The CEWS Case for Funding Scale-ups


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Unintended Lessons from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy [/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Although the COVID-19 economic crisis is far from over, many knowledge-based scale-ups—relatively larger, market-tested firms—are already well on their way to bouncing back due in part to the federal government’s suite of supports introduced for these companies. They are also likely the best positioned to […]

If You Want To See A Recovery, Focus On Scale-ups: And Here’s Why


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While we are not out of the woods yet, in Canada many businesses are now turning their attention to returning to the office after the bleeding from the initial wave of pandemic shock and economic shutdowns appears to have slowed down. While many businesses, especially small companies, continue to struggle, with the continued support of […]

COVID-19 Threatens Canada’s Technology Ecosystems


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]COVID-19 threatens the health and economic well-being of Canadians on an individual level, and it also threatens to upend the progress made to build technology ecosystems in Canadian centres. Without decisive policy solutions, there will be negative consequences for general business dynamism and the future of promising technology firms. The rate of firm entries and […]

How Scale-Ups Will Save the Canadian Economy


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Technology start-ups, including pre-revenue or early growth firms, will not save the Canadian economy from the COVID-19 crisis. This is not a slight to them. The reality is that tomorrow’s anchor firm is yesterday’s start-up, but already established and market validated technology scale-ups are those most likely to help the economy recover once the government […]

Adam Froman, CEO of Delvinia, on Leading a Business During a Crisis


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For Adam Froman, CEO of Delvinia, a research technology company, it all came down to playing chess while the rest played checkers. After 20 years and three major world crises, Froman is now leading his company through the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting and maintaining a business of small or large scale is difficult for any […]