Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after the trio attempted to open an online snowabord store. Lütke, a programmer by trade, could not find a product that matched their store's needs, so he decided to build one of his own. Two years later the...read more
Finally catching up (somewhat) with a forward-looking Starbucks, Canada's own Tim Hortons has added a smartphone payment option to its...read more
Two years ago Techvibes lauched the Canadian Startup Awards. The annual awards have been a tremendous success: last year alone...read more
I sat down at a cafe table in downtown Toronto last week, and was introduced to a group of guys from Waterloo. Mustering up everything I knew about the place from my vague memories of visiting Waterloo as a kid, I guessed that they were either Mennonites, meat-packers at the Schneider's plant, or professors at the University. I was wrong on all accounts.read more
Hewlett Packard Co. has made a major move in response to evolving technologies and is now offering cloud solutions in Canada with a focus on small businesses. It is HP’s first cloud-based venture in the country.read more
BlackBerry has brought back one of the most iconic cellphone games to ever entertain bored people on their cellphones.read more
It apparently doesn't take long for the rich to get richer, even when a barely-born virtual currency like Bitcoin.read more
TopLog today announced that it has raised a seed round.
The Halifax-based startup raised $400,000 from Innovacorp and BDC Venture Capital. $250,000 came from Innovacorp, Nova Scotia's early-stage venture capital organization, according to topLog.read more
Your personal image can make the difference between someone interpreting you as a home based business opportunity or a mature professional with a brand that demonstrates high value.read more
It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Festivus—if you are an entrepreneur you probably hate the holidays.read more
LX Ventures (LXV) announced this morning that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Vancouver's Strutta Media.
Strutta is a social media platform that enables brands to create, launch and manage online campaigns to drive leads, awareness and sales.read more
Just yesterday, Toronto's Bitstrips was ranked by startup analytical tool Mattermark as the fastest growing mobile app it's tracking—and was listed as a company with no funding.
Today, the Canadian startup revealed it has in fact raised its first round of funding.read more
Defunkd.com, a Toronto-based online retailer of vintage t-shirts, has partnered with WeForest.org in order to positively associate the company with environmental concerns.read more
In just a couple of years, many Canadians will no longer have mail delivered to their door by Canada Post.read more
Earlier this month, the city of Surrey announced the start of the Innovation Boulevard and Health Tech Connexx (HTC), an incubator that will provide lab spaces and services to those in the tech industry seeking solutions for real-world problems.read more
One of Canada's more prominent venture capital firms, Real Ventures, is expanding.read more
In an unusually blatant attack on Canada's major telecommunications companies, the Canadian government recently released an online and television advertisement promoting competition and fair practices in the nation's wireless market.read more