Canadians turn to Kickstarter to fund Power Pillow idea

Many of us already sleep with our smartphones right next to our pillows anyway, so why not have that pillow providing a charge at the same time? That's the promise of a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

10 Bold Predictions for Crowdfunding in 2014

1. Alternative Financing is not a trend. Venture capital is being democratized. More and more entrepreneurs will build crowdfunding into their funding cycle to tap supporters. The market validation, feedback and community building

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Bret Conkin

FundRazr kicks off ‘crowdfunding as a service’

FundRazr, one of the largest crowdfunding sites in Canada, has started up a partnership designed to help people embark on crowdfunding campaigns and raise money for their medical bills. This week, FundRazr announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

BLG points to tech issues as top business risks for 2014

Canada's business landscape is a relatively stable one and a good place to operate in for 2014, Borden Ladner Gervais says, but there will be growing areas of risk that organizations must be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – 3 Canadian tech marketers worth following on Twitter

We're taking our #FollowFriday practice beyond Twitter at ITBusiness.ca so we can tell you a little bit more about the people we're adding to our Twitter lists (and tweeting them twice). This week,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bublcam raises more than $300,000 on Kickstarter

Two years ago, Sean Ramsay decided he wanted to build a camera that could record images and video not just from the front and from the back – but one that would be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2013 Candice So

Bringing Crowdfunding to Main Street

Introduction: My ITBusiness.ca blog will cover posts around marketing, social media, crowdfunding and the intersection of marketing and IT. I hope you find it educational and discover new perspectives that you can apply.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2013 Bret Conkin

Indiegogo adds data analytics to campaign pages

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has added a slew of new features to its service, giving campaigners a new dashboard with data and analytics for their campaigns. Yesterday, the crowdfunding platform announced its new dashboard

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

What we learned from running our Twitter chats

With hashtag-based chats cropping up everywhere you look in the Twitterverse, now seems like a good time to talk about how you can moderate a Twitter chat to help you build your brand

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

A marketer’s guide to being CASL ready

Bret Conkin is the chief marketing officer for FundRazr, Canada's biggest crowdfunding platform. He has prepared this list of tips for marketers, in advance of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This post appeared as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Bret Conkin

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Vancouver firm the subject of crowdfunding reality TV show

The next time you hear about a new crowdfunding campaign, it may not be through Facebook or Twitter – instead, it could be from your TV. It seems almost counter-intuitive, but bigger broadcasting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

Ubi computer makers win $100,000 in funding

Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), maker of an always-on, voice-activated computer called the Ubi, has just landed $100,000 of investment in a competition for startups in Northumberland, Ont. On Monday, Spark Centre and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So

Why Kickstarter may not approve your tech project

Yancey Strickler stands in a darkened theatre on Toronto’s College Street, his frame illuminated by a big-screen projector behind him. Energetically cracking a few self-deprecating jokes with the crowd filling the theatre, Strickler

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So