Two tech hardware startups find success with Indiegogo campaigns

Think Toronto startups seeking funding, and you might conjure up an image of networking over drinks, or meetups between investors and founders. Conventionally speaking, that may be the case, but a growing number

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Candice So

What we learned at our #itbcrowdfund Twitter chat

With the explosion of sites modeled after Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and talk of U.S. style, equity-based crowdfunding coming to Canada, the time seems ripe for another discussion about crowdfunding and the direction it

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Candice So

Indiegogo makes Canadian push as founder ‘excited’ about equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is deepening its roots in the Canadian market place and closely watching as securities regulators consider allowing non-accredited investors to make small investments in startup firms in exchange for

Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Centre for Social Innovation launches crowdfunding platform

A new crowdfunding platform akin to Kickstarter or Indiegogo will launch this week with a focus on social innovation and offering a membership at an entrepreneurial hub. Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada falls short of $100,000 fundraising goal

The entrepreneurial movement that traveled coast-to-coast hosting town halls and building a network of 300 partners has fallen short of its fundraising goal on Indiegogo.Startup Canada saw its campaign on the crowdfunding Web

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to make crowdfunding videos that work

With 2013 expected to be the year of crowdfunding (at least according to our own Brian Jackson), more and more entrepreneurs will likely be turning to this innovative funding model in the year

Published on: January 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Indiegogo expands presence in Canada

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians

Published on: December 5th, 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

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

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

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

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson