Kitchener-Waterloo is already well-known as a centre for innovation in Canada, and with plans now underway to revitalize a 475,000 square foot warehouse space located at 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener’s Innovation District, the newly re-christened Catalyst137 building is set to become the largest i...
July 28, 2016 | News Velocity startup founder returns as incoming director Eight years ago we started an experiment, a dorm incubator to encourage entrepreneurial students to start up new companies where they live. In the years since then, Velocity has touched the lives of countless students at the…
"If a health-care company grew at 20 percent annually, its managers and investors would be happy. If a software company grows at that rate, it has a 92 percent chance of ceasing to exist within a few years. Even if a software company is growing at 60 percent annually, its chances of becoming a multibillion-dollar giant are no better than a coin flip."
Brandon WangTheir main points were: Software is volatile, growth is hard, success is hard, being a billion dollar company is hard, if you have growth and profit you get market cap. They use MBA speak, but that's what I got out of it. Help me out here, what's not obvious about any of this?
Apple Inc. has hired the former head of BlackBerry Ltd.’s automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker’s car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology, according to people familiar with the project.
Roger Beharry Lallhrrm.... this is of course awesome news for Dan... but it seems a bit sad to me. BlackBerry/Qnx... such great Canadian stars... seems now all that potential has been lost/squandered/headed south.
Excited to share that Venture for Canada will be collaborating with BDC Capital on a new speaker series highlighting the lessons learned from Canadian entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled firms. Stay tuned for upcoming events -- the first will be on August 18th with Mark Organ of Influitive. ... See MoreSee Less
Rick SegalOne of the rather important things that gets overlooked is to have a speaker/session series on fcuk ups, crashes-n-burns and the like. It is really easy to have a bunch of people do rah rah, talk success, habits of winning, lessons learned etc. People love that stuff. But over the last few years of being out of my last start-up, people seem to thrive on answers to "what did you screw up", "why did that fail" and "what should you have done" cuz that stuff people are going yowsa, I'll avoid that! Cloning what the successful person did, of course, but avoiding the hard core mistakes coming from a candid, we screwed this up because conversation; that seems to have value in my mind.
I often thought "Fcuk-up Camp" as a two day non-stop thing of what not to do or what didn't work has equal merit (possibly more" against the "lessons learned" of success. Personally, I think spending time on failures and mistakes is core to learning.
Just my $0.02.
This is my first time posting. I recently moved back from San Francisco (I worked for Salesforce) to start a nonprofit to teach tech to people of all ages (the kids love it). We're called Code Heroes. We're located in Cornwall, Ontario and we are gaining a lot of traction here. My ask is that are there any companies who would be willing to travel here to talk about their careers in tech? We're hosting a hackathon on August 17th/18th at St. Lawrence College and want to show the kids the possibilities of working in tech. They have had no exposure to this world and I'm seeing a lot of potential in some of these kids who could use some amazing role models. Feel free to email me as well: [email protected] Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 70 percent of all freight tonnage moved around the U.S. is transported by trucks. There's more than $603 billion in revenue coming from trucking -- making it a pretty valuable market -- and some are looking for modernized tools and software to h...