Booked.IO promises SMBs they’ll never have a hole in their calendars

For many small businesses a cancelled customer booking is money out the window.Booked.IO, a Toronto-based startup, believes it can help SMBs plug this income drain by providing an easy-to-use online booking tool that

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Let there be LED light, startup declares

When it comes to lighting everything from chicken coops to hospitals, entrepreneur Sean Murray says that his company's LED systems are the wave of the future.Ottawa-based Arkalumen Inc. was founded three and a

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

The layman’s guide for bringing tech to market

 By Francis Moran When we last spoke with CommentAir co-founders Katie and Luke Hrycak, the siblings were busy scraping up the cash for Katie to attend the 2011 Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto. Unfortunately,

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Francis Moran

Major accolades awarded to Orpyx at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party

An evening of local startups pitching to Calgary’s tech elite resulted in Orypx Medical Technologies Inc recognized as Calgary’s rising star, receiving accolades at Startup Calgary’s Launch Party on Thursday. Out of a

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Startup QA-eye detects Web site errors and hackers

Brendan Seabrook may be an Aussie expat working in Toronto but theproblem he’s trying to solve is a universal one: finding an easier,faster way to monitor quality control on Web sites.Although technology has

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

Startup aims to make house hunting easier on the Web

The age old advice for writers is to write what you know, and entrepreneur Azwar Khalid takes a similar approach to forming startups: try to solve a problem that bugs you personally, then

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Christine Wong

Interactive videos used to teach life-saving skills

What would you do if one of your co-workers had accidentally driven a nail into the face of another colleague? If you’re not sure how you’d react to that perplexing and horrific scenario,

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Brian Jackson

HeroBox shooting for global startup competition win

Toronto entrepreneur David Tran points out that it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to open up a retail location filled with products and then not staff it with salespeople looking to

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

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