When you’re starting a new business, the first thing everyone tells you is that you’ll need a lot of money. This is not necessarily true. Personally, yes - unless you want to live on ramen, you’ll need at least a year of savings. If you have a family and a mortgage,...read more
With venture capital funding reaching record levels in 2014 and the dawn of an entrepreneurial renaissance, Canada’s robust technology industry...read more
Frank Bruni recently penned an Op Ed in the New York Times titled How to Survive the College Admissions Madness. Bruni...read more
From May 19-21, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association held its Annual Conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, bringing together panels and keynote speakers discussing topics on the theme of Capitalizing on Change: Uncertainty & Opportunity in Canada’s Shifting Economy.read more
Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre in partnership with City of Oshawa announced today the opening of The Loft, a 90 seat startup incubation space located at 21 Simcoe Street South in Downtown Oshawa.
The Loft is a new ecosystem where innovative entrepreneurs and partners can collaborate with Spark Centre in a truly unique environment.read more
Security is paramount and passwords are passé.
Data security technology has become a hot market. FusionPipe Software Solutions, a 2015 Technology Impact Awards Most Promising Startup nominee, is ahead of the curve in providing an enterprise solution.read more
Canada's largest, family-owned and award winning taxi brokerage Beck Taxi, announced today the launch of their new custom end-to-end digital dispatch system.
The new Beck system includes a mobile customer application that offers in-app payment in collaboration with PayPal for the first time ever in Canada.read more
Moncton's RtTech Software has been recognized by the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) as the BDC Innovation Award winner for 2015.
The award recognizes an early-stage Canadian company that has demonstrated the ability to bring innovation to market, while reshaping a sector or industry in new and unexpected ways.read more
We live in a unique time in history where it seems everything is driven by big data. If you’re on social media, watching streaming videos, or simply shopping online, your actions are generating data, and that’s affecting how companies interact with you.
Cities are becoming smarter as they connect traffic lights, street signs, and even buildings to the internet to measure traffic patterns. It’s a whole world with data everywhere, seemingly infiltrating every industry and profession, even those that might not seem like a good fit with big data.read more
We all know cyber-attacks have had an increased presence in today's interconnected world, however cybersecurity isn't an issue faced strictly by large firms.
PwC's recent survey of Canadian private companies found that 88% of firms agreed or strongly agreed that cybersecurity is an important issue for their organization.read more
What do you get when you combine rebranded analytics systems, a minefield of consultants turned “big data experts,” and insanely expensive “big data servers” that look suspiciously similar to commodity machines?
You get: the most complicated space for any business or decision maker to navigate.read more
UPDATE: Online Registration is now closed but tickets will be available at the door.
Tech Fest Waterloo is tonight at Bingemans in Kitchener.
Tech Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent.
Watch company leaders give a two-minute lightning pitches on why you should work for them; hear what sets them apart and what they're building.read more
With so much technology out there, and new solutions becoming available every day, it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep up.
Researching the latest tech trends can be a full-time job – and we know you’ve already got one of those!
So, while you’ve been focusing on running your company, we’ve done the research and selected five key tech trends you should be looking at.read more
Some critics are arguing that Apple Watches—and in fact, smartwatches as a product category—are insufficiently secure, given that they can potentially store as much private data as a smartphone or tablet might.read more
FedDev Ontario announced yesterday up to $3 million in funding for Communitech to establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX).
Open data is structured data that is machine-readable and freely shared, used and built without restrictions.
The project is expected to result in the incubation of 15 new data-driven companies.read more
Today Communitech announced that applications are open for the second Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp.
The Communitech Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp will bring together twenty five female founders for a six-day program culminating in a pitch competition for $100K in seed funding on October 1, 2015.read more