Flyshark launches updated portable keyboard on Kickstarter

Another Kickstarter success story, the Flyshark II is the new and improved version of the original portable keyboard. The updated version features Bluetooth 4.2, longer battery life and a more durable design. The

Published on: October 19th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Miragii aims to combine fashion and wearable technology for hands free experience

San Diego, Calif.-based tech start up Miragii has designed a ‘smart necklace’ in pursuit of its goal to design a hands-free smartphone. While it could be a case of wearables gone wild, developers

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Canadian startups take on Periscope, Meerkat with different take on live streaming

These two Canadian startups are hoping to challenge the giants of the live streaming industry. Trace and Yeplive are two companies eager to leave their mark on the world of live video sharing and

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Jackie Atkins

What marketers can learn from Pebble Time’s Kickstarter record

It's now official, the Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign is the most successful ever run on the site as it's passed $16 million and more than 64,000 backers for the new e-paper colour smart

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

A fearless look ahead at crowdfunding in Canada for 2015

Crowdfunding hit the mainstream in Canada in 2014 with a record campaign for wireless speaker The Core by Mass Fidelity raising $1.3 million to lead the way. This raise was 60 per cent

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Marketing lessons we learned from 2014’s most successful Kickstarter projects

What do Neil Young, Levar Burton, and a 3D printer have in common? No, they're not all from the future, but nice try. If you guessed that they were all part of a

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

The Clipless wants to help you access your phone, hands-free

One of the great things about having a smartphone is being able to use what’s basically a computer on the go. One of the not-so-great things? Trying to juggle your phone while doing

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Candice So

How well I predicted crowdfunding in Canada for 2014

Twelve months have passed  since my predictions in on how the 2014 Canadian crowdfunding sector would unfold.  So here’s a look back and scorecard using a one to five scale (with five

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Bret Conkin

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

CrowdfundSuite to help businesses navigate pools of alternative funding

You may have only crowdfunded your first burrito this year, but Bret Conkin’s interest in crowdfunding stretches back to before Kickstarter ever allowed you to fund a potato salad. In 2008, Conkin founded

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

Toronto startup launching smart, connected bike

A Toronto-based startup is ushering in the Internet of Things – and its connected device comes with a pair of wheels and a handlebar. Vanhawks, a startup that’s currently part of the FounderFuel

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

The funding continuum enters stage left

The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and even public issuers. The regulators have struck

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Bret Conkin

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,

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

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson