Whatever happened to last year’s IT start-ups to watch?

Last year, Network World identified a group of tech start-ups poised to develop innovative technology for a new age of cloud computing, virtualization and mobility. Nearly one year later, several of the companies

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

LinkedIn data sheds light on what makes an entrepreneur

Ask 10 people what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Ask LinkedIn, on the other hand, and you'll get a pretty detailed picture complete with schools

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

The new risk capital reality: What’s happened to VC?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In a recent interview with the New York Times, Sean Parker, the entrepreneur behind Napster and Facebook and himself a venture capital investor, provided a rather gloomy

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

How to tweak your BIOS for a faster PC boot up

If there's a universal truth among computer users, it's that all of them want their PC to start up faster. Nobody in the history of computing ever said, "Wow, I love this 2-minute

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Rick Broida

Video Rewind: Using open source software alternatives is realistic

At ITBusiness.ca, we often feature articles describing the merits of open source software, such as yesterday's "Top 10 reasons open source software is great for business." We feature content like this to highlight

Published on: November 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Four security start-ups, four paths to success

What sort of business might an entrepreneur launch in a post-recession economy where funding is scarce, company purse strings tight, and competition abounds?If a room full of IT security professionals at Toronto's Sector

Published on: November 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to turn great tech ideas into a successful business

Great IT inventions do not always translate into successful businesses. In fact, according to a Toronto-based SMB (small and medium sized business) mentor, many inventors end up wasting time and money on developing

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Think team and traction not tech when seeking angel investors

When it comes to courting investors, start up owners are better off highlighting their management team and proving their product will sell rather than convincing potential investors they have a one-of-a-kind technology in

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How and where to find help when launching your own business

See related story and video: Munch n' mingle your way to business success - three experts show you howIf you're one of the many knowledge workers today who've got the boot due to

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Tech start-ups get funding boost from Ontario gov’t

Getting over that last hurdle between product development and market launch can be a make-or-break journey for start-ups. And a timely infusion of cash can make this road a little less arduous. Despite

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

The scoop on Bill Gates’ new ultra-secret start-up

Bill Gates has a new business in the works -- and, depending on whom you ask, it could be anything from a philanthropic foundation to a high-tech firm for space exploration. First, the

Published on: October 27th, 2008 JR Raphael

Timely tips on how to kick-start your new business

A decade ago Tony Lourakis launched his tech start-up as a 20-year-old student with virtually no money, relying on sheer hard work and the help of those close to him.That was in 1998.In

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Start-ups look to Microsoft for venture capital

Microsoft Corp. may not have the best reputation on patent issues, but in one area it appears to be friendlier and more progressive than other IT vendors.Microsoft's IP Ventures program has just completed

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Eric Lai

Taking the plunge from corporate hack to entrepreneur

The first time I worked at a start-up was by accident. I was the executive editor at IDG's Publish magazine, and they decided to close the publication. The president of my business unit

Published on: May 19th, 2008 Melissa Chang