Canadian Olympic skier launches social networking app for athletes

Jan Hudec, Canadian alpine ski racer and Olympic medallist, is now the driving force behind PandaHaus, a new social networking and crowdfunding app designed for athletes, starting with the competitive ski community. It

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

500 Startups gets active in Toronto

As a result of a sea change in Silicon Valley, Selcuk Atli, entrepreneur in residence of one of the Bay Area’s most successful and prolific accelerators, said that 500 Startups is getting active

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Would you install a selfie mirror in your office?

Tech-savvy office fashionistas rejoice - the latest, and potentially greatest, marriage of style and smart technology is here! Or will be, depending on the success of its crowdfunding campaign. Described by its makers

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Grow 2015: Unicorns & the Silicon Valley fundraising market

Whistler, B.C. -- "It's never been easier to raise $1M for a startup in the Valley." Tomas Tunguz, a venture capitalist with RedPoint Ventures in Silicon Valley shared fundraising insights to a packed

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Onyx Motion presents a wearable, portable and customizable basketball ‘coach’

Want to shoot hoops like Michael Jordan? Onyx Motion has got the app for you. The Toronto-based company has been developing ‘Swish’ for wearable devices to help players hit more net and throw up

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Tech savvy Canadian athletes prepare for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games

When we think of elite athletes, the first image that comes to mind isn’t usually technology. Typically, the blood, sweat and tears we associate with athletic pursuits take over beforehand. This visual is

Published on: June 26th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Frontfundr platforms launches, benefits from new investing regulations

A crowd of B.C.’s venture and finance communities gathered yesterday at The Profile in Vancouver to network and herald the launch of Frontfundr, Canada’s newest crowdfunding platform. Their timing appears impeccable with the

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Bret Conkin

FundThrough platform brings crowd lending model to Canada

Canadian businesses now have an alternative option to accessing a line of credit other than a bank: pulling out their smartphone and tapping a button to access money as they need it. That's

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

A fearless look ahead at crowdfunding in Canada for 2015

Crowdfunding hit the mainstream in Canada in 2014 with a record campaign for wireless speaker The Core by Mass Fidelity raising $1.3 million to lead the way. This raise was 60 per cent

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Marketing lessons we learned from 2014’s most successful Kickstarter projects

What do Neil Young, Levar Burton, and a 3D printer have in common? No, they're not all from the future, but nice try. If you guessed that they were all part of a

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Blogger predictions for 2015: crowdfunding, retail, and work

We put the call for predictions in the coming year out to our Community Bloggers here at ITBusiness.ca. They didn't disappoint. Predictions aren't easy for writers to produce. When it comes to tech,

Published on: December 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How well I predicted crowdfunding in Canada for 2014

Twelve months have passed  since my predictions in ITBusiness.ca on how the 2014 Canadian crowdfunding sector would unfold.  So here’s a look back and scorecard using a one to five scale (with five

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Bret Conkin

The ‘Cicret’ is out – this futuristic bracelet doesn’t exist

The latest viral video sensation sweeping social media depicts an incredible piece of wearable technology that you can use while biking, riding transit, or even in the bath. The Cicret bracelet is "like

Published on: December 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Pinć, a $99 virtual reality headset, could be your newest office gadget

There’s a new virtual reality device coming out – but it’s not for gaming. This is the new Pinć virtual reality headset. It’s the passion project of Cordon Media, a Toronto-based digital agency

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So