Hack the North promises to be one of the biggest hackathons Canada has ever seen

Have you ever wanted to attend a hackathon but couldn’t travel to one of the many big-league events in the United States? Now’s your chance. Techyon, a startup run by University of Waterloo students, has created Hack the North, Waterloo Region’s answer to those events, and it’s going to be big. We’re talking 1,000 hackers […]

Exclusive $100 discount for GROW Conference, Whistler, B.C., Aug. 20-22

In a few weeks, planes, trains and automobiles will bring more than 1,000 of the world’s best entrepreneurs, brands and investors to beautiful Whistler, B.C. for this year’s GROW Conference. GROW is returning for its fifth annual event August 20-22. GROW is where founders, brands, retailers and investors explore how to build and leverage technology […]

Tech About Town 07.16.14

Leena Thampan had never played poker before. So, when she finally sat down to play one muggy Thursday night in June, she figured she’d be the worst player ever. Instead, Thampan – Chief Marketing Officer at Wagepoint, a payroll startup in Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE accelerator – ended the night as the latest K-W Poker Chicks (KWPC) […]

This Is Your Out, an ‘eject button for bad situations,’ launches on Indiegogo

So you’re a startup founder at an event crawling with potential investors, when suddenly, an old acquaintance corners you to discuss his latest project. As he drones on, you look past him and, to your horror, see one of your top prospects heading for the exit. “I think I’ve actually missed someone who was walking […]

New library blows away dusty stereotypes

Back in June our Girl Geek Dinner convened at Kitchener’s newly re-opened Central (formerly Main) Library, to check out the results of a four-year, $40-million renovation project. We were not disappointed. (Full recap here.) The evening’s theme was “Library as…” which is also a key point of strategy for the library on a day-to-day basis. […]

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