Calculating the Total Cost of Software Ownership

Whether you’re using commercial software products or developing custom software to meet your technology needs there are always costs that need to be factored into your overall budget.  The term ‘Total Cost of Ownership’. or TCO, refers to the sum of all direct and indirect costs incurred by the software whether it be through development, […]

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Startup Resources in British Columbia’s Interior

While much of British Columbia’s technology and startup sector appears to be concentrated along the coastline the Interior of British Columbia is bustling with growth. Amidst the beautiful mountains, deep blue lakes, and manicured vineyards there is a lot going on in the tech community. Kelowna is home to world-class tech companies like StarDyne industries […]

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Startup Resources For Calgary Entrepreneurs

Alberta has it’s own thriving community of entrepreneurs and emerging startups. Over the last decade, particularly in the last 5 years, a lot of resources have surfaced to support this innovative community in Calgary. We took a look to see what Calgary has to offer entrepreneurs and were happy to find some great resources, some […]

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Startup Resources in Edmonton

While there is a lot going on in the tech community along the west coast of Canada, particularly in Vancouver, that isn’t the only place where startup culture is thriving. There is a lot going on in our neighbouring province, Alberta, as well in cities like Edmonton and Calgary. We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries […]

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Maintaining Your Startup Vision While Listening To User Feedback

Change is essential to any successful business. Knowing how and when to pivot is crucial, especially for emerging startups. However, when you are putting forth a minimum viable product (MVP) and getting your first round of feedback from early adopters it can be difficult to maintain your vision and try to accommodate this small group of […]

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3 Common Development Roadblocks in Custom Workflow Software

We came across this great blog post by the Nebraska based Volano Solutions that we thought we would share with you. Originally written by their blogger, Courtney McGann.   ‘Our whole schtick is, “We make work flow”. So, it wouldn’t go over too well if our process wasn’t optimized for a smooth client experience. Can you […]

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Patents Versus Trade Secrets

At Gravit-e Technologies we deal with a lot of startups with concerns around intellectual property. We often get asked if the company should obtain a patent before proceeding to release a Software-as-a-Service application or other technology. We also see a lot of startups whose ideas don’t necessarily meet the criteria for a patent or who think […]

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Non-Dilutive Funding Options

What is dilutive funding versus non-dilutive funding? Dilutive funding is any capital that requires you to give up equity in your company. Venture Capital and angel investors are common forms of dilutive funding. Conversely, non-dilutive funding is capital that doesn’t take equity in exchange, such as a loan or grant. For an early stage startup that is […]

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Automation For Every Business, Large and Small

Automation benefits businesses both large and small, from mammoth enterprises to fledgling startups. However, automation doesn’t necessarily look the same at every stage and there is a lot of debate as to when you should introduce automation to your business. Automation is not necessarily a one time thing, it is a process in itself. Automation […]

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