I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Howard from Coral CEA. According to their website,
“Coral CEA is a not-for-profit open innovation network composed of member companies and organizations focused on the commercialization of Communications Enabled Applications (CEAs).
Coral CEA was founded by the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), Carleton University, IBM, GENBAND, Eclipse and ITAC.
Our vision is to create sustainable companies and knowledge jobs in the global market for CEAs. Coral CEA supports members in the commercialization process of new CEA products and services. This includes business development, distribution and brokering of alliance and capital relationships.”
Below is my unedited conversation with Scott. I hope you enjoy.
What Coral CEA does.
What startups in Toronto they have invested in and why
His thoughts on the Toronto startup scene
Why he thinks Hamilton’s startup culture is on the rise
What 2012 holds for Coral CEA and the startup scene