In 1994, Toronto-based entrepreneurs (and best friends since the age of 10) Ronnen Harary and Anton Rabie launched their first toy on the market with a startup budget of just $10,000. The Earth Buddy was a panty-hose-covered head filled with grass seeds that sprouts hair when watered.read more
Recently representatives from Cisco Canada, CIBC and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games organizing committee, along with The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario celebrated the one-year countdown to the beginning of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.read more
Big data analysis and disruptive technologies are some of the keys to shaping how urban city dwellers will interact with each other and with their cities on a daily basis.read more
A month ago, Techvibes managing editor Knowlton Thomas proclaimed that “Canada has a disease called risk aversion” in a story that suggests that “risk aversion has made our banking sector the envy of the world.”
Peter Aceto, CEO of Canadian online bank Tangerine quoted Thomas’ article in a keynote presentation to a room full of business leaders and students at a Maclean’s Magazine event in Toronto earlier this week. “As a banker, I can say that risk aversion is still such a hindrance to Canada. We need to find a way to support risk takers in our community,” he says.read more
Do you have something special planned for your mom or the mother of your children this mother’s day? If not, you have until Sunday, May 11 to figure it out.read more
“There are vast amounts of health care data which are of very high value for areas including health research to find cures for diseases, for public health research that deals with outbreak detection, such as outbreaks of food borne illnesses and other preventative interventions such as cancer screening,” says Dr. Khaled El Emam, founder and CEO of Ottawa-based startup Privacy Analytics, which protects the privacy of personal data used for analysis and research in the health care industry.read more
Ever wonder what happened to musician Dave Carroll after he posted a video on YouTube entitled “United Breaks Guitars” on July 6, 2009?
If you don’t know the story, he wrote a song about his gripes with United Airlines for failing to acknowledge that they had broken his guitar. Within five days, the video reached one million views and became a viral sensation.read more
When former fashion design professional and mother-of-two Isabelle Doucet had her first child in 2008, she knew she wanted to make a change in her career. Meanwhile, as her children outgrew their clothes, she became overwhelmed with all of the extra clothing she had lying around the house.
Doucet looked online for a solution but could only find local exchanges on Facebook and via classified websites (like Craigslist) – where parents had to buy clothes in bulk (i.e. a box of clothes for $50).read more
Need a speaker for your next conference or media interview but don’t know where to look?
Last week, Toronto-based startup Speakerfile launched a new dynamic visual search solution that aims to make browsing for experts easy on its platform. The Canadian startup is an inbound marketing solution for organizations seeking to better promote their experts and thought leaders as speakers and media sources.
“We believe that the process of discovering and evaluating industry experts, especially in a given geographical region, is still a challenge. The Speakerfile dynamic visual search experience makes discovery and evaluation of experts easier than ever," said Peter Evans, founder and CEO.read more