Indiegogo expands presence in Canada

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Crowdcube’s clever equity-based crowdfunding model

A lot of people might get bright ideas while they’re watching television, but it took U.K.-based entrepreneur Darren Westlake to actually take action on one and as a result launch the world’s first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding campaign kicks off in Waterloo Tuesday

WATERLOO, ON. -- A major crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 in support of Startup Canada Connect will kick off here TuesdayStartup Canada Connect will be an online hub and meeting place for Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Ontario government commits to pursuing crowdfunding

Speaking at Technicity, the Toronto-based event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto, Duguid said Ontario needed to adopt crowdfunding so it wouldn't lose entrepreneurs to south of the border.

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How crowdfunding built a better bottle cutter

Build a better mousestrap, and the world will beat a path to your door, goes the saying. And if you build a better bottle cutter, the world will beat a path to crowdfund

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How Canadian startups have made crowdfunding work

The face of startup fundraising is changing. Not so long about, it used to be that startup companies had to win venture capital before testing the market, raising money based on the proposition

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Brain-sensing headband rides crowdfunding wave to success

The Toronto-based company that wants to make thought-controlled computing a consumer product is one step closer to making that a reality.With 12 days left in its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, Interaxon Inc. has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

New crowdfunding site aims to help homeless

A new crowdfunding site with a social conscious has launched in New Brunswick, and its first project aims to help 26 low income families that lost their homes in a downtown Fredericton.Launched by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Voice-activated computer Ubi calls on crowdfunding

The voice control offered on smartphones, such as Siri for iPhone, is pretty impressive. But what if you could have that same sort of technology to control your home?That's what the voice-activated computer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Stact’s elegant wine rack a crowdfunding success

Stact is a modular wine rack that you hang on your wall. It's available in a number of different colours and textures, and the panels can be adapted to any space. What's important

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Day Job’ doc maker finds crowdfunding options lacklustre

Sitting among the fledgling tech firms in the open concept loft that is Extreme Startups, David Chan is unique. His video production startup Fidelity Format isn't technically one of the teams in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

U.S. startups shop for best crowdfunding platforms

While the effort to get equity-based crowdfunding  legalized is making headway in several provinces across Canada, American startups are already sizing up what platform they’ll be using to raise money.The U.S. passed the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup’s crowdfunding campaign promises thought-controlled beer tap

A Toronto-based startup seeking crowdfunding to launch its next product is offering those who hand over enough cash a way to telepathically communicate with their iPhones and pour themselves a beer.Interaxon Inc. specializes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson