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Waterloo #SaaSRoadshow

The L-SPARK Team can’t wait to visit with the Waterloo tech community on August 18th at Communitech as a part of the 2015 #SaaSRoadshow. Managing Director, Leo Lax will be holding a Lunch n Learn and would love to chat with SaaS startups who are making waves and disrupting industry tools with next generation enterprise software.

Toronto #SaaSRoadshow

L-SPARK is making its way to Toronto on our 2015 #SaaSRoadshow and can’t wait to visit with SaaS startups from the 416.

Ottawa #SaaSRoadshow

The L-SPARK Team will be at Invest Ottawa on August 4th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm taking office hours. Book some time to meet with our Managing Director Leo Lax & Director of Accelerator Development, Andrew Jackson.

Mike Weider Shares How to Get to Market Fast with Next Gen Tech

In May, L-SPARK hosted a networking meetup for its community of startups, mentors and members of the wider entrepreneurial community at Canvas Pop. Mike Weider, the evening’s keynote speaker, discussed the insights he’s gathered throughout his career as both a veteran entrepreneur and an investor.

Exciting Community Announcement – Check it out!

Here at L-SPARK, we’re excited to be a few weeks into the call for applications to our fall 2015 Accelerator program.

The Discipline of Customer Success for SaaS Companies

“Customer Success”, a popular buzzword in the industry, isn’t glorified Support and it isn’t something to put off until your start-up gets big enough; in fact, it is an important growth driver for SaaS businesses.

Survival Tactics for SaaS Startups

With twenty years of experience in the communications industry, Andrea Baptiste, President and CEO of Benbria, shared with us her considerable knowledge about what it takes to build a thriving SaaS startup.

Get Ignited by the L-SPARK Accelerator Program

From revenue growth to preparing for Series A financing, the L-SPARK Accelerator program is designed to ignite and grow your Enterprise SaaS business in 9 months.

Preparing for Angel Investment

A typical angel investor is approached by hundreds of entrepreneurs each year. Many of these startups are turned down. And it is not because of the idea, but rather the execution.

From House League to NHL

Everyone wants to play in the NHL. Playing in the NHL and winning the Stanley Cup (the elite of the elite) is the dream of every Canadian youngster playing hockey from St John’s to Victoria. We are a nation whose single minded sports obsession is hockey, hockey, hockey.

Taking Your Startup to the Global Marketplace – Excerpts from an L-SPARK Presentation by Sir Terry Matthews

As a veteran entrepreneur, having built over 100 companies in 30 years, Terry Matthews shared some of his considerable experiences and learnings with a group of eager young business leaders at L-SPARK recently. He suggested that he finds it inspiring to meet and chat with people who have built creative products or are exploring a new idea. However, he continues to find it astonishing to hear that while they have focused all of their time brainstorming creative technologies and solutions, many have failed to address how they will bring their product to market.

5 Insights on Tech and Startups from Intel Capital Managing Director Marc Yi

Last month, members of Ottawa’s entrepreneurial and tech communities gathered at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum to see the two companies in our Accelerator, Renewity RMA and The Better Software Company, pitch in their bid for Series A funding.