Visual search engine connects retailers with eager shopaholics

Toronto-based Craves is allowing retailers to uniquely harness the power of online shopping with its new visual search engine. The fashion discovery app is hoping to entice retailers and shoppers alike to get

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

AskforTask wants to make sure you never have to mow your own lawn again

Today, AskforTask announces the launch of its new app, which will include an up-to-date interactive map of available 'Taskers.' The expanding website's user base “is growing 40 per cent month-over-month and has saved Canadians over $50

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Can wearable computers stop the impending health care train wreck?

What does one of Canada's greatest serial entrepreneurs do after having recently sold another digital startup for hundreds of millions of dollars?  If you are Mike Serbinis  you look for an even bigger

Published on: March 12th, 2015 Jim Love

#ITWCchats – Take a trip down wearables alley chat recap

Updated 5:01 pm E.S.T. We just finished another amazing discussion with wearables startup labs from Toronto and around North America and were also joined by many wearables enthusiasts. A special thanks to our

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

The 5W’s of angel investors: Everything you wanted to know about what these investors do

Written by Gerard Buckley with Hilary Green In the shadows of Bay Street, Canada’s established financial district, and communities across Canada, Canada's newest entrepreneurs are feeling the impact of new funding. Partnering with

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

20 chairperson responsibilities for curing a ‘dysfunctional board’

I hear much reported on the dysfunctionality of growth stage company boards and board meetings by investors and entrepreneurs alike. They often give the appearance the situation is out of their hands or

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

FreshBooks raises $30M in first funding round

Cloud accounting software provider FreshBooks has raised $30 million U.S. in a funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, a U.S.-based venture capital (VC) firm. The other investors in the round were Atlas

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

Extreme Startups grad ExecNote to simplify social for salespeople

With a freshly launched mobile app, a revamped platform, and its startup accelerator graduation day behind it, ExecNote is aiming to change how salespeople get social. On Wednesday afternoon, the team behind ExecNote

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Candice So

Dentons kicks off program for startups’ legal needs

Multinational law firm Dentons is launching a startup program in Canada, helping tech startups incorporate and advising them on all things legal in their line of business. While Dentons Canada has already been

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So

Canadian startups vie for the spotlight at CEBIT 2012

HANOVER, Germany – They are all sitting in designated areas around a mid-sized booth with a sign that says, “Canada begins here,” but the local startup firms attending CEBIT this year are hoping

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Shane Schick

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong