Give A Gift That Grows And Glows For The Holidays

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Instead of a single moment, a card can offer joy over several days. It's a technological advancement rooted in an unlikely source, microbes. By using certain species of algae, a card can turn into a message-delivering device to offer joy and excitement throughout the Holiday season.

These Leggings Are About To Change The Way You Work Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style


Your Dream Of Having Freckles Can Now Be A Reality With These Temporary Tattoos

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Style

It's time to "Freck Yourself"!

Benefit Corporations Are In The Business Of Creating Social Change

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

These companies have already touched your life. Beyond the big names like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Patagonia clothing, Etsy, or Kickstarter, there are impact-driven business leaders making significant money while making an amazing difference in communities all around us.

How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.

This Yoga Girl Is a Powerhouse for Global Good

Sara Graham | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Graham

What do a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and yoga have in common? That link would be Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl. Her project,

6 Tips to Help You Source Start-Up Financing

Pat McNamara | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Business
Pat McNamara

If you are one of those start-ups be prepared for a rigorous process. If you are competing for funding from an angel investor group or in a business competition you are going to have to go through a lot of hoops. Don't despair, this will actually help you prepare for running the business itself.

Kickstarter Campaign To Solve Arctic Food Crisis Raises $25 Of $160,000

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Business

The astronomical food prices in Canada’s far north have become the stuff of legend (and of viral news stories), and now a Kickstarter crowdfunding c...

Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

Is Crowdfunding Just A Tool For The Cool Kids? | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Business

In Adam Cohen’s basement are two coffins, a Colonel Mustard costume, and an S.S. uniform among other questionable items. No, Cohen does not like to ...

5 Things to Remember When Making Your First Documentary

Molly Willows | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Molly Willows

There's no denying it -- docs are hot. Between HBO's high-gloss productions, Netflix's rise in documentaries, the influx of Kickstarter/Indieigogo campaigns, and the democratization of filmmaking gear via iPhones and cheap cameras, docs are everywhere. So you dream of making a doc?

Should Couples Be Allowed to Crowdfund Their Adoption?

Heather Magee | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

While crowdfunding sites were created to give the underdog a chance and essentially foster free enterprise where start-ups are concerned, it never occurred to me to use these platforms as an opportunity to raise funds for personal pursuits. Especially something as personal as adopting a baby. But does that make it wrong, unethical or crass, even? What do you think? If you had a friend or family member crowdfunding an adoption, would you contribute?

► 7 Kickstarter Projects You Won't Believe Succeeded

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Business

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12 Steps to Creating a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Anne Day | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Day

There is a buzz these days about crowdfunding and how it is a great tool to raise money for your project, your business or even your trip. But what is not said, is this isn't easy money. Here are some pointers that I hope will help others succeed.

Potato Salad Kickstarter Bubble Bursts, Project Loses Thousands

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Business

The potato salad Kickstarter bubble has burst. But not to worry -- Zack Danger Brown still has far more than enough to make his potato salad. Af...

Kickstarter Campaign Raises Thousands .. To Make A Potato Salad

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Business

They say the internet has democratized innovation — anyone can raise money for their brilliant idea. Of course, anyone can raise money to, say, m...

This Musical Instrument Generates Electricity To Power Africa

AFP | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Music

A musical instrument which converts sound into electricity is using music technology for a social good. Spark is a percussion shaker which uses mus...

Protect Ya Neck: The Real Price Of Crowdfunding

Mike Sholars | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business
Mike Sholars

2014-02-12-its_all_geek_to_me.png I love crowdfunding, because it's like watching money have a wrestling match with ideas. It's capitalism in microcosm. It's important to not lose sight of the lesson here: Crowdfunding websites are not responsible for anything that happens once you've contributed. You are leaving your money on the table, walking away, and hoping for the best.

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

New Board Game Tries To Succeed In World Of Angry Birds, Candy Crush

John F. Gray | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

In a city where "game" is most often prefaced with the word "video," Vancouver's Giant Monster Games is going retro. They're rolling the dice on a Kickstarter campaign to bring Kingdom Bots to board game fans.

LOOK: 12 Coolest, Craziest Canadian Kickstarter Projects

The Huffington Post Canada | Mike Sholars | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website that has served as a platform for thousands of projects to date, just celebrated three months of operation in Ca...

Teen Dropout Gets $200,000 In Crowdfunding For This Invention

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

A 19-year-old entrepreneur from Montreal is taking on tech juggernauts Samsung and Sony by trying to launch his own smart watch.Like many startup comp...

World's Cheapest 3-D Printer Gets Record Crowdsourcing

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

A Saskatchewan man who has developed an affordable 3-D printer has attracted worldwide attention and more than $700,000 in crowdsourced funding. Ry...

Web Series Takes On Vancouver's Dating Scene

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Ah, Vancouver. A city famous for its beauty, and infamous for its hard-to-crack dating scene. Last summer, The Vancouver sun asked why it's so har...

World's Largest Crowdfunding Platform Now In Canada

CP | Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian entrepreneurs seeking financial support got a boost Monday as the world's largest online crowdfunding platform officially moved nor...

Why Canadians Are Turning To Crowdfunding

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Impact

Crippled by mounting financial debt, father and son duo David and Brian Best had few options left to save the potato farm their family has operated in...