A Down Economy Means Tightening Belts and Being Strategic About How Resources are Allocated

Many startup founders have asked us, as investors and accelerators, the path to weathering this economic downturn. We curated a list of US and Canadian seasoned investors to convey their perspectives on the state of the market and what this means for valuations, resource allocation and raising money during this precarious period. By Taylor McAuliffe and Hessie… Continue reading A Down Economy Means Tightening Belts and Being Strategic About How Resources are Allocated

Protecting Your Startup During an Economic Slowdown: Leading US & Canadian Investors Share How to Navigate Changing Valuations

Many startup founders have asked us, as investors and accelerators, the path to weathering this economic downturn. We curated a list of US and Canadian seasoned investors to convey their perspectives on the state of the market and what this means for valuations, resource allocation and raising money during this precarious period.   By Taylor McAuliffe and… Continue reading Protecting Your Startup During an Economic Slowdown: Leading US & Canadian Investors Share How to Navigate Changing Valuations

Mayor’s Innovation Roundtable highlights opportunities and challenges

Date: September 24, 2015 BRAMPTON, ON: Some of Brampton’s most forward-thinking professionals and entrepreneurs met in City Hall recently for the Innovation Roundtable hosted by Mayor Jeffrey and the Altitude Accelerator. The group discussed the challenges and opportunities in Brampton with respect to fostering investment in innovation, building partnerships, and creating the right conditions for… Continue reading Mayor’s Innovation Roundtable highlights opportunities and challenges

3 Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Business

By: Shanza Anwaar The hallmark of a successful entrepreneurial dream is most often a high-valued exit through the sale of the business to bigger players in the market.  The Globe and Mail reports that 2013 will be a “year of slim growth for Canada.”  Economists reveal that Canadians can expect a meager “1.5% growth in… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Business

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

When Private and Public Forces Align to Support Innovation

By: Saadia Muzaffar Ontario is often quoted as one of the best places in the world for technology and innovation. We are recognized for a host of programs, funds and services geared towards supporting research and development, innovation and startups and we are seeing this reputation bear fruit as Ontario attracts top talent and fosters… Continue reading When Private and Public Forces Align to Support Innovation

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