Former TransGlobe CEO helms new online property management startup

Toronto-based startup PropertyVista Software Inc. is getting set to launch its cloud-based property management software Aug. 20, the firm announced this week.Designed to assist property managers with anywhere from one to 100,000 rental

Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Webcast replay: Early stage uber-investor Howard Morgan

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24245113","window","height=300,width=480")}Howard Morgan has a strange motto that has guided his investments over more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavours - "invest early, and invest way too early." As president of New

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Rebellion Media acquires Jingu Apps

Rebellion Media of Waterloo, Ont. has purchased Toronto-based Jingu Apps Inc. in an all-Canadian acquisition deal.No financial terms were disclosed. Rebellion Media's integrated digital media platform, TRACE, powersWebsites and mobile applications in the

Published on: July 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Robot Olympics, banana DNA and other fun at tech camp for girls

Twenty-six girls from around the Toronto area will be designing running shoes, extracting DNA from bananas, and competing in a mock robot Olympics this week during IBM's tech camp for girls.For over a

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Webcast replay: Fireside chat with crowdfunding architect Sherwood Neiss

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24044144","window","height=300,width=480")}It's so often the case these days that startup businesses just don't know where to turn for money. Venture capital can be hard to find, institutions aren't likely to take the risk

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

INcubes debuts a highly social group of Internet startups

INCubes, a Toronto startup accelerator that connects budding tech companies with investors, has announced this year's lineup of startups for its annual program. This year the roster is dominated by social apps: every

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Brian Bloom

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