Equity for charity proposed by new Upside Foundation

Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Execution Labs looks to fund videogame developers in Montreal

A new gaming-focused startup incubator and accelerator has launched in Montreal with $1.4 million in funding and the involvement of several videogame-industry luminaries.Execution Labs announced it was open for applications yesterday. It's looking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spently’s strategic shift away from the mobile wallet masses

The mobile wallet space is starting to get just as crowded and jam packed as the traditional wallets the technology was meant to replace. After surveying the increasingly competitive mobile wallet landscape,Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

VC deal sizes and amounts shrink in U.S. during third quarter

Access to startup funding got tighter south of the border during the third quarter of this year. According to figures reported by the Washington Post in our sourcearticle, startup funding in the U.S.

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

Canadian university research funding hits worst slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vancouver-based QuickMobile lands $3.3 million VC deal

QuickMobile, a Vancouver-based mobile solution provider for the meetings and events market, has raised $3.3 million in a financing round led by the BDC IT Venture Fund. In a news release, QuickMobile said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Techtoberfest’ heralds unveiling of 22 tech startups out of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ont.'s $30 million technology accelerator is hosting its demo day today as part of a conference dubbed “Techtoberfest.” Hosted in the Communitech hub that also houses offices for Research in Motion and

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

Fall deadlines loom for Canadian tech startups

It’s a busy Fall season for tech startups, with lots of options available out there to grow your business and gain resources – but with opportunity, comes deadlines. Here’s a few startup programs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner offers $50,000 to fund privacy research projects

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is offering up to $50,000 for year-long projects that will advance privacy knowledge in one year, the office announced yesterday. Looking for proposals that specifically deal with Canada’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Keek adds $7 million to become ‘Twitter for video’

A Toronto-based firm has raised another $7 million in funding towards its goal of becoming the “Twitter of video” on the Internet, it announced today. Keek is a social video platform that allows

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Influitive launches AdvocateHub marketing platform

Toronto-based Influitive Inc. launched its business-to-business marketing tool AdvocateHub Web service today, the firm announced.AdvocateHub takes a different approach to marketing, by allowing companies to build up communities of customers and partners who

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

LemonStand quenches financing thirst with freshly squeezed seed funding

LemonStand started the day with some sweet seed funding this morning.The Vancouver startup has secured an undisclosed amount of financingfrom the Business Development Bank of Canada's IT Venture Fund and fourangel investors: Michael

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

Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson