New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels like he's a perfect fit. "The experience and skills

Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Feds offer visas to foreign entrepreneurs with startup ideas

The federal government is inviting entrepreneurs from around the world with a good business idea and financial backing from Canadian investors to apply for its new Start-up Visa Program, which launched Monday. According

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

VCs and accelerators get some love from Budget 2013

In a federal budget characterized by a minimum of new spending and investment, the small business and startup communities of Canada did receive some attention from finance minister Jim Flaherty on Thursday. Research,

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund

More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Big data startups a magnet for venture capital: study

Big data startups are getting big money. According to CB Insights, which tracks venture capital investment in the U.S., big data startups have attracted nearly US$5 billion in investment over the last five

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Venture capital drought over, would-be entrepreneurs told

After a decade-long drought, venture capital has become plentiful again in Canada, attendees at the National Business and Technology Conference in Toronto were told on Saturday. “We’ve gone from a decade of inactivity ...

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Gerard Buckley on importance of angels

Gerard Buckley is an ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger and one of the mentors with Incubes. As the director of Jaguar Capital, he has an inside point of view on the relationships between investors and

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Jolt announces second cohort of six startups

The technology startup accelerator based at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District announced its next cohort of six firms today. Jolt, launched at the public-private business hub in July 2012, will be hosting the firms

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario and Quebec lead the country in venture capital investment

According to a report from Industry Canada, venture capital fundraising activity saw a small year-to-year decline for the third quarter of 2012, with $363 million raised by 88 companies. That's a decline of

Published on: February 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Stephen Harper sits in Dragon’s chair with $400 million to invest

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released new details on how a budget line item of $400 million ear-marked to help startups will be spent, a Globe and Mail article reports.With access to capital

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Crowdcube’s clever equity-based crowdfunding model

A lot of people might get bright ideas while they’re watching television, but it took U.K.-based entrepreneur Darren Westlake to actually take action on one and as a result launch the world’s first

Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson