The best time to start a business

By Francis Moran To hear many of the speakers at last week’s International Startup Festival in Montréal tell it, there has rarely been as good a time as the present to start a new business. “Now is

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Starting Point: Startup events heating up Canada from July 9 to 16

For the week of July 9th to 16th, Quebec is the hottest place to be for startup events in Canada.But it's not the only place to be, as you'll see in this week's

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

LightSpeed unveils iPad retail app on heels of $30-million VC deal

Montreal-based LightSpeed has released a new mobile commerce app for the iPad, an encore to a $30-million round A financing deal the company announced two weeks ago.The new LightSpeed For iPad app is

Published on: June 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

No funding? Stop being lazy and become a lean startup

Alistair Croll will have some tough medicine for entrepreneurs to swallow at an upcoming Montreal event: stop your belly-aching about not having access to capital, and stop wasting everyone's time with products and

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CRTC hits telemarketing firms with surprise Do Not Call List inspections

Federal inspectors have paid surprise visits to telemarketing centres in Toronto and Montreal to make sure the industry is following the Do Not Call List rules.Inspectors from the Canadian Radio-television and TelecommunicationsCommission (CRTC)

Published on: June 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: June 4, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Calgary connects with Silicon Valley, putting tech incubators to the test, and deadlines loom for aspiring FounderFuel applicants.Incubator plugs into

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New $150M VC fund to target Quebec life sciences

There's a new venture capital pipeline on the ground for Quebec's life sciences sector.Montreal-based Teralys Capital has put $65 million into TVM LifeScience Ventures VII, a new $150-million fund focused on early stagedrug

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario gets low marks on e-waste program scorecard

Ontario's e-waste program may not be giving the province's residents the biggest bang for their bucks, according to a report to be presented at a global conference starting tomorrow in Montreal.The study compares

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto’s startup success celebrated too early

Toronto’s startup community has been somewhat deflated by a recent blog post from the Startup Genome project. The irony is that Startup Genome had been the source of that misplaced pride just several

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Electronic Arts Canada offices may see layoffs this week: report

Electronic Arts (EA) is expected to layoff between 500 to 1,000 employees this week, reports Silicon Valley blog Startup Grind.That represents up to 11 per cent of the company's total staff, according to

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto ranked fourth best startup ecosystem

Some Canadian cities are being recognized by an American project to use data to measure the success of the world's top entrepreneurial ecosystems. Startup Genome is ranking Toronto as the fourth-best startup ecosystem

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Calgary tops Toronto, Vancouver in new study of ICT clusters

Calgary bests Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in a new study ranking the top 12 ICT (information and communications technology) clusters in North America.Calgarycomes in fifth spot in the report released today by theToronto

Published on: March 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Montreal next host of World Congress on IT conference

Montreal has been announced as the site of this year's World Congress on Information Technology, a global IT conference held in a different country every two years.The event will take place at the

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff