The Next 36 is proud to announce the sale of one of its 2012 ventures. On April 10th, MobiCare, was acquired by Masonic Aging Services Corporation to add “a best-in-class mobile caregiving platform” to their growing portfolio of products and services, according to President Charles Dyer. The acquisition comes with a mission of continuing its purpose and filling a current gap existing in healthcare.
MobiCare, a mobile health platform launched out of the 2012 cohort of The Next 36, assists and empowers families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
*published in Toronto Star Business Club on April 9, 2013
Market Disruption Adaption: Netflix, Apple, Ikea And Toronto’s Kira Talent, MEC, Shifthub
Adapting doesn’t necessarily mean creating anything new. Oftentimes it’s simply finding a more creative, cost-effective way of providing a product or service, says Mitchell.
As universities and businesses turn towards online applications, Toronto-based tech start-up Kira Talent has devised a way to combine cloud storage and a laptop’s built in camera to create a new recruitment service.
Kira Talent Gains Wealth of Knowledge with Addition of Four Notable Experts to Advisory Board
Toronto's Kira Talent has added four important names to its advisory board.
The Canadian startup, which boasts an award-winning video interviewing platform, hopes the addition of these "industry-leading professionals" will help fuel the company's "aggressive global expansion plans."
*Published by Bloomberg (Business Week) on April 4, 2013
Innovator: Stephen Lake's Muscle-Reading Remote Control
Over microbrews last April at a pub near Ontario’s University of Waterloo, engineering student Stephen Lake, 23, and two friends discussed using wearable devices to improve motion-sensitive computer interfaces. Nintendo’s wireless Wii remote offers ways to play using hand gestures, but like similar gadgets requires stationary sensors and loses accuracy beyond a certain range.