CFC Ideaboost, Canada’s only accelerator dedicated to startups looking to disrupt the digital entertainment sector, this week celebrated the graduation of its fourth cohort.read more
This spring, Techvibes and BrainStation partnered to offer two lucky winners a chance to take a BrainStation summer course in UX Design or Intro to Web Development and collaborate on building the 2015 Startup Awards website.
After combing through applications, we have selected David Kyle and Kyle Legare to take part in this exciting opportunity.read more
Koho, a technology-driven banking platform, announced this morning that they have closed a $1 million financing round.
Koho’s investors are a mix of Canadian angels and funds, and includes Joe Canavan, Ferst Capital, Hedgewood, Highline and Stanley Park Ventures.
Alpha launching in Q3 of this year, Koho’s mission is to offer Canadian’s, specifically millennials, access to low-cost, highly functional banking accounts.read more
The Toronto Stock Exchange Gallery was full with tech enthusiasts, founders of private startups and venture capitalists as they got together for a first-ever Canadian Technology Startup Showcase, put together by HIGHLINE, the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.read more
Financial technology platform FrontFundr has launched, "unlocking a new capital market" and allowing regular people to invest in private companies, according to its founders.read more
Stockpools this week announced a full launch of the company.read more
Jeffery Macesin was pulled over by police in Quebec and fined $120 for using his Apple Watch while driving.read more
Waterloo Region cyber security firm eSentire has announced plans to open a European headquarters and security operations centre in Ireland.
The new facility, in the southern city of Cork, is the second overseas location the fast-growing Cambridge-based company has established since last November, when it opened a small London sales office.read more
Producing lighting products at the intersection of engineering and design, Vancouver’s Cooledge Lighting makes the illumination of space a consistent and valuable part of a brand’s premium.
Cooledge Lighting has been nominated for the BCTIA’s Technology Impact Awards in the category of Emerging Company of the Year.read more
Vancouver-headquarted Payfirma announced today that it has completed an oversubscribed $13 million Series A private placement financing.
The financing was led by Dundee Capital Markets, a division of Dundee Securities, and included many of Canada's leading institutional investors.
Payfirma will use the funds to accelerate its growth, deepen its product offerings, and pursue strategic partnerships.read more
A strong telecommunications infrastructure, ample bandwidth and top technology talent, combined with evidence that Canadians are ready to embrace new connected technology, have lead industry experts to predict that Canada has the potential to become a global leader in the design and adoption of products and services related to the Internet of Things.read more
They say every leader sets a tone.
Well, when it comes to tone, there couldn’t be a starker difference between former BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie and the company's current boss, John Chen.read more
The other night, I watched my two-year-old daughter play with the toy phone handset from her Fisher-Price activity table.
She wasn’t talking on it. She was typing with her thumbs.
This in itself was no surprise; thumb-typing is what she sees grownups do most often with their phones.
What struck me, having just finished reading an advance copy of Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, was the enormity of the cultural impact that a once-tiny upstart named Research In Motion (RIM) had made on the world, from its base just a couple of kilometres from our house.read more
In southern British Columbia, Amazon is testing the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles, quietly preparing for the eventual launch of a drone-based delivery service.
American tech companies come north of the border for a variety of different reasons. To access talent, be closer to customers or to take advantage of generous tax credits, but in this case there’s only one reason Amazon is here: regulations.read more