Wind Mobile's growth has stagnated. Based on early projections, it should have well over two million subscribers by now. Instead, it has fewer than 700,000, adding an anemic 39,000 during its last quarter.read more
The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs ready to take their technology startup "to new heights."read more
British Columbia is experiencing a boom in its tech industry. California’s Silicon Valley typically comes to mind when thinking high tech, but a growing digital media industry in BC, a budding talent pool, and the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria are attracting big companies, new startups, and joint ventures.read more
Some of the best/brightest in the field offered a panel at SXSW Interactive to discuss multiple visions of a future with humanity intertwined with Robots - from dystopian Terminator/Skynet apocalypses to a benign Jetsons landscape with (sexy) helper companions.
The truth and trends are a curious blend of both. But first, we need to get over some issues.read more
Although it has been around for a while now, some entrepreneurs still don't understand exactly what BDC Venture Capital's convertible note program. This guide is here to aid them.read more
Canadian comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has found a new home on Netflix via Entertainment One.read more
One of the most valuable components of any tech is the networking. Some people loathe it but those who take advantage often reap great rewards in their career.read more
We often joke around with our companies at INcubes about opening a domain business—by the time they launch their product, they have purchased quite a few domains, most of them dormant until the day of the actual launch. On launch, the company chooses one of the purchased domains to be the homepage of the service, and redirects the other domains or leaves them empty until they expire.read more
Convenient, simple and easy. That’s what every single client wants from a service provider in this day and age.
So why not give them exactly what they want?read more
The Waterloo Accelerator Centre is this week celebrating the launch of graduating 30 technology startups from its JumpStart program, a six-month mentorship and business acceleration program aimed at assisting engineers and scientists commercialize new products and develop new businesses.read more
A campaign developed by Grip Limited in 24 hours has been selected as the winner of the Microsoft Challenge to promote Kids Help Phone at Dx3, a Canadian conference and trade show focused on digital marketing and advertising.
Grip Limited's campaign was described as "creative and emotionally heartfelt"—a project that "pushes the boundaries of the industry standard."read more
Vancouver-based startup Unbounce, a landing page platform for marketers, has announced that it is expanding to Montreal.
This is their first satellite office and will help establish the company's East Coast presence.read more
GrowLab today announced the first four startups so far selected to be part of its Spring 2014 cohort.
The search for top talent has been rigorous, the accelerator says. It received more than 350 applications and interviewed more than 70 startups before selecting the first four companies.read more
Read Part I here.
According to the Startup Genome Project, 74% of high-growth Internet startups, with serious star potential, fail.
Many of these tragedies are the consequences of the leadership drinking their own Kool-Aid, and refusing to move more slowly and cautiously when ramping up. They mistake early indications of traction for "a sure thing," and start investing in people, marketing and R&D before they have a repeatable business process.read more