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Nothing screams summer like the RompHim.
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Starting a company is not an easy task to tackle. There is a lot to think about, and it is extremely hard to do alone. Fortunately, if you are in Montreal or thinking of relocating to the fabulous city, Montreal can make that start-up move a little easier with quite a few incubator and start-up hubs to get your business moving.
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.
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It's time to "Freck Yourself"!
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.
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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.
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What do a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and yoga have in common? That link would be Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl. Her project, oneOeight.tv, recently rocketed past the funding goal of $108k...
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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.
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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 campaign wants to do something about it. Igloolik res...
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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 play dress-up. These items are from his sketch comed...
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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?
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?
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Order a man a salad and he'll eat for a day. Kickstart his campaign for a salad and he'll probably eat for months. Sure, ordering food online has been a long-time gift for those too lazy to pick up a...
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.
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. After reaching more than $70,000 on Wednesday, the Columbu...
They say the internet has democratized innovation — anyone can raise money for their brilliant idea. Of course, anyone can raise money to, say, make potato salad too. Which is exactly what a Columbus,...
A musical instrument which converts sound into electricity is using music technology for a social good. Spark is a percussion shaker which uses music to generate electricity, which is then used to pow...
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.
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.
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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.
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website that has served as a platform for thousands of projects to date, just celebrated three months of operation in Canada, and by all accounts its expansion north of t...
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 companies, Neptune Computer Inc., has turned to an onl...
A Saskatchewan man who has developed an affordable 3-D printer has attracted worldwide attention and more than $700,000 in crowdsourced funding. Rylan Grayston, 28, from Yorkton, said curiosity fuell...
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 hard to score here? Vancouver Magazine asked if Vancouve...
TORONTO - Canadian entrepreneurs seeking financial support got a boost Monday as the world's largest online crowdfunding platform officially moved north of the border.New York-based Kickstarter launch...
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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 Tryon, P.E.I., since the early 1930s.It was a cus...
Kathryn Calder's first reaction when she was asked to be the subject of a documentary film was panic. "I was totally terrified to take on this project," the Victoria-based musician admits. "A film. A...
As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.
On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found online. The offensive material was part of a draft for a "seduction guide" that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people -- us included -- and many asked us to cancel the creator's project. We didn't. We were wrong.
There is less than a day to go before the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com hands hundreds of thousands of dollars to a controversial project for the widespread and unregulated distribution of over half a million extreme-bioengineered seeds. In my view Kickstarter could still do the right thing and refuse to fund this risky release.
This is how the entire situation boils down: You are giving your money to a website so they can give your money to a member of a gang which wreaks violence on your city so that they, the website, can make money for themselves. Does this make any sense to you whatsoever? If you don't like Rob Ford, fine, don't vote for him. Smear him all you want. Insult him at every party. Call him a fascist Michelin Man. Frankly, I don't give a damn. But for the love of God, please don't give money to drug dealers.