200 attendees gathered at Unbounce on Sunday to witness the startup teams competing in Startup Weekend Vancouver’s 7th annual competition.read more
Techvibes recognizes and honours these people and their companies through the Canadian Startup Awards, now in its fifth year.
The awards are spread across five categories, which each have three to six finalists.
Let's get nominating. Here are this year's categories.read more
Circle Medial, a San Francisco-based startup that helps doctors make house calls, has raised $2.9 million in venture capital, the company announced on Nov. 20.
While Circle Medical is based in California and its app is only available in San Francisco, the startup has a strong Canadian connection.read more
Vancouver's Grouplend announced this week that it is rebranding itself as Grow Financial.
Since launching in 2014, the company's model has evolved from peer-to-peer lending to a much more robust financial platform, using cutting-edge software and advanced data analytics to create revolutionary financial services that extend far beyond loans.read more
Sarbjeet Singh says he thinks your bike lock should know who you are.
He’s the co-founder of Grasp, a Waterloo-based startup that’s developed a keyless bike lock that uses fingerprint recognition.
Singh says he got the idea when he was on the way to work and one of his friends missed the commuter train.read more
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, Americans spend $15 billion annually playing fantasy sports online with approximately $11 billion of that amount being spent on fantasy football.
The NFL’s annual revenue falls just under $10 billion currently which means the "derivative" market has grown larger than the foundational market. That's nuts.read more
For a team of four Torontonians, the results of the 2015 BattleHack World Finals must have seemed like deja vu.
It was the second year in a row that Alex Christodoulou, Christopher Larsen, Ernst Riemer and Maya Kennedy came second in the international competition.read more
Recently, out of curiosity, I decided to drop by the Toronto Startup Job Fair not so long ago hosted at MaRS. There I saw an impressive showing of folks who were ready and willing to put themselves out there to work at a tech company in Toronto.
While impressed, I was equally dismayed at the purely transactional nature of the event. Really short conversations, exchange of cards, pamphlets and hard copy resumes. You’re in and out, under 2 minutes.read more
Vancouver's Control, a management and analytics platform for online payments, has been selected to join MasterCard’s Start Path program.
During the six-month program, Control will get mentoring from MasterCard experts, access to the company’s commercial partners and the opportunity to integrate with MasterCard solutions.read more
The DMZ at Ryerson University, in partnership with Innovation Birmingham, launch the Next Big Idea Contest - an innovation competition for startups based in Ontario and Greater Birmingham, U.K.
The competition will enable winning tech entrepreneurs to spend two weeks abroad in the sister incubation centre scaling up internationally, meeting with expert advisors and scoping out ways to expand their businesses on a global scale.read more