The May issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The editorial theme for this issue is Technology Entrepreneurship. This issue features the following articles:
Michael Ayukawa, founder of Cornerportal, reflects upon the shifts in his entrepreneurial world view framework and highlights the transformative effect of collectives on an entrepreneur's view of their environment and options.
Natasha D’Souza, founder of Virtual EyeSee, illustrates how the implementation of an idea depends on the entrepreneur's approach to development and commercialization. The article focuses on leveraging collectives to increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial success.
Fred Dixon, CEO of Blindside Networks, shares key lessons learned while balancing the demands of building a business and nurturing the open source project that the business depends on.
Arthur Low, founder and CTO of Crack Semiconductor, retraces the history of key advances in the integrated circuits and electronic design automation tool industry to show that a shift from proprietary to open source tools now means that viable business models exist for small companies to create advanced silicon intellectual property.
Igor Sales and Aparna Shanker from Carleton University's TIM program outline their plans to bring together freelance Android developers and software development firms using a platform that proves the expertise and reputation of developers.
For the upcoming June issue, we continue the theme of Technology Entrepreneurship. We encourage any entrepreneurs who wish to share their insights and lessons to submit articles for this issue before May 15th. In July, we focus on Women Entrepreneurs and welcome submissions that shed light on the particular challenges of increasing the number of women in founding and leadership positions. Please contact the Editor, Chris McPhee, if you are interested in submitting an article for either of these themes; we also welcome general submissions on the topic of open source business or the growth of early-stage technology companies.