Maclean's recently published a list of Canadians under the age of 25 worth keeping an eye on. There were multiple athletes, multiple scientists, and multiple politicians. But only one tech entrepreneuer (and he was technically filed under "business.")
That lone ranger is named Ted Livingston. He's the founder and CEO of Kik Interactive. Based in Waterloo, Kik is a tech startup most famous for its mobile messenger app (and more recently Clik, which turns your smartphone into a television remote).
Ted apparently rejected Maclean's offer to be interviewed but did offer some thoughts via email: “Smartphones are going to change the world more than the PC and the internet combined."
Last year, Ted donated $1 million to the University of Waterloo’s VeloCity Residence, a mobile and digital incubator for startups. No coincidence that's where the concept for Kik was conceived.