CATA wants the Liberals to ‘press the reset button’ to improve Canadian business growth

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) thinks Canada's federal government needs to seriously reconsider its economic agenda, and isn't afraid to say so. On Thursday the organization, which lobbies Canada's governments to enact

Published on: September 29th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

The government wants CATA’s advice on how to improve SR&ED funding

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) officially released a report breaking down how the federal government - both Liberal and Conservative - reduced innovation

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

When crowdfunding goes wrong: how platforms handle fundraiser disputes

When Tara Reed first began her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, she had high hopes that it would help her achieve her dream - to self-publish her book. In March, the Toronto-area writer launched

Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Push to legalize crowdfunding gains political steam in New Brunswick

The move to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is gaining steam in New Brunswick, with a push on to introduce some form of legislation in that province by this fall. Fredericton-based entrepreneurGary Stairs

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA starts online petition to legalize crowdfunding

A day after releasing an open letter urging the federal government to provide a support framework for crowdfunding, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has started a petition to bolster the case for

Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA calls for federal government action on crowdfunding

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) today sent an open letter to Industry Minister Christian Paradis calling for federal support of crowdfunding.Crowdfunding is a form of fundraising that allows startup firms to attract

Published on: June 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Legalize crowdfunding or risk losing startups to U.S., CATA says

Canadian tech entrepreneurs will lag behind their American rivals if Canada doesn't mirror U.S. moves to allow online crowdfunding for startups, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance warns. Under current U.S. and Canadian laws,

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Life on MaRS: Help for over 2,000 startups and counting

Phase two of life on MaRS starts just under a year from now.Six years after phase one of the MaRS Discovery District officiallyopened its doors on downtown Toronto's College Street, the first majorexpansion

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Social networking for business – time-waster or money-maker?

Entrepreneur Len Rosen was a sceptic about using social networks to boost his marketing business until his 23-year-old daughter introduced him to Facebook – and now he's totally converted.The sole proprietor of Toronto-based

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson