New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0′

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

3 thought leaders to follow on Twitter for #FollowFriday

For our weekly recommendation of great Twitter accounts to follow, we chose three interview subjects that are thought leaders in their respective fields. https://twitter.com/dpontefract/status/438903735440257025 Aside from having a quirky-cool title of "chief envisioner"

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Incubes rejigs accelerator program, keeps B2B focus

Toronto-based accelerator Incubes is expanding its program to include two streams for startups and has some new faces mentoring the startups under its wing. Instead of running set 12 week-long semester with cohorts,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto repeats on intelligent community shortlist alongside Winnipeg, Kingston

Toronto is on the shortlist for the Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) top prize for the second year running, alongside two other Canadian cities giving Canada good odds in a list that totals seven

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups graduates 4 digital marketing services

Story written with notes from Candice So. Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups debuted its latest cohort of digital entrepreneurs to the world on Wednesday, showcasing four different startups with web-based digital marketing software products.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cybersecurity video highlights from Technicity

Canadian cyber-security experts from both the public and private sector descended upon Toronto today to take part in Technicity, an event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto. In between

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s top-notch ICT cluster [infographic]

Forget about claiming the title of 'Silicon Valley North.' Toronto is a high tech eco-system unto itself and one of the leaders in North America when it comes to supporting innovative firms. From

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Guardly provides Toronto with Neighbourhood Watch app

Toronto-based Guardly Corp.'s mobile safety solution is to be adopted by the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) in a bid to bring a modern technology aspect to the city-wide neighbourhood watch program,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

Canadian startups jumping on wearable tech bandwagon

Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch have drawn attention to wearable technology, but the action isn’t all south of the border. Canadian startups are developing products that use gestures to control

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman