Another week, another flurry of startup activity and news. There was so much good material, my curation skills were tested! I’ve been talking about doing a weekly newsletter, so I’m happy to announce it’s finally launched. You can sign up for it using a form on the right-hand column or clicking here.
- Do startups need a “huge vision” out of the gate? According to Mark MacLeod, good things usually take time, so there’s no need to rush things.
- Many startups worry about the competition but April Dunford argues the biggest priority should be potential customers.
- Looking for tips on how to pitch your startup? Marco Montemagno has 45 tips on how to do it.
- How does a startup attract media coverage? It can be a huge challenge given the competition but OnStartups has some suggestions.
- Putting aside Facebook’s $1-billion purchase of Instagram, here’s a question: are photos apps a business or a hobby?
- On the financing front, Communitech will unveil its $30-million Hyperdrive fund on April 17 to invest in series A startups.
- For Canadian startups looking for money, there is an emphasis on having sales. In the U.S., not so much. Huddlers founder Adam Epstein has some thoughts on this paradox. Meanwhile, I had a post looking at whether Canada is missing the startup “party”.
- What in store over the next five years for the Canadian startup landscape? StartupNorth’s Jevon MacDonald believes it’s time to double-down.