FounderFuel launches 8 international startups at demo day

Last week Montreal-based FounderFuel unveiled eight new digital startups unto the world in front of a crowd of 800 people. This cohort of startups graduating the three-month program was different. Teams weren't just

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Execution Labs looks to fund videogame developers in Montreal

A new gaming-focused startup incubator and accelerator has launched in Montreal with $1.4 million in funding and the involvement of several videogame-industry luminaries.Execution Labs announced it was open for applications yesterday. It's looking

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

You can’t have smarter cities with stupid people

Technology can change the world’s cities radically in the next couple of decades – if people and politics will let it.That was the impression left by a panel discussion entitled Planetary Intelligence and

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Grant Buckler

New agency taps into demand for digital retail solutions

Digital Connect is launching what it calls the first digital shopper marketing agency in Canada. The new agency has been formed by existing firms SVM and Piranha andwill be jointly based in Toronto

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Eventbrite tests global expansion waters in Canada

Ian Jeffrey was puzzled when he received an email recently from Eventbrite. Not just via Eventbrite, as in a message posted for him to seesomewhere on the online event management and ticketing site.

Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Neck ties not allowed, sandals optional

By Leo Valiquette  Victoria Lennox and the team at Startup Canada were back in Ottawa recently and my brief showing at one of the events left me with plenty of food for thought. (more…)

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Ooomf gets $500,000 vote of confidence for app discovery platform

It's been a big day for Ooomf.The Montreal startup launched a public beta of its mobile app discoveryplatform on Wednesday, the same day it announced $500,000 in seedfunding from Real Ventures and BDC

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Montreal’s Wajam picks up three Stevie Awards

Montreal startup Wajam has picked up three honours from the International Business Awards, popularly known as the Stevie Awards. The social search engine firm won gold for best online press room, plussilvers for

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

SkyMotion’s weather app delivers forecasts accurate within 1 km

Montreal-based app developer Sky Motion Research Inc. has released a weather forecasting app that delivers predictions accurate to within one-square-kilometer of a user's position.The app is trying to address the uncertainty around weather

Published on: August 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Montreal’s Parta to acquire Toronto firm MThrty

Montreal's Parta Dialogue is expanding its global social media empire by making an offer to acquire M Thirty Communications Inc. of Toronto.The proposed deal would see TSX Venture listed Partabuy MThirty for aprice

Published on: August 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Indie game developer incubator to launch in Montreal

The former executive director of the International Game Developers Association is planning to launch a new incubator focused on independent game developers in Montreal this September.Jason Della Rocca, the founder of Perimeter Partners,

Published on: August 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Montreal’s Sensio inks 3D video deal with National Geographic

National Geographic Cinema Ventures has inked a deal to provide content for 3DGO!, a 3D video-on-demand (VOD) service launched by Montreal's Sensio Technologies Inc.The deal means 3D video content produced byNational Geographic CinemaVentures

Published on: July 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Where is Ottawa’s International Startup Festival?

By Leo Valiquette  In an earlier post, Francis Moran shared some highlights from the International Startup Festival in Montreal, which of course raises the obvious question, why do we not have these kinds of

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

The best time to start a business

By Francis Moran To hear many of the speakers at last week’s International Startup Festival in Montréal tell it, there has rarely been as good a time as the present to start a new business. “Now is

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Francis Moran