Lessons in entrepreneurship from the Startup Canada launch

By Alexandra Reid  “A million people walk into a bar in Silicon Valley. Nobody buys anything. The bar is declared a huge success.” Harley Finkelstein, CPO of Shopify, shared that illuminating joke during the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Francis Moran

PostMedia launching daily deal site for SMBs

PostMedia Network Inc. is teaming up with Toronto-based firm GaggleUp Inc. to launch a daily deal site targeting Canadian small and medium sized businesses on April 2.The site, called GaggleBiz.com, will be marketed

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Sprouter launches

Sprouter Inc., the Toronto-based question and answer site for entrepreneurs, is launching a new publication targeted at emerging technology worldwide. The launch of the new online publication follows Sprouter’s acquisition by Postmedia Network

Published on: February 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Postmedia acquires Sprouter

Sprouter Inc. has sprouted wings again.The Toronto-based social media site for startups has been acquired by Postmedia Network Inc., resurrecting Sprouter just two months after its surprise announcement that it was folding after

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Sprouter and Akoha revivals show strong community matters

At the beginning of the month, it looked like strong and committed user communities didn’t mean much for cash-strapped social networking startups Sprouter and Akoha, but now those communities appear to have revived

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canada loses two social media gems

Canada’s online community has taken a major hit this month as two social networking sites with a positive bent had no choice but to shut down after running out of cash. First Sprouter,

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Sprouter CEO Sarah Prevette speaks about shut down

Sprouter announced this week that it will be turning off the lights on its question-and-answer Web site for entrepreneurs on Aug. 2.The notice caught many of the site's users off guard, as the

Published on: July 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Sprouter’s community reacts to surprise shut down news

Toronto-based Sprouter announced this morning that it will be closing up shop on Aug. 2, taking an engaged community of both entrepreneurial greenhorns and experts offline.“We're devastated to have to shut down the

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

New LinkedIn head in Canada looking to continue momentum

LinkedIn Corp. has a new boss in Canada, the company announced June 16, as it celebrates its first year anniversary here. Brian Church, formerly LinkedIn’s Canadian director of hiring solutions, will now be

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Ask or answer – Q&A sites can help your business either way

Got a business question? There are lots of ways to find answers online. So many, in fact, that one of the questions you're scratching your head about might be how to make the

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Sprouter prunes Twitter-style messages, grows Q&A feature

Sprouter, the social network for entrepreneurs, launched a redesign to its site yesterday to make its service less like Twitter and more like Quora. The Toronto-based site that offers free online collaboration to

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian honoured in ‘Top 30’ entrepreneurs list shares vision for startup success

A capital crunch isn't usually the most critical issue confronting entrepreneurs and startups. For many, the sense of isolation -- not knowing who to turn to or from where to get help as

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes