Lessons Learned Building WikiWash: A Real-Time, Open Source Tool for Wikipedia

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Peter Sobot with No Comments

This technical post comes from TWG Labs, our initiative to build and explore new technologies, tools, and ideas. Wikipedia is one of the most frequently visited websites in the world. The vast online encyclopedia, editable by anyone, has become the go-to source for general information on any subject. However, the “crowdsourcing” used by Wikipedia opens [...]

Join us during Startup Open House

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Demo Fridays are a TWG institution. Every Friday we finish work a little early to come together as a team to share things we’ve learned, updates on our projects or showcase interesting side projects. Beers and bad puns are usually (read: always) included. On Thursday, October 30 we’re making an exception to the rule and [...]

Applications Open for Startup Next Toronto

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Startup Next, the global pre-acceleration program backed by Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs, is returning to Toronto this winter. The program, which helps startups prepare for an accelerator or investment, gives participants access to the high-impact mentorship, best practice tools and resources, plus the opportunity to gain access to capital. This year, Startup Next has [...]

TEDxTheme: A Free WordPress Theme for Independently Organized TED Events

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Are you organizing a TEDx event for your community? Then help yourself to this free, open source WordPress theme designed to help you promote, organize and manage your event. From publicizing your event schedule to posting popular talks, TEDxTheme gives you everything you need to share your ideas worth spreading.  It’s beautiful, adaptable and fully [...]

What We’ve Been Working On: CFC

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

The Canadian Film Centre is a leader in mentoring content creators and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and digital media landscapes. By promoting the development of new ideas, production and best practices in film, television, digital media, music and acting, it is uniquely positioned within Canada’s vital and diverse screen entertainment industry. To celebrate more than 25 [...]

LEANARTS Pilot Takes Startup Thinking to the Performing Arts Sector

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

We’re joining forces with Canada’s Performing Arts Alliance and MaRS to help performing arts organizations de-risk their project ideas by applying the tools and methodologies used by startups. LEANARTS will bring together teams from a range of performing arts disciplines for a five-week crash course in startup-style ideation. Working with experienced mentors and instructors, participants will learn new strategies [...]

Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Getting Coffee

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Entrepreneurs in Small Rooms Getting Coffee is a new weekly Instaradio show for entrepreneurs to listen to on their morning commute. Hosted by Rob Kenedi, #smallrooms features candid interviews with real early-stage tech entrepreneurs. Guests share an unfiltered perspective of what they are going through right now, while providing tangible, actionable advice for other entrepreneurs. Previous [...]

Knight Foundation Celebrates Success of Front Porch Forum

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Front Porch Forum isn’t what you’d call a ‘typical’ startup media company. But innovation can spring from unlikely places – like a tree-lined street in Burlington, Vermont and a desire to use digital to connect more closely with the neighbours around us. Founded in 2006 by Michael and Valerie Wood-Lewis, Front Porch Forum’s mission is [...]

ProductTO Meetup @ TWG: Experience maps and user journeys

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Holly with No Comments

Are you a product person? Join us on Wednesday, August 6th 2014 for the ProductTO meetup for a chance to chat about experience maps and user journeys with the Toronto product community. At this session, we’ll be talking about experience maps, user journeys and more. We’ll start the session with some short introductory talks from [...]