Dandy: it takes a community to raise an app

Dandy takes a community approach to developing apps and paying those developers. It wants to solve the problem of the disconnect between the amount of revenue being generated by app stores and the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

WellRead: keep up with your world

WellRead wants to help you solve the problem of information overload by bringing together news, professional and social content in one place and then surfacing what’s really important to you. From there, you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Groupnotes: share faster

It’s fun to talk about Web content on social networks, but that information gets fractured across many different locations. Groupnotes solves that problem by using a browser add-on to put your social commenting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

ViewsIQ: imaging made natural

This medical technology startup combines the hardware of a microscope imaging camera with a software stitching algorithm so that lab samples can be digitized and sent to pathologists anywhere in the world. It

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Open Doors Network

Home ownership can be a chore and a challenge for those with little time, or experience. So this startup is creating Web applications for home owners to be reminded about maintenance issues and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oikoi: find your next apartment

Think of it like a dating site for apartments and the tenants seeking them. Oikoi connects landlords and property managers with tenants seeking the type of apartments they’re offering, providing pre-qualified leads instead

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hyperdrive: accelerating at light speed

Founded in 2012 out of Waterloo region’s Communitech Hub, this accelerator is taking money from some of Canada’s top investors and taking promising startups from concept to commercialization. Web site: http://hyperdrive.communitech.ca/ Click through on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

VCs and accelerators get some love from Budget 2013

In a federal budget characterized by a minimum of new spending and investment, the small business and startup communities of Canada did receive some attention from finance minister Jim Flaherty on Thursday. Research,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Feds launch tech accelerators for Canadian start-ups in Boston, New York City

The Canadian federal government was busy this week, launching technology-focused accelerator programs for Canadian start-ups in both New York City and Boston. The Canadian Technology Accelerator program (CTA) in Boston will focus on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Advice from accelerators: What they really want from startups

Startup accelerators are becoming more and more common in Canada, with facilities, expertise and mentorship to offer to fledgling startups. Their assistance can be invaluable to an inexperienced entrepreneur trying to turn an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Sanotron launching BC’s first digital health accelerator

We have seen the rise of over 10 digital health accelerators in the US in the past three years, yet Canada has failed to produce even one. While the US and Europe are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Maria Karpenko

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Gaming incubator welcomes “crazy talented” first cohort

A new Montreal-based gaming incubator and go-to-market accelerator has welcomed its first group of game development teams ready to push the boundaries of video gaming in Canada.Execution Labs describes itself as a “first-of-its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Elevator pitch videos from Incubes third cohort

Toronto-based startup incubator Incubes unveiled its third cohort in December, and has now collaborated with ITBusiness.ca to release elevator pitch videos featuring the new firms.Incubes latest round of startups has a distinctly business-to-business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson