TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator’s W13 Demo Day
Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. Thirty-three startups presented on the record at the incubator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promising ones was no easy task. But after a team huddle and taking input from VCs and founders, TechCrunch has chosen seven startups that have the potential to disrupt big businesses and make the world a better place to live.
*Published in The Globe and Mail on March 26, 2013
Gesture-control armband to ship this year, says Canadian startup By Supantha Mukherjee & Krithika Krishnamurthy
Ever wanted to unleash your inner Jedi?
If Thalmic Labs makes good on its promise, Star Wars fans will soon be able to play video games with the sweep of a hand.
The Canadian startup venture says it has 22,000 pre-orders for its MYO device, an armband that reads muscle signals before amplifying and relaying them to gadgets using Bluetooth wireless technology. It plans to begin deliveries in the fourth quarter.
*published in the Chronicle Herald on March 18, 2013
Teamwork puts trio into the running by Remo Zaccagna
Dal student app developers overcome obstacles for group bid to get seed capital, mentoring
Along with Cam McDonald and Zach Levy, fellow commerce students at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business, the trio formed a tight bond as they worked together over the last several months to get accepted into The Next 36, a prestigious program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
*Published in The Globe and Mail on March 13, 2013
Not your average banker: where business degrees led three grads By Jennifer Lewington
Business school graduates once made a beeline for jobs in banking, accounting and marketing. But now many carve out careers in new or non-traditional fields. Here’s how three recent graduates are making a mark