Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Spidvid finds niche in collaborative video creation

Toronto tech startup company Social Collaborative Media Inc., is using social media to connect video creators with various professionals and offering them collaborative tools to help them manage projects.The company's collaboration site, Spidvid,

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 12, 2012

Two University of Toronto computer engineering students hope other universities throughout North America will adopt social academic network and talent management platform they developed.Social media talent management CoursePeer (http://www.coursepeer.com), which is currently being

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Not everyone should work for a startup

by Monica Goyal My first job was with a bank, and I remember being let go because I was too efficient. I had worked myself out of a job, by finishing all the

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Startup news round-up: April 5, 2012

Armchair travelers looking for information on Cuba, gain another Web site to go to today with the launch of Visit Cuba. The site itself, created by Web design firm Troupe Design of Toronto,

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments

Point-of-sales systems are among the most basic automated payment tools a merchant needs. Unfortunately, many small Canadian businesses have to make do without them because of prohibitive costs of operation and complexity.Lorne Lantz,

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small biz seeks SRED improvements in federal budget

Streamlined research and development tax credit paperwork and centralized government IT procurement programs were at the top of the wish list of a business and technology organization yesterday as its members awaited the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

$5M released to help 160 Southern Ontario tech startups get to market

Southern Ontario’s startup community got a boost today from the federal government with the release of nearly $5 million earmarked to help some 450 graduates in the science and technology fields develop their

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Who’s doing due diligence on the Dragons?

by Christine Wong  Tech startups are constantly reminded that even when it looks like a financing or acquisition deal is done, it ain’t over til the due diligence is done. But who’s performing

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Montreal filmmaker takes SXSW interactive awards

An interactive film designed to be driven by a viewer's mouse clicks bagged the Interactive Arts Ward in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, an annual music, film and interactive conference held in

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How good are Canada’s universities at creating startups?

Like many university students, Aditya Bali finds delayed and missed parcel deliveries a “royal pain.”Bali and his friends Mike McCauley and Jay Shah, fourth year engineering students at The University of Waterloo, are

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

$350,000 up for grabs for BC tech startups

Looking for cash to help your tech venture get off the ground or reach the next level?There’s a total of $325,000 in cash prizes to be had in the New Ventures BC Society’s

Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A movie by Microsoft?

The questions and raised eyebrows were all around when we received the invitation from public relations firm High Road Communications for the first Canadian screening of a movie produced by Microsoft Corp. The

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong