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StartCanada Blog

The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.

Design Matters

  • Companies with good design outperform others by 219%
  • Design is a competitive advantage. It can capture consumer desire. It can speed up production. It can reduce cost. It can fatten margins. And the companies that grasp these realities are more likely to win in the marketplace
  • But exactly how valuable is design? The Design Value Index tracks a portfolio of publicly traded U.S. companies that excel at design, including Apple, Disney, Nike and IBM. Over a 10-year period, this basket of 14 companies outperformed the S&P 500 by 219%

Source: Canadian Business, April 2016
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Innovation Is...

Source: Jeanne M. Liedtka, Design Thinking, University of Virginia

Design Thinking Meets Start-ups / Entrepreneurship

"Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that encourages these qualities as teams combine right-brain creative thinking with left-brain analytical thinking."
- - - Jeanne Liedtka, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Google for Entrepreneurs, moderated by Kaili Emmrich, features three business and product design leaders to expound on how design thinking can be a vital tool for start-ups and entrepreneurs. They are:

  • Eric Ries (The Lean Startup)
  • Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO)
  • Jake Knapp (Google Venture Design Partner)

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StartCanada Business Development Corporation

Big dreams. Start here.

StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.

Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.