Leaders in Davos stress diversity and inclusion of women in tech

There was a reoccuring discussion amidst all the talk about world economies and the future impact of tech on society at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos: Inequality between men and women.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto startup targets medical marijuana with smart device

The legalization of marijuana in Canada is imminent, and Toronto-based startup Resolve Digital Health hopes it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of it with its smart medical device system. Dubbed Breeze, the

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Alex Radu

Startups still largely occupied by men, report finds

Not much has changed in the past three years when it comes to diversity among startups in the U.S., as men continue to dominate the landscape. Based on 869 responses, San Francisco-based First

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Alex Coop

CIBC gives Toronto startups a place of their own with Live Lounge

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has long served as a hub for its many tenants from the city’s startup community. Now the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has ensured that non-tenants have a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

York Region is a little north and a little nicer for startups

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Reach affluent consumers who actually want to answer your surveys with Centiment

In the Internet age, marketers have become used to conducting online surveys that pay respondents for their opinions. But would the consumers who answer these surveys actually purchase the products or services they're

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

IBM launches startup incubator in the heart of downtown Toronto

IBM Corp. - the 105 year-old computing giant known for its cloud computing services, Watson analytics platform, and a decision to sell its iconic personal computing division to Lenovo in 2005 - officially

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto startup’s hyperloop technology makes a splash at Berlin trade show

If the hyperloop technology on display at this year's InnoTrans, the rail industry's Berlin-based biennial trade show, includes a bit more Canada than expected, there's a reason for that. TransPod, a Toronto-based startup

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs hires former Samsung exec, expands to San Francisco

Thalmic Labs is coming to Silicon Valley. The Waterloo-based gesture control armband maker announced today that it would be opening a new office in San Francisco - and to boost its big tech

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

“Strategic value” in supporting startups, MasterCard says

Two years after adding Toronto-based wearables firm Nymi to its first list of supported companies, MasterCard Inc.'s Start Path program returned to Ontario's capital yesterday, inviting startups from around the world to showcase

Published on: May 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wealthsimple, TD Bank among visionary finalists for PwC award

An online investment service, a retail management platform, the IT department of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and one of Canada's leading banks are among the tech-oriented nominees being recognized for

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Influitive acquires Toronto-based CRM app developer Triggerfox

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired Triggerfox, the Toronto-based startup behind a customer relations management mobile app and the company's second such acquisition in a month, after its

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Influitive acquires Ironark Software, raises $8.2 million in capital

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired mobile app startup Ironark Software, the company behind home and family organizer Hub and business task and schedule manager Workbase; and that,

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood