From national banks to hospitality mammoths, it’s no surprise that hackathons have quickly made their way from Silicon Valley into corporate boardrooms. With startups popping out market-changing initiatives on the daily, many of these corporations turn to hackathons as part of their innovation strategy.read more
Tel Aviv-based Moovit is Canada’s foremost public transit app, having grown from covering 25 cities to over 50 in the past four months alone.
The app, which provides users with a simple platform for planning routes and tracking live traffic reports, is leading both Transit App and City Mapper in the number of cities covered within the country. Moovit is also the most used transit app internationally, with over 28 million users across 800 cities.read more
For 10 years Twitter's timeline has been in reverse chronological order. Now taking a page from Facebook's algorithmic feed, Twitter wants to show users a more curated timeline.read more
Montreal's Breather, currently operating in several cities such as New York and Ottawa, plans to expand to Toronto this year, as well as Los Angeles and Chicago.read more
Shopify is expanding its presence in Montreal.read more
Grow is working with First West Credit Union to expand online consumer lending.
In what Grow describes as "the first venture of its kind," the Vancouver startup will bring its technology with First West will deliver insight from in-person, consumer-facing banking.read more
Statflo has raised a seed round.read more
American Express Canada has joined MaRS’ Financial Technology cluster as a sponsor.read more
BlackBerry is continuing its shift toward software and services as the financially struggling company looks to lessen its reliance on hardware.read more