Dandy: it takes a community to raise an app

Dandy takes a community approach to developing apps and paying those developers. It wants to solve the problem of the disconnect between the amount of revenue being generated by app stores and the

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WellRead: keep up with your world

WellRead wants to help you solve the problem of information overload by bringing together news, professional and social content in one place and then surfacing what’s really important to you. From there, you

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Groupnotes: share faster

It’s fun to talk about Web content on social networks, but that information gets fractured across many different locations. Groupnotes solves that problem by using a browser add-on to put your social commenting

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ViewsIQ: imaging made natural

This medical technology startup combines the hardware of a microscope imaging camera with a software stitching algorithm so that lab samples can be digitized and sent to pathologists anywhere in the world. It

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The Open Doors Network

Home ownership can be a chore and a challenge for those with little time, or experience. So this startup is creating Web applications for home owners to be reminded about maintenance issues and

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Oikoi: find your next apartment

Think of it like a dating site for apartments and the tenants seeking them. Oikoi connects landlords and property managers with tenants seeking the type of apartments they’re offering, providing pre-qualified leads instead

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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

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Gerard Buckley on importance of angels

Gerard Buckley is an ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger and one of the mentors with Incubes. As the director of Jaguar Capital, he has an inside point of view on the relationships between investors and

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

Feds invest in Niagara-area Internet startup

A Niagara-area Internet startup will benefit from some cash from the federal government to help it bring its technology to market. The Government of Canada, through FedDev, is investing in IIX Corp. (International

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Startup Canada falls short of $100,000 fundraising goal

The entrepreneurial movement that traveled coast-to-coast hosting town halls and building a network of 300 partners has fallen short of its fundraising goal on Indiegogo.Startup Canada saw its campaign on the crowdfunding Web

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Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

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Influitive announces $7.3 million funding round

A Toronto-based startup firm that helps companies turn happy customers into marketing advocates has raised a $7.3 million Series A round of funding.Influitive, also co-headquartered in San Francisco, announced yesterday it closed the

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SanDisk offers $75 million to innovate flash memory

If you’re looking for an idea to start your next business, SanDisk has a pretty strong incentive to get you thinking about developing Flash memory technology.That incentive comes in the form of a

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FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson