TWG navigates startup waters while throwing others a line

In the heart of downtown Toronto and just blocks away from Chinatown lies TWG (The Working Group) a development house that creates Web and mobile products for clients and the community at large. I

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Small firms raid online marketplace with startup-powered solutions

When Winnie Yip launched her Toronto home decoration and vintage goods shop Even & Odd in spring 2012, her target market was working people in their 30s and 40s. That group is likely

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. started because founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online. Finding he could either list them on eBay or a similar service, with little ability to build a brand, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Grant Buckler

ShopLocket, TribeHR snag American VC deals

Two Canadian tech startups announced financing deals that included backing from U.S. venture capital firms Wednesday.Toronto-based ShopLocket landed a deal worth $1million in a roundco-led by U.S.-based Valar Ventures, while TribeHR of Waterloo,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Onboardly launches as ‘a startup for startups’

It’s great when a fledgling startup gets that first cheque from a venture capital firm, but then what?Many young firms need a marking manager after they’ve initially proved their product to VCs but

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo first cohort of digital firms

Toronto's newest technology startup accelerator debuted today its first cohort with five firms seeking millions in venture capital money and some with investments already locked down.Extreme Startups is a collaboration between Extreme Venture

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: May 2, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The Ontario government is serious about video games, a Waterloo startup is headed to Y Combinator, and ShopLocket offers more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 30, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Startup Weekend Hamilton crowns a winner, ShopLocket makes it easier to sell fashions online, and Rent frock Repeat makes it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

ShopLocket lets ‘micro-retailers’ sell products online

New Toronto-based Web startup ShopLocket is launching an open beta of its product today that is designed to allow anyone to sell an item online with just a few minutes of setup and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson