Dexterity Ventures has launched The Place2Give Whistler GROW Fund for the attending tech companies along with the angel and investor communities who have converged in Whistler for GROW 2014.read more
With summer ending and the back-to-school season approaching, Google is lending a hand – and textbooks – to students across Canada who are returning to the classroom.read more
LendLayer announced this week that it has raised $400,000 to help aspiring developers finance their education at coding bootcamps.read more
Unreturned phone calls, missed appointments, over-promising and under-delivering... it’s time to fight back and set an example. Unreliability is endemic in today’s business world.
I simply can’t believe how inefficient and unreliable people have become. It’s not just when I’m trying to sell something to someone, when it’s possible they are just ignoring me, but it’s prevalent even in day-to-day discourse, or while working on a project.read more
The serial entrepreneur is an even rarer breed than the entrepreneur, so if you're selling a business, it's probably the first and last time you'll ever do so.read more
Five People You Should Meet At GROW
The GROW conference always has many extremely successful and impressive keynote speakers. This year's conference is taking place in beautiful Whistler, BC and here are the speakers you need to see.
Joanne Fedeyko, Executive Director, The C100
Joanne Fedeyko is a native Albertan who earned her CMA designation in 1995. She has experienced a diverse career in the startup, consulting, telecommunications, aviation and nonprofit sectors.
Sid Paquette, Director, OMERS Ventures
Sid has experience providing business, tax & legal advisory services to firms in the TMT sectors. His specialty is providing M&A advice, developing & implementing new intellectual property strategies.
Chris O'Neill, Buisness Lead, Google Glass, Google
Chris joined Google in 2005. Before taking over the company’s operations in Canada, he served in a variety of roles—including leading digital strategy as its U.S. Retail Industry Director.
Angela Kingyens, Associate, Version One Ventures
Angela received a PhD in Operations Research & Engineering from the U of Toronto. As a data scientist with a passion for leadership development, she hopes to cultivate talent with data.
Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Ian McKay is a seasoned senior executive with significant leadership & management experience in both public & private sectors. He served as the Director & CEO of the Liberal Party of Canada.
While most of the teens at the Shad Valley tech and entrepreneurship camp in July focused on their science projects, Alex Gillis might have been a bit distracted by the business he’d started two months before.read more
Today the GROW Conference kicks off in Whistler and the theme is very different that previous iterations.
With Living in a Connected World as a new tagline, event organizer Debbie Landa is hooking her cart to the Internet of Things and her timing couldn't be better.
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the digital connection of physical, identifiable devices to the Internet where the data and devices communicate in an intelligent fashion.read more
Hitchbot has successfully travelled 3,700 miles over three weeks with the help of human kindness.read more
Toronto startup Flybits announced this morning that it has closed a $3.75 million Series A financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital with participation from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures.read more
When it comes to facilitating communication between employees and fostering a culture of transparency and camaraderie, nothing beats an open office layout—or so modern startup wisdom would have it.read more
Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search.read more