A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 29, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs for May 29.All about accelerators Ben Yoskovitz was interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter about the recent boom in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Calgary business experts encourage risk-taking

Calgary's Small Business Summit on Wednesday focused on the essential building blocks for small businesses—from the smart risks you need to take, to the seeds entrepreneurs are planting to raise the next generation

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Martin Studzinski

Startup news round-up: April 11, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The PlayBook is used to woo investors, a profile of a seasoned entrepreneur, and a job search startup finds financing

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Startup news Round-up: March 16, 2012

Here's startup news making headlines at other news sites and blogs around the Web: Toronto became the latest city serviced by on-demand car service Uber yesterday. This San Francisco-based company operates its service

Published on: March 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How close should you be with your investor?

by Monica Goyal How close is to close? I remember an advisor once suggesting that an entrepreneur should be located 150 miles from their investor. It was just to say that investors want

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Cashing in on the 98% – Canadian mobile game maker grapples with business model

It was the best puzzle game since Tetris – at least, that's what Gamerizon Studio Inc. president and CEO Alex Sakiz thought of Quantz. The 3D puzzle game was supposed to launch his

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: The three Ts of finding an angel investor

Are you looking for an angel investor to fund your tech start-up or small business?Rob Kotourbash of Maple Leaf Angel Investors Group says that investors typically focus of three Ts when deciding to

Published on: September 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

4G BlackBerry Playbook delayed until fall, RIM says

Research In Motion missed analysts' lowered revenue forecasts for its fiscal first quarter and said its outlook for the second quarter was lower than expected, as it reported its first-quarter results Thursday. RIM

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Marc Ferranti and Stephen Lawson

New business-boosting centre follows national trend

The Eastern Ontario Regional Innovation Centre officially opened its doors on March 31, eagerly welcoming equally keen entrepreneurs who need help with launching their start-ups.  The centre, part of the Ottawa Centre for

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Why elevator pitches don’t work with investors

What’s the problem with elevator pitches?For one thing, investors don’t care much about them, according to Dan Mothersill, a Toronto-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has advised and funded numerous tech start-ups.“The

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Go global or go home, investors advise mobile tech firms

“First we take Toronto then we take the world” just doesn't cut it anymore as a business strategy for startup mobile device companies, according to one of the heads of a leading Canadian

Published on: February 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano