Burning the candle at both ends as the clock ticks down

By Francis Moran As we have discussed before, Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, are bootstrapping their venture around their day jobs, an approach that calls for certain sacrifices. Business meetings

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa’s tech industry organization gets new name, new mandate

The agency in charge of promoting Ottawa's technology sector has a new name and a new mandate as of today. The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) has been rechristenedInvestOttawa. It's the second

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa tech acceletor stumbled on early-stage financing – OCRI chief

By Francis Moran In Part 1 we spoke with Bruce Lazenby, who is less than three months into his new job as president and CEO of OCRI. These days, the only constant is change

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Francis Moran

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

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

Ottawa striving hard to hang on to tech talent

Like many Canadian cities, Ottawa hardly escaped unscathed from the 2000 dotcom crash and last year's more recent economic downturn. However, the city is determined to hang onto its IT talent pool and

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Future looks bright for Ottawa tech clusters

Companies comprising the technology cluster in the Ottawa region can look forward to a very promising future in the next few years but entrepreneurs have to look beyond the U.S. market to achieve

Published on: December 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Ontario research organizations join forces

Three technology research centres in Ontario Monday said they have agreed to work together to help the province compete more effectively against countries like India and China.“We're basically ganging up to take on

Published on: May 29th, 2006 Neil Sutton