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!

Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol

Mississauga, Ontario – May 1, 2013 –  The finalists for Innovator Idol were announced today by the RIC (Research Innovation Commercialization) Centre.  The start-up companies will pitch their new business ideas to an expert business panel on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the annual “Innovator Idol” competition. At stake is a prize package worth over… Continue reading Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol

Starting Up Is Just the Beginning

By: Matthew Kert Going from nothing, to a full iPhone application (sold in the apple app store) in just 102 days is not normal. But for the creators of Task Ave., their journey was nothing but normal. Winning the 2010 Toronto edition of Start-up Weekend propelled them into something that three days beforehand, had no… Continue reading Starting Up Is Just the Beginning

Innovation Contest for Young Entrepreneurs!

On March 5, we launched the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest with a bold new format. We are inviting Canadian entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 35, to apply and compete for our $100,000 BDC Grand Prize for Innovation. Young business owners have until April 8, 2012 to apply and submit a short video, presenting an… Continue reading Innovation Contest for Young Entrepreneurs!