Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social Enterprises Part 1

By Jon MacKenzie Not every tech entrepreneur gets into business exclusively to make a profit. While there is nothing wrong with making money, some entrepreneurs are motivated more by a social, ethical, or

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: What is a corporation?

October is small business month and to celebrate, writers from Aluvion Law will be making daily posts on one of the most common forms of Small Businesses: Corporations!  Corporations are particularly popular among

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Video Rewind: The three Ts of finding an angel investor

Are you looking for an angel investor to fund your tech start-up or small business?Rob Kotourbash of Maple Leaf Angel Investors Group says that investors typically focus of three Ts when deciding to

Published on: September 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

‘Good deeds’ social network shutting down Aug. 15

Akoha Inc., the social networking firm that asked “What if playing a game could make the world a better place?” is shutting its doors on Aug. 15 as a result of not being

Published on: August 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Are you standing between your tech start-up and success?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Nothing disheartens me more than meeting an entrepreneur in B.C. who says his ambition is to one day conquer the Ontario market,” Anthony Lee, general partner at Altos Ventures

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Francis Moran

Billboard-controlling mobile app holds big marketing potential

A smartphone application which was recently used to essentially hijack and control digital bilboards in New York's Time Square and Toronto's Dundas St. Square has huge social networking and marketing potential, according to

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Why elevator pitches don’t work with investors

What’s the problem with elevator pitches?For one thing, investors don’t care much about them, according to Dan Mothersill, a Toronto-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has advised and funded numerous tech start-ups.“The

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Will flow-through shares program help finance tech firms?

By Denzil Doyle During the past three or four decades, Canadian policy makers at both the federal and provincial levels have tried just about every trick in the book to finance technology companies,

Published on: March 12th, 2011 Francis Moran

19 digital media projects get $2M government funding

An e-learning tool focusing on the War of 1812 and a geopolitical strategy game based on World War II were among the 19 new digital media projects that will benefit this year from

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Do you have a kick-ass story to tell about your solution?

If your answer is no, you have a problem…or at the very least, you will probably have difficulty getting people's attention.  Case in point: "Dragons Den" style events seem to be all the

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Krista Napier