After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards have boiled down to this one moment: the winners. This year we received more than 40,000 votes, a significant increase from last year's awards. We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the...read more
Vancouver startup Witkit launched today with $5 million in seed funding for its centralized collaboration platform where users can communicate freely and securely.
Witkit allows individuals and businesses to easily assemble teams and groups within industries, companies, and departments to tackle projects and solve problems collectively, with the safety and security of knowing their data cannot be breached.read more
It’s amazing how powerful one minute can be for an entrepreneur.
Every entrepreneur has imagined the moment where they will have to boil down their life’s work into a few catchphrases. For many, even the mere thought of it can become a source of anxiety.read more
Chalk.com today announced a funding round led by MaRS Investment Acceleration Fund with participation from BDC Capital, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, and John Baker of Desire2Learn.read more
A brand new panel of Dragons have entered CBC's Dragons Den and are looking to invest in the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Created by the producers of Dragons’ Den, the Next Gen Den targets mobile viewership through a series of 12 webisodes available exclusively online beginning February 2.read more
Singspiel, a music learning mobile app, today announced the completion of a $350,000 seed round led by the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.
The capital will be used "to expand the core engineering team, accelerate user adoption and transform music education," according to the Canadian startup.read more
Your friendly legaltech writing team is actually typing this piece into a email as we drive back to Toronto from East Lansing, Michigan, home of the mighty Spartans. We spent the weekend in Michigan to deliver a natural extension of our writing (the more charitable among you describe it as "thought leadership" and we thank you for it) in the form of our #LegalLean lean innovation program for the evolution of the legal industry.read more
I ask Ian MacKinnon a question I’ve asked many times before. It’s a good question: how do you want the community to think of your business?read more
Toronto's SceneDoc today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners, with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes.read more
Vancouver's Trippeo announced today the official launch of its new Travel and Expense Management (T&E) software platform, which has been designed to dramatically simplify life on the go for the modern-day, tech-savvy workforce.read more
Stewart Butterfield didn’t set out to create a business communication tool. In fact, the software that later became Slack, wasn’t even intended as a stand-alone project.
Slack “grew out of software that we used to communicate while we were developing a game,” says Butterfield, the CEO and cofounder of Slack.read more
ECN Capital has announced the launch of its new online investment platform for the private capital markets.
The ECN crowdfinancing platform aims to provide value, efficiency and convenience for investors while lowering the cost of raising capital for companies.
One of the initial offerings on the ECN platform is Calgary's Hookflash, an emerging technology leader in video chat, voice and messaging for mobile and the web.read more
Communitech, the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) and OneEleven announced yesterday a reciprocal agreement that provides member companies access to one other’s facilities and services.
The announcement will continue to strengthen the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor which has also been tagged the Innovation Highway.read more