As part of his coverage of the TNW European Conference last month, The Next Web's Andrii Degeler sat down with 500px co-founder Oleg Gutsol. Gutsol was a co-founder of the Toronto-based photography startup along with Evgeny Tchebotarev. In the article Gutsol shares his story of being ousted from 500px by his...read more
Earlier this week marked the first time that the 500 Startups Roadshow stopped at a Canadian city. Toronto was their second...read more
When you’re starting a new business, the first thing everyone tells you is that you’ll need a lot of money....read more
CEO John Chen suggested the layoffs had stopped at the end of last year aftter cutting roughly 10,000 employees over the past four years.read more
There’s perhaps never been a more exciting time to be running a business.
In today’s digital world, borders disappear and doors open to new markets in the blink of an eye. However, as new innovations make their debut seemingly every other day, businesses working with cutting edge technology frequently find themselves in a cyber no-man’s land, where both the law and regulators have yet to catch up.read more
Imagine a house, controlled entirely from your smartphone, that generates enough of its own electricity to not only power itself, but also its neighbours.
This house is currently in a stage somewhere between dream and reality.read more
It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:read more
Maid hiring services aren’t the first thing that come to mind when thinking about problematic industries, but when Adam Hassan sought a maid to clean his home, he ran into seemingly endless issues.read more
Kobo co-founder Michael Serbinis announced the Canadian launch of personal health platform LEAGUE today.
Attracting top preventative health professionals, LEAGUE gives health-conscious consumers the ability to transform their personal health and wellness journey.read more
The incredible efficiency and leverage gained in a connected world is matched by an increased need for security.
Smart buildings have become more attractive due to their greater efficiency and optimized environments for their occupants.read more
With venture capital funding reaching record levels in 2014 and the dawn of an entrepreneurial renaissance, Canada’s robust technology industry appears to be as strong as ever.
However, despite this growth, average deal sizes in Canada have remained relatively small. Canada’s average round size of $4 million in the first quarter of this year ranked last among the world’s top ten nations by number of venture capital financing deals.read more
From May 19-21, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association held its Annual Conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, bringing together panels and keynote speakers discussing topics on the theme of Capitalizing on Change: Uncertainty & Opportunity in Canada’s Shifting Economy.read more
Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre in partnership with City of Oshawa announced today the opening of The Loft, a 90 seat startup incubation space located at 21 Simcoe Street South in Downtown Oshawa.
The Loft is a new ecosystem where innovative entrepreneurs and partners can collaborate with Spark Centre in a truly unique environment.read more
Security is paramount and passwords are passé.
Data security technology has become a hot market. FusionPipe Software Solutions, a 2015 Technology Impact Awards Most Promising Startup nominee, is ahead of the curve in providing an enterprise solution.read more
GreenSoil Investments has announced the launch of its third fund, the GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund (GBIF), with an initial close of US $25 million.
Led by a team of real estate investors and owners, experienced investment professionals, and green building experts, GBIF will invest in companies that generate returns for real estate owners, operators, and developers through innovation, smart resource utilization, and efficiency improvements.read more