Startup news round-up: June 11, 2012

Here’s the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. DMZ expands by four startups, Startup Canada assesses New Brunswick’s post-secondary scene, and PO-MOtion takes its tech to the floor (and wall).

DMZ adds four
Four new startups havejoined the fold at Ryerson University’s DigitalMedia Zone in Toronto, bringing the total number ofemerging digitalfirms there to 45. The newest residents of the downtown hub are KomodoOpenLab (tech for people with disabilities), KytePhone (child-friendlysmartphone apps), Electric Courage (a location-based app for connectingpeople at hotspots out on the town) and Virtual Next (an electronicgift card provider).

From Ryerson University site

The N.B. startup scene
Startup Canada is giving a hand to New Brunswick’s post-secondarystartup scene. The non-profit group, which stopped in the provincerecently as part of its cross-Canada tour, is teaming up with localofficials in New Brunswick to launch University Enterprise Auditsthere. The program will assesswhat resources and support  areavailable to New Brunswick startups via its universities and colleges(despite the name the initiative looks at colleges, too) and recommendways to improve them.

From Startup Canada site

Writing’s on the wall (and floor)
PO-MOtion, aWinnipeg startup that was a finalist in ITB’s elevatorpitch video contest last fall, says it’s profitable and has deployedits product for several customers since officially launching it only amonth ago. The firm has grown from two people to five anditsinteractive floor and wall projection systems have been used by clientsin over 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The company says itexpects to introduce “advanced content management tools for resellersand distributors” over the next six months.


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