Dentons kicks off program for startups’ legal needs

Multinational law firm Dentons is launching a startup program in Canada, helping tech startups incorporate and advising them on all things legal in their line of business. While Dentons Canada has already been

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So

Vidyard adds video e-mail marketing feature with ExactTarget

Video marketing platform Vidyard Inc. is making its videos more accessible to viewers and marketers by joining forces with ExactTarget Inc., an e-mail marketing platform. Vidyard has built an app for ExactTarget, making

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Vidyard adds HootSuite hookup to its video marketing integration powers

Canadian video-hosting company Vidyard Inc. has launched a new app that meshes with HootSuite Inc., allowing businesses to connect their videos with social media. Vidyard, based in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario, announced

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So

Pitch perfect: Startups should focus on problems, not platforms

This is the ninth article in a continuing monthly series chronicling the growth path of Screach, a startup based in Newcastle upon Tyne in England’s North East. Screach is an interactive digital media platform that

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Francis Moran

Neck ties not allowed, sandals optional

By Leo Valiquette  Victoria Lennox and the team at Startup Canada were back in Ottawa recently and my brief showing at one of the events left me with plenty of food for thought. (more…)

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Francis Moran

There is no magic recipe for a successful startup, only good cooks

By Francis Moran  I have shamelessly adapted the headline of this post from a Wall Street Journal article I read on the weekend that reviewed two excellent books tracking the ascendancy of Africa over

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

What’s going on in Waterloo?

By Francis Moran  Regular readers of my posts will know that I spend a fair bit of time in the Waterloo region where both the buzz and the substance of the startup scene

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: Springboard takes a ‘people centric’ approach

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently conclude our two-part discussion with Jon Bradford, the man behind The Difference Engine and Springboard, two U.K.-based startup accelerators that took their inspiration from TechStarsand Y Combinator in the U.S. The Difference

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: The U.K.’s Springboard gets on and does stuff

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced tech startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Francis Moran