The habits of highly intelligent communities

While SMBs aren't structured in the same way as major metropolises, they can learn a lot from them when it comes to doing the things that have made these cities successful. A couple

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Candice So

New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels like he's a perfect fit. "The experience and skills

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

World’s most intelligent communities to share stories in Toronto

A conference exploring the success stories of the world’s most technologically advanced hotspots is coming to Toronto in June. The Seven Habits of Highly Intelligent Communities Summit, organized by i-Canada, will run from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2013

Inside Lean Startup Machine Toronto Spring 2013

I recently had the valuable experience of mentoring six companies, along with other mentors and coaches, through the Lean Startup Machine Toronto hosted by INcubes, the business accelerator at which I am managing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

The secret of why INcubes’ Demo Day was a success

Of all the DemoDay's and similar events for Internet tech startups, investors, and influencers, I've been to in Canada, I think it's safe to say that Incubes' latest can be said to be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 12th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

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

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Incubes shifts focus to business-to-business startups

Welcome back to Incubes.You remember this downtown Toronto business incubator. We visited just last summer to meet the entrepreneurs creating Internet businesses here. But this downtown hub already has a new cohort of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks wins iPhone award, hires VC investor

Toronto-based Web accounting software firm FreshBooks nabbed an award for its iPhone app this week.The Interaction Design Association (IXDA) award was pinned to the app released in August 2012. The app was designed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto named one of world’s most intelligent communities

Toronto has been named on a list of the world's most innovative hot spots for information and communications technology by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The annual practice of naming a "Smart 21"

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator pitch videos from Incubes third cohort

Toronto-based startup incubator Incubes unveiled its third cohort in December, and has now collaborated with ITBusiness.ca to release elevator pitch videos featuring the new firms.Incubes latest round of startups has a distinctly business-to-business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fashion Forward hones in on used clothing in online classifieds market

A Toronto-based business is trying to provide an online solution for those with overflowing wardrobes that is more specific than hocking stuff on Craigslist. Fashion Forward offers free accounts to Canadians and Americans

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Spark Centre kindles two e-health startups

Toronto residents are often accused of being too self-centred by those who live outside the city, and it’s no exception when it comes to startup activity.It’s easy to get sucked into the large

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson