Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs this week announce that the province of BC has made a commitment to invest up to $6 million toward the development of the new state-of-the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation.read more
That’s why we’ve seen example after example of “acqui-hires” in the past few years as well as some very large acquisitions where a big driver was the talent behind a start-up (e.g. Nest, Beats).read more
Roam Mobility, Canada's independent roaming replacement provider, rolled out new pricing, plans, and unlimited data for Canadian travellers who want affordable talk, text, and data while in the USA.
In early July, the company broke the news about its new 4G LTE network, which offers faster data speeds, enhanced coverage, and more.read more
BlackBerry just lot a big enterprise customer to Apple.read more
Cossette Lab, a national Cossette initiative designed "to help incubate the growth of tech-related startups," has opened in Toronto.read more
Launch Lab and Queen’s University, in partnership with Invest Ottawa and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, announced this week they are currently accepting applications for their fall cohort of startups looking to accelerate their early-stage technology to the next level.
GrindSpaceXL is a 12-week, milestone-based program which combines a core curriculum and an individual business development plan to strengthen and position a company to launch its product, grow its markets and sales, and find funding.read more
A startup faces a lot of challenges in its’ life-cycle, but there are few that stick out.
The first question has to do with explosive growth—how do you start it?
A lot of startups often die looking for that growth.read more
It can be difficult for startups to gain traction in any market, but expanding to global markets is a challenge that many choose not to accept, even when they have the right business model.read more
The C100's first employee is leaving the building.
Atlee Clark, the organization's now-former executive director, has left for Shopify. She will be replaced by Joanne Fedeyko, who worked with the C100 previously as a marketing and sponsorship consultant. Clark's role at Shopify will be to drive the growth of their developer ecosystem.read more
CIBC today announced that clients have now deposited more than one million cheques using its eDeposit feature.read more
Three in five Canadians consider themselves innovators, and 66 per cent believe their innovation idea could be “the next big thing,” if only they had enough money and know-how to develop it, according to findings from Phillips' 2014 North America Innovation Report.read more
On Monday it was announced that online real estate marketplace Zillow acquired fellow online real estate marketplace Trulia in a deal worth $3.5 billion in stock.read more
The National Research Council's computers were targeted by Chinese hackers, the federal government has confirmed.read more