Toronto’s reputation for AI and beauty on display at Techstars Demo Day

Judging by Techstars Toronto demo day, Managing Director Sunil Sharma had a very productive Web Summit in Lisbon. It was at that November conference that Sharma not only convinced two international startups to

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Startup Genome to release 2018 report; Toronto mayor’s Silicon Valley tour; Backpage shut down

A prominent think tank is releasing the latest edition of its annual startup report; Toronto Mayor John Tory is embarking on a streaming-centric tour of Silicon Valley; and the U.S. government has forced

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Startup Canada seeks award applicants before April 3 deadline

It's almost time for Canada's annual celebration of its best and brightest in the startup world, and Startup Canada is encouraging the community to apply before its April 3 deadline. The fifth annual

Published on: March 28th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs can rely on IRAP funding, contrary to Brian Cookson’s recent blog, NRC exec says

By Andrew McNaughton The following was sent to IT World Canada editorial director Brian Jackson as a letter to the editor. I would like to clarify a number of statements that were made

Published on: January 16th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

CIBC targets tech-savvy businesses with new Innovation Banking arm

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is targeting the technology industry - and its tech-savviest clients - with its latest division. On Monday the 150-year-old institution announced the launch of CIBC Innovation Banking,

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is an excellent boost for Canada's technology sector, but

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

DeepPixel, ShinyDocs founders on why Canada should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley

Canada has developed a thriving ecosystem for technology startups and should stop comparing itself to Silicon Valley, an entrepreneur with eight years of experience in the San Francisco Bay area told the audience

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Halton Region is the burgeoning tech market you’ve never heard of

Sandwiched between the powerhouse high-tech areas of Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo is a region that, despite being often overlooked, offers a wide variety of untapped innovation. Halton Region is home to more than half

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s SaaS ecosystem receives high marks from L-Spark report

L-Spark has taken the pulse of Canada's software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecosystem and concluded it's healthier than it's ever been. The Kanata, Ont.-based SaaS accelerator's new "State of SaaS 2017," report, released today to coincide

Published on: November 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto and Vancouver are larger players in the cloud and SaaS ecosystems than you might think

An extensive study of the world's top 25 cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup clusters places Toronto and Vancouver higher on the list than you might think. U.K.-based business software sales and review platform

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs excited about technology, but need help taking advantage, Startup Canada finds

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are eager to jump onto the digital transformation train, but need support from both industry and the government, according to a new report from Startup Canada. According to

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Are you ready to die? If not, this startup will help you prepare

By Preston Dozsa If Toronto-based startup Willful gets its way, planning for your own death will be the next industry set for digital disruption. Aiming to get more Canadians, particularly millennials and young

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian accelerator wants to make Ottawa the SaaS capital of the world

Canadian accelerator for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, L-Spark, has an ambitious goal for Ottawa: to make the Canadian capital the SaaS capital of the world. To reach that goal, L-Spark announced seven new SaaS

Published on: October 27th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff