We Need to Invest in 21st Century Innovation Infrastructure

Michael Cayley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

In the run up to next week's federal election who is really listening to the startups that make our economy healthy? While we like to think of ourselves as having a market economy it is virtually impossible to do a startup in Ontario without running into the distortion of a government funded gatekeeper.

Subsidizing Private Sector Risk Makes Canada Less Competitive

Michael Cayley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Cayley

Almost all innovation policy and spending by the Ontario and Federal Governments are focused on subsiding private sector risk. These kinds of government programs create artificial gatekeepers, arbiters empowered to make capital allocation decisions despite never having "been there and done that" -- or often being less qualified to evaluate a new billion-dollar-plus opportunity than the startup founders they are judging.

Toronto vs. K-W: Why Should Techies Have to Choose?

Pat Lynch | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada
Pat Lynch

For most of us, the idea of a two-hour commute, twice daily, is nuts. But both Rodgers and Samuell have their reasons for taking on that heroic morning haul: They love where they work and they love where they play.

Desperate Waterloo Seeks BlackBerry Replacement

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - After BlackBerry helped build its reputation as the epicentre of Canada's technology sector, Waterloo, Ont., is working against the o...

How to Think Like an 'Innovator'

Chris Eben | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Chris Eben

Within our team we spend a lot of time talking about the concept of the 'willing innovator'. At a time where practically every industry needs software, it helps us think about the people we want to partner with -- those who align with our culture and view of the world. To us, this isn't necessarily about having been innovative in the past.