Among Canadian-born startups, it was obvious last year that Slack as growing faster than any of them. But now that Slack has cracked the $2 billion mark—indeed, already pushing $3 billion—data shows it's the fastest startup not just in Canada, or even North America, but the entire world. Ever. According to PitchBook,...read more
Thinking about filing a U.S. patent application for your innovative product or service?
Disheartened by anecdotal evidence that the patent application process is painfully slow?read more
Canadian copyright experts and organizations are urging Industry Minister James Moore to fix "dangerous loopholes" in Canada’s copyright rules.
In a joint letter to Minister Moore, 17 organizations and experts recently set out in detail what needs to be done to safeguard Canadians from media giants trying to abuse the system.read more
Future Design School launched today.read more
In the crowded One Eleven suite on Wednesday night, the Pakathon Toronto team hosted a kickoff event six months before their 48-hackathon in order to inspire hackathon hopefuls and look back on the past year.
Pakathon Toronto is part of a global network of 15 cities, from Boston to Islamabad, which organizes competitions, hackathons and seminars with the aim of fostering the tech ecosystem in Pakistan and connecting Pakistani teams to global markets to mitigate “brain drain” of Pakistani talent to North America. The organization places an emphasis on business sustainability projects.read more
The federal budget, introduced on Tuesday, promises lots of government money to help businesses.
The manufacturing and resource extraction industries as well as small businesses will see most of that. There was little mention of the tech sector and startups.read more
BroadbandTV has announced the acquisition of kids content producer and publisher YoBoHo for an undisclosed sum.read more
BlackBerry today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WatchDox.read more
Carol Leaman, president and CEO of Axonify, recently shared some of the key lessons she’s learned throughout her career as a serial entrepreneur as part of Entrepreneurship 101’s Lived It Lecture series.
Carol’s journey began when she was 17 years old and was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her answer? “The CEO of my own company.”read more
The world is fast progressing towards businesses operating and developing new products and services using a balance of full-time and freelance labor. We used to begrudgingly hire a freelancer to help out once in a while but the stigma behind that is disappearing and businesses no longer have access to the best resources through the full-time market.read more
We discussed the latest trends in startup public relations with Jason Kinnear, senior vice-president and national technology sector lead of Edelman Canada.
We explore why public relations is a powerful tool for supporting your business objectives, when to engage and how to build a high-impact PR strategy.read more
The importance of economic freedom in fostering entrepreneurship and small business creation is clearly demonstrated by the sluggish economic recovery of the United States following the 2008 recession, concludes a new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and the Mercatus Institute in Virginia.
And this provides an important lesson for Canada.read more
An aging population is stunting entrepreneurism in Canada, finds a new study released this week by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.read more
For many fast-growing startups, one of the biggest challenges is knowing if and when to jump on the public relations bandwagon.read more
Big data has become a buzzword for the significant amount of information that many corporations are accumulating about their existing and prospective customers.
However, the common notion of big data has created misconceptions that have caused small businesses to avoid taking advantage of growth in data analytics.read more
Create products that people love by validating your idea first; then, keep validating.
The focus of our third class was on validating your idea and establishing your value proposition. For me, validating an idea never ends, and it’s something I feel really strongly about spending time and energy on at Ladies Learning Code.read more