Vancouver firm the subject of crowdfunding reality TV show

The next time you hear about a new crowdfunding campaign, it may not be through Facebook or Twitter – instead, it could be from your TV. It seems almost counter-intuitive, but bigger broadcasting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

Crowdfunding fever spreads to Canadian city halls seeking relief from budget pressures

You could call the Statue of Liberty the first successfully crowdfunded municipal project. Not the construction of the actual copper icon by Paris-based Gaget, Gauthier and Cie Workshop in 1881, but the funding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Public ‘lacks financial literacy’ for crowdfunding: investors group

The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Centre for Social Innovation launches crowdfunding platform

A new crowdfunding platform akin to Kickstarter or Indiegogo will launch this week with a focus on social innovation and offering a membership at an entrepreneurial hub. Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

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

Former Radian6 employees join ‘relationship capital’ mining startup

Several former Radian6 employees are now part of a new social startup based in New Brunswick, that promises to unlock more sales opportunities by mining a business' own employees. Described as a “relationship

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

Facebook boosts fundraising campaigns: study

Most people use Facebook to share cute pictures of their pets or complain about the weather, but it's becoming a more popular fundraising platform as well, according to one study.Peer-to-peer campaigns, or crowdfunding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TeamBuy and Dealfind set to merge: report

Two Toronto-based group buying Web sites – TeamBuy.ca and Dealfind -  are set to merge, reports the blog of the Canadian Deals Association. The unconfirmed merger marks the consolidation in the group buying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Extreme Startups demo day showcases five fast-growing tech startups

Consider the following problems: Sharing your photo memories trapped on your hard drive. Using that complicated Web-based software for your job. Organizing an event when you're not sure how popular it will be.

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

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

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

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

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