Shopify, leading ecommerce tech company in Canada, has opened a new R&D office in Toronto

Shopify has opened a new office in Toronto and is looking to hire up to 1,000 employees by 2019.  The new address is at 420 Wellington and can now accommodate up to 200 new employees. We're excited to officially be opening our 2nd location for Shopify Toronto tonight! Words from @JohnTory, @craigmillr, & more to follow. … Continue reading Shopify, leading ecommerce tech company in Canada, has opened a new R&D office in Toronto

Top 10 Most Funded Canadian Campaigns Ever

Kickstarter is one of the top leading crowdfunding websites on the internet and has acted to support many innovative endeavors, connecting fans to the creators of the projects they want to see made. In the 2016, Pebble Time, the colour e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface was the leader … Continue reading Top 10 Most Funded Canadian Campaigns Ever

France launches French Tech Visa / lures tech talent

France wants you to pack your bags and say "Bonjour" to doing your tech business startup in France. If selected, you will get a 4 year work visa and can bring your spouse with you to live and work in one of the 41 French incubators. Visa could also be renewed on 4 year term … Continue reading France launches French Tech Visa / lures tech talent

Innovate Calgary partners with Telus to advance tech startups

Innovate Calgary has launched TELUS Technology Accelerator (TTA), a six-month program beginning December 2016 that will showcase and grow Canadian technology startups primarily in four areas: seamless experience, data analytics, health and wellness, and “last 100 metres” technologies. This program aims to rapidly accelerate a startup’s technology, business model and investability. Each participating startup is … Continue reading Innovate Calgary partners with Telus to advance tech startups

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Makes Life Difficult for Technology Startups

For many technology startups getting the message out is crucial for their businesses success, but with Canadian anti spam laws they might want to consider moving to the US where email marketing faces much less restrictions and penalties. Canada's Anti-Spam Law (or "CASL") came into effect in July 2014, about ten years after the U.S. … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Makes Life Difficult for Technology Startups

These 30 Rare Photos Of Canada Startup Offices Will Mesmerize You

Most corporate offices are made up of fluorescent lights, bare beige walls, dated technology, and the dreaded cube farm. But some companies—like Hootsuite, Unbounce and 500px—offer employees much more creative, colorful and conducive workspaces. You can see 30 photos of Canadian top startups and the culture that they reflect. Vancouver Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard … Continue reading These 30 Rare Photos Of Canada Startup Offices Will Mesmerize You

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Make it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

Country RepTrak® measures the reputation of 55 countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 48,000 people representing the G8 countries. The Study measures a country’s perceptions exploring 16 attributes that include it being viewed as: a safe place to visit, a beautiful country, having … Continue reading Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Make it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

Montreal / Waterloo Maluuba, AI deep learning startup, has been acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Maluuba, a Montreal Waterloo based company with one of the world’s most impressive deep learning research labs for natural language understanding. Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems will help Microsoft advance their strategy to democratize AI and to make it accessible and valuable … Continue reading Montreal / Waterloo Maluuba, AI deep learning startup, has been acquired by Microsoft

Top 15 Canadian Tech Influencers to Follow Today

Most of tech super stars come from the United States, but there are some who brave or used to brave the cold north of the border in Canada. A lot of them still continue to live and work in Canada. Some of them moved have moved to the US: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New … Continue reading Top 15 Canadian Tech Influencers to Follow Today

Vancouver Routific delivers Optimization Software For Delivery Businesses / raises $1.2M USD

We help last-mile delivery businesses save up to 40% on driving time and fuel with our industry-leading route optimization software. Who started the company? Do you / team members have tech background? Marc Kuo is Founder and CEO of Routific. He wrote his thesis on complex vehicle routing and scheduling problems. After graduation, Marc worked … Continue reading Vancouver Routific delivers Optimization Software For Delivery Businesses / raises $1.2M USD

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