From left, Chantal Pitre, national manager of women entrepreneurship at TD, and Sharon Zohar founder and chief executive officer of The Big Push. Photo by Pragya Sehgal.

Published: November 20th, 2019


Hong Kong delegates make strong pitch to businesses at Collision, point to greener pastures overseas

Nestled within the sprawling Hong Kong metropolis is the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp. (HKSTP); almost a city unto itself devoted to the development and advancement of technological innovation. The complex,

Published on: May 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

For IoT startups B2B is where it’s at

Recently it was my privilege to participate in a workshop on Internet of Things opportunities sponsored by the RIC Centre. There were several useful insights that I’ll get to in a moment. Full

Published on: May 13th, 2019 Geoff Foulds

The Pitch: AI startups – LeadSift

LeadSift helps B2B sales by identifying what account you should sell to, who you should talk to about it, and when you should do it. It can be hard to predict purchase intent,

Published on: May 13th, 2019 IT World Canada Staff

Cyberport: Inside Hong Kong’s unicorn factory

Pierre Mouette is a two-time entrepreneur that was born in Paris, met the co-founder of his current firm in Hong Kong, and is looking to get his line of smart sportswear manufactured in

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

GTA Startups need more Radical Generosity

Thanks to a new generation of successful founders, people like Ariel Garten of Toronto-based InteraXon, there’s a change in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) startup community. There’s a new sense of optimism. A

Published on: March 20th, 2019 Geoff Foulds

Inabuggy brings local flavour to online grocery delivery

A Toronto-based startup is trying to change how consumers buy their groceries; while providing a personal and local touch. Inabuggy, a same-day online grocery and alcohol delivery service that launched out of Toronto

Published on: March 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to create new technologies around robotics, law enforcement, and aerospace manufacturing. The Innovative Solutions Canada

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Connected makes series of appointments and new changes in the company

Product development firm Connected has made a series of appointments throughout its organization, a Nov. 14 press release said. Connected said in the release the appointments were made “in an effort to bring

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Dialog with Debow: serial entrepreneur on his new product ‘AM radio for the Internet’

Can Toronto-based serial entrepreneur Daniel Debow create the "Twitter of audio?" Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover dubbed Debow's latest project, Dialog, with that tagline following its public launch late last month. It's just one

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based Storyful launches ‘Youtube for voice entertainment’

A Toronto-based startup that's hoping to create an interactive audio content platform accessed through smart speakers released its Alexa Skill on Wednesday. The "choose your own adventure" type of stories are a perfect

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s Growth 500 2018; Don’t kill the headphone jack; Amazon drivers speak out

Canada’s 500 fastest growing businesses, why it’s still too early to kill the headphone jack, and Amazon drivers are speaking out about harsh work conditions. https://twitter.com/cdnbiz/status/1040228749093085184 Trending on Twitter, Canadian Business released its

Published on: September 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

A summer of growth: Venture Day 2018

By Next Canada Staff On Aug. 14, the culminating day of 2018’s Next Founders and Next 36 program took place at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. Twelve Next Canada ventures pitched

Published on: August 23rd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

The Business Leadership podcast: Ross Andrew Paquette, CEO of Maropost Inc.

Ross Andrew Paquette is the founder and CEO of Maropost, North America’s fastest growing marketing automation company, as ranked by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. After founding Maropost in 2011, Ross has gone

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Toronto tech startups lead the Bay Area?

Everybody knows that costs for tech startups in the Bay Area are crazy. Pundits have predicted that these high costs could, maybe, someday, blunt the Bay Area’s edge. "Someday" was apparently last month.

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Geoff Foulds