How much is your business worth?

By Andrew Maxwell Investors and entrepreneurs often ask me to shed some light on how to value pre-revenue companies – an issue often raised when entrepreneurs are looking for external investment. Teaching courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, which include raising finance, suggests that I have a level of expertise in this area, which enables me… Continue reading How much is your business worth?

Green Mantra and plastics recycling

A newly-established company, GreenMantra Recycling Technologies, has targeted plastics recycling, a major, long-standing challenge to community recycling programs. In Ontario alone, some 235,000 tons of plastic waste are generated annually, of which only 58,000 tons are recovered, noted Brandon Moffat, GreenMantra’s vice-president of development. Incorporated in Canada in January 2010, the company’s technology is the… Continue reading Green Mantra and plastics recycling

Opportunities in the recycling sector

Finding and developing new business opportunities in the recycling sector is crucial to enabling Stewardship Ontario to fulfill its mandate of establishing, funding and operating recycling programs for a growing range of materials. Lyle Clarke, the not-for-profit organization’s vice-president for innovation and the Blue Box, said Stewardship Ontario is constantly seeking industry partners to help… Continue reading Opportunities in the recycling sector

Navigating the SR&ED program

Emerging environmental companies, long on innovation but short on capital, have potential access to more than 150 government funding, incentive and rebate programs. The key, says consultant Fred Hausmann, is to navigate the maze of programs to ensure that these entrepreneurs receive the maximum possible support to advance their products or services and grow their… Continue reading Navigating the SR&ED program

Judgment: How Leaders put the Energy into Vision and Strategy

By Steve Sheils I read a quote the other day that caught my eye. It embodied the essence of my consulting practice. “Making Judgment Calls Is The Essential Job of a Leader” * With good judgment, little else matters * Without good judgment, nothing else matters It’s expected that effective leaders know how to sort… Continue reading Judgment: How Leaders put the Energy into Vision and Strategy

Andrew Maxwell joins U of T School of Continuing Studies

By Sandeep Sehgal University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is proud to announce a new addition to their exceptional team. Andrew Maxwell will be the instructor of Foundations of Innovation Management at University of Toronto-Mississauga (UTM), which will begin May 10th. Andrew was the founder of the Exceler@tor at U of T, where he… Continue reading Andrew Maxwell joins U of T School of Continuing Studies