Why you’re okay if you don’t fit the profile

Incubators have a dirty little secret: they’re not for everybody. When Paul Graham developed the incubator model he was laser-focused on companies with the potential to scale to billion-dollar valuations, fast. This, Graham

Published on: January 20th, 2016 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

3 great accounts for #FollowFriday – Bitcoin and Cdling

It's time for our weekly recommendation of people worth following on Twitter, where we bring you the people we've been interviewing, reading, or creeping for the past week. https://twitter.com/BDecentral/status/446712677667442688 We partnered with Bitcoin

Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bob “The Brute” Dorf headed to Toronto to deliver customer development manifesto

This is a guest post by Bob Dorf, co-author with Steve Blank of the The Startup Owner's Manual, and one of the world's top experts on Customer Development. I’m excited to visit Toronto

Published on: July 23rd, 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

Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

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