Intuitive co-founders Hassan Murad (left) and Vivek Vyes (right) show off their award for top venture at Next Canada's NextAI Venture Day on Sept. 20, 2017. (Photo credit: Brian De Rivera Simon for Next Canada)

Published: September 22nd, 2017


Tony Lacavera doesn’t think Canada should be pursuing a deal with Amazon

TORONTO - One of Canada's best-known and most successful tech entrepreneurs is frowning at the nationwide push to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters north of the 49th parallel. During NextAI Venture Day 2017,

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NextAI’s first cohort shows how far Canada’s AI scene has come in past 12 months, co-chair says

TORONTO - The 15 companies that presented at startup-boosting non-profit Next Canada's inaugural NextAI Venture Day provide an excellent snapshot of how far Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem has progressed in the past

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

Stage is set for Canadian B2B firms to scale up, former Dragon Bruce Croxon says

Canada's tech ecosystem is experiencing something of a resurgence in 2017, with few sectors illustrating its recent success better than the business-to-business (B2B) software firms who received funding from former Dragon's Den investor

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Startup Canada announces its 2017 Ontario Regional Award winners

Last week, Startup Canada kicked off its fourth annual Startup Canada Awards tour in Ottawa by announcing this year’s recipients of the 2017 Ontario regional awards. Entrepreneurs from across Ontario gathered together at

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Lindsay Bright


Startup visa pilot program to become permanent, federal government reveals

A four-year-old pilot program aimed at helping immigrants launch startups in Canada is becoming permanent, the federal government announced Friday. During a conference held at the Ryerson DMZ, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees

Published on: July 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How Halifax-based Home Except won AARP’s innovation award

After Home Except Inc. won the inaugural American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Innovation Champion award in June for its sensor-based, camera-free home security solution, we figured they deserved a closer look. The Halifax-based

Published on: July 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CIBC gives Toronto startups a place of their own with Live Lounge

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has long served as a hub for its many tenants from the city’s startup community. Now the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has ensured that non-tenants have a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The Real Problem with Tech Talent

What happens to the tech community when a company exits? Thanks to LinkedIn, we have a graphic example. In September 2016 GE announced its offer to buy control of Swedish 3D printer Arcam.

Published on: June 22nd, 2017 Geoff Foulds

The Business Leadership Podcast: Mitch Seguin, head of product and design at TribalScale

Mitch Seguin is the Co-founder and Head of Product and Design at TribalScale. Mitch has always been a tech geek at heart, from his roots building hospital data centres to product management at

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Startup Canada calls upon industry to invest in Canada’s entrepreneur community

Industry executives, government, and high-growth entrepreneurs gathered in Toronto last week at the Startup Canada Innovation Forum to share and spread a vision for the role of industry in supporting the growth of

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Lindsay Bright

Here’s who’s investing in Canadian SaaS startups [infographic]

There is a general sense in the tech community that it's difficult to raise money in Canada, but as a new infographic from Ottawa-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) venture capital (VC) fund L-Spark illustrates, this

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood