In 2013, the Government of Canada established the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) to help accelerators and incubators deliver their services to promising Canadian firms. CAIP is delivered on behalf of the Government by the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), which evaluated all proposals "based on strict...read more
Because the Canadian coding school or “bootcamp” sector is still in its infancy, it’s tough to decipher which programs will...read more
Tonight Startup Week Vancouver wrapped up with the Cascadia Summit at the Telus World of Science.
The sold-out Cascadia Summit is Launch Academy's "premiere event showcasing the most promising startups from Western Canada" and the highlight was 16 startups pitch live in front of a sold-out audience.read more
From high-intensity training to grocery shopping, Strongbody Apparel is ready to face any challenge.
The Vancouver-based athletic wear manufacturer is changing the way people think and wear their gym clothes. Gone are the days of jogging in a worn out hoodie á la Rocky Balboa: casual and professional athletes alike are seeking the next garment innovation that can endure the strain and sweat of training, as well as the functionality needed in order to reach their athletic pursuits.read more
$40 million is up for grabs among Canadian startups.read more
Montreal's GuestDriven, a hospitality mobile solution provider, today launched Mobile Check-In and Upgrades through its new GuestDriven Express mobile web service.read more
In case you weren’t aware, the York Region—nestled just north of Toronto—is home to thousands of technology companies, both big and small.
Less is known about the region’s hotbed of gaming talent, with more than two dozen companies including developers of mobile, console, computer, and social games.read more
Emerging technology companies in Canada received a piece of good news today when Kensington Capital Partners announced the launch of the Kensington Venture Fund with an initial closing of investor commitments totaling $160 million.read more
While plenty is said in Vancouver about people leaving corporate tech jobs for entrepreneurial ventures, a much less discussed option is intrapreneurship.read more
Blockstream has raised $21 million.
The large seed round was led by by LinkedIn cofounder and Airbnb board member Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures, and Canada's own Real Ventures. Upward of 40 investors in total participated in the round, including Danny Hillis, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, and Ribbit Capital.read more
What do you do when your idea for a private social network where parents can share photos of their children with close friends in a more closed environment than Facebook doesn’t attract enough consumers?read more