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

Starting Up Is Just the Beginning

By: Matthew Kert Going from nothing, to a full iPhone application (sold in the apple app store) in just 102 days is not normal. But for the creators of Task Ave., their journey was nothing but normal. Winning the 2010 Toronto edition of Start-up Weekend propelled them into something that three days beforehand, had no… Continue reading Starting Up Is Just the Beginning

Getting Started at Startup Weekend

By: Matthew Kert Do you have an idea but don’t know how to take that next step? Having an idea is great, but starting a business is hard, especially for young and inexperienced entrepreneurs. Just getting noticed in an already idea saturated market is key to developing and ultimately getting your project to the masses. … Continue reading Getting Started at Startup Weekend

Strengthening the Bench

By David Pasieka I am truly inspired by those Chicago Blackhawks. Although I would have loved to see the Leafs followed by the Habs in the Stanley Cup, I am happy that one of the original six has made the cut. It will, of course, be truly special if this team can erase its Cup… Continue reading Strengthening the Bench

Target the brain to improve sales

By David Pasieka We read a lot about the selling process and how to target the real person who makes the final purchasing decision. The problem is that the approach may in fact be all wrong. Instead of concentrating on a Person we should in fact be focusing on a Thing – specifically the Brain.… Continue reading Target the brain to improve sales

Mentors- filling the experience gap

By David Pasieka Fresh out of school I started my career at one of the icons of Canadian business – Bell Canada. Included in the icon group were other national brands such as IBM, Xerox, Petro Canada and Imperial Oil. At the time, the world was still thinking about starting and finishing your working life… Continue reading Mentors- filling the experience gap