Over the past few years, we have seen an explosion of startup activity as the traditional barriers to entry have come down. The ability to raise money no longer determines one’s fate. With lowered costs to build and run websites, acquire and retain users, virtually anybody can pick up coding and start a tech company.read more
Everybody knows that most startups fail, but are still shocked when it happens to them. They’re often bitter first and then depressed before eventually having the strength to try again.
The reasons for the failure can be selected from a long list, but usually it boils down to these top three simple lessons.read more
Startup Empire, a new conference aimed at educating founders and employees of startups, will take place Sept. 23 in Halifax.
Milan Vrekic, the Executive Director of the Volta Labs and the organizer of the conference, said Startup Empire will feature a range of top-flight speakers from the tech and startup world who can advise young companies on the path to success.read more
The web has always been a network of knowledge. From its inception, one of its strongest points has been the ease that the world’s knowledge has become accessible to all—or, as Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia put it, “imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.”read more
FreshBooks has raised US $30 million round in its first institutional investment round.
The round, led by Oak Investment Partners with participation from Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners, will position the company for "increased growth as it helps freelancers and service-based businesses successfully build their businesses without having to learn accounting."read more
Earlier this month, the popular online portfolio platform 4ormat underwent a rebranding and relaunch.read more
WIND Mobile this week launched a new mobile app aimed at helping customers keep control over their wireless account.read more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission this week announced that it will host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss the practice of charging additional fees to customers who wish to receive paper bills.read more
In today's digital economy, Canadians live in an increasingly connected world where access to the Internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities, and link Canadians to online services as well as far-off family members and friends.read more