Driving into the future hands free – Are we there yet?

HONK. HONK. Sounds like rush hour, doesn't it? But what if you could use that extra time spent in traffic during work or school commutes to eat breakfast or get in some last-minute

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Beedie School of Business BTM Competition Team

New regulations, reported $1.27 billion USD loss highlight Uber’s interesting summer

Between new regulations in a key Canadian market and a reported $1.27 billion USD operating loss during the first half of 2016, Silicon Valley darling and "sharing economy" icon Uber Technologies Inc. may

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto-based firm launches Venezuela’s ‘Uber’ without taxi tensions

As tensions simmer between Uber and cabbies up here in Canada, a Toronto startup is gaining traction for its taxi app in South America. Uber Technologies Inc. has faced accusations of unfairly competing

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Christine Wong

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Sharing economy: It’s a wild ride but it’s here to stay, says Zipcar co-founder

One of the sharing economy's global innovators came to Canada on Tuesday to proclaim that the trend is not only here to stay, but killing the traditional business model as we know it.

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

UberPitch tales of frustration, success trend on Twitter

"All investors are in meetings. Please check back soon!" That was the message I was staring at for four hours yesterday as I continually requested an UberPitch ride in Toronto. My plan was

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Uber plans to deliver investors on demand with one-day only event

Canadian entrepreneurs might daydream about tapping that UberPool button, then opening the door to their ride and discovering their backseat buddy is an investment luminary such as W. Brett Wilson or Ryan Holmes.

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Tax filing made a ‘snap’ with new photo-based mobile app

If you find you're typically well past deadline in filing your taxes because you hate the work of scribbling numbers into forms, a new app from Edmonton-based Snapfile Inc. might be for you.

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Regulation? Bring it on, says Uber Canada

Just hours after Toronto averted a cab strike of Kobe Bryant-sized proportions, a top Uber Canada executive said the company actually welcomes calls to regulate ride sharing. Following a panel discussion at Ryerson

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

Canadian alternative to Uber launches with backing of taxi industry

A new, nationwide transit app could finally help Canada's taxi drivers challenge Uber in the ease-of-use department. Developed by Toronto-based CellWand Communications, the company behind the popular mobile #TAXI service, and released on

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Accenture’s design firm predicts IoT, high consumer expectations will drive 2016

Accenture plc division Fjord has released its 2016 trends report, 10 elements the international design consultation firm expects to influence users, businesses and society over the next 12 months, and it gives IT

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s on-demand economy takes a hit as Helpling ceases operations

Helpling.com , a web-based service that allows users to order home cleaning, is ceasing operations in Canada after less than a year in the market. Berlin-based Helpling expanded to Canada in December after

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Uber releases ‘Business Profiles’ to simplify expenses

SAN FRANCISCO - If you’ve ever accidentally expensed your company for a late-night Uber trip home from the bar, then you’ll be one of the people happy to know the San Francisco-based company

Published on: September 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson