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Toronto's FantasyCourt Wants Your Personal Network to Crowdsource Solutions to Your Problems
document Distributed Knowledge

Described as "a new breed of justice for the new generation," FantasyCourt has both sides of a party lay out their case for their personal community to play the role of judge and jury...

Claire MackayNov 26, 2011 06:58 am GMT1352 views
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Toronto's FantasyCourt Wants Your Personal Network to Crowdsource Solutions to Your Problems
Toronto Awesome has a bunch of great ideas, and some duds
document 

Awesome in Toronto has taken many forms since the January launch. In April it was a cardboard fort night. In May it was a map that plots the city’s kiss history. In October it was a bicycle that...

Harshida PatelDec 29, 2011 12:25 am GMT1908 views
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Toronto Awesome has a bunch of great ideas, and some duds
Trashswag Helps Toronto’s Junk Gain New Life Through Art
article 

Trashswag, a Toronto-based website, has garnered attention for the way it gathers crowdsourced information to alert residents to discarded items left on city sidewalks. But it isn’t attracting...

Harshida PatelMay 15, 2013 01:29 am GMT1515 views
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Trashswag Helps Toronto’s Junk Gain New Life Through Art
Charity crowdfunding site launched by Toronto firm
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Giveffect, which made its official debut this week, is betting charities will be willing to hand over a cut of their donations in return for access to a managed online payment and tax receipting...

Harshida PatelJun 22, 2013 01:58 am GMT1388 views
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Charity crowdfunding site launched by Toronto firm
Toronto’s Scolaris Lets Students Start Their Own Crowdfunded Scholarship Campaigns
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Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has been an incredible tool for entrepreneurs who need to quickly raise money for their creative projects.

Mark Raju MauleesanJul 16, 2012 09:37 pm GMT1876 views
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Toronto’s Scolaris Lets Students Start Their Own Crowdfunded Scholarship Campaigns
Fundraiser goes viral after Toronto actor loses arms in fire
article 

While Amponsah lay unconscious and covered in bandages, his friends got to work. They set up a campaign on Indiegogo, a website that uses crowdfunding to raise money. They knew he would need...

Jayne AnnDec 29, 2012 12:32 am GMT1264 views
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Fundraiser goes viral after Toronto actor loses arms in fire
Dirt
site Distributed Knowledge / Local Community

Dirt is a social real estate platform that allows locals to share their experiences and insights on Toronto condos through building reviews.

Brandon DonnellyJun 23, 2013 04:58 pm GMT682 views
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Dirt
Toronto hospital crowdfunds chemotherapy diagnostic tool
article Crowdfunding

WaveCheck isn’t the first to turn to crowdfunding in the hopes of accelerating research, said Fazila Seker, a project manager with MaRS Innovation and WaveCheck’s business development manager....

Sebastian BlancaDec 01, 2013 02:55 pm GMT1322 views
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Toronto hospital crowdfunds chemotherapy diagnostic tool
Photographer showing entire world in Toronto
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The project is called Cosmopolis Toronto and is funded by crowdsourcing on Indiegogo. Shafer doesn’t go out and find people. People come to him. Everyone sends in an application outlining how...

Samuel BennettMar 12, 2014 09:19 am GMT654 views
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Photographer showing entire world in Toronto
Google slowly but surely charts undiscovered Toronto
document Distributed Knowledge

In the meantime, crowdsourcing is the method Google is relying on to keep its maps relevant. Some smaller trails, like those in mountain bike-friendly Crothers' Woods, have already been...

Jayne AnnMar 19, 2012 09:11 am GMT1120 views
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Google slowly but surely charts undiscovered Toronto
The Rob Ford 'Crackstarter:' A Crowdfunding Campaign to Root Against
Crowdfunding

With Gawker's campaign over on Indiegogo right now to raise funds to purchase a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack, rewards-based crowdfunding is currently having its Skokie vs. the neo-Nazis moment.

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Eric MackMay 22, 2013 02:41 pm GMT5734 views
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Crowdsourcing Creativity and Community at IDS2011
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

During this symposium, the panel of 10 international thinkers will be discussing and debating about questions like, Is crowdsourcing helping or hindering creativity? How are crowdsourcing and open...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 08, 2011 06:31 pm GMT3537 views
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Crowdsourcing Creativity and Community at IDS2011
Astronaut Wants Canadians to Help Design NASA Poster
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It's a good thing that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield crowdsources the ideas for the poster which he wanted as a way of commemorating his upcoming mission to International Space Station. He...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 23, 2011 06:08 pm GMT1736 views
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Astronaut Wants Canadians to Help Design NASA Poster
idea Couture
site Open Innovation / Idea Generation

Idea Couture is an award-winning global strategic innovation, experience design, and customer insights firm with offices in San Francisco, Toronto and Shanghai. They partner with organizations to...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 19, 2011 06:08 am GMT1913 views
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idea Couture
Internet Star The Weeknd’s First Live Show Captured by Fans [VIDEO]
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye's (a.k.a. The Weeknd)video stands as a nice “full circle” kind of representation of The Weeknd’s ascension: Internet star to real-life sensation, to...

Benjamin FosselJul 27, 2011 10:00 pm GMT1285 views
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Internet Star The Weeknd’s First Live Show Captured by Fans [VIDEO]
ClimateSpark looks to crowdsource green innovation; offers $50K in startup funding
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge is looking for ten great ideas that can help Toronto city and our climate. The three-part challenge is open to any social venture that includes at...

Benjamin FosselOct 05, 2011 02:40 pm GMT1868 views
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ClimateSpark looks to crowdsource green innovation; offers $50K in startup funding
Google Takes Inspiration from Wikipedia, Asks Canadians to Update Google Maps
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A new tool called Google Map Maker, which launched in Canada on Monday, allows users to add roads, rivers, trails and points of interest — such as stores and libraries — or make edits to get rid of...

Harshida PatelOct 24, 2011 07:48 pm GMT2152 views
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Google Takes Inspiration from Wikipedia, Asks Canadians to Update Google Maps
Making Connections
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Another entry, ZooShare, was being championed by Daniel Bida, president of ReGenerate Biogas Inc., a dedicated developer of community-owned biogas plants. ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. is a...

Jason RobbinsDec 28, 2011 11:26 pm GMT1581 views
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Making Connections
Hot Docs to Start Crowdfunding Program
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The new online crowd-funding service will start with six campaigns for docs chosen by Hot Docs “industry experts,” the festival says. The six campaigns will run consecutively. The first six will...

Claire MackayFeb 01, 2012 02:03 pm GMT2076 views
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Hot Docs to Start Crowdfunding Program
Get to know a Toronto startup: Tunezy
document Tools

In March, the Tunezy team pitched its concept and won first place out of over 80 teams at NBTC in Toronto, and earlier this month Tunzey announced it had sold a 20% stake in the company to...

Harshida PatelApr 21, 2012 07:54 am GMT1246 views
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Get to know a Toronto startup: Tunezy
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