Shopify opens its third office in Toronto

Shopify Inc. is expanding its presence in Toronto, opening up a new office today at 620 King Street West as part of its plan to double its workforce in the city. This will

Published on: May 16th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cyberport: Inside Hong Kong’s unicorn factory

Pierre Mouette is a two-time entrepreneur that was born in Paris, met the co-founder of his current firm in Hong Kong, and is looking to get his line of smart sportswear manufactured in

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

Philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman have made a $100 million donation to the University of Toronto to build a new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre to advance disruptive technologies, the university says. “This

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Inside the Ontario company aiming to simplify the mortgage process

The startup Moregidge, which found a home at York University's YSpace, seeks to digitally connect mortgage brokers with those on their path to the home-buying journey. Founded in February 2018, Markham-based Moregidge is laser-focused on

Published on: March 15th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Flexday aims to solve the commute by bringing the workplace closer to home

Serial entrepreneur and transportation problem solver Justin Raymond’s latest project Flexday looks to revolutionize the commute by keeping workers closer to home. The project, which turns restaurants into fully-outfitted co-working space during the

Published on: March 12th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Bgon Gives students a school-specific marketplace for buying and selling their stuff

Convinced that colleges and universities could benefit from their own digital marketplace for students to sell things like textbooks and furniture, Mackenzie Scott launched bgon. Two years later, the app is gaining momentum

Published on: March 7th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Vama Innovation’s Dock Me Gets Household Gadgets Charging in One Place

What started as a home solution for charging gadgets two years ago has spiraled into Dock Me, the flagship charging station for Vama Innovation. But the journey for the first time inventors and

Published on: March 4th, 2019 StartUpToronto

How Smart Cocoon Seeks to Improve the Climate in Your Home

The Ontario company's smart climate system wants to give homeowners complete control over their home's airflow, which can also save them as much as 15% on their energy bills. A common problem for

Published on: February 28th, 2019 StartUpToronto

For Special Party Moments, Make a Wish Me

With her new app, Bhavna Sehgal is helping people to capture, amplify and preserve the special moments from celebrations - "a virtual shoebox of memories". Parties and other gift-giving occasions have always mattered

Published on: February 25th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Mobile App Phyxable Wants to Level-Up Physio Treatment

Jimmy Feng's Phyxable is a self-help video platform to help fix and prevent injuries but how will it compete with the popular in-person physiotherapy sessions people often gravitate toward? Cathy suffered from low

Published on: February 22nd, 2019 StartUpToronto

Toronto startup transforms governments with blockchain

After reading the white paper on bitcoin a number of years ago, serial entrepreneur and engineer Chami Akmeemana became convinced it had the potential to disrupt the way corporations, governments and regulators operate.

Published on: February 16th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Odyssey3D Brings Open Houses to the Virtual Environment

Inspired by the disconnect between the way properties were displayed in photos online and how they looked in person, Jimmy Chan founded Odyssey3D, a startup which works with emerging technologies like virtual reality

Published on: February 13th, 2019 StartUpToronto

India-based financial app Paytm finds success in Canada with innovation lab

Its brand new office space may be simple but the problems being solved at Paytm Labs, are anything but; the Toronto office for the Indian-based payments app is in charge of making sure the app works perfectly

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Quickbooks announces updates to help small businesses with cash flow

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy, as co-owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company Graham Sherman put it to the audience at Quickbooks Connect conference, he would often found himself "crying into my pillow at

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson