The Next 36 gets it right with peer networking focus

What do entrepreneurs need in their local region to have a good chance at success? Well one thing that helps is having other entrepreneurs. You might think that not having other entrepreneurs around

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Staying close to home is key to startup success: Danish study

Canadian startups keen to head south for Silicon Valley might want to look at some new Danish research before packing their bags.The data suggests that staying close to home is key to startup

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Where is Ottawa’s International Startup Festival?

By Leo Valiquette  In an earlier post, Francis Moran shared some highlights from the International Startup Festival in Montreal, which of course raises the obvious question, why do we not have these kinds of

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

Why Toronto region shouldn’t be celebrating Pebble’s Kickstarter success

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s success raising money on Kickstarter after being ignored by venture capitalists is a startup story that warms the cockles of our collective hearts in the entrepreneurial community. But after

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: May 1, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Toronto gets a new startup organization, New York racks up VC deals, and a toymaker offers fun (and funding) for

Published on: May 1st, 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

Communitech launches $30 million Hyperdrive program for early-stage tech firms

A Waterloo, Ont.-based technology firm networking hub is launching a $30 million program to help early-stage startups commercialize their technology, the organization announced today.Communitech is calling its new capital-supplying program Hyperdrive. It's backed

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

C100 celebrates second birthday and $417 million in startup deals

The C100 has turned two. It's been two years since the organization was founded by a group ofCanadians working in California's Silicon Valley as a way to give their fellow compatriots a foothold

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Major accolades awarded to Orpyx at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party

An evening of local startups pitching to Calgary’s tech elite resulted in Orypx Medical Technologies Inc recognized as Calgary’s rising star, receiving accolades at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party on Thursday. Out of a

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Driving steady organic growth on a shoestring

By Francis Moran Many startups with aspirations of grandeur have fallen prey to the temptation to call themselves a “leading provider of ...”. But at Teamly, founder and CEO Scott Allison and his team appreciate that

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: A rising tide floats all ships

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we spoke back in June with Jon Bradford of Springboard, he made the valid point that the vision and drive of a few dedicated people is more important to the

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

Six reasons to keep your startup in Canada, from HootSuite

Your startup doesn't need to move to the U.S. to achieve success – in fact staying on Canuck soil will make it easier to retain top talent while keeping a high standard of

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Martin Studzinski