The Canadian Financing Forum held February 20 and 21, 2014 in Vancouver brought together the West Coast’s largest gathering of corporate development leaders from some of the most active acquirers in IT and Cleantech, the most active US and Canadian VC firms, and the most accomplished M&A professionals. The Forum featured presentations from Canada's most promising technology companies, as approximately 30 technology companies compete for the attention of top tier investors from across Canada and the United States. During the event, Chrysalix EVC announced funding of over half of their portfolio companies.
CoreFour, developers of the Backbone Innovation Campaign award-winning Edsby, have finished their first round of investor financing with multi-millions to show for it.
New funky loft space will accommodate rapid employee growth.
Wilfrid Laurier University
announced in October that a generous gift from angel investors is kicking off a unique program in which Laurier business students will manage millions in funds and select start-ups in which to invest.
Calling the hottest technology startups, entrepreneurs and growth companies with vision, technology and management – are you ready to take your business to the next level? Then enter Accelerate Okanagan's Jump:Start:Challenge by December 13, 2013
TitanFile, runner up of Backbone magazine’s 2012 Start Me Up Innovation Campaign, has decided to go big—enterprise big. The company in October launched an enterprise version of its core file sharing and collaboration product.
GTA hub scores impressive 23 per cent growth. York Region led all major Canadian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hubs with a growth rate of 23.3 per cent (www.branham300.com
) in 2012 alone.
Supporting the needs of one large U.S. customer has Edsby developers CoreFour switching gears and expanding into new areas of service. Although not originally core to its Backbone Innovation Campaign award-winning cloud education software, the company has begun helping its customer Hillsborough County Public Schools with a new application: report card printing.
To say that Canadian small businesses are important to the economy would be a gross understatement. Small businesses in Canada account for nearly a third of the nation’s GDP, employ nearly half of the labour force, and are responsible for over 3 quarters of the country’s exports.
“The 20th-century mass-production world was about dozens of markets of millions of people. The 21st century is all about millions of markets of dozens of people.” – Joe Kraus
“Remember when your floor was made of lava?” start-up PO-MOtion asks potential funders to demonstrate how its newest product opens the imagination.
For CoreFour, developers of the Backbone Innovation Campaign award-winning Edsby, a new school season may be the closest thing to a new version.
The C100 in conjunction with the Canadian Consulate of San Francisco and Palo Alto invite 20 Canadian startups twice a year to Silicon Valley for 48 hours. Applications are now open!
The 4th Annual GROW conference
in Vancouver gets going today with an interesting and diverse line-up of speakers including Tobias Lütke of Shopify, Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo and Oleg Gutsol of 500px.
Canadian start-ups limit themselves if they plan only playing only in their own backyards, but at the same time seizing opportunities further afield can require help and diligent research.
With advancements in technology continually reshaping how marketers reach and interact with their potential customers, those who are not on the forefront of digital marketing can easily find their efforts falling short.
, the runner up of this year’s Backbone
Innovation Campaign, is working on a common pain of modern society: speeding up the shopping experience.
A company that makes a fast, non-invasive and painless test for breast cancer risk management took home top honours as the grand-prize winner of RIC Centre
’s Innovator Idol 2013, which the organization calls a hybrid of Dragon’s Den
and American Idol
Canadians are ingenious. We have built our nation through the innovative adoption of various waves of technology from the canoe right through to Twitter. Enterprises and public organizations have been particularly adept at using technology to achieve business outcomes or enhance the operations of society.