Wefunder & Equivesto: Demystifying Equity Crowdfunding

By Hessie Jones Altitude Accelerator, Innovations Manager The time for startups to rethink venture capital alternatives has been gaining momentum. 2023 and the looming, or some would argue the current, recession creates opportunities outside the current investing norm. Enter Equity Crowdfunding (ECF). This is an emerging capital raise option that not only increases opportunities for… Continue reading Wefunder & Equivesto: Demystifying Equity Crowdfunding

Cleanair.AI Achieves Crowdfunding Success

Cleanair.AI achieved their crowdfunding goal to put ALVI, the smartest furnace filter on the market, into production.

ZooShare raises $2.2 million to build North America’s first zoo biogas plant

By: Amarpreet Kaur, Altitude Accelerator Communications Officer Imagine the next time you turn on the light in your living room, the energy may be supplied by manure from a giraffe at the Toronto Zoo. Who would have thought? Daniel Bida, Executive Director of the ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, is making this a reality! Daniel initiated the… Continue reading ZooShare raises $2.2 million to build North America’s first zoo biogas plant

4 Best Practice Tips for ICT Entrepreneurs

By: Leah Jones The fast-paced technology sector is highly competitive, but with the help of incubators like the Altitude Accelerator, this sector can prove lucrative to entrepreneurs eager to take on the challenge.   Profit Magazine (with ITAC and the CATA Alliance) released the results of a survey examining small to mid-sized Canadian businesses in… Continue reading 4 Best Practice Tips for ICT Entrepreneurs

The Crowdfunding Advantage

By: Fatema Fatakdawala In the past, if you were an entrepreneur, your only recourse to raise money was to convince an angel or a VC or if you were lucky enough to have two years’ worth of financial statements (Right!), get a loan from a bank. Times have changed, and the effects of internet’s fragmentation… Continue reading The Crowdfunding Advantage

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

The Power of Kickstarter

By: Matthew Kert Have an idea for a project but don’t know where to get the funding? Crowd funding has become the latest trend, using the internet to gain support and ultimately money for any project. Started in 2009, Kickstarter has become the go to site to post ideas and raise funds. According to the… Continue reading The Power of Kickstarter

A “Brainwave-Reading Headband” that Tracks Your Mood

By: Nidhi Subbaraman Reposted from MIT Technology Review My very first introduction to brain sensors was a distinctly furry one. The sensors involved a pair of electrical cat ears made by a Japanese firm called Neurosky. Perched on your head, the ears would move and wiggle in accordance with your thoughts or feelings—or that’s how… Continue reading A “Brainwave-Reading Headband” that Tracks Your Mood

Startup Hub Notman House Turns to Indiegogo to Fill Funding Gap

By: Rob Lewis Built in 1854, Notman House is a historic landmark property located at the intersection of Montreal’s downtown core and creative Plateau neighborhood. In more recent times, it has become a beacon to entrepreneurship, open collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. Currently, Notman House offers short-term office space for early stage technology startups, office space… Continue reading Startup Hub Notman House Turns to Indiegogo to Fill Funding Gap

What Technologies Will Crowdfunding Create?

Super-users, hobbyists, and gadget fans are investing in innovations they want, and creating a new generation of entrepreneurs along the way. By: Antonia Regalado Reposted from Technology Review  It’s becoming a common story. A project listed on Kickstarter, the Internet crowdfunding website, ends up wildly exceeding its financial goals. Suddenly, someone is in business. That’s… Continue reading What Technologies Will Crowdfunding Create?