3 Things You Should Know As A Startup Founder

By: Shanza Anwaar CBC News reports that given Canada’s current demographic trends, the nation can support up to 150,000 new businesses in the next 10 years.  With 47.6% of startups in the service sector failing in their first 5 years, it’s important for startup founders to identify commercial needs, create sustainable revenues, and market products… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know As A Startup Founder

5 Lessons Learned From Million Dollar Mistakes

By: Shanza Anwaar If you’re an entrepreneur, you will attest to how financially draining the initial stages of a startup can be.  Cash-strapped entrepreneurs don’t have the financial capital that medium-to-large sized businesses do and have to come up with resourceful methods to create profit.  Moreover, entrepreneurs simply cannot afford to make mistakes that will… Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned From Million Dollar Mistakes

The Crowdfunding Advantage

By: Fatema Fatakdawala In the past, if you were an entrepreneur, your only recourse to raise money was to convince an angel or a VC or if you were lucky enough to have two years’ worth of financial statements (Right!), get a loan from a bank. Times have changed, and the effects of internet’s fragmentation… Continue reading The Crowdfunding Advantage

Innovator Idol Highlights

 By Mobolade Ekujumi It’s 7.00AM in Mississauga on Wednesday June 13th. All the members of the Altitude Accelerator staff are setting up to host the Province of Ontario’s greatest Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, News Personalities and leading industry companies as they stroll into the Noel Ryan Auditorium. From the atmosphere and facial expressions, you can tell… Continue reading Innovator Idol Highlights

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol 4 Mississauga, Ontario – Four entrepreneur finalists from the Altitude Accelerator, Peel Region, will pitch their new business ideas to a panel of four well-known Toronto media and business personalities on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the fourth annual “Innovator Idol” competition. At stake is a… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Month of the Entrepreneur: May 2012

By: Fatema Fatakdawala As we approach the month of May 2012, entrepreneurs should mark their calendars for the following two exciting conferences/trade shows that the Altitude Accelerator will be participating in. May 11 – Toronto Entrepreneur’s Conference (TEC) 2012 7:30am – 5pm at Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON The TEC is designed to provide both emerging and… Continue reading Month of the Entrepreneur: May 2012

How much is your business really worth?

By: Fatema Fatakdawala The average business owner miscalculates the value of his/her business 59% of the time according to a Maryland based valuation firm, Spardata. Historically, businesses are evaluated by comparison to other businesses in the same industry. However, in truth, this technique is faulty since every business is unique and its value must be… Continue reading How much is your business really worth?