The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Weaving a Webb of love: One entrepreneur’s strategic approach to online dating

Martha Stewart made headlines when she announced on national TV that she was joining an online dating site. Amy Webb could give her a few pointers about looking for love. A storyteller, serial

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

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

Nicoya Lifesciences wants to help you mend a broken heart

What started as a platform to measure stress levels of grizzly bears in the Alberta wild may just keep you out of the hospital in the future. Ryan Denomme and his team at Nicoya

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Inside Lean Startup Machine Toronto Spring 2013

I recently had the valuable experience of mentoring six companies, along with other mentors and coaches, through the Lean Startup Machine Toronto hosted by INcubes, the business accelerator at which I am managing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Gittip takes ‘open source’ to new levels, finds limits

Pittsburgh-based entrepreneur Chad Whitacre is approaching his online cash gift-giving startup with an earnest interpretation of being transparent. The founder uses volunteer coders as his company's staff, the code they write is open

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

Who will disrupt the Netflix model in Canada?

I recently went online to buy one of my favorite television series "La Femme Nikita", Season 5 (circa 2001). With it not being streamable on Netflix, I looked to Amazon and iTunes. Unfortunately due to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2013 Ashley Huffman

The secret of why INcubes’ Demo Day was a success

Of all the DemoDay's and similar events for Internet tech startups, investors, and influencers, I've been to in Canada, I think it's safe to say that Incubes' latest can be said to be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 12th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Developers get to name their price for outsourced projects

Think of a Web developer's control over the Internet as the same sort of control a player has over their virtual landscape in Sim City. The world is literally in the palm of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

App answers ‘is this a rash?’ with dermatologist expertise

On a family vacation in Switzerland, a child developed a rash after soaking in a five-star hotel’s hot tub. The parents launched the iDoc24 app on their iPhone, took a photo of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 15th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Urgency without disruption – app solves problem for event planning

As the director of operations at an Ottawa hotel, Nyle Kelly wasn't satisfied when his customer's staff planner would leave their booked meeting and place a call on a cell phone or find

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Mobile security startup Fixmo adds partners

Four-year-old Toronto startup Fixmo Inc. is in the business of securing mobile devices, and is developing some impressive connections. A year after its founding in 2009, the mobile security firm linked up with the U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong