New contest gets students to harness data

Communitech's Database program and Students Offering Support, a charity for students, are launching a new competition for university students to rise to a challenge by leveraging big data - with a grand prize

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

And the winner of the D-Link networking makeover contest is…

The Rusty Horseshoe Ranch has won D-Link Systems Inc.'s Extreme SMB Networking Makeover contest – and it’s netted a grand prize of $10,000 in networking gear. “I’m very stoked,” said Chris Pettican, owner

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Candice So

Telus awards $100,000 grant to business that stinks, literally

Livestock Water Recycling Inc., a company based in Calgary, A.B., has won $100,000 in a contest dedicated to small businesses overcoming challenges. With a Web site describing the company as "having a passion

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

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

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook contests firm partners with Meltwater Group

Vancouver-based social marketing and analytics developer Strutta Media Inc. is partnering with Norway-based Meltwater Group, the companies announced this morning.Meltwater Group is a business-to-business, software as a service (SaaS) company that offers media

Published on: February 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A mug shot of your office relic could be worth $500

Office relics, almost every office has one. No, I don’t mean your boss. But somewhere you must have tucked away a dot matrix printer, or a Pentium II desktop, a cheque numbering machine,

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Toronto team in top 3 at Harvard biz contest

Frances Ho's top three finish in a global contest for Harvard business grads isn't due to long nights toiling over accounting books or browbeating Bay Street for mentorship tips. It all stemmed from

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canadians dive deeper into smartphone capabilities

Web browsing, social networking, mobile polls, location-based services, games, mobile purchases - these are just some of the functions today's smartphones are able to do – but are Canadian handset users employing all

Published on: April 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to win contests — and cool prizes — on Twitter

New contests surface every day on Twitter, with a large variety of prizes up for grabs. Recent contests have given away everything from netbooks to gas cards to $25,000 for a new car.

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Lauren Barnard

Canadian software developers win big time in technology contests

A powerful case management system that helps the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) effectively handle complaints it receives, and Canada's first critical care information system snagged the top prizes at two recently concluded

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano