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

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Technicity 2012 – Minister Brad Duguid endorses crowdfunding

The Ontaro Securities Commission will explore crowdfunding as a way to help entrepreneurs close the funding gap, the minister announced at Technicity.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 jeff

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian and U.S. lobby groups forge crowdfunding alliance

The main organization lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is teaming up with a major U.S. group to bolster its efforts. Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC) announced today it is formally partneringwith the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto-based ‘Cobra’ project within striking distance of Kickstarter goal

The Cobra is already within striking distance of its target. The Cobra is a project to build the perfect wallet for today's techies.The target is $30,000, which is how much money Toronto-based designerAlex

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

UK founder of world’s first equity crowdfunding site coming to Toronto

The CEO of the world's first equity crowdfunding site is coming from the UK to share his insights with a Toronto audience at this year's Technicity summit. Darren Westlake co-founded UK-based Crowdcube, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

U.S. to allow startups access to crowdfunding ‘within 6 months’

Even though America's equity crowdfunding law is now stuck in bureaucratic red tape, one of the law's key architects says U.S. startups could be raising money through investment crowdfunding in less than six

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

XConnect: How social media aids independent film-making

Viral marketing, social media and crowd-sourced funding. All these terms are important in the area of independent film-making. Currently, our city (Toronto) is knee deep in glitter and glitz as the Toronto International

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2012 Karim Kanji