Canada's Housing Situation

Chaganomics

While some say Canada is experiencing a bubble (Vancouver/ Toronto) others are stating that Canada is now finding her footing. SeekingAlpha Canada’s home prices rise for 15th month straight on hefty gains in Toronto, Hamilton. 2017 Economics Canada Housing Economics

Exits in Canada: September 2016

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The companies were across Canada: 5 from Vancouver (and Victoria), 3 from Toronto. The post Exits in Canada: September 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada ExitingAfter a slow Summer, Canadian IT exits picked up last month with 10 deals closed.

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Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. By doing so, they are saying to the world “welcome immigrant entrepreneurs – please come start your business in Canada.” While Canada is plowing forward making it easy for immigrant entrepreneurs to move to Canada and start companies, the US efforts are now entirely focused on “comprehensive immigration reform.” Canada is showing real leadership.

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Exits in Canada: February 2016

StartupCFO

February was another month filled with mainly modest software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: February 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exit strategies exits M & A

Exits in Canada: January 2016

StartupCFO

January was a pretty quiet month for software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: January 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting

Raising a Seed Round in Canada

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Getting seed Funded in Canada. We next looked at seed deal trends in Canada specifically. The post Raising a Seed Round in Canada appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Raising Capital Venture Capital seed funding seed stageI stopped by Notman House yesterday to visit the current Founderfuel cohort and share some thoughts on how to raise their seed rounds.

Exits in Canada: August 2016

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As expected given the time of year, August was a slow month for IT exits in Canada with 5 deals closed (3 last month). The companies were across Canada: Halifax, Saint Lazare, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. The post Exits in Canada: August 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & AHowever, an additional 5 deals were announced in the month (but not closed yet) including BCE’s purchase of Q9 Networks for $ 491M USD.

Favor Launches Internationally with Service in Canada

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Favor, an app-based delivery service, is going international with its first delivery service set to launch in Toronto, Canada on Thursday. And the Austin-based startup will rename itself Favour in Canada to adapt to the local culture and customs. in most of the Toronto metro […] The post Favor Launches Internationally with Service in Canada appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Canada Favor Favour International

Canada Housing Is On Fire (Still)

Chaganomics

2017 Economics Canada Canada Housing Canada Housing march 2017Composite 11 Victoria: 3.2% Vancouver: 19.5% Calgary: 8.3% Edmonton: 5.2% Winnipeg: 2.2% Hamilton: 3.7% Toronto: 34.6% Ottawa-Gatineau: 5.7% Montréal: 14% Québec: 2.1% Halifax: 1.5% Composite 6 Vancouver: 23.3% Calgary: 9.9% Toronto: 41.4% Ottawa-Gatineau: 6.8% Montréal: 16.8% Halifax: 1.8% [link].

Sam Mizrahi: Builder Behind Canada’s Next Skyscraper

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Nestled in what is referred to as Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region, Canada’s largest and most populous city, Toronto, has worked hard to overcome its dated moniker of The Big Smoke.

Canada Worried About NAFTA

Chaganomics

OTTAWA – Behind the scenes Canadian officials are "extremely worried" about where the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are headed, and it’s time to be worried, says Rona Ambrose, a member of Canada’s NAFTA Advisory Council. Canada NAFTA

Birchbox Cuts 15 Percent of Staff, Suspends Operations in Canada

Inc Startups

The subscription beauty service has decided to lay off some of its employees, citing a difficult funding environment and steep shipping prices to Canada

The role of Canada’s Startup Accelerators

StartupCFO

The National Post published two articles ( here and here ) this week questioning the role / impact of Canada’s startup accelerator programs. In the first article The Post asks “Is Canada’s Accelerator Model Broken?” In smaller markets like Canada’s, we are sorely lacking in proven, been there, got the t-shirt talent. What we are lacking here in Canada is density. Let’s not pass judgment on Canada’s accelerators yet.

Exits in Canada: March 2016

StartupCFO

March was the biggest month for software exits in Canada so far this year, with two significant deals announced. The post Exits in Canada: March 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod.

Canada announces new startup visa program to attract entrepreneurs starting on April 1

The Next Web

As part of a series of transformational changes to Canada’s immigration system, the Start-Up Visa Program aims to link international entrepreneurs with private sector organizations in Canada that have experience working with startups to provide essential resources.

Mission accomplished: Startup Visa Canada is here

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oi and Cristian Strat, founders of Summify (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Two years ago , Danny Robinson, Maura Rodgers and myself started to lobby for a Startup Visa Canada that would make it easier for foreign (tech) entrepreneurs to start their company in Canada. Mircea Pa?oi

Why Waterloo, Ontario Is the Silicon Valley of Canada

Inc Startups

Located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo has the second-highest density of startups in the world. Here's a look at how this tiny hub is becoming a scene for entrepreneurs

CEO Invite to Sixth U.S./Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity

Feld Thoughts

Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity at her offices in Denver on 9/26. Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I recently talked to Larissa Herda, the CEO of TW Telecom (in the process of being acquired by Level 3).

