Tag: Canadian Innovation

Waterloo As ‘BlackBerry Town’ by Chuck Howitt

By Yasmin Ranade
Chuck Howitt’s new book, BlackBerry Town, delves into the rise of BlackBerry as it relates to the development of Kitchener-Waterloo’s reputation as an international tech hub.

The Dropmart Marketplace

By Yasmin Ranade

Dropmart.ca is a Toronto-based startup that reinvents a marketplace with its own item drop-off / pick-up system.

Canadian Opera, National Ballet Take to the Digital Stage

by Lee Rickwood
The Digital Stage initiative wants to explore new digital technology and embrace its transformative power across all aspects of the performing arts ecosystem, both in front of and behind the curtain.

The Power of Her Story: Tech Trailblazers

By Yasmin Ranade
The remarkable panel of tech trailblazers shared their unique stories about how they leveraged their talents to move the needle forward for women and tech.

AI-Powered Chatbot App on Mobile and Desktop Screens Can Help the Homeless

A new AI-(artificial intelligence) powered mobile and desktop chatbot app helps homeless people find the services and supports they need. The free, 24/7 support service puts real-time information about free meals, clothing banks, overnight shelters, drop-in facilities and more on…

Startup Ranking Strong For Toronto but Slides for Vancouver

By Yasmin Ranade
Startup Genome, which supports forward-looking regions to catalyze their startup ecosystems, has released its 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Vancouver’s rank in the global tech startup ecosystem has dropped by nine spots, now at 21.