Startup Guide to Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Raising Funding Through ICOs

By Alex Senson, Altitude Accelerator Senior Business Strategist The rise of Bitcoin, Ether (Ethereum) and other cryptocurrencies present fledgling companies an additional option for financing. While the popularity of these blockchain-enabled currencies is on the rise, it’s important to understand that the cryptocurrency environment is changing and evolving daily. The regulatory environment is uncertain and… Continue reading Startup Guide to Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Raising Funding Through ICOs

Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

By: Joanna Hughes Today’s startups are looking for a competitive edge in order to gain critical market traction. While the MBA was previously considered the premier path toward eventual business success, the changing economic landscape and 21st century marketplace has many entrepreneurs considering a different path toward transforming their ideas into action. Incubators and accelerators… Continue reading Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

The Future is Now: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Businesses

By: Areej Shah “Robots Could Put Humans Out of Work by 2045.” Moshe Vardi, Computer Science Professor at Rice University. Within the field of robotics, technology has been advancing in such a fast pace that robots will soon possess the ability to sense, think and act on their own discretion. Intelligent machines with superior thinking… Continue reading The Future is Now: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Businesses

How to Ensure Your Strategic Alliance Doesn’t Fail

By: Shamini Sellvaratnam For large enterprises, strategic alliances with local start-ups can be crucial to ensuring that they achieve a continuous innovative product development cycle. Strategic alliances are partnerships among two or more businesses that collaborate to achieve a common goal while increasing efficiency and boosting profitability. Companies participating in a strategic alliance typically share… Continue reading How to Ensure Your Strategic Alliance Doesn’t Fail

Using Government Grants To Finance Your Start-up

By: Shamini Sellvaratnam When it comes to financing start-ups, many Canadian founders are becoming more attracted to using Government Venture Capital (GVC) as opposed to Private Venture Capital (PVC), as seen in a Pricewaterhousecoopers report, where 50% of startups have tapped into at least one source of government funding. With the decreasing availability of Canadian… Continue reading Using Government Grants To Finance Your Start-up

Analyzing your Target Market using SWOT

By: Marilee Fehr Today, in a dynamically growing industry, a new business must hit the ground running. Market presence and market approach are two of the most critical challenges a successful business must overcome and continue to overcome throughout its lifetime. So how does a business go about analyzing their target market and how might… Continue reading Analyzing your Target Market using SWOT

A Business Case for Sustainable Development

By: Fatema Fatakdawala Sustainable Development or SD is slowly becoming the key driver of innovation. Contrary to popular belief, SD is one of those things that not only brings value to your firm but can be highly cost effective to incorporate if properly planned from the very beginning. The application(s) of SD can be used… Continue reading A Business Case for Sustainable Development