he dropped by ITBusiness.ca to share some fundraising tips

Published on: February 17th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Social game revenues still 30 times less than console games

 Last week, Vancouver-based game studio Propaganda Games laid-off 70 workers after the firm was shut down by parent Disney Interactive Studios. Prior to this, Propaganda already had to let go of 100 people

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Small firms dominate Silicon Valley North

Small businesses dominate Toronto’s information and communications technology (ICT) cluster, often referred to as Silicon Valley North, according to a new report.Only less than half of one per cent of the 11,500 ICT

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Think team and traction not tech when seeking angel investors

When it comes to courting investors, start up owners are better off highlighting their management team and proving their product will sell rather than convincing potential investors they have a one-of-a-kind technology in

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social media in, cloud computing out for Canadian retailers

A majority of Canadian retailers are embracing social media technologies, but giving cloud computing the cold shoulder, according to a recent survey looking into the tech buying patterns of local sellers. All of

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

E-readers and tablets boast business benefits

A Silicon Valley product development consulting firm called the Nielsen Norman Group (not to be confused with the Nielsen ratings company) published a study last week comparing reading performance with a book to

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Julie Sartain

‘Fire in the eyes’ and a disruptive idea — your ticket to VC funding

Juniper Networks Inc. this year created a venture capital fund to encourage development on its Junos platform, which provides a common language across the networking company's routing, switching and security devices. Other companies

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Corruption risks in emerging markets turn off potential investors

A patchwork of sketchy anti-corruption rules that make it difficult for executives to assess business risk is causing a majority of international companies to delay or abandon key business initiatives in emerging economies,

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Anuradha Shukla

Investing in Business Technology during a Recession: a roundtable discussion

But there's one thing that's at the root of any survival tactics - and that's the technology tools you use to support your business - whether it's a CRM application to get closer

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Denise Deveau

Canadian advertisers call on government to stop Google-Yahoo partnership

Canadian advertisers are calling on the government to prevent a proposed Google-Yahoo search partnership, which according to the trade group will potentially destroy competition and drive up online ad prices.The Association of Canadian

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano