All Hands on Tech: Ubi voice-activated smart home command centre

Hi there, I’m Candice So and thanks for watching All Hands on Tech. In September 2012, the Ubi – or ubiquitous computer – received more than $229,000 in funding for its Kickstarter campaign,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

Want to get funded on Kickstarter? Mention cats

If you're trying to get a business funded on Kickstarter, using the words "cats", "Christina", and "December", could help improve your chances of being funded, according to a new study. A report on

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

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Canadians turn to Kickstarter to fund Power Pillow idea

Many of us already sleep with our smartphones right next to our pillows anyway, so why not have that pillow providing a charge at the same time? That's the promise of a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bublcam raises more than $300,000 on Kickstarter

Two years ago, Sean Ramsay decided he wanted to build a camera that could record images and video not just from the front and from the back – but one that would be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2013 Candice So

Bringing Crowdfunding to Main Street

Introduction: My ITBusiness.ca blog will cover posts around marketing, social media, crowdfunding and the intersection of marketing and IT. I hope you find it educational and discover new perspectives that you can apply.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2013 Bret Conkin

Indiegogo adds data analytics to campaign pages

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has added a slew of new features to its service, giving campaigners a new dashboard with data and analytics for their campaigns. Yesterday, the crowdfunding platform announced its new dashboard

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

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

Ubi computer makers win $100,000 in funding

Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), maker of an always-on, voice-activated computer called the Ubi, has just landed $100,000 of investment in a competition for startups in Northumberland, Ont. On Monday, Spark Centre and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So

Why Kickstarter may not approve your tech project

Yancey Strickler stands in a darkened theatre on Toronto’s College Street, his frame illuminated by a big-screen projector behind him. Energetically cracking a few self-deprecating jokes with the crowd filling the theatre, Strickler

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

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

When crowdfunding goes wrong: how platforms handle fundraiser disputes

When Tara Reed first began her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, she had high hopes that it would help her achieve her dream - to self-publish her book. In March, the Toronto-area writer launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Is that a $70,000 keyboard in your pocket?

When was the last time you tried to type out a long e-mail to your co-workers or boss on your phone or tablet, silently cursing all the while as your fingers banged out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2013 Candice So

Crowdfunded satellite telescope raises $1.5M

Looking for an example of a well-crafted, well thought-out crowdfunding campaign? Look no further than the ARKYD 100, billed as the world's first public space telescope. With the help of a hefty, crowdfunded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 Candice So