Adaptability as a Competitive Advantage for Startups

As an entrepreneur or startup, it often becomes difficult to maintain a competitive advantage in the rapidly changing tech industry. With the constant introduction of new products, the unpredictable shift of consumer preferences and tastes, and the instability of value chain players, building out a strategy around a traditional, sustainable advantage may prove to be… Continue reading Adaptability as a Competitive Advantage for Startups

The after-school program that’s building tech’s next generation

There is something new after school for kids in Mississauga and Milton, Ontario. It’s an education program that draws kids into an environment that is fun and very different than the standard offerings parents generally get to choose from. The initiative was pioneered by Satish Thiyagarajan, who explains that he found it hard to find… Continue reading The after-school program that’s building tech’s next generation

Opportunity: MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program

The DMZ presents the MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program to strengthen its community of female founders and co-founders and support women as they scale their businesses. The $60,000 program will fuel the success of six women-led startup through cash prizes and placement at the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University. From Silicon Valley to Berlin… Continue reading Opportunity: MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program

TiE Quest 2015 – Business Venture Competition

TiEQuest 2015 deadline coming soon – Apply NOW! Applications are now being accepted for TiEQuest 2015 and registration will be open until midnight January 31st, 2015. TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition held in Toronto to encourage entrepreneurship, engage emerging entrepreneurial talent and to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The mission of TiEQuest is… Continue reading TiE Quest 2015 – Business Venture Competition

Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol

Mississauga, Ontario – May 1, 2013 –  The finalists for Innovator Idol were announced today by the RIC (Research Innovation Commercialization) Centre.  The start-up companies will pitch their new business ideas to an expert business panel on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the annual “Innovator Idol” competition. At stake is a prize package worth over… Continue reading Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol

Grand Challenges Canada: Vote for ViroCarb’s Life-Saving Medicine against HIV

Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. The Challenge Massive inequalities in health exist across the globe because of persistent global health challenges. Historically, some of the greatest impacts in global health were from innovators who tried out bold ideas. The… Continue reading Grand Challenges Canada: Vote for ViroCarb’s Life-Saving Medicine against HIV

DEM Society presents the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013

Are you interested in Marketing, Business Strategy, Media, Design or Development? Do you have an innovative startup business idea? There’s an opportunity for everyone at the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge! DEM Society presents the 2nd Annual YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ CHALLENGE – YEC ’13! YEC’13 is a 2 day conference featuring the most captivating speakers across Southern Ontario… Continue reading DEM Society presents the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013

Peel Startup Weekend Winner Wins Global Startup Competition

Matt Gardner and his team “Carddrop” took home the $1000 grand prize at Startup Weekend Peel (Oct. 19-21, 2012) organized by the Altitude Accelerator in partnership with Sheridan College. Carddrop instantly adds full profile information to any phone’s contact list from any location without the use of an “app”. With a simple scan or tap,… Continue reading Peel Startup Weekend Winner Wins Global Startup Competition

TieQuest Business Venture Competition

      TiEQuest 2013 now accepting applications Over $150,000 in prizes and an opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 investment from sponsoring funds Mentoring to all contestants from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the industry Opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists Multi-stage… Continue reading TieQuest Business Venture Competition

Driving Innovation to Improve Economic and Environmental Performance

By: James Sbrolla Most of us understand that recycling our used products is an effective method for encouraging a healthy environment. We also know that the recycling industry creates jobs, both in government and through companies that provide recycling services. But, the effectiveness of recycling programs, whether for tires, plastics, or electronics, is gauged by… Continue reading Driving Innovation to Improve Economic and Environmental Performance