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Startup Profile – Extend Media

There is a race underway to capture a new kind of consumer – one with a perpetual advertising channel on her hip. Among the technological suitors vying for a 7×24 connection to Jane Q. Public is Toronto- and Boston-based ExtendMedia. “I’m kind of an accidental entrepreneur,” says Keith Kocho, ExtendMedia’s founder. “When I was a[…]

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Startup Profile – Livehive Systems

It was a bet that everyone wanted to win. Dave Bullock and three engineering buddies were knocking back a few beers while they watched a football game on television. As always, there was plenty of debate around the on-field decisions. “When we stepped back, we noticed that what people were talking about wasn’t the final[…]

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Startup Profile – Strangeloop Networks

Hang around the world of emerging technology long enough and you’ll stumble upon a collection of odd starts and strange coincidences. For example, most of the staff showed up hung over on the day Sandvine opened its doors. And the man behind one of Canada’s coolest technology companies, RapidMind, is actually named McCool. But a[…]

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Startup Profile – MyThum Interactive

MyThum Interactive builds relationships between marketers and mobile audiences using technology, but it would be a mistake to characterize the Toronto-based MyThum as a tech company, says Michael Carter, president and CEO. “We’re not a mobile company or a technology company,” he says. “We’re a media company.” Founded in 2002, MyThum has been bootstrapped from[…]

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Startup Profile – Exit West

Building cohesive corporate teams has historically had little to do with a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. Toronto-based Exit West wants that to change. Standing at the crossroads of employee retention and corporate consciousness, Exit West helps clients become hands-on participants in humanitarian development efforts around the world. It’s a community-building process that blends[…]