Female-led startups raise less money in Toronto: MaRS study

New data from the MaRS Data Catalyst team raises some troubling questions about Toronto’s startup scene: why do startups led by women and foreign-born founders raise less money? The latest report from the

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Here’s why you should give away free stuff to make sales

Giving away stuff for free might seem counterintuitive – but for Marie Chevrier, it’s actually a practical business strategy that carries big payoffs in the long run. Chevrier is the founder and CEO

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ economic impact claims under fire from the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star says it has found some inconsistencies in MaRS Discovery District's claims about how it helps startups succeed. On Thursday, the Star ran a story by reporter Kenyon Wallace saying the

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Candice So

PostBeyond tackling company-wide social sharing

Managing a company’s social presence online is no small feat – and it’s even harder when a company has a small team of digital marketers running social campaigns for thousands of employees. Enter

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Candice So

MaRS’ Jolt accelerator announces partnership with PayPal, fourth cohort

Updated July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm ET to reflect further details from MaRS DD. MaRS Discovery District’s accelerator, Jolt, has announced a new partnership with PayPal Inc., as well as the start

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

New directions for MaRS and partner Wearable Wednesdays TO

MaRS Discovery District is taking a new direction in how it helps startups get off the ground, changing how it works with early stage companies in its ICE Practice – which stands for

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

Startups taking on mobile apps in healthcare

An app for patients sticking to their pill schedules, an app for accessing electronic medical records, and a dashboard for doctors looking to collect clinical data – those are just some of the

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So

Jolt accelerator unveils 3rd cohort

The MaRS Discovery District's in-house technology accelerator Jolt announced its third cohort of startups today. The new group of startups follows the trend lately of more business-to-business focused companies being recruited into accelerator

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

MaRS portal could be forerunner for equity-based crowdfunding

MaRS has gotten the green light from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to start an online portal that will connect accredited investors and startups looking for funding. On Friday, the OSC approved an

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Candice So

MaRS to unveil report on Canadian accelerators

With so many startup accelerators sprouting up in Canada, the MaRS Discovery District has been gauging their efforts to boost companies emerging into the startup space. On June 6, MaRs Data Catalyst announced

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Candice So

6 startups launch as part of JOLT Demo Fest

From wearable technology products to reimagining advertising flyers, tech-driven entrepreneurs gave their best pitch last night  at the Jolt Demo Fest in Toronto as the accelerator showcased its most recent cohort of early stage

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Canadian Innovation Exchange opens Top 20 contest for 2013

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) launched the CIX Top 20 on Thursday, opening up the floor for companies to put in entries and be recognized as among the most innovative in Canada’s tech

Published on: May 24th, 2013 Candice So

New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels like he's a perfect fit. "The experience and skills

Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson