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Pick of the Litter: Smallpox Eradicated? Canadian Research Demonstrates the Ability to Bring it Back

The 'Hound is sniffing out cool innovations for you. Opinion It’s now September 26, 2017, our fifteenth anniversary. It took me a year to reflect on all of this and to write this post....

Job Opportunity! Impact Hub Global Gathering 2018 Lead

We are excited to see the growth of our partner organization Impact Hub! In a short 12 years, they have gone from their first Impact Hub to over 100 worldwide! They are looking for som...

Lot42 Grand Opening

Our collaborator Lot42 is excited to announce their grand opening! In less than 24 hours, Lot42 will be celebrating its opening with a free all day event. If you're around the Kitchene...

The Summer Company Program Gives Students the Tools and Motivation They Need to be Successful Entrepreneurs

Our partner organization Enterprise Toronto has recently published an article on the Summer Company program. The Summer Company program is jointly funded by Ontario and Toronto to provide...

On the road again

Originally posted on Startups & Venture Capital, Dominic is the Founder of TWG and a member of Founder's Only.  Dominic and Rajah have been friends for Dominic's more than...

Dividends: What, When, How?

Dividend structuring and timing are making headlines presently. (For example:  The Globe and Mail:  Ottawa to rein in income 'sprinkling' by wealthy Canadians and the Financial Post: What the new...

Three reasons to declare the business of your company

As lawyers we are often guiding our clients on defining the “business of the company”, so I thought I’d write a post on this topic.   “Business of the company” is formally declared in ...

When to say no: The Right of First Refusal

We are often asked about the right of first refusal clause (ROFR), and so we thought it would be useful to survey the features of a right of first refusal clause here. For a business with sharehold...

Liquidation Preference: Cashing Out

A liquidation preference is a commonly requested investor term. The idea around a liquidation preference is that the investor will receive their funds out of the business prior to the existing shareho...

When is it time to change your corporation’s name?

  We had previously written an article on the selection of a business name, and as well a second article on defending your business name.  I thought I would write an article about changing a ...

Why Indemnify? Director’s Liability – Sources and Mitigation

When most of us think about directors of corporations, what comes to mind is the hefty pay (at least in bigger corporations), the prestige, and the power. But with power comes responsibility; the subj...

Authorizing vs. Allocating vs. Issuing Shares in your Company

Company owners or investors, when drafting or digging through the details of the ownership of company shares will come across the concept of authorized shares, issued shares and sometimes allocated (a...

Breaking Down Share Issuance Step by Step

This article provides an overview of the steps involved in issuing shares, once the negotiations with investors have been completed. To summarize, the process includes the following steps: 1) Subsc...

Pick of the Litter: Solar Power? Try Seaweed Power!

The 'Hound is sniffing out cool innovations for you. Opinion I was grabbing a coffee at Le Gourmand in Toronto and I saw a guy wearing a shirt that said “Find what you love and let it ...

TechTO October Meetup

Our partner organization Tech Toronto is having their next meeting on October 16th. Many CEOs and founders have spoken at these monthly events, with this next one at RBC WaterPark Place. T...

Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

Originally posted on LinkedIn by Chris Snoyer, who is a member of Founder's Only and occasionally guest posts here. I was grabbing a coffee at Le Gourmand in Toronto and I saw a guy wearing a...

Dividends: What, When, How?

Dividend structuring and timing are making headlines presently. (For example:  The Globe and Mail:  Ottawa to rein in income 'sprinkling' by wealthy Canadians and the Financial Post: What the ...

Western Accelerator

Our partner organization, the University of Western, is excited to announce their newest accelerator! The Western Accelerator is yet another resource for cultivating entrepreneurship, cem...

Customer Loyalty: the Golden Rules

Our partner organization Futurpreneur published an article on customer loyalty. It has a razor sharp focus on how entrepreneurs should find, build up and maintain a loyal customer base. ...

Spotlight on: Toronto’s Fashion Startup Ecosystem

Our partner organization Enterprise Toronto has recently published an article on the Fashion industry in Toronto. In 30 years, the fashion sector in Toronto has grown from 20,000 jobs to ...

Pick of the Litter: New Protocol Could Revolutionize Cryptocurrency Market

The 'Hound is sniffing out cool innovations for you. Opinion As soon as I met Jennifer and Upside Foundation of Canada, I liked what they were all about.Their foundation promotes the all...

Women Entrepreneurship Week #WhyNotMe Panel Discussion

Our partner organization has opened up registration for their #WhyNotMe discussion panel. There will be talks from leading entrepreneurs such as Nicole Goncalves, Katie Wilson and Lesley ...

#WhyNotMe – In Discussion with Guy Solomon, Founder & CEO of Penguin Basements

Our partner organization startGBC wrote about an entreprenuer overcoming his failures. Guy's first venture was so successful, it actually outgrew its pace and could not keep up with its g...

Use an Ironing Board to Flatten Your Public Speaking Nerves

Our partner organization EPICentre published an article on overcoming one of humanity's greatest fears: public speaking. This article focuses on establishing the correct mindset before ad...

The Government Doesn’t Want Your Waste – New Rules For Landowning Corporations

There are new reporting requirements for all corporations incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA), that went into effect in December 2016 under the Forfeited Corporate Proper...
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