Acceo buys up fellow Quebec-based payment solutions firm

You could call it a "mariage de raison" - Montreal-based IT consulting firm ACCEO Solutions Inc. has acquired Laval-based payment solutions company Perceptech Inc., ACCEO announced yesterday. While financial details around the acquisition

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How Quebec firms can save big on R&D

It is a little known fact that organizations can receive more advantageous tax credits of up to 35 per cent of all R&D expenses, including salaries and materials, if the research is conducted

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Lydia Cappelli

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sirius Conseils takes controlling interest in Abak Software

A Montreal firm that specializes in project and IT management has taken control of a software company that makes time and expense management solutions. Sirius Conseils said Tuesday it now has a majority

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Crowdfunding letter campaign targets politicians in five provinces

A national group lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is sending its message directly to provincially elected politicians across the country. Starting this week, the Ontario wing of Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC)is

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Quebec’s microchip hub gets a $218 million shot in the arm

Did you know that the largest IBM chip assembly plant in the world is in Bromont, a tiny Quebec town of just 7,500 people?And that two world famous chips were made in Bromont:

Published on: July 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding needs investor safeguards, VCs and angels warn

Don't let hype overshadow investor safety if equity crowdfunding becomes legal in Canada, two of the country's angel and venture capital groups warn. Some leaders in Canada's angel and VC sector say equity

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Some Canadian VCs may see crowdfunding as a threat

Do Canadian venture capitalists see crowdfunding sites as a competitive threat?There are rumblings of that sort in the American investment communityand now, some of those fears appear to have crossed the border intoCanada.

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Published on: July 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

Alberta edges Ontario, Quebec in small biz optimism

Optimism among Canadian small and midium size businesses continues to improve but this time Toronto is no longer the centre of the universe.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports that businesses from

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ditch the blonde when advertising in Quebec

If you're advertising in Canada, go easy on confrontation, but get your facts straight. Keep in mind the Canadian woman is your modern girl next door type who exudes "understated confidence" -- think

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano