ideaBoost
ideaBoost participants whiteboard their concepts. (Courtesy ideaBoost)

Published: April 2nd, 2013


Five Ontario innovation centres join Canadian Digital Media Network

And then there were 21. The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced this week that five new Ontario digital media innovation centres have been added to the CDMN's cross-Canada network. With the addition

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mesh 2013 conference to bring in more startups

Toronto's Mesh 2013 conference will feature a keynote from Salesforce.com's chief scientist and a greater focus on startups than previous years, organizers announced yesterday.Mesh has become a marquee event in the Toronto digital

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Best in Canadian digital media honoured with Digi Awards

The best in Canadian digital media was honoured this week in Toronto, with the presentation of the 2012 Digi Awards at the Carlu. The annual showcases Canada's digital elite and highlights innovation and

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

‘Put away the cozy image of the little old lady knitting a sweater for the grandkids’

By Alexandra Reid  This is a story about a 70-year-old woman who wants nothing to do with social media but is doing it anyway, inspired by an article I read on ReadWriteWeb last

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Communitech digital media entrepreneur also a country music sensation

Marc Castel just wanted a coffee one winter morning. But what the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Communitech got was something far more stimulating than an espresso shot. Making his coffee at a Second Cup in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

How to bridge the pre-commercial funding gap in Canada

Startups are based on ideas and faith. Going from an idea to commercialization is a roller coaster ride, from conceptualization to development beta testing and, hopefully, into commercialization and market development. The primary

Published on: July 30th, 2012 Mahrie Boyle

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

CIX Canadian Technology Accelerator

Accelerator program supported by Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Applicants must submit their profiles to CIX Top 20 program to be considered. Two addresses: Plug and Play Tech Center North Wolfe Road Sunnyvale, CA,

Published on: May 10th, 2012

Putting your assumptions to the test

By Francis Moran In our last post, we looked at Screenreach Interactive’s recent inroads in the radio and television industries, including its appearance on Popular U.K. television program The Gadget Show at Radio Festival, Europe’s top radio

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Francis Moran

Wave Accounting and Wattpad win people’s choice awards at CIX

Toronto-based Wave Accounting won the people's choice award as most innovative ICT company at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) today, and Wattpad took the digital media category prize.Twenty companies in the digital media

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Making waves in radio and television

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we caught up with Screenreach Interactive founder and CEO Paul Rawlings on his way out the door to attend the Digital Signage Investor Conference in New York. We

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Digital signage: Telling the right story to drive customer acquisition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we caught up with Screenreach Interactive founder and CEO Paul Rawlings, he was in the midst of packing for a trip to New York, where he was

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Meet Screenreach Interactive

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We first encountered Screenreach Interactive and its founder, Paul Rawlings, several months ago when we featured Jon Bradford, the man behind U.K. startup accelerators The Difference Engine and Springboard.

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

From Garden City to gaming city

Tobias Wiegand came to St. Catharines for love but ended up being part of a digital economic revolution in the city.Wiegand left his native Germany in 2009 to be with his wife, who

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Christine Wong