The inaugural #BFUTR by BPTN summit took place in Toronto and welcomed over 1,000 attendees including c-level executives from the big banks, venture capitalists from across North America, and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Scaling startups dominated CIX
Among those curated to attend were over 35 scaling startups, bringing in millions in revenue and hundreds of millions in VC dollars to Toronto and across Canada.
How League hopes to make enterprise health benefits as easy as ordering takeout
If you work at a big company and have health benefits through your job, you’ve probably felt the same frustration as millions of others. You’re grateful to have the coverage but you can’t stand how annoying it is to actually use your benefits.
More millennials want to own a business, but see multiple obstacles
A new study from RBC found that it’s not millennials who are actually starting businesses.
How to make magic and capture people’s attention for your world-changing idea
Unfortunately, though, a good idea is not enough to capture the world’s attention. Competing economic interests, political rivalries, and other social divisions act as the opposite army, fighting to keep people away from much-needed change. To break through the noise, the experience of the idea must resonate as strongly as the intent of the change.
Most tech conferences have pitch competitions; here’s how Elevate’s was different
The pitch competition, Elevate-R Pitch, is one area where business acumen ruled over social media following. Split over two days and conducted March Madness style, 32 startups competed against each other in head-to-head battles.
TechTO September edition talked about how to scale a company
Creating a business from scratch is not an easy feat, but scaling a business successfully is even more difficult. Luckily, then, scaling was the topic of the day for TechTO’s September meetup.
How SnapTravel is trying to make travel as easy as talking to your bestie
If you’ve ever just wanted to book a hotel room without talking to anyone, you’re not alone. Apparently, a lot of people don’t like talking to anyone when they book travel deals. And they don’t want to actually spend the time researching – they want the best deals to come to them.
How Looka began as a side project and grew into a Canva challenger
“The company vision was [to] make it feel like you were working with a designer,” said Whitfield. “That way, you had the best of both worlds. You get the affordability, accessibility, and sense of control you get with an online platform. But you also have the high-quality do-it-for-me kind of experience you get with a designer.”
Clearbanc is not a bank, but it will fund your startup
The financial sector is one of the oldest industries in the modern world, and some days it really shows its age. Clearbanc hopes to solve at least one major nuisance for business owners – funding marketing and sales spend.