Technicity: technology as an engine of economic growth

Participants from established and entrepreneurial technology companies, government, and other stakeholders shared ideas and perspectives and jointly explored strategies to further grow Toronto's technology sector and propel the GTA forward as a global

Published on: November 28th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

HeroBox shooting for global startup competition win

Toronto entrepreneur David Tran points out that it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to open up a retail location filled with products and then not staff it with salespeople looking to

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Entrepreneurs must celebrate failure

Toronto the good does a bad job of encouraging risk-taking entrepreneurs, especially when they stumble.That was just one of the main conclusions to come out of Technicity, a diverse one-day summit that brought

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Interactive Map: What Toronto could learn from global ICT hubs

Toronto has the makings of an incredibly successful hotbed of ICT technology, but it needs to make a final push to realize it. What lessons can be learned from other successful ICT clusters

Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Infographic: Who wins the most Canadian government ICT funding?

Canada has many government programs designed to pump funding into the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians prove wise on creating healthy tech startup atmosphere

Canadians think the government is doing a decent job of offering technology startups support, but almost nobody thinks this nation is a world leader when it comes to giving entrepreneurs a hand. And

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Infographic: How does Toronto stack up as an ICT hub?

What world-class cities come to mind when you think of the information and communications technology (ICT) hubs around the world? New York, San Francisco, and... Toronto? If Toronto's largest city doesn't come to

Published on: November 17th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto dominates top 20 list of Canada’s

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) unveiled its top 20 list of Canada’s most innovative technology companies today at the opening bell of the Toronto Stock Exchange.The 2011 list features 10 companies from the

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Infographic: How does Canada’s ICT sector stack up globally?

Investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is often cited as an important way to create conditions for economic growth in developed nations. So how is Canada doing compared to other

Published on: November 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Newly named ‘Digi Awards’ unveil nominees

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and National Film Board dominated the 2011 Digi Awards nominations announced in Toronto on Thursday night as the event enters its 11th year with a new name and new

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada’s tech firms growing even as VC shrinks

Canadian tech firms are doing more with a lot less.Canuck technology companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50list grew their revenues by an average of 5,020 per cent each this year-- the third

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

Toronto, Montreal in top 20 of IBM’s Commuter Pain Index

Toronto and Montreal made the top 20 in a global list of cities with the worst commutes to work, with gridlock stress among Toronto commuters up by more than 25 percent since last

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Ann Bednarz

East coast earthquake triggers social media groundswell

Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news. The quake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. EDT today and

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Toronto program teaches young entrepreneurs about love and Web development

Sunny Verma is used to tossing ideas around with other would-be CEOs over drinks at a local bar, but a new 10-week boot camp for startups recently had him dining at the Bridle

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong