After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards have boiled down to this one moment: the winners. This year we received more than 40,000 votes, a significant increase from last year's awards. We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the...read more
Startup of the Year finalist Slack has acquired Screenhero.
Slack, a billion-dollar company founded by Entrepreneur of the Year Stewart Butterfield, spent more than half a year courting the tiny startup, which specializes in real-time collaboration features like voice calls and screen sharing.read more
Canadian businesses applying for investment tax credits through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program will now have an easier time thanks to SREDscore.
SREDscore is a new, free online tool that simplifies the project description parts of the SR&ED application process, saving companies time and money.read more
Adam Epstein hates the wireless terminals that come out at the end of a meal.
What would have otherwise been a seamless experience, suddenly “ends with an awkward interaction.”read more
Forbes recently ranked Instacart as "America's most promising company."read more
Vancouver startup Witkit launched today with $5 million in seed funding for its centralized collaboration platform where users can communicate freely and securely.
Witkit allows individuals and businesses to easily assemble teams and groups within industries, companies, and departments to tackle projects and solve problems collectively, with the safety and security of knowing their data cannot be breached.read more
It’s amazing how powerful one minute can be for an entrepreneur.
Every entrepreneur has imagined the moment where they will have to boil down their life’s work into a few catchphrases. For many, even the mere thought of it can become a source of anxiety.read more
Chalk.com today announced a funding round led by MaRS Investment Acceleration Fund with participation from BDC Capital, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, and John Baker of Desire2Learn.read more
A brand new panel of Dragons have entered CBC's Dragons Den and are looking to invest in the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Created by the producers of Dragons’ Den, the Next Gen Den targets mobile viewership through a series of 12 webisodes available exclusively online beginning February 2.read more
Singspiel, a music learning mobile app, today announced the completion of a $350,000 seed round led by the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.
The capital will be used "to expand the core engineering team, accelerate user adoption and transform music education," according to the Canadian startup.read more
Your friendly legaltech writing team is actually typing this piece into a email as we drive back to Toronto from East Lansing, Michigan, home of the mighty Spartans. We spent the weekend in Michigan to deliver a natural extension of our writing (the more charitable among you describe it as "thought leadership" and we thank you for it) in the form of our #LegalLean lean innovation program for the evolution of the legal industry.read more
I ask Ian MacKinnon a question I’ve asked many times before. It’s a good question: how do you want the community to think of your business?read more
Toronto's SceneDoc today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners, with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes.read more