Montreal

  • Kinova Robotics | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: Kinova Robotics Gives The Disabled A Helping Hand

    Montreal-based Kinova Robotics was founded in part because of one man – the founder’s uncle, Jaco, a disabled inventor who created a manipulator for his wheelchair out of a hot dog pincher, some microswitches, and some complex electronics. This early attempt, while primitive, was the basis for a whole series of amazing – and amazingly useful – robotic… Read More

  • See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

    See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

    Here we go! TechCrunch is winging its way to Montreal and Toronto this week for some amazing meetups. We want to see you there so I hope you’ve purchased your ticket, eh. All the pitch-off companies are picked and the judges are in line to offer pithy commentary. The pitch-offs will follow our tried and true formula. We’ll pick 6 to 8 startups per city and they will have 60 seconds… Read More

  • Join Us At The First Montreal TC Pitch-Off And Meetup

    Join Us At The First Montreal TC Pitch-Off And Meetup

    TechCrunch is headed to Montreal on April 1 and we want to see you there. We’re going to hold a whirlwind tour of our neighbors to the north, landing first in Montreal and then in Toronto the next day. Our goal? To bring some amazing startups down to Disrupt in May. Sign up today! The meetup starts at 7pm and goes until 10:30pm. It will be a hoot. Tickets cost $10 and include drinks. Read More

  • Ooomf Raises $500K From Real Ventures, BDC And Others For Its New App Discovery Platform

    Ooomf Raises $500K From Real Ventures, BDC And Others For Its New App Discovery Platform

    It looks like Apple is planning to make some improvements to app discovery in iOS 6, but for the time being, app discovery remains broken on virtually every mobile platform available today. Ooomf wants to change this. The Montreal-based startup, which graduated from FounderFuel‘s spring 2012 accelerator program, is launching its app discovery platform today meant to help users and… Read More

  • Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team

    Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team

    Last June, FounderFuel became the latest in a new crop of Canadian startup accelerators, joining Year One Labs and more in the mission to support and grow the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystems. Created by the same team behind Montreal Start Up, FounderFuel launched with $2 million from Real Ventures in tow, kick-starting its 12-week, mentor-driven startup “boot camp”… Read More

  • Startup Canada: FounderFuel Launches Accelerator Program In Montreal

    Today, another early-stage accelerator program hits Quebec’s largest city, joining Year One Labs and others in an effort to support and grow Canadian entrepreneurship. FounderFuel was created by the team behind Montreal Start Up, a venture investor that has backed Beyond The Rack and the recently-launched Real Ventures, a $50 million seed-stage venture fund. Today, Real Ventures… Read More

  • Canada Sinks $5.5 Million Into River Turbine Technology

    Canada is testing the water for modular river turbines. The project, led by Renewable Energy Research, received $5.5 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada and the government of Quebec. RER will install two turbines in the St. Lawrence River. Read More

  • Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Our neighbors to the north are starting on some projects similar to ongoing ones here in the US. Montreal will be the first city to get both a citywide WiFi and WiMAX network installed. The project, a joint venture between Nomad Telecom and Radioactif.com, is expected to be completed entirely in 2009, but some residents could see web access as soon as September. Similar to… Read More