Best Buy is shuttering every Future Shop in Canada.read more
This week, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, hosted the Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurs Forum in Ottawa.
The forum brought together 300 women from across the country to participate in a day-and-a-half program of inspiring role models, practical workshops, and networking and mentorship opportunities for women starting or growing a business.read more
BlackBerry today reported financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended February 28.
The Waterloo-based company managed to post a surprise profit, sending shares up as much as 5%.read more
Shafin Diamond Tejani was among the recipients of the third Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards.read more
In five months, has Slack more than doubled its valuation?read more
The Business Development Bank of Canada this week named Gerry Pond, an Atlantic Canadian angel investor, the first-ever BDC Entrepreneurship Champion during a reception in Toronto.read more
Edmonton's Jobber this week announced a new integration with Square, the Silicon Valley bringing mobile payment solutions to small businesses.read more
Mojio, an open platform for connecting cars, today announced it has closed an $8 million Series A funding round led by Telekom Capital, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom.read more
The four Vancouver Taxi companies that joined forces to block Uber from launching in the city have backed down.read more
Early this year, Ryerson University announced that they would be opening the Brookfield Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship thanks to a $13 million donation from Jack Cockwell and the Brookfield Partners Foundation
The new innovation hub would provide help for entrepreneurs and contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem already in place at Ryerson through initiatives like the Digital Media Zone. Ryerson president Sheldon Levy told media outlets that he hoped “They’ll reach into high schools and create fellowships for creative young students – maybe as young as grade 8.”read more
At Tech In Motion’s meetup for this month, the group hosted a panel on a very hot topic these days: what it takes to make it as a hardware startup. Writing on the Meetup page for "Building A Connected Company: A Panel," the group said that the “Internet of Things market [is] expected to grow $5 trillion over the next six years, [and] the opportunities to build and grow a successful hardware company are growing exponentially.”read more