Gerard Buckley on importance of angels

Gerard Buckley is an ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger and one of the mentors with Incubes. As the director of Jaguar Capital, he has an inside point of view on the relationships between investors and

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada picks the winner of its Canadian Mentorship Challenge

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Canada challenged Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses to mentor 10,000 Canadians. And now it's naming the winner of its 2012 Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The nod goes to British

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

B.C. startup makes it easier to brand (and browse for) digital content

This is the first article in a continuing monthly series chronicling the growth path of ..duo, a startup based out of Kelowna B.C. that creates simple keywords that use your name, brand, slogan

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Francis Moran

TheCodeFactory launches G2S incubator program

By Alexandra Reid  Ottawa’s startup ecosystem received some much-needed support this month as TheCodeFactory launched Government to Startup (G2S), an incubator program developed by the learning centre’s founder and president Ian Graham to address the challenges faced by

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa entrepreneur Scott Annan comments on the relaunch of Mercury Grove

By Alexandra Reid Scott Annan is widely known in Ottawa for being a startup champion. He’s an entrepreneur who has strong opinions about the local startup ecosystem and what needs to change to increase

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Accelerated: Springboard takes a ‘people centric’ approach

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently conclude our two-part discussion with Jon Bradford, the man behind The Difference Engine and Springboard, two U.K.-based startup accelerators that took their inspiration from TechStarsand Y Combinator in the U.S. The Difference

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: The U.K.’s Springboard gets on and does stuff

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced tech startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: TechStars harnesses the power of mentorship

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Francis Moran

Are you standing between your tech start-up and success?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Nothing disheartens me more than meeting an entrepreneur in B.C. who says his ambition is to one day conquer the Ontario market,” Anthony Lee, general partner at Altos Ventures

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Francis Moran

Incubation: Whose job is it, anyway?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Government doesn’t start companies,” Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech, told us a little while back. “Individuals do.” Nonetheless, government does have an important role to play in the value

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Francis Moran