Glance Pay uses your smartphone camera to pay restaurant bills faster

If you've ever enjoyed a great meal at a restaurant, only to have your experience ruined by waiting to pay your server on the one credit card machine available, then you understand the

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Sport Chek opens hi-tech flagship store in Vancouver

Sport Chek has opened a new flagship store on Robson street in Vancouver, B.C. designed to engage athletes and entice customers with a high-tech approach to retail. The Vancouver opening marks the fifth Canadian

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Canada’s startup hot spots take a dive in new ‘Startup Genome’ ranking

Canada is home to three of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, but is falling behind the pace of other leaders, according to an exhaustive study conducted by researchers at San Francisco-based

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Coding event and job fair journey across Canada to promote Vancouver’s tech hub

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is launching a cross-country tour of Canada, hoping to entice tech workers from Toronto, Calgary, and London, Ont. to pull up roots and move to British Columbia’s largest

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Candice So

Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP taps Vancouver startup as predictive analytics partner

Vancouver startup PHEMI Health Systems has partnered with SAP AG to do analysis on the healthcare data it collects with its software product, according to a report on our sister site IT World

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

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

Published on: November 23rd, 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

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,

Published on: November 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

D-Wave’s $30-million financing deal has connections to Bezos, CIA

Vancouver startup D-Wave Systems Inc. has raised $30 million in financing from a group of investors that has links to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The company develops

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

LemonStand quenches financing thirst with freshly squeezed seed funding

LemonStand started the day with some sweet seed funding this morning.The Vancouver startup has secured an undisclosed amount of financingfrom the Business Development Bank of Canada's IT Venture Fund and fourangel investors: Michael

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong