Mind the App: Famebit

We all know YouTube as the online video destination full of cute pets, exploding Mentos-filled Coke bottles, and awesome slam dunks. But it turns out it's more than that. It’s a powerful marketing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Micro-ecommerce solution Shoplocket acquired by Irish firm

Toronto-based ecommerce firm Shoplocket has been acquired by Cork, Ireland-based global product development and supply chain company PCH International, the two firms announced this morning. When the graduate of accelerator Extreme Startups launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 digital marketing startups to follow on Twitter

Covering the fourth cohort grad showcase at Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups, we met some interesting people on the leading edge of the digital marketing space and reconnected with others. Whether or not you'd

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

FameBit turns any business brand into a Youtube star

Agnes Kozera, co-founder of FameBit, got the idea for her current startup from a marketing technique she was using for her previous startup. As founder of SeasonsBox, a subscription-based service that sends members

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SqueezeCMM to help content marketers get a grip on metrics

As the co-founder and CEO of SqueezeCMM, Jen Evans says she understands the pain of content marketers that answer to corporate clients - after all, she used to do content marketing for a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups’ Candid crowdsources photos for e-commerce

Where everyone else sees a picture of shoes as just a picture of shoes, Nariman Haghighi sees possibility. As co-founder and CTO of Candid.io, a B2B marketing startup, he’s always believed there’s a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2014 Candice So

Extreme Startups grad ExecNote to simplify social for salespeople

With a freshly launched mobile app, a revamped platform, and its startup accelerator graduation day behind it, ExecNote is aiming to change how salespeople get social. On Wednesday afternoon, the team behind ExecNote

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Candice So

Extreme Startups graduates 4 digital marketing services

Story written with notes from Candice So. Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups debuted its latest cohort of digital entrepreneurs to the world on Wednesday, showcasing four different startups with web-based digital marketing software products.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups splits into three integrated programs

Toronto-based technology startups accelerator Extreme Startups is changing its 12-week cohort program to three integrated programs focused on developing company founders, Extreme Startup's managing director Marcus Daniels announced today in New York. Three

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ex-Facebook employees launch data visualization startup Polychart

Startup name: Polychart Co-founders: Lisa Zhang, CEO; Samson Hu, vice-president of business development; Fravic Fernando, vice-president of user experience Funding: Raised $135,000 in seed funding Startup premise: Back in 2010, higher-ups in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 14th, 2013 Candice So

Sciencescape cataloguing research papers everywhere, one essay at a time

Startup name: Sciencescape Presenter: Sam Molyneux, CEO and co-founder Funding: Closed seed funding of $1.1 million Startup premise: Sam Molyneux has always been involved in research. In a past life, before becoming a

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

Extreme Startups wraps third cohort demo day, announces new managing director

Toronto-based startup accelerator Extreme Startups launched its latest cohort of five startups yesterday at a demo day event in Toronto, following its latest 12-week program of business mentorship, investment, and product refinement. Extreme

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

Brika connects shoppers and makers through e-commerce

Startup name: Brika Co-founders: Kena Paranjape, crafter of brand; Jen Koss, builder of business Offices: BRIKA, 500 Sherbourne St, Ste 2109, Toronto, Ontario Funding: $500,000 secured out of $1 million Startup premise:   Touted

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

Instaradio aiming to be the YouTube or Instagram of audio

Startup name: Instaradio Presenter: Kevin Kliman, CEO and co-founder Funding: $300,000 committed out of $1 million Startup premise: There's YouTube for videos and Instagram for photos, but what is out there on the

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