Starting Point: Startup events heating up Canada from July 9 to 16

For the week of July 9th to 16th, Quebec is the hottest place to be for startup events in Canada.But it's not the only place to be, as you'll see in this week's

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Entrepreneurs turn smartphones into guardian angels

For Deena Douara, fear was the catalyst for invention. Walking to her car late one night at a public transit stop, she was faced with travelling up a long ramp in the darkness.

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Meld Media brings dinosaurs to life with augmented reality [video]

Want to recreate Jurassic Park and bring dinosaurs back to life? Well, now there's an app for that, thanks to Toronto-based digital production studio Meld Media.You'll need to go to the Royal Ontario

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Augmented reality app brings dinosaurs to life at museum

A Toronto-based digital studio is putting flesh on the bones of dinosaurs and bringing the prehistoric beasts to life at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for a public display opening June 23.No, this

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Extreme Startups demo first cohort of digital firms

Toronto's newest technology startup accelerator debuted today its first cohort with five firms seeking millions in venture capital money and some with investments already locked down.Extreme Startups is a collaboration between Extreme Venture

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone – a different kind of incubator

Ryerson University stands for encouraging great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. So, it was no surprise that when students approached Ryerson President Sheldon Levy in 2009 asking for support for their innovative business concepts,

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Lauren Clegg

CRTC hits telemarketing firms with surprise Do Not Call List inspections

Federal inspectors have paid surprise visits to telemarketing centres in Toronto and Montreal to make sure the industry is following the Do Not Call List rules.Inspectors from the Canadian Radio-television and TelecommunicationsCommission (CRTC)

Published on: June 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why Toronto region shouldn’t be celebrating Pebble’s Kickstarter success

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s success raising money on Kickstarter after being ignored by venture capitalists is a startup story that warms the cockles of our collective hearts in the entrepreneurial community. But after

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Chatsworth Products opens first Canadian sales office

Toronto-area IT professionals looking to organize their server rooms and hide their cabling will have one more vendor to choose from, as Chatsworth Products Inc. (CPI) opened a sales office in Vaughn, Ont

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

HRH hits DMZ: Prince Charles tweets from Toronto tech incubator

Prince Charles tweets!For today, at least. The heir to Queen Elizabeth's throne took to Twitter today to tweet anote live from his visit to the Digital Media Zone at Toronto's RyersonUniversity.Prince Charles tours

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why digital kids’ content hasn’t totally replaced books…yet

Shockingly in today's digital world, traditional children's books aren't dead yet. Digital books still haven't replaced the original kind made out of paper and ink designed just for miniature minds. And according to

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Wave Accounting lands US$12 M in series B financing

Toronto startup Wave Accounting has landed a series B round of financing worth US$12 million, plus some impressive new backers that include a former Facebook vice-president. The funding comes from OMERS Ventures (the

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong