Design in Tech Report 2015

Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley. Last year, John Maeda joined KPCB as the firm’s first Design Partner, joining from his role as the President of the Rhode Island School of Design. Now, in his inaugural #DesignInTech Report, Maeda highlights the rising importance of design in … [Read more...]

Lessons from a Media Buyer for New Startups

By: Jordan Whelan So many of the headaches surrounding a start-up exist with regards to communicating your value proposition to your customers. The more disruptive your idea is, the harder it is shake the status quo to its very core. As a media buyer in Toronto, I’ve learned it is crucial to … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Startups Looking for Funding

Startups always need access to capital. Raising capital requires searching for different sources, and having knowledge of the various options available to a tech startup. If you’re looking for funding, here are five tips to get you started: 1. Leverage your relationships – Identify the … [Read more...]

I Am a Startup Founder

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Being a startup founder is one of the best jobs in the world – and one of the toughest. Four startup founders with different backgrounds and experiences candidly share their stories of struggle and how the RIC Centre’s free business services are helping them start and grow their businesses. RIC … [Read more...]

What Government Resources and Programs are Available for Startup Businesses?

By: Darren Lum Starting a business for yourself is a long process, however there are many free resources for startups, funding programs and government grants, mentorship programs and business entrepreneurship hubs specifically within Canada and Ontario to help guide you through the process and … [Read more...]

Virtual reality is the next technological breakthrough

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By: Samina Sultana  We’re all hungry for it to happen. We’re getting very close. It’s months, not years away, but many months. - Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR Oculus VR is the leading company in virtual reality technology. Their goal is to create immersive technology that is affordable and … [Read more...]