Elevator Pitch: LightningPlatform – create, target, and report with ease

One of the startups in the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes, LightningPlatform is a cloud-based framework that aids development and provides complete visibility on actions performed by users. Think of it like

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Minister endorses Bitmaker Labs, backpedals on regulatory requirement

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid visited the offices of Toronto-based coding bootcamp Bitmaker Labs today to signal a truce has been reached following a dispute that saw the firm cease

Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler