Calling all developers! Get ready to help Ontarians save money and conserve energy!

By: Sasha Sud Yesterday, the Ontario Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, announced the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge, a contest organized by MaRS and funded by the Ministry of Energy that encourages developers to create the best new, proof-of-concept apps to help Ontarians unlock the potential of Green Button-enabled electricity data. Green Button is a standard… Continue reading Calling all developers! Get ready to help Ontarians save money and conserve energy!

VentureStart helps launch Reebee

By Sandra Desrochers As youngsters, Tobiasz Dankiewicz and Michal Martyniak delivered flyers to homes in their London, Ontario neighbourhood.  Sure, they made some decent pocket change, but the best tip they received was finding out how much people loved getting those sales flyers which were packed with weekly deals. Flash-forward to 2013: Dankiewicz and Martyniak,… Continue reading VentureStart helps launch Reebee

Tablet App Seeks To Revolutionize Veterinary Clinics

By: Shanza Anwaar The Wall Street Journal reports that “the Healthcare IT market will be worth $56.7 billion by 2017”.  Healthcare IT has the “potential to generate valuable information to improve workflow, safety, and efficiency within healthcare organizations”.  Applications and other software innovations are converting storage, access, and exchange of medical information into an online… Continue reading Tablet App Seeks To Revolutionize Veterinary Clinics

Brampton boy develops app for iPhone

BRAMPTON, Ontario, February 27, 2013 – On the second floor of Great Lakes Public School, the Grade 4 students spot Tanmay Bakshi. “Tanmay!” they shout, halfway out of their coats from recess, running down the hall. “Tanmay, my buddy!” The 9-year-old, wearing a striped sweater over a collared shirt, smiles as his peers swarm. Just… Continue reading Brampton boy develops app for iPhone

Heart and Stroke Foundation Launches Mobile App to Help Canadians Get Healthier

By: Knowlton Thomas The Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched a free mobile app to help Canadians make important lifestyle changes that could add years to their lives. “We want to help Canadians take their heart health seriously,” says David Sculthorpe, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Heart disease and stroke are a leading cause of… Continue reading Heart and Stroke Foundation Launches Mobile App to Help Canadians Get Healthier

Canadian Entrepreneur Launches Pair, an App That Brings Long-Distance Couples Closer Together

By Knowlton Thomas Pair is a new iPhone app designed to harden the fragility of long-distance relationships. Co-launched by Oleg Kostour, a Canadian entrepreneur who moved to Silicon Valley to participate in Y-Combinator, Pair offers a slew of couple-oriented features such as “thumb-kissing.” Described as “the easiest way to stay in touch with the person you love,” Pair… Continue reading Canadian Entrepreneur Launches Pair, an App That Brings Long-Distance Couples Closer Together