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Web Entrepreneurs as Citizens and Leaders

Fred Wilson made a post yesterday describing how  Web Entrepreneurs are the New Urban Architects.  Although he’s correct in many in his observations, I don’t think he has gone far enough. I believe today’s Web Entrepreneurs are the New Citizens. What unifies the examples Fred gave (Twitter, Foursquare, Outside.in, CitySourced, etc) and other Web Entrepreneurs […] Read More »

Social Enteprise: UK vs. Canada

Today I attended a presentation at MaRS on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Finance, and theme of the day was pretty plain: as a country we are falling woefully behind. However, stats only show one side… To bring everyone to the same page, when I describe “Social Entrepreneurs” and “Social Enterprise”, I’m talking about individuals and […] Read More »

Canada 3.0 Recap

Yesterday marked the 2nd and last day of the Canada 3.0 Digital Media Conference, and although it was an energetic and exciting event, there were definitely some areas for improvement. So what happened at the conference?For those that didn’t attend the conference, here is Jesse Rodgers’s recap of the event, and here is my review […] Read More »

Canada 3.0 CRTC Comments

Konrad von Finckenstein, the Chairman of the CRTC, spoke today about internet access. He was answering the question “Canada needs a common vision for the digital media movement” to which his answer was “all Canadians should have access to broadband internet and should be able to fully participate in the digital media”. I may be […] Read More »

How to open Canada’s borders to VC

Last week Stephen Hurwitz blogged about foreign direct investment in Canada, and about how difficult our country makes it for others to invest in Canadian startups. The full read can be found on his blog, or you can read it docs if you are so inclined. The article does a great job of summarizing the imbalance […] Read More »

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