Get it done. Hazel McCallion’s Enduring Legacy for Canadian Entrepreneurs and Innovators

By Pam Banks Altitude Accelerator, Executive Director This week, on Tuesday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, our community gathered together to pay their respects and to celebrate the remarkable life of Mayor Hazel McCallion. Her state funeral was attended by the highest levels of government and was also open to the public; a fitting tribute to a… Continue reading Get it done. Hazel McCallion’s Enduring Legacy for Canadian Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Free Trade With Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

International Trade & Customs Law Bulletin April 22, 2013   By:  Clifford Sosnow  | Ottawa, Peter E. Kirby | Montréal and Claudia Feldkamp | Toronto With President Obama’s announcement in February 2013 that the United States will be launching trade negotiations with the European Union (“EU”) this summer, the pressure is on for Canada and the EU to complete the Canada European… Continue reading Free Trade With Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

Canadian Productivity: A Challenge For Entrepreneurs

By: Shanza Anwaar The stagnant state of the Canadian economy in the past few decades could mean a decline in the standard of living for Canadians and a threat to entrepreneurship in Canada.  In its annual report, auditing giant Deloitte discussed how Canada lags behind the US and other developed nations in growth.  The report… Continue reading Canadian Productivity: A Challenge For Entrepreneurs

National Entrepreneurship Tour Kick-Off In Halifax

Startup Canada Kicks Off National Entrepreneurship Tour in Halifax, NS Halifax, NS (Monday, March 19, 2012)– A one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial movement is launching today in Halifax, NS as Startup Canada kicks off a six-month National Tour to ignite, inspire and celebrate entrepreneurship across the country. The tour, which begins with a week of events across Nova… Continue reading National Entrepreneurship Tour Kick-Off In Halifax

Canada makes its mark to the top with the prestigious title of…

Best Country in the world to do business. By Omer Gulzar Finally Canada makes headlines for something other than hockey. I know I know the Maple Leafs are three for nil but this story really takes the cake. Canada ranks number one, moving up from four by Forbes magazine’s list of “best countries in the… Continue reading Canada makes its mark to the top with the prestigious title of…

Canada Placed 8th in Clean Energy

  With the ever increasing price at the pumps, good news was recently published by The Pew Charitable Trusts. According to Pew’s latest Clean Energy Race Report, Canada placed 8th amongst the G20 countries for its investment in the clean energy sector in 2009. Key highlights include: G20 countries’ investment in clean technologies make up… Continue reading Canada Placed 8th in Clean Energy

CFIB Surveys Shows that Canadians Admire Entrepreneurs

 By Jasmeet Duggal The federal government of Canada has appointed 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur (YOE).  As a result, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Hewlett Packard Canada and Intel of Canada conducted a poll to get the Canadians perspective on small businesses in the country.  Overall, the results indicated that Canadians value and respect… Continue reading CFIB Surveys Shows that Canadians Admire Entrepreneurs

Canadian Entrepreneurs: A Faster Way to Become Connected to the Valley

By Bryan Watson In support of the innovation community in Canada, the Canadian Technology Accelerator via the Canadian Innovation Exchange, in partnership with DFAIT and the Consulate General in San Francisco, have launched what is called the “Plug and Play Tech Centre (PnP)” for early-stage start-ups to more developed players. What is Pnp? – A… Continue reading Canadian Entrepreneurs: A Faster Way to Become Connected to the Valley

Well.ca continues plans of world domination

By David Crow Ali Asaria and Well.ca are changing the way Canadians buy online. We’ve covered Well.ca’s funding in 2007 and again in 2009. And today they are announcing an addition $2.3MM in angel financing. That’s crazy, $2.3MM in angel financing. The financing includes some very interesting individuals including: Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress (AngelList… Continue reading Well.ca continues plans of world domination