Altitude Accelerator client ATES featured in Toronto Star

Originally published in the Toronto Star By: Jim Kenzie Special to the Star, Published on Wed Sep 30 2015 HAMILTON—Seldom have exhaust emissions been more top-of-mind with the general public than in the past couple of weeks, what with the current Volkswagen situation. A trio of local men may just have part of the answer.… Continue reading Altitude Accelerator client ATES featured in Toronto Star

Social Innovation Trends For 2013

By: Shanza Anwaar Are you an entrepreneur looking for a challenge? Do you want to make a real difference in your community? Social innovation allows entrepreneurs to take advantage of new opportunities in order to create lasting social change. The Centre for Social Innovation describes the concept as a way to “resolve existing social, cultural,… Continue reading Social Innovation Trends For 2013

Inaugural Meeting of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs in Ontario

January 22nd, 2013 – 8am to 11:00am BMO Institute for Learning (3550 Pharmacy Ave., Toronto, Ontario) The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a physician led, not-for-profit, global biomedical and healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship network. Members include entrepreneurs, investors, industry members and service providers. The mission is to help biomedical and medical professional entrepreneurs get… Continue reading Inaugural Meeting of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs in Ontario

Innovation Lunch Series: Social Innovation with Kanika Gupta

Social innovation is about taking your great ideas and making a true social change in your neighbourhood or around the world. Join Kanika Gupta, Founder and Chief Catalyst of social enterprise technology startup The Sojo (and named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network) and learn how to transform… Continue reading Innovation Lunch Series: Social Innovation with Kanika Gupta

54 hours heads-down

By: Rick Stomphorst Startup Weekend takes concepts to product and/or business in 54 hrs. Starting Friday night October 19, 2012, a group of some 100 entrepreneurs came together to conceive, vet, build, and pitch their preliminary results (product) to a panel of judges at the Peel Startup Weekend, put on by the Altitude Accelerator in… Continue reading 54 hours heads-down

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

Getting Started at Startup Weekend

By: Matthew Kert Do you have an idea but don’t know how to take that next step? Having an idea is great, but starting a business is hard, especially for young and inexperienced entrepreneurs. Just getting noticed in an already idea saturated market is key to developing and ultimately getting your project to the masses. … Continue reading Getting Started at Startup Weekend

Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

By: Robert Brands When Innovation comes to mind, the first thing people may think of is creativity, spontaneity, or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes. In fact, in order to build a long-term culture of sustained innovation, a structured process must… Continue reading Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

Interface Design Guru Offers ‘Design Capital’ as an Alternative to Venture Capital

By Rob Lewis MetaLab’s Andrew Wilkinson announced yesterday that his Victoria, BC-based interface design agency is now offering “Design Capital” to people with great ideas. What’s Design Capital? It’s different from venture capital, for starters. “It isn’t about money, it’s about execution and ideas. We see too many smart entrepreneurs obsessing over securing massive investments and… Continue reading Interface Design Guru Offers ‘Design Capital’ as an Alternative to Venture Capital

Startup Switches from GPS tracking to Smartphone Compass

By: Fatema Fatakdawala  Think of an underground subway or your nearest Costco where GPS signals do not reach; for that matter, any large department store that may use an indoor-tracker for targeted marketing of their products to customers that are standing in front of them. Indoor Atlas, a startup based in Finland, is using the… Continue reading Startup Switches from GPS tracking to Smartphone Compass