TeamBuy and Dealfind set to merge: report

Two Toronto-based group buying Web sites – TeamBuy.ca and Dealfind -  are set to merge, reports the blog of the Canadian Deals Association. The unconfirmed merger marks the consolidation in the group buying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Verelo failed fast to avoid ‘zombie company’ fate, founder says

Verelo Inc. founder Andrew McGrath says he’s taking the “fail fast” philosophy to heart as he closes down his Web site monitoring business and seeks to return his early investor’s funds. McGrath sent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Technicity: Innovating investment with crowdfunding

You've probably participated in some form of crowdfunding before. Chipping in to a friend's fundraising drive before they run that marathon, pooling money at the office to help a colleague bankroll a newborn

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Incubes reveals trio of startups for third cohort

Toronto-based Internet startup incubator Incubes has unveiled the third batch of young firms that will take part in its three-month program.The firms have already been at Incubes’ new downtown location for two weeks,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wave Accounting transforms with new Wave rebrand

Toronto-based online accounting software startup Wave Accounting is rebranding itself and calling out its major competitors in the bookkeeping business.Wave Accounting has re-launched to become WaveApps.com and has launched a suite of new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Kickvox challenges Google’s mobile search dominance

A Toronto-based app developer is taking on search giant Google with Kickvox, a more visual way to view your search results on a mobile device.Google users are conditioned to expect a list of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Frank & Oak, Jibestream chosen as Canada’s ‘most innovative’ companies

Online clothing retailer Frank & Oak and wayfinding software firm Jibestream were dubbed Canada's most innovative companies by an audience of more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, and business analysts in Toronto yesterday. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How Canadian startups have made crowdfunding work

The face of startup fundraising is changing. Not so long about, it used to be that startup companies had to win venture capital before testing the market, raising money based on the proposition

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Brain-sensing headband rides crowdfunding wave to success

The Toronto-based company that wants to make thought-controlled computing a consumer product is one step closer to making that a reality.With 12 days left in its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, Interaxon Inc. has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Voice-activated computer Ubi calls on crowdfunding

The voice control offered on smartphones, such as Siri for iPhone, is pretty impressive. But what if you could have that same sort of technology to control your home?That's what the voice-activated computer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘Day Job’ doc maker finds crowdfunding options lacklustre

Sitting among the fledgling tech firms in the open concept loft that is Extreme Startups, David Chan is unique. His video production startup Fidelity Format isn't technically one of the teams in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian cities nab three spots on startup cluster list

According to a new report, three Canadian cities rank high for startup activity. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops for Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo, Ont.The three cities made this year's list of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Hyperdrive accelerator program open for applications

Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech is calling for startup applications to take part in the second cohort of its Hyperdrive accelerator program, it announced today.With events in Vancouver Nov. 14 and in Toronto Nov. 20,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff