I want to meet you in 2019 — yes, you!

I want to meet you in 2019 — yes, you!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my startup journey, it’s the value of a network. Over the last year I’ve met hundreds of amazing people who have opened their doors and calendars to me and my team to mentor, give feedback, make connections, or just chat through our challenges. And I’m ready to pass [...]

My First Year as a Founder — Crescendo’s Journey

My First Year as a Founder — Crescendo’s Journey

This weekend marks one year since my co-founders and I first brainstormed Crescendo. In the last twelve months we’ve gone from ideation to launch, cohabited in two apartments in two cities, and lived and breathed our company mission: to build technology that makes the world more empathetic. Here are four of the big firsts we experienced this year.

Elf Smart Plug Review

Elf Smart Plug Review

Eques, a Silicon Valley IoT startup, has built a suite of devices to connect your home. They sent me Elf Smart Plug, their connected smart plug that can turn any device into a connected device by toggling power via an app. Elf connects to your home wifi and lets you turn on and off your [...]

GivLuv’s VR Philanthropy Platform Presents New Opportunities for Fundraising

GivLuv’s VR Philanthropy Platform Presents New Opportunities for Fundraising

Charities and non-profit organizations have long relied on creative marketing to bring their causes to light, but VR's strong ability to cause empathy presents new opportunities to tug at the heartstrings of potential donors. At VRTO 2017, the Virtual Reality Toronto Convention, digital agency Primacy debuted GivLuv, their new platform to connect causes to the [...]

Strategies for Startup Success with Angel Investor Uri Levine – VR Interview

Strategies for Startup Success with Angel Investor Uri Levine – VR Interview

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Uri Levine is an expert in building successful companies. You may recognize him as the man who sold Waze to Google for $1.3 billion - as a co-founder and board member of over half a dozen startups, Uri is well-versed in what makes tech companies tick, and he has some tips for where, when, why, and how to make your startups stick.

Digital Drugs Are Here: NERVANA E-Stimulation

Digital Drugs Are Here: NERVANA E-Stimulation

Pick your poison: drugs, alcohol, or...electrical stimulation? NERVANA stimulates your brain's pleasure center to the beat of your favourite songs.

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Holograms have, for decades, been a vision of the future. With applications in communication, entertainment, and productivity, holograms have the potential to make the globe more connected than ever. Microsoft's Hololens has already shown us that it's possible with a head-mounted holographic computer (see my post on Hololens if you aren't familiar with its epicness), but [...]