Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced today that the University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA). According to today's announcement, the University...read more
Montreal's GuestDriven, a hospitality mobile solution provider that enables brands to personalize their customer experience, announced recently that they have signed a partnership with Design Hotels, allowing its network of 270 independent hotels to take advantage of the Canadian company’s revenue-driving mobile platform.read more
Alberta Enterprise announced today that it has appointed Interim Managing Director, Kristina Williams, as President and CEO.
Alberta Enterprise, created by the Government of Alberta in 2008, is a key component of the Province’s goal of building a more sustainable, diversified technology industry in Alberta, one where home-grown innovation is encouraged and technology entrepreneurs have greater access to venture capital.read more
BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced yesterday the 2014 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators.
This year the BCIC-New Ventures competition top prizes were awarded to startup innovations such as imaging technologies for oil and gas wells, 3D bioprinting technology that prints living human tissue and an enterprise content migration software.read more
Startup hubs Vancouver and Waterloo were named among Canada's best cities to live and work.
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada ranks Waterloo, Calgary, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Vancouver, and St. John’s as the six cities in Canada graded "A" for a "strong magnetic pull."read more
Shopify announced this morning its fifth annual Build-A-Business competition, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling.
To participate entrepreneurs must open a store and start selling products using Shopify.
Last year alone the competition created 21,000 businesses that sold more than $120 million worth of products in just eight months of existence.read more
It was a night of giant Jenga, ice cream, paper airplanes and photo booth fun. Or, as some of Vancouver’s prominent tech upstarts were there to convey, it was the kind of character you might expect of their companies.read more
For the entrepreneur looking to make a mark in the legal vertical or someone from the legal profession who wants to build the Next Big Thing, the threshold question is “What should I build?”read more
Crowdfunding has always been something exciting for many: it seems to offer the sense of potential for any project.read more
Yesterday the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law unveiled the new Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Business Venture Clinic in partnership with Innovate Calgary.
The clinic was designed to offer startup businesses in Calgary access to pro bono legal assistance while also giving University of Calgary law students the chance to put their education into practice within Calgary’s business community.read more
Are you an entrepreneur with an idea that will impact the energy industry? Are you a seed-stage company in the energy sector?read more
After two years spent working as separate companies, Invoke Media and Invoke Labs are becoming one.
Invoke Labs spun out of Invoke Media in 2012 to give startups a onestop shop for the talent and expertise. Since then, they have worked with more than 20 startups on development, design, marketing, community management, fundraising, and product strategy.read more