Meet TSN’s New Hockey App

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Andrés with No Comments

  “Remember the age-old debate over what constituted Canadian identity? It’s over, Earthlings. The ballots are in. It’s hockey. It’s our religion, we’re told. It’s the culture. It’s who we are. After 145 years of history, that’s it.” – Lawrence Martin, Is Canada’s Hockey Obsession Getting Out of Hand? Download TSN Hockey   Whether we’re […]

Join the great Bitcoin debate with #nerdlearn

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

#nerdlean: the great Bitcoin debate takes place at The Working Group on Thursday, April 24th from 6pm – 9pm. #nerdlearn is a causal beer ‘n’ pizza night for developers. For more information please email Holly Knowlman ( or tweet @nerdlearn. 2014 is shaping up to be an interesting year for Bitcoin. Al Gore is reportedly a “big fan,” […]

Google-Backed NEXT Unveils Cohort ‘0’ at The Working Group

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Brant Cooper Stops By To Launch #NEXTTO’s Cohort ‘0’ Thirteen select early-stage technology startups have been chosen to participate in Toronto’s inaugural NEXT program (#NEXTTO) The ‘pop-up’ accelerator program, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, helps startups find the path to product-market-fit. With help from a posse of expert mentors, Cohort ‘0’ will spend the next […]

How To Smash Your Silos & Keep Thinking Like A Startup

Posted on February 18, 2014 by ceben with No Comments

Building and preserving culture should never be taken lightly. As your business matures, it’s important to keep looking at how you can maintain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and make it scalable. Corporate culture, says Pardot Co-Founder David Cummings, is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. […]

The Working Group & MaRS to host NEXT program in March

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Startup Weekend is joining forces with Steve Blank, LaunchPad Central, and Udacity to bring you one of the world’s most effective experiential entrepreneurship curriculum – Steve’s Lean LaunchPad program (as taught at Stanford, Berkeley, and Columbia) – customized and packaged into an intensive pre-accelerator course. Hosted by The Working Group and MaRS, NEXT is an […]

Your Next Big Idea

Posted on February 11, 2014 by ceben with No Comments

Launching a new business can be daunting — but securing a strategic technology partner is a smart way to even the odds. Do you have an amazing business idea you’re planning to turn into a reality in 2014? The harsh reality of the situation is that however confident you are, there’s a good chance you’re […]

The Future of Media: Remember When We Used To Call It ‘Television’?

Posted on February 4, 2014 by ceben with No Comments

Television has been forever disrupted. We live in a world where Netflix is Oscar-nominated, and where Aereo wants to permanently terminate the cable box. Our collective viewing experiences are built around time-shifting, streaming, content binges and the second screen. As traditional broadcasters move to stay competitive, they are opening themselves up to experimentation in the […]

Exploring the future of Canadian Fashion

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Operating at the intersection of fashion and technology, Decoded Fashion produces a worldwide series of events that connects startups with fashion brands, encouraging entrepreneurship and advancing innovation in fashion and retail. We teamed up with them for their Toronto kick-off here at The Working Group for a night exploring the future of Canadian fashion. Check […]

Award News: Digiday Retail

Posted on January 9, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

The Working Group, in partnership with Sobeys, has been selected as a finalist in two categories at the Digiday Retail Awards. Thanks Digiday! The Awards, which honour overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in online retail marketing and advertising, will be presented at a gala event in New York later this month. We’re up for ‘Best Brand Retail […]