Building Personal Brand as a Tech Leader: How to Leverage Yours to Attract Opportunities

by Taylor McAuliffe Many startups don’t realize the value of establishing their own personal brands. With the rise of social media, that has closed the gap between promotion and community, there are endless opportunities to establish yourself as a tech leader that will yield opportunities for your company as you grow. We talked with Stephanie… Continue reading Building Personal Brand as a Tech Leader: How to Leverage Yours to Attract Opportunities

Empowering Innovation: IRAP and ITAs in the Canadian Business Ecosystem

by Mikaela Cunha Altitude Accelerator is pleased to work with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), recognizing the immense value it brings to the Canadian business landscape. As a leading incubator committed to fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurial ventures, Altitude Accelerator believes that its clients and community members can… Continue reading Empowering Innovation: IRAP and ITAs in the Canadian Business Ecosystem

Startup Resilience: Navigating Relationships and Success for Early-Stage Founders

by Taylor McAuliffe The reality of launching and sustaining a startup is not as straightforward as any successful entrepreneur might lead you to believe. As a budding entrepreneur, there are persistent challenges that always remain, and you must be prepared to navigate many obstacles and endure difficulties. Resilience is often a marker of success–how far… Continue reading Startup Resilience: Navigating Relationships and Success for Early-Stage Founders

Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 3)

by Taylor McAuliffe & Hessie Jones Welcome back to part three of a 3-part article originally featured in Forbes. We reached out to startup investors and advisors in Canada and the US: Shirley Speakman, Senior Partner with Cycle Capital,   Giselle Melo, Managing Director at MATR (matter) Ventures; Glenn Nishimura, Chief People Strategist at Nishimura Consulting;… Continue reading Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 3)

Bryan Duarte: Empowering Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Future

by Mikaela Cunha Bryan Duarte is a seasoned social venturist, impact investor, entrepreneur, and licensed professional engineer. Duarte is Altitude Accelerator’s newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence. He has cultivated an entrepreneurial spirit since childhood, having initiated his first business venture at the age of 9 by selling golf balls. With over three decades in the energy sector, Duarte… Continue reading Bryan Duarte: Empowering Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Future

Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 2)

by Taylor McAuliffe & Hessie Jones Welcome back to part two of a 3-part article originally featured in Forbes. We reached out to startup investors and advisors in Canada and the US: Shirley Speakman, Senior Partner with Cycle Capital,   Giselle Melo, Managing Director at MATR (matter) Ventures; Glenn Nishimura, Chief People Strategist at Nishimura Consulting;… Continue reading Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 2)

Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 1)

by Taylor McAuliffe & Hessie Jones Will 2024 continue to be a challenging year for startup founders and will it favor the investment community, still reeling from the FOMO investing and the fallout in 2022? Recently, the World Bank came out with the following prediction for 2024: “Global growth is projected to slow for the third year… Continue reading Is 2024 The Year of Investor Restraint and Startup Resilience? 8 Experts Weigh In (Part 1)

Altitude Accelerator awards 2024 Board Excellence to Shirley Speakman for Outstanding Leadership

by Taylor McAuliffe We are honoured to present the inaugural Altitude Accelerator Award for Board Excellence to Shirley Speakman. This award recognizes an outstanding individual who goes above and beyond the role of governance and underscores the importance of effective board leadership in driving success and long-term value to the innovation ecosystem. Shirley Speakman has… Continue reading Altitude Accelerator awards 2024 Board Excellence to Shirley Speakman for Outstanding Leadership

Altitude’s Extraordinary Women in Technology Are Bold, Unabashed and Persistent

by Taylor McAuliffe In the fast-paced realm of technology, where innovation reigns supreme, a glaring disparity persists – the lack of representation and recognition for women. Despite the industry’s rapid evolution, women continue to find themselves on the sidelines, their invaluable contributions often overlooked The rise of AI has brought with it a further polarization… Continue reading Altitude’s Extraordinary Women in Technology Are Bold, Unabashed and Persistent

Meet Mikaela Cunha, Altitude’s new Marketing & Communications Associate!

Altitude Accelerator is pleased to welcome Mikaela Cunha to the team as the Marketing and Communications Associate! Mikaela joins Altitude after completing her bachelor’s degree at Western University in 2023. She’s a candidate for the Master’s in Management of Innovation, a renowned program offered by the University of Toronto, Mississauga. From her bachelor’s studies, Mikaela… Continue reading Meet Mikaela Cunha, Altitude’s new Marketing & Communications Associate!