Elevator Pitch: Alertly – off-the-shelf security system

A member of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, Alertly offers a do-it-yourself security system you can install in your home, office, or car. Alertly says 1.6 million homes were broken into last year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Modreal – your personal online lookbook

A startup in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, Modreal is creating a social engagement platform to connect fashions brands with the people who love their clothes. Users can browse the latest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Fashion Forward – realize your closet wealth

Fashion Forward is a startup taking part in the fourth cohort of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and is offering free local online classifieds across Canada for used clothing. Most people are only wearing 60

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Qoints – how success is measured

Qoints is a startup involved with the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and it wants to help brands understand and measure the success of digital campaigns. Qoints co-founders Harris Maxwell and Cory

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: AppGeek – do more with your smartphone

A part of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, AppGeek offers a crowd-sourced app discovery system that recommends iPhone apps to you based on your interests and personality. AppGeek says that businesses launch more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: LightningPlatform – create, target, and report with ease

One of the startups in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, LightningPlatform is a cloud-based framework that aids development and provides complete visibility on actions performed by users. Think of it like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

Hyperdrive: accelerating at light speed

Founded in 2012 out of Waterloo region’s Communitech Hub, this accelerator is taking money from some of Canada’s top investors and taking promising startups from concept to commercialization. Web site: http://hyperdrive.communitech.ca/ Click through on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five elevator pitch tips from the CN Tower contest winner

Preparing a pitch to investors is not an easy exercise -- especially when you have to sum up what your company does in just a few sentences. So how can you paint a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2013 Noura Sakkijha

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Elevator pitch videos from Incubes third cohort

Toronto-based startup incubator Incubes unveiled its third cohort in December, and has now collaborated with ITBusiness.ca to release elevator pitch videos featuring the new firms.Incubes latest round of startups has a distinctly business-to-business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Rocketr science: How to make a winning

It wasn't rocket science, but a simple message combined with a professionally polished one-minute video collaborated on by employees and friends that won ITBusiness.ca's ‘The $1,000 Minute' YouTube contest.After collecting contest entries for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup brings juicy gossip to Facebook

If you live with a teenager, probably the last thing you think they need is another way to gossip about their friends. But that’s what the developers of Gosspiz! plan to offer them

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson