Crowdfunding has become part of standard operating procedure for entrepreneurs in the 21st century.
But crowdlending has proven elusive in Canada, thanks to an interprovincial power struggle regarding the construction of a national securities regulator. That doesn't mean that Canadian minds aren't coming together to try to make crowdlending a reality. It just means they haven't been able to pull it off north of the 49th parallel.read more
Ottawa is officially home to a new incubator and accelerator, hoping to lure bright minds in enterprise software from around the world to the nation’s capital.read more
I’ve been obsessed with good coffee since I’ve been an adult (if, arguably, I am one now). Through three million miles on the road, drinking coffee was amazing and terrible and everything in between.
I’ve learned that you need two things for a truly superb cup of coffee:read more
The burgeoning Vancouver sharing economy will see a new member join its ranks this fall—this time with an artistic twist.
A team of entrepreneurs, assembled by former journalist and communications advisor Michelle Martin, are launching a website in September designed to connect artists with art consumers.read more
We often talk about openness on the web. In many ways, it has become an amorphous term behind which good intentions can thrive, even if the action required to sustain them goes missing.
Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg cites openness in technology as a Rashomon-like word: something that is painted as essential, but subjectively placed in the eyes of the beholder. In the movie Rashomon, four eyewitnesses conflict with one another over their account of the same event.read more
Many cliches should be burned on a pyre. But some endure for good reasons—like the hoary old chestnut about the third time being the charm.read more
GenerUS Marketing Solutions this week announced the addition of two new functionalities to its e-commerce platform, Coupons4Giving.
The new features enable nonprofit organizations to collect direct donations and sell tickets to their events on the same platform on which they sell coupons to supporters.read more
At the US Open this year, ballboys donning Ralph Lauren "Polo Tech" shirts that merge biometrics and active lifestyle apparel, featuring sensors knitted into the garment itself to read biological and physiological information.read more
Meetings & Incentive Travel has inducted EventMobi's chief executive officer, Bob Vaez, into its Hall of Fame under the "Industry Innovator" category.read more
The Techvibes 20 is a bi-monthly list of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada. The list is carefully curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who's making waves in our nation's tech ecosystem right now.
Check out the August edition of the Techvibes 20 after the jump.read more