How former tech exec Robert Buren is digitally transforming mentorship

Ten years ago, Robert Buren's career was taking off. He had started multiple ventures, including IT security education conference SecTor, enjoyed a five-year run with CMS Consulting Inc. (now known as New Signature),

Published on: October 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CATA’s winning women of 2018 on the value of mentorship

When Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG) founder, president, and CEO Suzanne Simpson accepted the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)'s Sara Kirke award for entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the facts she was proudest

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

LinkedIn unveils new Tinder-like service to connect professionals with mentors

If you think Tinder (and related apps) is the scourge of the earth, you may not like that LinkedIn is taking a page from its book. The professional social network is launching a

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The 5 key habits of a highly successful mentor

Great mentors are one key to every successful career path, my own included. Early in my career, I worked in the Canadian joint venture of DICKEY-john and FOSS, respectively U.S. and Danish electronic

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Top performing employees know the value of a mentor: SAP chief learning officer

Many successful companies use mentoring to address complex workforce challenges such as improving productivity and retaining top talent. Corporate mentoring is on the rise and is being driven more and more these days

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Sean Wise’s secrets of mentor success for startups

If you start a company, chances are that you'll fail within the first year of operating. What might improve your prospects is having a good mentor. Someone who's been down that entrepreneurial path

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Applications for TechWomen Canada mentorship program due Friday

If you’re interested in applying for the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco’s TechWomen Canada mentorship program, applications are due Apr. 5th. The program aims to connect Canadian women in IT with their peers

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Hyperdrive accelerator program open for applications

Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech is calling for startup applications to take part in the second cohort of its Hyperdrive accelerator program, it announced today.With events in Vancouver Nov. 14 and in Toronto Nov. 20,

Published on: November 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Visa launches SMB network on Facebook

Visa Inc. recently unveiled the Visa Business Network, an application built on Facebook to help small business operators network and drive new business -- while generating $2 million in advertising revenue for Facebook

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

How to use mentoring to build a stronger team

Lance Wilson traces a 17-year history of mentoring in his life, as both a mentor and a mentee. From each one of those relationships, he says, he carries a treasured lesson. One of

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Kim Nash