You may have the best idea, but mind the regulators!

By Vijender Trivedi Innovating in the life sciences and health care sector? If so, you can’t escape the regulators! In a discussion entitled “Avoiding Pitfalls in the Regulatory Path,” MaRS Advisor and Life Sciences & Health Care Practice Lead, Sonia Sanhueza, shared her views on avoiding regulatory pitfalls. She highlighted the important aspects of a well-defined… Continue reading You may have the best idea, but mind the regulators!

The Current Plan to Fix Entrepreneurship for the Youth

By Omer Gulzar As discussed in my last blog youth entrepreneurship needs revitalization for it to be a successful endeavour. In my last article I discussed some problems facing Youth entrepreneurship. Here I will go over the current policies and practices in place to address this issue, which have failed to make a dramatic difference… Continue reading The Current Plan to Fix Entrepreneurship for the Youth

Unlock your online Business potential: Practical training in eBusiness & Web Marketing at UTM

Doing business online is a necessity for most businesses these days.  Do it well and your business thrives.  Do it poorly and your competitors will eat your lunch.  Unfortunately, the world of eBusiness is complex and rapidly changing.  It is difficult to stay on the leading edge of the wave. The University of Toronto School… Continue reading Unlock your online Business potential: Practical training in eBusiness & Web Marketing at UTM

Branding mantra – “Connect with your customers”

By Vijender Trivedi Branding has always been an important and challenging aspect of building a business. It helps define success and increases the influence of customers on products or business as a whole. While startup owners understand the importance of branding and typically devote a lot of time to it, they often make a common… Continue reading Branding mantra – “Connect with your customers”

Tips For Choosing A Freelance Writer

By Tedd Campbell As your technology startup develops into a thriving enterprise, you might occasionally need freelance writers to produce sales and marketing content, technical manuals, and other documents. Here are some tips to help you choose the best writer for each project: Shop around for a specialist Who would you hire to fix your… Continue reading Tips For Choosing A Freelance Writer

UofT Offers Certificate in E-Business & Web-Marketing

E- Business and Web Marketing have become critical channels to the customer in both the B2B and B2C markets. They play key roles in branding, sales, delivery and customer service. The ability to leverage the potential of these areas offers the opportunity for growth and competitive advantage. This unique and focused certificate program will cover… Continue reading UofT Offers Certificate in E-Business & Web-Marketing

Tips to Secure Alternative Source of Funding

By Omer Gulzar The Tsunami of subprime mortgages that resulted in the collapse of the American banking system is prevalent and the aftershocks are still being felt throughout the world.  With international markets in turmoil, there has been an increasing tendency for banking regulation to further tighten. Every so often we see government leaders assuring… Continue reading Tips to Secure Alternative Source of Funding

Answer this question: What value do you bring to your customers?

By Marielle Voksepp What are you offering your customers? You probably think the answer to this question is obvious. But are you able to communicate this in a way that others can understand? Last week’s Entrepreneurship 101 lecture focused on creating a crisp and concise Value Proposition for your startup. According to lecturer Joe Wilson,… Continue reading Answer this question: What value do you bring to your customers?

Altitude Accelerator Participation Confirmed in OCTIE Study

OCTIE welcomes the participation of The Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre.  The Altitude Accelerator, Peel Region’s hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was launched in 2008 as a not-for-profit organization supporting the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. Altitude Accelerator provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical… Continue reading Altitude Accelerator Participation Confirmed in OCTIE Study

CIX 2011: Players in Innovation Economy Share Tips with Canadian Entrepreneurs

By Pam Banks The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is designed to facilitate new relationships and jump start business development in the Canadian economy. The one day forum took place in MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, bringing together key players in the innovation ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, service providers, government, and media, to a program… Continue reading CIX 2011: Players in Innovation Economy Share Tips with Canadian Entrepreneurs