Top 5 Steps to Get Into a Startup Incubator

By Noor Abdel-Raziq, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern You have that great idea, that great business, that great team, and now you need to get into that great incubator. Incubators provide startups with valuable networks, workspace, advisors, funding resources, and much more. Startups, much like yours, benefit from what incubators have to offer. To help you… Continue reading Top 5 Steps to Get Into a Startup Incubator

Demystifying the EdTech Industry: Top 5 Market Opportunities for EdTech Startups

By Wladimir Hinz, Altitude Accelerator Tech Blogger Massive disruption ahead. We live in a competitive world and it’s about to get even more intense. Can you count to infinity and beyond? Leave behind all myths and preconceptions. The education system can’t stay the way it is much longer. Taking away some minor improvements, classroom technology still… Continue reading Demystifying the EdTech Industry: Top 5 Market Opportunities for EdTech Startups

The World of Wearables: Exploring Unexpected Opportunities for Startups

By Wladimir Hinz, Altitude Accelerator Research Associate Imagine sitting in your office or at home, and having your doctor monitor your levels of, let’s say, cholesterol or glucose, in real time, from his/her office? Wearables will disrupt and accelerate change in industries beyond technology. In the future, every day will be extraordinary. Smarter innovations have… Continue reading The World of Wearables: Exploring Unexpected Opportunities for Startups

Fast Track Your Business To Market: Apply to the Altitude Accelerator Incubator by June 1st!

By: Billy Vrbensky “Most people think it’s all about the idea. It’s not. Everyone has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.” – Mark Cuban You need more than just a good… Continue reading Fast Track Your Business To Market: Apply to the Altitude Accelerator Incubator by June 1st!

World Vision Canada’s (WVC) Innovation Challenge

Ever felt stuck for new ideas? Consider hosting an Innovation Challenge at work. What is an Innovation Challenge? It is a focused brainstorming session with a selected cross-functional group of staff members and/or external participants who are tasked with coming up with ideas or solutions in response to a problem statement. This team is removed… Continue reading World Vision Canada’s (WVC) Innovation Challenge

Are you leaving money on the table?

By Alkarim Jivraj Many digital media companies in the province of Ontario do not realize that they may be eligible for a labour tax refund from the province. The Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit on Ontario labour. What you need to know: There is no maximum refund Covers 40%… Continue reading Are you leaving money on the table?

BYOD’s Role in Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Culture for Your Small Business

By: Roy Rasmussen Gartner forecasts that 38 percent of companies will require employees to bring their own devices to work by 2016, and by 2017 half of all businesses will adopt BYOD. This technological shift represents a sea change in business culture as the traditional workplace gets displaced by the virtual water cooler. Even companies that… Continue reading BYOD’s Role in Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Culture for Your Small Business

Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

By: Joanna Hughes Today’s startups are looking for a competitive edge in order to gain critical market traction. While the MBA was previously considered the premier path toward eventual business success, the changing economic landscape and 21st century marketplace has many entrepreneurs considering a different path toward transforming their ideas into action. Incubators and accelerators… Continue reading Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

HootSuite Asks Canada’s Young Entrepreneurs, “Are You The Next Big Thing?”

By: Paul Reyes-Fournier In October 2013, the social media management company Hootsuite announced the opening of The Next Big Thing grant for young entrepreneurs. The $100,000 grant is open to anyone and will have 10 awardees. Hootsuite is based in Vancouver, and there is an interview required for consideration. One of the perks of the… Continue reading HootSuite Asks Canada’s Young Entrepreneurs, “Are You The Next Big Thing?”