MaRS’ economic impact claims under fire from the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star says it has found some inconsistencies in MaRS Discovery District's claims about how it helps startups succeed. On Thursday, the Star ran a story by reporter Kenyon Wallace saying the

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Candice So

New directions for MaRS and partner Wearable Wednesdays TO

MaRS Discovery District is taking a new direction in how it helps startups get off the ground, changing how it works with early stage companies in its ICE Practice – which stands for

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

Startups taking on mobile apps in healthcare

An app for patients sticking to their pill schedules, an app for accessing electronic medical records, and a dashboard for doctors looking to collect clinical data – those are just some of the

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS to unveil report on Canadian accelerators

With so many startup accelerators sprouting up in Canada, the MaRS Discovery District has been gauging their efforts to boost companies emerging into the startup space. On June 6, MaRs Data Catalyst announced

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Candice So

Jolt announces second cohort of six startups

The technology startup accelerator based at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District announced its next cohort of six firms today. Jolt, launched at the public-private business hub in July 2012, will be hosting the firms

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto named one of world’s most intelligent communities

Toronto has been named on a list of the world's most innovative hot spots for information and communications technology by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The annual practice of naming a "Smart 21"

Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wanted: President and COO for MaRS Discovery District

Canada's largest tech startup incubator wants to add more firepower to its leadership team.Two days ago, Toronto's MaRS Discovery District startedposting ads tohire a president and chief operating officer (COO). Although CEO IlseTreurnicht,

Published on: July 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The Big Apple’s ‘silicon alley’ architect comes to Toronto

He's been called a fearsome negotiator, overzealous, demanding, picky, argumentative, grating - and brilliant.Now the guru behind New York City's new $2-billion tech campus iscoming to Toronto this week. Seth Pinsky, president of

Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

ShopMyClothes sees big dollar signs in used designer duds

The more successful Jonathan Elias's resale clothing Web site gets, the tougher it is on his eyes.Let's explain: although Elias is president and CEO of ShopMyClothes,the Toronto startup remains bootstrapped. So he and

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Life on MaRS: Help for over 2,000 startups and counting

Phase two of life on MaRS starts just under a year from now.Six years after phase one of the MaRS Discovery District officiallyopened its doors on downtown Toronto's College Street, the first majorexpansion

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Privacy by Design a must for small tech startups

Small businesses must do their part to ensure privacy when creating technology products and dealing with customer's personal information, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.The law of the land and the

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson