Taking a photo of a mole with an iPhone through a medical-grade lens of a dermoscope add-on. Photo by Maria Karpenko.
Taking a photo of a mole with an iPhone through a medical-grade lens of a dermoscope add-on. Photo by Maria Karpenko.

Published: March 15th, 2013

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

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

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

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s startup crowdsources Sundance short film

When he's not busy attending starring in the opening film of the Toronto International Film Festival or the latest Batman movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is at work running his Internet startup HitRecord. Founded in

Published on: January 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

12 survival tips from the spouse of a serial startup executive

Making a relationship work can be difficult at the best of times. Making it work when one of the partners is the founder or senior executive of a busy startup, with a million

Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

8 user acquisition habits of highly successful startups

While “if you build it, they will come” may have worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, ask any startup owner and they'll tell you building an audience for a new product

Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Sustainable Development Technology Canada broadens scope to early-stage firms

There’s a new opportunity for tech startups that have an environmental focus to tap government money with the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announcing a virtual incubator fund.The SD Tech Fund Virtual Incubator

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

A month in the life of the U of T’s “Technopreneurs”

Commercialization of research from the lab bench into real world applications has long been identified as a missing piece of Canada's economy. Across the country, a network of incubators and accelerators are working

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

SME customer analytics startup closes $1.5M financing round

A Toronto-based start-up that helps small and medium-sized businesses build predictive customer models to prioritize sales leads and identify high value customers has closed a $1.5 million financing round led by the BDC

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

FounderFuel ups the stakes for next cohort

Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program

Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Big data startup gets big seed funding

A big data startup in Kanata, Ont. outside of Ottawa has secured a big seed financing round. According to a report from Canadian Private Equity, Openera Inc. has raised $250,000 in seed financing

Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran