Some critics are arguing that Apple Watches—and in fact, smartwatches as a product category—are insufficiently secure, given that they can potentially store as much private data as a smartphone or tablet might.read more
FedDev Ontario announced yesterday up to $3 million in funding for Communitech to establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX).
Open data is structured data that is machine-readable and freely shared, used and built without restrictions.
The project is expected to result in the incubation of 15 new data-driven companies.read more
Today Communitech announced that applications are open for the second Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp.
The Communitech Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp will bring together twenty five female founders for a six-day program culminating in a pitch competition for $100K in seed funding on October 1, 2015.read more
Like many university students, Kabir Daswani had a night class while finishing up his bachelor of commerce degree at Queen’s University.
During the break in the middle of class, tons of students would rush to the single café that was open at night, and it would take at least 10 minutes just to grab a coffee.read more
Since 2011 Montreal's International Startup Festival has been putting a new spin on entrepreneurship. Each year over 2,000 founders, investors, and analysts converge on Montreal from more than a dozen countries.
Startupfest offers a unique blend of deep content, inspiring stories, unbeatable networking, and unmistakable festival vibe.
Every year Startupfest sifts through hundreds of applications to find 12 deserving companies to participate in the Best Pitch prize.
What does it mean to be one of the 12 startups chosen?read more
Vancouver's Boris Wertz, Danny Robinson and Maura Rodgers founded the Startup Visa Canada initiative in 2010.
According to Rodgers, they were inspired after working with and investing in talented Romanian technology entrepreneurs, Mircea Pasoi and Cristian Strat. At the time, they encouraged the duo to come to Canada to build their startup ReadFu, which later pivoted and was rebranded Summify.read more
Canadians have a longstanding love-hate relationship with their telcos. If customers consistently receive sub-par service, they’ll eventually become resigned to expecting less. TELUS is different and has worked tirelessly over the last several years to put customers at its core.read more
Techvibes Tech Fest is debuting in Waterloo this week.
Tech Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent.
At previous events participating companies have showed off their company culture with ice cream sundaes, popcorn machines, fresh-pressed juice, giant lego, massages, and even a foosball tournament.read more
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.read more
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.read more
This week Facebook launched Instant Articles.read more
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.read more
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.read more