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Toronto Startup Uplette Demos at 500 Startups Demo Day

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Today is Demo Day for Batch 10 of 500 Startups, and after having trended on Product Hunt, mobile marketing solution Uplette should be riding high on a cloud. Amanda Parker, cofounder and CEO, says that her time spent in the 500 Startups program has…

Social Good


#SaveElephants by Shopping at BRIKA

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

Ecommerce revolves around making a sale and creating products that people love. For entrepreneurs in this space, one of the most difficult challenges is drawing people to their site and standing out from another ecommerce site that is just one click away. The secret?…

Social Media


Opinionoto: Up & Coming Platform Let’s Users Voice Opinions Based on What’s Happening in Real-Time

By | Jul 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Two things will stand out to you when you visit Opinionoto. While the design and moving text might catch your eye, the phrases “Share Your Opinion” and “See What the World is Talking About Now” are a lot more powerful. Despite only being in…



Indiegogo Canada Partners with Toronto’s Startup Maker Studio MakeWorks

By | Jul 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

MakeWorks – the first coworking maker studio in Toronto for both digital- and physical-focused startups – announced today that it is partnering with Indiegogo Canada to launch an Indiegogo campaign aimed at further building out the space. The partnership falls into place as Indiegogo…



Slyce Raises $12M for Its Image Recognition Shopping Technology

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This morning, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce announced that it has raised $12 million in its most recent round of funding. The round was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. With this latest financing, the company has raised a total of a little more than $27 million….



Can Slyce Take Down Amazon Flow in Image Recognition Shopping?

By | Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s weird to think about now, but just a few years ago, the technology behind things like Google Glass still seemed unlikely to most of us — heck, even the functions of which our smartphones are now capable would’ve been deemed flukes in the…



The World’s Hottest Cars Are on MadWhips

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm

The Toronto based company MadWhips recently launched the an automotive photography focused social network in an effort to establish themselves as the 500px of the automotive industry. To that end, they have built a new website and iOS app to allow auto enthusiasts to…



Fresh Startups: Accelerator for Health Startups Launches in Toronto

By | Sep 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

In early September, Toronto innovation firm Kinetic Cafe partnered with the Freshii health food chain to launch Fresh Startups, a six-month accelerator for startups in health, food, and fitness. Starting in October, startups will work out of office space in Toronto and get hands-on…



Venio: Meal Recommendations to Lose Weight or Just Stay Healthy

By | Nov 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

Venio, a food app with meal recommendations, launched an update earlier this month to make eating healthy easier. To start, you enter your height and weight and whether you want to lose weight or just stay healthy. Then, it recommends breakfast, lunch, dinner, and…



Only Want to Sell One Product? ShopLocket Is the ECommerce Solution For You

By | May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If you need a robust e-commerce solution, you need Shopify.  If you only want to sell one product, you need Toronto-based startup ShopLocket.  Their platform allows you to create a single product “display case” online that can be embedded anywhere – your blog, website,…

Location Based Services


Uniiverse, The Airbnb of Unique Skills and Services

By | Feb 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Craigslist, you best watch your back: others have you in their crosshairs. The next attempt at disrupting the local marketplace giant comes from Uniiverse, “the world’s marketplace for collaborative living.” Think Airbnb for a wider set of services and skill sharing- a mojito tasting class (put on…



Should Flickr Be Worried about Stunning Photo Site 500px?

By | Dec 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Touted as a Flickr competitor, Toronto-based photo sharing site 500px got a $525,000 vote of confidence from investors in June and – more importantly – from 3 million monthly unique visitors this fall. They released an updated iPad app last Friday, where you can…



Keek: The Video-Based Social Networking Site

By | Oct 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Why update your status with simple text when you can let people know what you’re doing with a video instead? Keek is a new social networking platform that allows users to instantly share “video status updates” with friends and family via their webcam or…



2011 Innotribe $100K Start-Up Challenge

By | Aug 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

If your startup is in the financial tech or services space, hopefully you had a chance to enter the 2011 Innotribe $100K Start-Up Challenge (deadline was August 14).  If you’re not familiar with it, this is a great opportunity for startups in banking, payments,…