Entrepreneur of Year Finalist Says Online Identity Verification Can 'Redistribute Opportunity'

Stephen Ufford says he got the idea to start identity-verification startup Trulioo while watching CNN.

Anderson Cooper was interviewing a woman who had just gotten her first cellphone. When she uploaded a picture of herself to Facebook, she started crying. She wasn’t crying because of the phone or Facebook, Ufford says, she was crying because it was the “first record of her existence.”

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Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns You May Want to Fund This Week

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:

smrtGRiPS: World's First Connected Bike Grips

Connected bikes are staring to appear but they’re very expensive and a lot of cyclists are pretty attached to their bikes and wouldn’t want to replace them. That’s where these connected bike grips come in, turning ordinary bikes into connected ones.

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Top Five Myths about the Canadian Technology Sector and Public Markets

2015 is now well underway and, like every new beginning, it gives us time to reflect on where we have been and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Usually I start the New Year by providing an update on financing and new listing activity in the innovation sectors (comprised of the technology, clean technology & renewable energy and life sciences sectors) on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

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Sir Richard Branson's Move Will Help 4 Billion People Out of Poverty

Sixty percent of the world’s population, that’s over four billion people, have yet to access the Internet. These other four billion live on $10 a day or less, and for many unfortunately, dramatically less.

Without access to the Internet, the majority of the developing world will struggle to go beyond living on $10 a day and creating a more sustainable and better life for them and their families. In turn, communities continue to struggle and this has wide reaching effect on GDP in the countries where they are.

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The Next Founders on the Lookout for Canada’s Most Promising Startups

The Next 36 is seeking 20 founders of massively scalable, high growth ventures, to join the 2015 cohort of The Next Founders.

The Next Founders builds on a world-class academic model and provides advanced business education designed for entrepreneurs who want to scale their company or commercialize technology. The program will also expose the participants to an extraordinary community of business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors and investors.

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