PROFIT 500 2016: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Software Companies

Meet the 59 industry firms that made our annual list of rapidly-expanding businesses

Lessons From the Dragons: Focus on the Fundamentals


Joe Mimran explains why this pitch sparked a bidding war on the Season 11 premiere of Dragons' Den

Why Blackberry’s Bold Pivot is the Right Move

A person uses a Blackberry bold mobil phone in Kingston, Ontario on June 28, 2012.

By ditching its handset line, the Canadian smartphone maker shows it has a mindset for success—rather like a successful startup

Secrets of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Company


The remarkable story of how a technophilic car salesman from Salmon Arm, B.C., created a website, changed the way Canadians buy vehicles and built the No. 1 company on the 2016 PROFIT 500—Canada Drives

The Growth Secrets of Canada’s Hottest Startup CEO Roger Hardy and founder Sean Clark at the footwear retailer and STARTUP 50 topper’s Vancouver head office

With STARTUP 50 winner, Roger Hardy and Sean Clark are once again working to build the perfect e-commerce company, one big, bold, potentially risky but possibly lucrative step at a time

The Parents of the Touch-Screen Generation Need Your Help

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Kids are blithely racking up huge bills online, making parental controls the biggest thing in apps since Angry Birds

Meet the Startup Beating Uber to Market

nuTonomy's autonomous vehicle parked for its test drive in Singapore. Photo: Yong Teck Lim/AP Photo/CP

The world’s first self-driving taxis are set to debut in Singapore this week, marking the first time the public can hail a ride in an autonomous vehicle

This Canadian Company Used Pokémon Go to Catch Job Candidates

Abell Pest Control's Pokémon Go-themed recruitment effort

Abell Pest Control set off 100 'lures' in an effort to get the attention of potential employees

The Huge Opportunity of Low-Carbon Cleantech

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Carbon-pricing schemes are an emerging standard, and “decarbonizing” the Canadian economy will be worth billions for sustainability innovators

When the Marketplace Model Actually Works


Digitized flyer app Flipp has been downloaded over 13 million times. How Wehuns Tan and his team built a business connecting retailers and consumers

The Trouble With Tech’s Titans

Peter Thiel during the Web Summit 2014 in Dublin.  Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Photos Limited

The lurid tale of tech billionaire Peter Thiel vs. Gawker Media should give us all pause. Why the new entrepreneurial elite need to get a little perspective

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