Québec-based startup Synbiota today received 2014 SXSW Accelerator award in the Innovative World Technologies category. Synbiota is a virtual collaboration site that connects global scientists, researchers, universities and others to come together to solve complex problems using genetic engineering.The company was one of six Canadian companies who were finalists in the...read more
The Founder Institute, a startup accelerator with over 1,000 graduate companies, will be officially launching its first Canadian chapter in...read more
Although it has been around for a while now, some entrepreneurs still don't understand exactly what BDC Venture Capital's convertible...read more
There isn’t much dirt on the bottom of this young man’s Louis Vuittons, but it’s there. The blue sneakers would be inconspicuous except for his posture—if not for his high-crossed leg, propping his elbow on his knee as he gesticulates with a closing and reopening fist, there’d be no way to see the distinctive monogram.read more
"The evolution of computers and embeddable techs will be sized on a cellular level and injected into the bloodstream to communicate with your brain."read more
In an effort to keep Barack Obama and his presidential suite using BlackBerry devices, chief executive officer John Chen has held recent talks with the White House.read more
First of all, I apologize for asking—I know it’s a sensitive subject. Hey, maybe you are planning an extended vacation in the summer to make up for it, or else you are just too busy—again.read more
Canada's first expo based on the digital currency bitcoin lands in Toronto this April.read more
One of the great things about SXSW is that there is an influx of powerful thinkers and sub-genre leaders.
Often, they'll present a reality that culture has no way to prepare for. One of the primary themes this year is about digital privacy, surveillance and "sousveillance"—a termed coined by Professor Mann. You may remember him as the one who was assaulted for wearing digital glassesa few years back in a Paris McDonalds.read more
Wind Mobile's growth has stagnated. Based on early projections, it should have well over two million subscribers by now. Instead, it has fewer than 700,000, adding an anemic 39,000 during its last quarter.read more
The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs ready to take their technology startup "to new heights."read more
British Columbia is experiencing a boom in its tech industry. California’s Silicon Valley typically comes to mind when thinking high tech, but a growing digital media industry in BC, a budding talent pool, and the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria are attracting big companies, new startups, and joint ventures.read more
Some of the best/brightest in the field offered a panel at SXSW Interactive to discuss multiple visions of a future with humanity intertwined with Robots - from dystopian Terminator/Skynet apocalypses to a benign Jetsons landscape with (sexy) helper companions.
The truth and trends are a curious blend of both. But first, we need to get over some issues.read more
Canadian comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has found a new home on Netflix via Entertainment One.read more
One of the most valuable components of any tech is the networking. Some people loathe it but those who take advantage often reap great rewards in their career.read more
We often joke around with our companies at INcubes about opening a domain business—by the time they launch their product, they have purchased quite a few domains, most of them dormant until the day of the actual launch. On launch, the company chooses one of the purchased domains to be the homepage of the service, and redirects the other domains or leaves them empty until they expire.read more
Convenient, simple and easy. That’s what every single client wants from a service provider in this day and age.
So why not give them exactly what they want?read more
The Waterloo Accelerator Centre is this week celebrating the launch of graduating 30 technology startups from its JumpStart program, a six-month mentorship and business acceleration program aimed at assisting engineers and scientists commercialize new products and develop new businesses.read more