SMBs can rely on IRAP funding, contrary to Brian Cookson’s recent blog, NRC exec says

By Andrew McNaughton The following was sent to IT World Canada editorial director Brian Jackson as a letter to the editor. I would like to clarify a number of statements that were made

Published on: January 16th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Why we created a Startup of the Year Award in printable/flexible electronics

Last week, on a new Day 3 agenda for the Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017), we handed out the first award of its kind in Canada – a Startup of the Year award.

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Peter Kallai

In case you slept through the 2015 federal budget

You know a budget is dull when one of the major networks dedicates prime-time space to a description of the budget lock-up.  One of the commentators described it as "hardly visionary or game

Published on: April 22nd, 2015 Jim Love

Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to bridge the pre-commercial funding gap in Canada

Startups are based on ideas and faith. Going from an idea to commercialization is a roller coaster ride, from conceptualization to development beta testing and, hopefully, into commercialization and market development. The primary

Published on: July 30th, 2012 Mahrie Boyle

Why Toronto region shouldn’t be celebrating Pebble’s Kickstarter success

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s success raising money on Kickstarter after being ignored by venture capitalists is a startup story that warms the cockles of our collective hearts in the entrepreneurial community. But after

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Small businesses spared in federal budget cuts: analysts

Analysis of the Conservative government's federal budget delivered yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons continues to pour in from financial experts.Consultant firm KPMG says the budget is focused on innovation, something that

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small biz hope federal budget doesn’t harm R&D funding, hiring credits

In a few hours the Conservative government is set to release its federal budget for this year. Massive cuts are already expected but technology startups and small businesses are hoping that programs they

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Lean startup: It’s the Canadian way

By Jason Flick   You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the billions in venture capital flooding into the Valley. Venture firms raised over $60 billion

Published on: June 6th, 2011 IDG News Service

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

SMBs, universities attempt to bridge commercialization gap

A Canadian not-for-profit is hoping to bridge the gap between small and medium-sized businesses that face R&D challenges and academic institutions that need to commercialize their research.The Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham (ISCM)

Published on: May 3rd, 2006 Shane Schick