Anwar Ali, VICE

Anwar Ali


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Anwar:

Stories of People Getting Too Stoned on Planes

“There was a moment when I didn’t think I was going to survive.” → Read More

Stories of People Getting Too Stoned on Planes

“There was a moment when I didn’t think I was going to survive.” → Read More

Not many startups are willing to take the risk, but sometimes an acquisition makes sense

The argument for making an acquisition is different for a small company than it is for a large corporation, in that it has nothing to do with buying revenue → Read More

Defiantly independent: Home Hardware CEO Terry Davis stares down his U.S. competitors

Home Hardware chief executive Terry Davis says the company is staying true to its rural roots and is undaunted by Home Depot, or Lowe’s → Read More

Hell on Wheels ·

In-line skating's struggle to become an Olympic sport → Read More

Canadian startups look to Silicon Valley for more than investors with deep pockets

More and more Canadian startups are looking to exploit California’s talent and investment dollars without moving there → Read More

Small Montreal boot maker Genfoot looking to big athletic brands to lead the way in 3D shoes

Gentech, the company behind Kamik boots, hopes 3D technology will give it an edge and cost-savings in a sector where there are few domestic players left → Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s first JLABS incubator outside the U.S. opens at Toronto’s MaRS

JLABS will let startups in therapeutic, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health research test out ideas with access to state-of-the-art equipment, without giving up equity → Read More

If the Toronto-Waterloo region is to stay competitive it needs a better transportation link

Trains, planes or shuttles: Politicians, businesses in region are looking at how to provide transportation needed to build a formidable startup hub → Read More

Lack of Canadian NHL contenders expected to take bite from Rogers Communications Inc’s bottom line

Rogers does not breakdown revenue or profit in its media segment, which lumps in everything from NHL broadcasts to radio properties → Read More

Venture capitalists show budding interest in agtech opportunities

With an emerging space such as agriculture technology there are few players, both on the investment and product development side. But that is slowly changing → Read More

Why aspiring to achieve unicorn status could be dangerous for startups

Getting in the unicorn club has become a benchmark of sorts for startups to aspire to. Many investors, however, feel it's one that warrants caution → Read More

Toronto’s CleanSlate wins $500,000 in international startup competition 43North

CleanSlate is one of 3 Canadian startups relocating across the border for a year armed with an infusion of capital as finalists at the self-proclaimed 'world’s largest business idea competition' → Read More

Why some U.S. venture capitalists are seeking out deals with Canadian startups

While many VCs have a mandate to look for ideas beyond geographical boundaries, there’s something that makes Canada uniquely compelling to some of them → Read More

Can you build a better hockey team with analytics? These Canadian startups are betting on it

Professional sports teams are reaching into their wallets to beef up their athletes, not just with fitness wearables but with a broad range of sports technology, and these startups are hoping to cash... → Read More

Here’s how not to burn through your cash when you finally have real money to spend

Once you get financing for your business, it can be tempting to burn through cash recklessly. But there are ways to manage the burn rate → Read More

How three Canadian airline startups plan to take flight in a daunting market

For a trio of Canadian airline upstarts whose launch date is imminent, the way to avoid engaging in a price war, it appears, is finding a niche and sticking with it → Read More

How HR startups are bringing hiring into the 21st century

The recruitment space is ripe for disruption and HR startups are taking notice, using new technology to make hiring less time-consuming and more effective → Read More

Can Quebecor Inc really afford to purchase an NHL team?

The NHL expansion fee alone costs $500 million, and that doesn’t take into account all the other issues that stem from creating an NHL-ready team → Read More

Online mattress retailers look to free consumers from high prices, gimmicky sales pitches

Mattress startups say there’s a better way to shop and are boldly telling customers not to waste their time on the retail floor. But traditional retailers aren't losing sleep yet → Read More