Sharing economy reached over $1 billion in Canada last year: StatsCan

A new Statistics Canada report has found the sharing economy, based on digital platforms that enable people to rent out skills and resources such as ride services to others, is increasingly playing an

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber throws big cities a bone with its Movement product

To say that major cities across North America have mixed feelings on Uber Technologies Inc. is an understatement. Uber has totally disrupted the entire taxicab industry and market across major cities in Canada

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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