MakerBloks Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days, Wants to Rethink How Kids Learn Electronics

A Montreal startup that wants to teach children about electronics is seeing strong success on Kickstarter, reaching its $25,000 goal on the second day of its crowdfunding campaign.

MakerBloks are colourful blocks that allow children to create real electric circuits. A Kickstarter campaign to fund their creation launched on Tuesday morning, raising over $20,000 within 24-hours and reaching its goal on Wednesday afternoon.

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Vancouver's Hottest Tech Companies Pitch for Talent at Biggest Tech Fest Yet

Vancouver tech companies are looking for talent.

On May 14, Techvibes hosted its latest and greatest Tech Fest, a unique networking event that brings Vancouver companies and talent together, where a representative for each hiring company takes the stage to pitch the talent on why the company is their best choice to work for. Nearly 900 people attended the event at which 17 companies were seeking to fill several hundreds of positions in total.

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Creative Destruction Lab Hosts Wide Range of Tech Startups at DemoCampToronto

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto campus was packed as hundreds of people people piled in for DemoCampToronto 2015.

Hosted by the Creative Destruction Lab, an accelerator for deep science technology startups and a host of a year-long MBA course with the Rotman School of Management, the event hosted over 30 startups in demo area, ranging from big data to virtual reality to medtech.

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Salesforce Announces Support for Canadian Startup Ecosystem

Today at their Salesforce World Tour Toronto event, the world's #1 CRM company announced that it is "joining forces with the Canadian startup ecosystem."

At the centre of the announcement is a new partnership with Communitech, an innovation centre that provides mentorship, training and resources to help high potential startups scale into profitable technology companies.

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