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Netflix fires back at suggestions it should be regulated like a broadcaster

Lesson Plans   |   February 14, 2019

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This article discusses regulations for Canadian content in broadcasting and debates whether Netflix, as an online streaming service, should be subject to Canadian content regulations.... read more

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Ottawa-based Solink’s AI video-surveillance tech gains traction with retailers

Lesson Plans   |   February 12, 2019

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This article is a great case study of a start up using new technologies to add value.... read more

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Netflix fires back at suggestions it should be regulated like a broadcaster

In the News   |   January 25, 2019

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Netflix Inc. is pushing back against calls to regulate online streaming services in Canada, arguing it already contributes significantly to Canadian content production and should not be subject to the same rules as traditional broadcasters.... read more

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Toronto-based Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dies at 40

In the News   |   January 22, 2019

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Note: See here for a current lesson plan on the turmoil at Deciem. Brandon Truaxe, founder of Toronto-based Deciem Beauty Group, has died, according to the company. “Thank you for every laugh, every learning and... read more

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Retailers turn to fee-based loyalty programs in bid to keep customers

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2019

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This article outlines a new approach to customer loyalty.... read more

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‘We protected our baby:’ New Deciem CEO plans Toronto beauty company’s future after founder’s removal

Lesson Plans   |   January 15, 2019

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This article examines the transitions that corporations go through when the founder leaves.... read more

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Ottawa-based Solink’s AI video-surveillance tech gains traction with retailers

In the News   |   January 14, 2019

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Michael Matta was stuck in a dull gig tracking customer traffic patterns at BCE Inc.’s The Source retail chain when he got an idea: Instead of going store to store, why not just remotely tap... read more

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‘We protected our baby:’ New Deciem CEO plans Toronto beauty company’s future after founder’s removal

In the News   |   December 16, 2018

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Shortly after Nicola Kilner was appointed CEO of Deciem Beauty Group in October, she wrote an e-mail to hundreds of the Toronto-based company’s employees. “It has been a hard week,” she began. A few days... read more

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Retailers turn to fee-based loyalty programs in bid to keep customers

In the News   |   December 16, 2018

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It’s the latest twist to rewards programs: the consumer pays. From giant grocer Loblaw Cos. Ltd. to premium yoga fashion chain Lululemon Athletica Inc. and home-goods e-commerce specialist Wayfair Inc., retailers increasingly are charging customers... read more

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Meal-kit company Fresh Prep faces hefty competition as it gears up for expansion

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2018

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This article examines the food industry by analyzing and comparing food companies that prepare meal kits for consumers.... read more

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With startup in her viewfinder, Nicole Smith didn’t give up

  |   December 10, 2018

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This is a case study showing how innovation can be brought to a long-established profession.... read more

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Meal-kit company Fresh Prep faces hefty competition as it gears up for expansion

  |   November 18, 2018

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In the first 1½ years Fresh Prep Foods Inc. was in business, the Vancouver meal-kit company signed on 200 customers. It was a slow start in the rapid-growth business of meal kits, where ingredients for... read more

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University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention

  |   November 14, 2018

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This article explores ownership rights, conditions for successful startups and the role post-secondary institutions play in community development.... read more

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Toronto startup Second Closet aims to ‘Uber-ize’ self-storage

  |   November 9, 2018

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This is a case study demonstrating how innovation can be applied across sectors and how an established industry can be transformed by technology.... read more

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With startup in her viewfinder, Nicole Smith didn’t give up

  |   October 27, 2018

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Nicole Smith knew she had a great idea for a business. What if she could link vacationers with professional photographers to document their trips? She left a steady job at Microsoft and worked hard, even... read more

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