For people with mobility issues or cognitive disabilities, getting around can be a problem. Especially in cities where dense populations and ageing infrastructure can compound the problems of able-bodied people ignoring the needs of many.read more
The University of Waterloo is partnering with a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm to provide a new entrepreneurship program for students that includes access to a $2 million venture capital fund and expertise from the world's leading startup ecosystem.
Starting this June, the Waterloo Engineering | Spectrum 28 Student Venture Program will provide senior students with early-stage venture support through pop-up classes and expert mentorship in addition to the opportunity to compete for funding.read more
For Tasha McCauley, the journey to a three-dimensional internet of places begins in Ancient Egypt.
While computing power continues to increase exponentially, she says. the thinking power of the brain hasn’t increased since the emergence of anatomically-modern humans around 200,000 years ago.read more
This week we were invited to the Vancouver Enterprise Forum’s VR event, and it was a night filled with entertaining anecdotes on the industry, the market, and where it may be going.read more
Snapchat has raised $1.8 billion in funding.read more
As applications become smarter and more adaptive, user experience is about to undergo a massive change, one that will make the way we interact with our computers and devices a lot more natural.read more
Toronto's CentriLogic, a provider of managed IT outsourcing solutions, has expanded into the West Coast Canada market with the leasing of a new facility in Vancouver.
This facility extends the company’s Canadian footprint beyond Ontario, where the firm currently owns and operates four data centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area.read more
Vision Critical, a customer intelligence platform provider, this week announced Stories, a feature now available in the Sparq platform.read more
Saskatoon's 7shifts, a provider of employee scheduling software for restaurants, has raised $1.2 million in seed financing.read more
Music-syncing app AmpMe has raised an US$8 million Series A investment round, the company announced on May 26.
The investment, worth almost CAD$10.5 million, will help AmpMe continue to work on the app, which allows users to play the sync music across multiple phones in order to amplify the sound, says Martin-Luc Archambault, the company’s founder and CEO.read more
Financial technology is one of the most important aspects in global financial functionality today.read more
Vancouver's Buddybuild has raised a Series A round.read more