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Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: April 1, 2014
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto pawnshop tries to lure youn...

A lot has changed since James McTamney and Company Inc. opened its doors in 1860.   Though the company still... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: March 25, 2014
by Ryan Starr

Toronto filtration firm faces uncha...

NanoStruck Technologies is profiting off the backs — or rather, the shells — of sea creatures.   The Mississauga-based firm... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: February 11, 2014
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto startup takes menus digital

Shortly after returning from a business trip to Malaysia and Singapore a couple of years ago, Thaves Ponnampalam found himself... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: January 14, 2014
by Ryan Starr

Turnstyle’s customer tracking...

Turnstyle could be watching you.   More precisely, Turnstyle Solutions Inc., a Toronto-based location-analytics startup that launched in May, has... More
Chris Bolin for the Toronto Star
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Posted: December 24, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

A high tech answer to the water- (o...

This holiday season many Canadians will unwrap a brand new smartphone, but unfortunately many of those devices won’t be around... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: December 3, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Small Toronto software firm aims to...

There are big advantages to hiring a small company. So says The Jonah Group, an 83-person Toronto-based firm of software... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: November 26, 2013
by Andrew Seale

A fizzy, fermented health drink hit...

When Tonica Kombucha first moved into its new 2,600-square-foot brewing facility in August, the place was a mess.  ... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: November 12, 2013
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Toronto craftsmen shape reclaimed w...

Andre Jr. Ayotte and Mackenzie Duncan have infused an old-school business with new-school business strategy.   The two... More
Leeca St. Aubin for the Toronto Star
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Posted: October 15, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Alfred, ON rugged mobile device sup...

With devices that access the internet, pay for purchases, and even occasionally make phone calls, the ever-changing smartphone market... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: October 1, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto startup Atomic Reach predic...

Bradley Silver knows whether your content will go viral. He’s the founder of Atomic Reach, a Toronto... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: September 3, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Toronto’s WaveDNA has drum m...

Digital music composition will never be the same.   At least, it won’t be if WaveDNA co-founders Dave... More
Ian McCausland for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: August 27, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Winnipeg’s Eyewear Evolution ...

Sean Sylvestre has the hardware. He has the plan to rapidly expand across Canada. He even has buyers lined... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: July 30, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto smartphone app developers s...

University couldn’t contain Ricky Fung.   The serial entrepreneur dropped out of his first year at the University... More
City Chattr
Technology
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Posted: July 2, 2013
by Barb Gormley

GTA’s City Chattr is Facebook...

Saskia Wijngaard’s business has a noble goal: to improve community engagement in neighbourhoods across Ontario. But she’s facing... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: June 4, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Toronto’s Keek social media v...

From YouTube to Vimeo, Vine to Tumblr, there is no shortage of ways to share video through social media.  ... More
The Walrus
Technology
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Posted: May 7, 2013
by Sara Harowitz

Walrus magazine hits iPad, iPhone, ...

The times are a changin’ for print journalism.   The industry is undergoing a serious evolution, and its uncertain future... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: April 9, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Toronto’s Goldy Toys develops...

While rubber Hulk Hogan figures and Jar Jar Binks statuettes collect dust in second-hand shops, kids sit, eyes affixed to... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: March 12, 2013
by Jacob Serebrin

Toronto’s Canopy Labs brings ...

Bringing big data to small business is a huge job.   Toronto-based Canopy Labs is only a year old, but... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: February 12, 2013
by Daniel Viola

Burlington’s Brant Florist fi...

Brant Florist expertly designs bouquets to catch the eyes of customers.   But when it comes to online... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: January 15, 2013
by Stephanie Findlay

Toronto’s Shop My Clothes sel...

In 2009, Craigslist was the world’s most popular online marketplace.   2009 was also the year Jonathan Elias saw... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: December 11, 2012
by Daniel Viola

Mynextrace.com uses engagement, con...

In late 2010, MyNextRace.com was virtual ghost town.   The website, which hosts race calendars for runners, cyclists, adventure... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: November 13, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

The price of popularity: Toronto...

Mark Campbell is used to working at a brisk pace. His web video and marketing firm, VMG Cinematic,... More
Technology
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Posted: October 18, 2012
by Marc Gordon

Small Business Week Special – Marc Gordon on customer service and entrepreneurship

See more from entrepreneur and marketing expert Marc Gordon on his website, MarcTV.net  ... More
Aaron Harris, for the Toronto Star
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Posted: October 16, 2012
by Ryan Starr

iPhones from vending machines: Ston...

Dave Young has audacious aspirations for U-Vend, a Stoney Creek-based vending machine company that develops and sells self-serve electronic... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
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Posted: September 18, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

Online job board TorontoJobs.ca nee...

TorontoJobs.ca helps people find work, but can’t help itself with one very important job — fixing the company... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: August 21, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

HTML5 solution for Complete Innovat...

When Tony Lourakis founded Complete Innovations in 2000, the world was a simpler place. The company’s first... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
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Posted: July 24, 2012
by Nathalie-Roze Fischer

Medical lending works for iFinance,...

Boasting an enviable profit spike of 530 per cent over the last 6 years, iFinance is growing rapidly and poised... More
Graham McCarthy, CTO, left and Brennan McEachran, CEO, right speak during a meeting
Technology
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Posted: June 25, 2012
by Ryan Starr

Toronto’s Hitsend could revol...

It seems everyone wants what HitSend is selling. Chapters Indigo, Vitaminwater Canada and The Walrus magazine are all using the... More
Mediclights Research Lew Lum
Technology
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Posted: May 27, 2012
by Scaachi Koul

Cure may be right under our noses

CHALLENGE: It's got potential and is ready to be built, but is the science sound? And can a fringe medical... More