Real-world 3D printing isn’t about guns and goodies

Some exotic uses of 3D printers have been in the news lately, from printing goodies with chocolate to turning out guns. Intriguing as those examples are, the reality is that 3D printing has

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Startups: Don’t outsource your core competency

This is the seventh article in a continuing series chronicling the growth path of CommentAir Technologies, a startup based in Ottawa, Canada. CommentAir is developing a wireless technology fans can use at sports venues

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Francis Moran

Concussion Toolbox app can help avoid deadly consequences

Putting an athlete with a concussion back into the game too early can have deadly consequences. The Concussion Toolbox, an app created by Michael Cinelli and David Inglis, will help trainers, parents and

Published on: September 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Picking up the pieces from a research and development misadventure

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been three months since we last touched base with CommentAir, a period in which the startup has gone through a near-death experience and continues to face

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Burning the candle at both ends as the clock ticks down

By Francis Moran As we have discussed before, Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, are bootstrapping their venture around their day jobs, an approach that calls for certain sacrifices. Business meetings

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Wanted: Partners willing to take a leap of faith

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we spoke to Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, about their challenges as technology entrepreneurs who do not have a background

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

The layman’s guide for bringing tech to market

 By Francis Moran When we last spoke with CommentAir co-founders Katie and Luke Hrycak, the siblings were busy scraping up the cash for Katie to attend the 2011 Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto. Unfortunately,

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Francis Moran

The fine art of the business hustle

By Francis Moran For a pre-revenue startup that is bootstrapping its way to market, incurring the cost to travel to another city to attend an industry trade conference with an admission price of

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Meet CommentAir Technologies

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Siblings Katie and Luke Hrycak are in that category of entrepreneurs who could be called reluctant innovators. They found themselves in the midst of a problem they

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

What is your market validation plan?

By Peter Hanschke Here’s the situation: Your development team is busy creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). You have people off in all directions trying to secure some funding. But do you have a

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service