2011: Year of the Entrepreneur

By Bryan Watson Last week, at Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ), the Year of the Entrepreneur was announced by the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance) and the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), CYBF and CFIB. This is a year to celebrate Canada’s entrepreneurial talent and  all that… Continue reading 2011: Year of the Entrepreneur

EMA Considering New Guidance for Tech Transfer Test Method Validation

By Sam Ricchezza The European Medicines Agency is planning to adopt stricter guidelines on test method validation for technical transfers to CMO’s.  These revisions to Chapter 6 Quality Control, EU Gudilines to GMP were published in September and the EMA is requesting comments to be submitted to it by February 2011.  “Outsourcing-Pharma.com” has a piece… Continue reading EMA Considering New Guidance for Tech Transfer Test Method Validation

Natural Selection Makes Itself Extinct Through Genomics and Pre-Implantation Screening

By Jeremy Grushcow The “end of evolution” has been announced before. A few times over the last 10 years, authors have pointed out that we have altered the fabric of natural selection (e.g., with my myopia, I should have been stepped on by a brontosaurus long before reproducing) or the inputs for speciation (e.g., in… Continue reading Natural Selection Makes Itself Extinct Through Genomics and Pre-Implantation Screening

Where’s the value proposition in new technology?

By Stephen Rhodes Explain to me the value proposition in new technology. I am, let me rephrase that, my wife is in the market for a LARGE flat-screen TV. I know, role reversal. We have a 26 inch RCA solid state thingy that has been ticking since about 1990. Works just fine, touch wood. The… Continue reading Where’s the value proposition in new technology?

Becoming An Influential Blogger!

By Jeff Bowman I’m back at the blogging desk. I took a break over Christmas to reflect on my previous year’s sum of mind dump in the blogosphere and to try to figure out if I had any impact at all on anyone who may have read one of my musings on business. It’s not… Continue reading Becoming An Influential Blogger!

Lost in the new world of advertising

By Stephen Rhodes More and more, I hear clients talk about being lost when it comes to the latest trends in marketing, meaning, of course, social media. It reminds me of the mid 90s when many small businesses migrated to the Internet because…well because they thought they had to be hip. Many jumped on board… Continue reading Lost in the new world of advertising

Cold Hard Facts about Organic Search

By Krista  LaRiviere Over the past two weeks I’ve read numerous blog posts and articles written by SEO professionals who claim to be able to predict the future of organic search. Blogs titles such as, “My SEO predictions for 2011” or “What’s important for Organic Search in 2011” or “The Future of SEO”. Although these… Continue reading Cold Hard Facts about Organic Search

Social Media in Biotech and Healthcare

By Jeremy Grushcow Use of social media by pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, and industry observers will continue to grow in scale, value and importance this year. The emergence of Twitter as a public health surveillance tool and the pending (still pending…) release of the FDA’s social media guidelines will contribute to this growth in the short term, and… Continue reading Social Media in Biotech and Healthcare

Creative Financing and Cash Bootstrapping – When Friends, Family and Fools Fail!

Raising cash can be the most important activity for a start-up company. But what do you do when you have exhausted the money from friends and family and are not yet ready for angel and VC investment? In our fifth seminar we will explore some creative methods to finance your business including accessing inexpensive resources… Continue reading Creative Financing and Cash Bootstrapping – When Friends, Family and Fools Fail!

New Leadership at Ontario’s Angel Network Program

By Bryan Watson The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is pleased to recognize the promotion of Paul Connor, its Communications Manager, to Executive Director of National Angel Organization – Ontario (NAO-Ontario).  Paul succeeds retiring President W. Daniel Mothersill, and his appointment initiates a process of renewal and preparation to realize the full potential of Angel… Continue reading New Leadership at Ontario’s Angel Network Program