Montreal’s a ‘top 21 smart community’ – so what does it mean?

In October, Greater Montréal was named as one of 2014’s top 21 smart communities by the Intelligent Community Forum.  What does this distinction mean and how does it affect our lives? We will explore

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2013 Lydia Cappelli

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

FounderFuel set to unveil 9 new startups on Demo Day

Montreal-based startup accelerator FoundFuel will be hosting its demo day this Thursday and introducing nine new digital firms to the world. According to FounderFuel's General Manager Ian Jeffrey the cohort has amassed some

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Two Montreal solution providers join forces

Two Montreal-based Microsoft partners are joining forces, with the announcement this week of the acquisition of AlphaMosaïk by Negotium Technologies. The combined entity, which will carry forward under the Negotium brand with both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Xtreme Labs launches app for Montreal retailer

Montreal-based premium menswear retailer Frank & Oak has expanded its online retail presence with a new iPhone app, developed in conjunction with Toronto's Xtreme Labs.p>The new app, now available for download, comes less

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Visual effects for next Robocop movie will happen in Montreal

Québec Premier Pauline Marois travelled to the United Kingdon Monday as British digital design and special effects studio Framestore announced it was choosing Montréal as the location of its fourth global office, and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

FounderFuel launches 8 international startups at demo day

Last week Montreal-based FounderFuel unveiled eight new digital startups unto the world in front of a crowd of 800 people. This cohort of startups graduating the three-month program was different. Teams weren't just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 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

You can’t have smarter cities with stupid people

Technology can change the world’s cities radically in the next couple of decades – if people and politics will let it.That was the impression left by a panel discussion entitled Planetary Intelligence and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2012 Grant Buckler

New agency taps into demand for digital retail solutions

Digital Connect is launching what it calls the first digital shopper marketing agency in Canada. The new agency has been formed by existing firms SVM and Piranha andwill be jointly based in Toronto

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Eventbrite tests global expansion waters in Canada

Ian Jeffrey was puzzled when he received an email recently from Eventbrite. Not just via Eventbrite, as in a message posted for him to seesomewhere on the online event management and ticketing site.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Neck ties not allowed, sandals optional

By Leo Valiquette  Victoria Lennox and the team at Startup Canada were back in Ottawa recently and my brief showing at one of the events left me with plenty of food for thought. (more…)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Ooomf gets $500,000 vote of confidence for app discovery platform

It's been a big day for Ooomf.The Montreal startup launched a public beta of its mobile app discoveryplatform on Wednesday, the same day it announced $500,000 in seedfunding from Real Ventures and BDC

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Montreal’s Wajam picks up three Stevie Awards

Montreal startup Wajam has picked up three honours from the International Business Awards, popularly known as the Stevie Awards. The social search engine firm won gold for best online press room, plussilvers for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong