Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Infographic reveals who works for startups

In recent years we've heard it trumpeted all over the place. Entrepreneurs and their startups are the engine of the Canada economy. But who actually works for startups? Information services tracking firm CB

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 17, 2012

The global English-as-a-second language market is worth roughly about $4 billion annually and 25 per cent of that spend goes to agencies that place students in ESL schools.ESL finderVancouver startup Tribal Educational Technologies

Published on: May 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May16, 2012

Five lucky startup companies will receive $50,000 each from Toronto-base Extreme Venture Partners as the organization begins the inaugural round of its Extreme Startup program.Startups get extreme moolahThree startups are based in Toronto,

Published on: May 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

You only have until May 15 to apply with INCubes which is building its wryly-called No [Idea] Team. The Toronto-based tech startup incubator is actually building a startup team “from scratch”. Click here

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Kinect-powered workplace monitor wins tech contest

A system that uses the Microsoft Kinect video game sensor to monitor workplace lighting and ventilation conditions paves the way for a team of George Brown College students to a technology design competition

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s startup services scene getting crowded

by Christine Wong Startup Grind is the newest entry on Canada’s red hot tech startup scene. The U.S.-based organization, which already has branches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Tx., San Francisco, Tempe,

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

KeepHerHappy is your digital insurance policy this Mother’s Day

Have you bought that Mother's Day gift yet? If you haven't, don't worry KeepHerHappy has got your back. The Ottawa-based startup can eliminate the stress of scrambling for that last minute bouquet, according

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Official Avengers app created by Vancouver startup

Vancouver-based startup Loud Crow Interactive created and launched an official Avengers application which now being touted at the first fully interactive comic book, according to a report by online technology publication Techvibes.The mobile

Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 3, 2012

Pitch your startup at the International Startup festival 2012 in Montreal and you could walk away with $50,000 in investment. $50K up for grabs Show me the Money! $50,000 “prize” will be presented

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 27, 2012

Nobody's perfect. Everybody makes mistakes. And Toronto's Mistakeville is using content curation and social media to collect slip-ups to build a “how-not-to” site where people care share and learn from each other's blunders.“We

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Funding available for Canada-Brazil R&D projects

Canadian science and technology organizations and their Brazilian partners are offering bilateral funding for research and development projects to stimulate innovation and collaboration between the two countries.On the Canadian side, funding recipients are

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 26, 2012

Frustration over losing time, money and productivity due to scheduling conflicts and lack of instant access to information spurred on Kory Arsenault and Cale White to contribute in the efforts of developing a

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Cloud demos help navigate documents, schedules, and roads

Nestor E. Arellano is a senior writer at ITBusiness.ca. You can find him on Google+ or via email at narellano@itworldcanada.com. Is your Outlook calendar no longer sufficient for keeping your multiple commitments organized?

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano