We wanted to uncover common elements in the fundraising strategies of “successful” Canadian high-tech startups that may have contributed to their success. For example, were all these companies part of an elite network? Were they formerly connected to influential industry leaders?read more
A Canadian company is hoping to give the Facebook-owned virtual reality startup Oculus a run for its money.
Markham-based Sulon Technologies is the maker of Cortex, a headset it believes is better than the one Oculus is pushing. Cortex can overlay a view of one's physical environment with virtual monsters and terrain the user can interact with.read more
Toward the end of your journey through an accelerator program you'll present at a demo day.read more
Crew, formerly known as Ooomf, is an on-demand network connecting short-term mobile and web projects with handpicked developers and designers.
A FounderFuel grad, Ooomf was originally an app discovery startup and the name change was also part of today's announcement.read more
When choosing an accelerator for your startup, one of the most important but least quantifiable aspects to judge it on is an ability to acquire partnerships to distribute your product to customers.read more
If you get accepted into an accelerator it becomes easy to be distracted by seemingly important tasks.
You'll be finding leads for your next raise, getting feedback from mentors about market position, and practice pitching your company so many times you'll get sick of your own idea.read more
Failure is an almost sexy word for startups these days.
It means you tried something that was not properly executed or wanted by the market—but if you managed to learn and grow from it, failing should be celebrated.read more
There are so many articles out there about idea validation, most of them offering generic, worn-out advice such as “trust your gut feeling," “interview potential users,” and “conduct a survey.”
Most of these articles, in addition to being unhelpful, fail to mention that idea validation is a limited concept; that no amount of research can predict the actual adoption of a product.read more
“Can you pay your rent waitressing if it falls through?”
The first question my parents asked when I pitched the idea of quitting my first “big girl” corporate job to join a then-four-person tech startup.read more
Startups are hard and you are going to need help.read more
Toronto's Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, announced today that they have raised $46 million in Series C funding led by OMERS Ventures with participation from August Capital, Raine Ventures, and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund.read more
So you’re an entrepreneur. You started off with a business idea—you found a niche and figured out a way to fill it and started up your company. You may have put your own money into the business, and along the way were aided by family, friends as well as loans.read more
Digital health is empowering us to better track, manage, and improve our own and our family's health. It’s also helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalized and precise.read more