Every startup needs a video ‘elevator pitch’

If you’ve run into me in person in the past couple of weeks, I’ve probably insisted on telling you about The $1,000 Minute, our YouTube elevator pitch contest for tech startups. I’m starting

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Art Jam creates interactive, visual platform for musicians

Most instruments are played by blowing air through a chamber or hitting a taught string, but Sound Selecta Inc. wants people to play music by tapping animated graphics on a touch screen mobile

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Making waves in radio and television

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we caught up with Screenreach Interactive founder and CEO Paul Rawlings on his way out the door to attend the Digital Signage Investor Conference in New York. We

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Driving steady organic growth on a shoestring

By Francis Moran Many startups with aspirations of grandeur have fallen prey to the temptation to call themselves a “leading provider of ...”. But at Teamly, founder and CEO Scott Allison and his team appreciate that

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Video Rewind: Video advertising goes interactive

We were pleased to see our first contest entry for The $1,000 Minute from Winnipeg-based Po-Motion Inc. and are tempted to set up the low-cost interactive video projector systems ourselves. After all, the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Po-Motion takes interactive video projection to the masses

Most people wouldn't guess that it's possible to setup an interactive video projection for under $1,000, but Winnipeg-based Po-Motion Inc. makes it so.Founded Dec. 1, 2010, Po-Motion offers a free software package for

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

The fine art of the business hustle

By Francis Moran For a pre-revenue startup that is bootstrapping its way to market, incurring the cost to travel to another city to attend an industry trade conference with an admission price of

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Canadians prove wise on creating healthy tech startup atmosphere

Canadians think the government is doing a decent job of offering technology startups support, but almost nobody thinks this nation is a world leader when it comes to giving entrepreneurs a hand. And

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Digital signage: Telling the right story to drive customer acquisition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we caught up with Screenreach Interactive founder and CEO Paul Rawlings, he was in the midst of packing for a trip to New York, where he was

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Meet CommentAir Technologies

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Siblings Katie and Luke Hrycak are in that category of entrepreneurs who could be called reluctant innovators. They found themselves in the midst of a problem they

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Francis Moran

Enter ‘The $1,000 Minute’ contest for Canadian tech startups

The entry period for The $1,000 Minute has come to a close. Thank you for your interest in the contest, and especially all those who entered. We saw more than 30 videos submitted

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Five online fundraising sources every entrepreneur should know

Great ideas are plentiful, but the money to make them work isn't always as easy to come by. One way to get your business idea or project off the ground is to forget

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Megan Geuss

Meet Screenreach Interactive

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We first encountered Screenreach Interactive and its founder, Paul Rawlings, several months ago when we featured Jon Bradford, the man behind U.K. startup accelerators The Difference Engine and Springboard.

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part III

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette While there will no doubt be the occasional post that will still fall into the Commercialization Ecosystem category, today marks the official end of this series with

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Francis Moran