What You Need to Know About Moving Your Business to Canada

Inc Startups

With favorable tax incentives and a "Startup Visa" program, Canada has much to offer U.S. entrepreneurs

Target Surrenders in Canada

Inc Startups

After a weak holiday season, the retailer has decided to end its attempt to expand north

Canada looks to create new visa for startups, hopes to clear backlog by 2014

The Next Web

Canada plans to create a new class of visa for immigrant entrepreneurs, specifically with the goal of attracting those in the technology sector to come to the country and start new companies. Canada then loses that talent to other countries. Canada Entrepreneur News

Kickstarter Comes to Canada

Inc Startups

If you''ve been eagerly awaiting the official start day for Kickstarter in Canada, the long wait is up. Here''s what you need to know: There won''t be a separate "Kickstarter Canada"--Canadian projects will be listed along with all others.

Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?

Inc Startups

With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of citizenship, immigration, and multiculturalism, says he has the United States Congress to thank for Canada’s new start-up visa program.

Canada's Hottest Startup Is Backed by Amazon and Intel

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Thalmic Labs is the company behind the Myo armband, a futuristic wearable challenging the way you control your gadgets

Uber Hires A.I. Expert Raquel Urtasun to Lead New Research Facility in Canada

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Travis Kalanick's company has been embroiled in several legal battles in the U.S. Technology

Exits in Canada: April 2016

StartupCFO

After a strong March, April was a pretty tepid month for software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: April 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting Canadian exits M & AHighlights: 11 deals announced (15 last month). 2 deals had a disclosed value, the largest of those being $ 14M. 3 of the companies were in Toronto, 2 in Ottawa, the rest were distributed.

Eastern Canada: Exploring a Burgeoning Startup Ecosystem

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Chronicling my experience with the Toronto and Montreal startup scenes. Hot Spots

Clawbacks Coming to Canada?

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It will be interesting to see whether the use of "clawback" provisions - arrangements under which an employee forfeits previously awarded compensation - will become more common in Canada

Kevin O'Leary on Why Canada's Top Office Needs an Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

The Shark Tank star, who recently entered the race to lead Canada's Conservative Party, explains why he's running--and how President Trump is doing so far

Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada

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They recently sold SiteCondor, website auditing tools for digital agencies and content marketers, to gShift Labs, based in Toronto, Canada. The terms of the deal were not […] The post Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada appeared first on SiliconHills. Judd Lyon and Sebastian Brocher accomplished what a lot of entrepreneurs strike out to do in Austin. They bootstrapped their startup and sold it for a handsome profit.

Will 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin O'Leary Rule Canada?

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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss how Kevin O'Leary could be the Canadian Trump as he ponders running prime minister, debate whether startups should chase profit or sustainability, and talk about how drones are being used for good

Announcing Canada Learning Code: Supporting bottom-up innovation

Version One Ventures

And, it’s in this spirit, that I am super proud to see Canada Learning Code go live. Canada Learning Code is a national initiative that works with all sectors to increase access to coding education, computational thinking, and other 21 st century skills across Canada. Launched by the team behind Ladies Learning Code , Canada Learning Code’s mission is to make sure that every Canadian has the opportunity to build technology, not just consume it.

It's Not Just United Airlines. Air Canada Just Bumped a 10-Year-Old

Inc Startups

Airlines seem to have no heart when it comes to kicking people off planes. Secrets of the Inspired Traveler

Forget Canada: Here's Why You Should Consider Starting Up in London

Inc Startups

With a glut of engineering talent and as an access point for European markets, U.S. entrepreneurs are seeing more advantages in setting up shop across the pond, according to new research

Exits in Canada: June 2016

StartupCFO

June was yet another ‘meh’ month for software acquisitions in Canada. I will be doing a separate post on the IT exits so far this year in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: June 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & AHighlights: 8 deals announced (9 last month). 2 of the deals had a disclosed value (Largest was $ 32.5M). 3 of the companies were in Toronto, 2 in Montreal, the rest were distributed.

Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue

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Freescale announced its acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based CogniVue Corp. Freescale, a microchip maker based in Austin, is a market leader in making sensor, microcontroller and microprocessor solutions for automotive radar and vision applications. […] The post Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue appeared first on SiliconHills. to boost its position in the autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Reflections on Toronto and Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

For Toronto (and most of Canada), diversity is our nation’s identity and pride. The differences are quite clear: Canada Day celebrates confederation, and July 4 th celebrates Independence Day. News Canada Culture Diversity Ecosystem Silicon Valley Toronto

This Entrepreneur Created Canada's Largest Wine and Culinary Festival. Here's How He Did It

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Summer's here and the festival living is good! Maybe you've got your own idea for a festival, whether it's film or food or music. Here are 8 tips to help you execute. Innovate

Creative Destruction Lab West: Helping create the next generation of entrepreneurs

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News Artificial intelligence Canada Innnovation Rotman School of Management University of British Columbia University of Toronto ScarboroughVery often, start-ups fail at the earliest stages. They might get the wrong advice at a critical point, or they can’t raise the first hundreds of thousands of dollars required to move from prototype to initial product.

Venture Math 101

StartupCFO

Mark Evans chimed in to dispel the myth that there is not enough VC$ in Canada. Last year was a great year for exits in Canada: Radian 6: $ 326M. Canada Raising Capital Venture Capital General Partners GPs Limited Partners LPs Q1 labs Radian 6 Radian 6 exit VC VC fund returns