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

Four Canadians finalists for 2012 Adobe design awards

Nov. 12 update: Adobe has announced the 2012 winners and they can be viewed in an online gallery. Canadian prize winners include Hector Herrera from OCAD University and Richelle Rogers from a joint-program

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

TechCrunch features Toronto tech startup scene

In the tech startup world, the “TechCrunch bump” is a familiar phenomenon where being featured on the technology news blog results in a rush of Web traffic and interest to your new business.So

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

NexJ acquires Broadstreet Data for $8.2 million

Toronto-based cloud software provider NexJ Systems Inc. has acquired Broadstreet Data Solutions Inc. for $8.2 million, it announced today.NexJ has been highlighted in the past year for its rapid revenue growth, topping the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup’s crowdfunding campaign promises thought-controlled beer tap

A Toronto-based startup seeking crowdfunding to launch its next product is offering those who hand over enough cash a way to telepathically communicate with their iPhones and pour themselves a beer.Interaxon Inc. specializes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spently’s strategic shift away from the mobile wallet masses

The mobile wallet space is starting to get just as crowded and jam packed as the traditional wallets the technology was meant to replace. After surveying the increasingly competitive mobile wallet landscape,Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong