Left to right, founders of Nanoleaf, Watrhub and Wealthsimple - Canadians returning from abroad to Toronto to do their next startup.

Published: June 3rd, 2015


A ‘Golden’ advocate for the startup community targets Canada’s VC woes

As January’s Startup Grind Toronto guest, Alex Baker of Relay Ventures set a very high bar with his candor and honesty. During Matt Golden’s February fireside chat, he matched Baker stride for stride.

Published on: April 23rd, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Canadian VC at a crossroads: go big, go home or a third way?

Four years ago The Review of Federal Support to Research & Development reported that part of the reason for the poor success rate of early-stage tech companies is a lack of venture capital

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

The dirty secret about habit-forming software products

  This is a guest post by Geoff Foulds It’s easy to enjoy Nir Eyal’s talk on how to build habit-forming products – he’s witty, well informed and full of great stories –

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Why did Aequitas NEO launch a new stock exchange in Canada today?

This post co-authored by Geoff Foulds. "Canadians deserve a stock market they can believe in," says Jos Schmitt, CEO of Canada's newly approved stock exchange, the Aequitas NEO Exchange. “We have re-mutualized the

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Should Canadian startups move to Silicon Valley?

Thank you to Geoff Foulds for this guest post. Does a Silicon Valley insider think it’s best to relocate to the Bay Area? Not always, says Ariel Poler. Poler, one of the most

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Michael Cayley

The ecosystem to grow companies is not working, Startup Grind presenter says

“The entire ecosystem to grow companies is not working very well,” said Jos Schmitt, CEO of Aequitas Innovations, my recent guest for Startup Grind Toronto. “It’s great to come up with an idea

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Are women in technology truly under represented or just invisible?

This is a guest post by Indra Dosanjh If you are a woman in technology perhaps you too are pondering this question? I am astounded at the low ratio of women at technology

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Big data needs designers, not technologists

Guest post by Geoff Foulds. “Data can give you an uplift or a depression, but the fundamental trajectory is not set by data. Design is the most important function.” That was the surprising message

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Google Glass newbie experiences at Startup Grind 2014 in Silicon Valley

Newsflash. Silicon Valley is an exciting place to be if you are a tech startup. Along with a dozen other innovators from Toronto including John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures and Eric Rogness,

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Should female founders target female funders?

For many founders in Canada, particularly the under-represented female founders in our startup scene, it is really difficult to think beyond the question of finding money to the more important question of, "Who's

Published on: June 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: How to avoid death by ‘creative suicide’

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund 500 Startups is created by founders, for founders, partner Paul Singh says.At a fireside chat hosted by Startup Grind Toronto, the venture capital fund manager dished

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Early stage uber-investor Howard Morgan

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24245113","window","height=300,width=480")}Howard Morgan has a strange motto that has guided his investments over more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavours - "invest early, and invest way too early." As president of New

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Fireside chat with crowdfunding architect Sherwood Neiss

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24044144","window","height=300,width=480")}It's so often the case these days that startup businesses just don't know where to turn for money. Venture capital can be hard to find, institutions aren't likely to take the risk

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson