Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

International Startup Festival elevates the conversation

I go to a lot of events for startups and entrepreneurs, including, for the fourth year running, the International Startup Festival. It took place in Montreal a few weeks ago and is consistently one

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Francis Moran

PostBeyond tackling company-wide social sharing

Managing a company’s social presence online is no small feat – and it’s even harder when a company has a small team of digital marketers running social campaigns for thousands of employees. Enter

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ Jolt accelerator announces partnership with PayPal, fourth cohort

Updated July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm ET to reflect further details from MaRS DD. MaRS Discovery District’s accelerator, Jolt, has announced a new partnership with PayPal Inc., as well as the start

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

Sage partners with Moneris, Canada Post, MasterCard Canada

Sage North America has struck up a number of partnerships with Canadian organizations, including Moneris Solutions Inc., a payment processor, Canada Post, and MasterCard Canada. The company has also announced it’s working with

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

Slyce and PDN allow shoppers to snap pics, find deals, and do groceries

The next time you’re running low on milk, you could jot down a reminder to pick up more – or instead, you could take a picture of the milk jug with your smartphone

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

FreshBooks raises $30M in first funding round

Cloud accounting software provider FreshBooks has raised $30 million U.S. in a funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, a U.S.-based venture capital (VC) firm. The other investors in the round were Atlas

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So

A Q & A with Brad Greene, head of Visa’s mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO – Visa Inc. unveiled a new product for mobile payments and e-commerce today, aiming to help consumers to buy online goods and services more quickly and in turn, to help retailers

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

SmoothPay combines mobile payments with loyalty and discovery

Walk into Patty & Frank's Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto and you've got a fast way to pay for your fast food. Pull out your smartphone, display a

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

International Startup Festival sees fourth year of growth

Photo: Phil Telio is the founder of the wildly successful International Startup Festival, which returns to Montreal this week for its fourth -- and largest-ever -- edition. For the more than 1,500 attendees expected

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Francis Moran

Celestica opens new microelectronics lab in Toronto

Celestica Inc., a Canadian electronics manufacturing services provider, has opened a new microelectronics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, the company announced today. Serving the likes of IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.,

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

One CMO’s journey from Apple to Avaya: Q&A with Andy Cunningham

When Andrea Cunningham first landed in Silicon Valley in 1983, she knew she wanted to be involved with tech. As a young marketing and communications professional, she landed at exactly the right place

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Candice So

Sean Wise’s secrets of mentor success for startups

If you start a company, chances are that you'll fail within the first year of operating. What might improve your prospects is having a good mentor. Someone who's been down that entrepreneurial path

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson