MEDJCT Collaborative Webinar Series

In special collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade, Altitude Accelerator along with Innovation Factory, ventureLAB, and Haltech bring you the following four seminars. 1. Navigating through Turbulent Times: Finances, Overheads, Lean Operations  2. HR and Labour Considerations during the COVID-19 Crisis  3. Cybersecurity and Privacy Trends in Canada  4. Leveraging… Continue reading MEDJCT Collaborative Webinar Series

3 Questions to Ask When Developing IP Strategy for Your Tech Startup

Taking the time to plan an intellectual property (IP) strategy appropriate for your technology startup can yield a substantial return. It can help your business secure its competitive advantage, grow its market share, and increase its valuation. For most businesses, an effective IP strategy will prioritize the IP that protects their core assets: Trademarks protect… Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask When Developing IP Strategy for Your Tech Startup

Build Up Your Defenses: Prepare for & Prevent a Cyber Attack

According to a report by security technology company Symantec Connect, nearly one million new malware threats were released every day in 2014. And McAfee’s report on Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime estimates related damages to be between $375 billion on the low-end and $575 billion on the high-end. Whether you’re a business… Continue reading Build Up Your Defenses: Prepare for & Prevent a Cyber Attack

Developing a Business Model for Your Startup

By: Billy Vrbensky, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern Meet Nick. Nick dreamed of attending a university where he could progress his skills in software development but his parents couldn’t afford it. They worked long hours to make rent every month. His father forced him to go to community college to take automotive repair so he could… Continue reading Developing a Business Model for Your Startup

Purchasing Made Practical – How do you crack the supply chain of large companies?

By Noor Abdel-Raziq, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern On September 23rd, we co-hosted the ‘Growing Your Business – Purchasing Made Practical’ seminar with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA). Attendees had the chance to hear from 3 expert speakers: Blake Smith (Ford Motor Company of Canada), Aamer Hasham (Metrolinx), and Rob Abernethy (Ecoinsight Instruments Inc.). If… Continue reading Purchasing Made Practical – How do you crack the supply chain of large companies?

Targeting the Right Customer to Optimize Outcomes

By Sue Elliott, RIC Volunteer Advisor; Principal, Virtus Insights Inc. You can’t be everything to everyone. Every start up has heard that, and it’s true. As a start-up, you have limited resources – time, people and money. You need to be wise about how you allocate those resources and where. One key exercise to help you… Continue reading Targeting the Right Customer to Optimize Outcomes

Selling to the big guys

By Noor Abdel-Raziq, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” If you’re thinking that it’s impossible to get your product on the shelves of large companies, think again, nothing is impossible. To help you succeed, here are 5 tips to consider when selling your product… Continue reading Selling to the big guys

Top 5 Unexpected Startup Opportunities Using Big Data and Open Data

By Wladimir Hinz, Altitude Accelerator Tech Blogger Startups own the future of Big Data and Open Data. Open Data and Big Data are all about analytics and connectivity. Often, critical relationships in data remain unnoticed because it’s too difficult to analyze such complex information. Capturing all these interactions and connections is vital for businesses to… Continue reading Top 5 Unexpected Startup Opportunities Using Big Data and Open Data

Why NOW is the best time for Canadian businesses to think global

By Ehsan Daneshgar, Altitude Accelerator Analyst / Youth Outreach Are you an entrepreneur working on the next big thing or a technology game changer? Have you considered exporting it to global markets? The truth is that now, with dropped oil prices and lower Canadian dollar, it’s in fact the best time for Canadian businesses to… Continue reading Why NOW is the best time for Canadian businesses to think global

Is North America in the midst of a technology bubble?

By Wladimir Hinz, Altitude Accelerator Research Associate With the memories of the dot-com and housing bubble still fresh in our minds, what have we learned about them? The first thing about bubbles is that they burst. Most of the time without a clear needle, making it impossible to trace the precise moment of collapse. It’s… Continue reading Is North America in the midst of a technology bubble?