Peel Startup Weekend Winner Wins Global Startup Competition

Matt Gardner and his team “Carddrop” took home the $1000 grand prize at Startup Weekend Peel (Oct. 19-21, 2012) organized by the Altitude Accelerator in partnership with Sheridan College. Carddrop instantly adds full profile information to any phone’s contact list from any location without the use of an “app”. With a simple scan or tap,… Continue reading Peel Startup Weekend Winner Wins Global Startup Competition

Ontario minister Duguid indicating support for equity-based crowdfunding

Christine Dobby | Nov 29, 2012 11:34 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 30, 2012 2:04 PM ET With the U.S. heading in this direction, it’s really important that Ontario keep pace if not even try to get out in front. The Ontario government appears set to support changes to securities laws to allow everyday… Continue reading Ontario minister Duguid indicating support for equity-based crowdfunding

Jodi Glover, Real Tech Inc.’s CEO Wins 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award

WHITBY, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2012) – Jodi Glover, CEO and Co-Founder of Real Tech Inc. is named the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the year for the TPH Sustainability Award. The 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CEWA) is presented by Women of Influence Inc. Jodi’s award was presented last night during the… Continue reading Jodi Glover, Real Tech Inc.’s CEO Wins 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award

The ROI of Social Media

By: Matthew Kert In the past, the metric of return on investment (ROI) gave companies a good sense of how they are doing. It’s a simple formula taking your gains from an investment, subtracting the costs, and then dividing by total cost of the investment. In essence, if your investment was successful then you would… Continue reading The ROI of Social Media

Zymewire: Analyst-free sales intelligence for biopharma vendors

December 3, 2012 By: Fatema Fatakdawala The Zymewire team approached the Altitude Accelerator in February 2012 looking for mentorship and access to established entrepreneurs who could help them bring their technical innovation to market. The co-founders, Pete Bastedo and Ryan Drake- Stoker, came from very different backgrounds prior to joining forces to build Zymewire. Ryan,… Continue reading Zymewire: Analyst-free sales intelligence for biopharma vendors