Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

Adobe’s new subscription model attracting new SMB customers, company says

The wholesale move to subscription pricing that Adobe Systems Inc. announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles this week is winning the company new business from the smaller end of the market,

Published on: May 9th, 2013 Francis Moran

Public ‘lacks financial literacy’ for crowdfunding: investors group

The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Marc Garneau: startup investment must be rewarded

Is a plan to cut the capital gains tax on startup investment a way to boost Canada’s the economy or just a tax cut for the rich? That’s the question I asked yesterday

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Stephen Harper sits in Dragon’s chair with $400 million to invest

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released new details on how a budget line item of $400 million ear-marked to help startups will be spent, a Globe and Mail article reports.With access to capital

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Verelo failed fast to avoid ‘zombie company’ fate, founder says

Verelo Inc. founder Andrew McGrath says he’s taking the “fail fast” philosophy to heart as he closes down his Web site monitoring business and seeks to return his early investor’s funds. McGrath sent

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo day showcases five fast-growing tech startups

Consider the following problems: Sharing your photo memories trapped on your hard drive. Using that complicated Web-based software for your job. Organizing an event when you're not sure how popular it will be.

Published on: November 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Frank & Oak, Jibestream chosen as Canada’s ‘most innovative’ companies

Online clothing retailer Frank & Oak and wayfinding software firm Jibestream were dubbed Canada's most innovative companies by an audience of more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, and business analysts in Toronto yesterday. The

Published on: November 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Techtoberfest’ heralds unveiling of 22 tech startups out of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ont.'s $30 million technology accelerator is hosting its demo day today as part of a conference dubbed “Techtoberfest.” Hosted in the Communitech hub that also houses offices for Research in Motion and

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day from TSX

Join ITBusiness.ca for a special live broadcast from the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 12 starting at 1:25 PM EST. Editor Brian Jackson will be hosting a webcast of the Incubes Demo

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Influitive raises $3.75 million fund to fuel AdvocateHub

Toronto-based Influitive Inc., a startup firm that allows businesses to use their customer advocates as a marketing resource, has raised $3.75 million in a seed round of financing, it announced today. There are

Published on: August 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Alberta Enterprise seeks new CEO

Alberta Enterprise Corp., the venture capital arm of the Alberta government, is looking for a new CEO. In a posting on its Web site, the agency said it is looking for a person

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Howard Solomon

Webcast replay: Early stage uber-investor Howard Morgan

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24245113","window","height=300,width=480")}Howard Morgan has a strange motto that has guided his investments over more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavours - "invest early, and invest way too early." As president of New

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson