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On the Move: OurCrowd’s CEO Announces New Office in Toronto

Last week, Israel-based OurCrowd announced it is planning to open a new office in Toronto. Now TechVibes has revealed more details about the equity crowdfunding platform’s move to Canadian borders. During the Canadian Crowdfunding Summit, CEO of OurCrowd Jon Medved shared information about the platform’s new… Read More

Toronto Humane Society Reveals No Funds Have Been Received from Indiegogo Kitten Campaign

Last month, a crowdfunding campaign surfaced on Indiegogo for a kitten by the name of Pedro. The kitten was less than 12 weeks old when he was thrown out the window of a vehicle near Canada’s Gardiner Expressway. Due to the impact, Pedro broke all… Read More

UPS Surprises 10-Year-Old Canadian Entrepreneur By Giving $8,700 Donation Toward Her Indiegogo Project (Video)

Back in October, 10-year-old entrepreneur and youngest member of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone Abi Smithson launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $15,000 for her Toronto-based woman footwear startup, Love Sandal. Explaining details about the company, Smithson wrote, “The Love Sandal was an idea… Read More

ForeverSpin Returns to Kickstarter For Second Campaign Within 12 Months; Scores Over $300,000

Canadian startup, ForeverSpin, is back on Kickstarter – and en route to another successful campaign! After breaking records earlier this year, the Toronto-based company has released a new line of metal spinning tops. This time around, ForeverSpin™ surpassed $300,000 and achieved over 6000% of its initial funding goal. In a… Read More

Update: Mass Fidelity’s The Core Hits $1M During Final Days On Indiegogo

With less than two days until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s The Core has scored  over $1 million dollars, thanks to its 3,155 backers. The Toronto-based startup announced it was extending its campaign earlier this month and continuing to be a huge… Read More

Customizable Furniture Maker, Massuni, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Toronto-based Massuni, manufacturer of customized furniture, announced this week the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to complete development of new technology and an interface that allows users to design custom furniture online. Massuni’s intuitive configurator allows anyone to easily create unique furniture that fits their individual… Read More

Mass Fidelity’s Wireless Speaker System Dubbed Top-Funded Canadian Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Toronto-based tech startup, Mass Fidelity, debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month for its new wireless speaker system, The Core, with a mission to raise only $48,000. During its 30-day run, the project exceeded its funding goal and also managed to receive $711,229 thanks to 2,000… Read More

Toronto’s Code4Armour Hits Indiegogo to Raise $50,000 For Wearable Medical Band; Reaches 25% of Funding Goal in Six Hours

Toronto-based startup Code4Armour launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that invites people across North America to pre-order its service. Setting out to only receive $50,000, campaign reached 25% of its overall funding goal within the first six hours. The project is set to trigger awareness for the… Read More

Wireless Speaker System The Core Scores Over $500,000 During Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces New Colors & Demo

Just five days before its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s wireless speaker system The Core reached $503,253 all thanks to 1,425 backers. The device stands out due to it being dubbed the most “advanced wireless speaker system ever developed.” As previously reported,… Read More

Brief: Toronto Commuters Launch Crowdfunding Site To Raise Funds For New Transit Route

Refusing to allow the city to deny them the route of their dreams, a group of  Toronto commuters have launched LineSixTransit to ask backers to donate money for a bus that runs between the Union Station and Liberty Village on weekday mornings. The description of… Read More

Nanoleaf Bloom Dimming Bulbs Over $160,000 During Final Days on Kickstarter

Setting mood lighting  just got easier, at least that’s what Toronto-based inventors Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christain Yan state anyway. The three self proclaiming “tree-huggers” launched a $30,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Nanoleaf Blooms, the dimmable light bulbs that do not need a dimmer…. Read More

Rob Ford’s Rough Go With Crowdfunding Continues: A Billboard On Rabble

Embattled Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford’s relationship status with crowdfunding? It’s complicated. You may remember from last year that Gawker editor John Cook spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign – affectionately called “Crackstarter” – that aimed to crowdfund the money necessary to purchase a video allegedly showing… Read More

Toronto Workshop: Crowdfunding Campaign Design

Deciding to create a crowdfunding campaign is truly only the beginning of an intensive process. We’ll provide you the crowdfunding essentials alongside proprietary information that you need to plan, design & create your crowdfunding campaign contents.  This will help you establish a foundation upon which… Read More

FundRazr Tapped For New TV Show About Crowdfunding

FundRazr will be at the center of a new television program covering crowdfunding campaigns from Canada and the US. The new half-hour TV show is produced by Merton Park Film Studios of Toronto. Each episode will focus on six or seven inspiring projects that will provide… Read More

Six Cool Projects From Kickstarter Canada’s First Day

Now that we’re all collectively celebrating the launch of Kickstarter support for projects seeking funding in Canadian dollars, let’s take a look at six projects that have taken advantage of this new aspect of Kickstarter’s service. (As always, caveat emptor!) Nix Color Sensor [Toronto] The… Read More

Kickstarter School Toronto

 Kickstarter School Toronto Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT) Toronto, Ontario, Canada Join Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler for a special workshop on how to bring your Kickstarter project to life. We’ll take a look at some… Read More

Kickstarter School Hits Toronto on September 8th

Kickstarter announced some time ago they were venturing north of the border and planning on setting up shop in Canada.  Well the time has come to open the doors for the growing crowdfunding platform and Kickstarter has set an official live date of September 9th… Read More

Gawker Divvies Crackstarter Cash Among Four Organizations

John Cook has just published an update on Gawker outlining where the approximately $185,000 from the Rob Ford Crackstarter campaign will go. The money will be split evenly with each organization netting $46,195.65. The four beneficiaries: The Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke The Somali Canadian Association of… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Helps Engineers Win $250K Sikorsky Prize

479 backers can and should be proud. They had a major hand in achieving a goal that stood unmet for 30 years. That goal is called the Sikorsky Prize, and it is centered around a seemingly simply goal: make a human-powered helicopter fly for 60… Read More

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