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Since 2013, Saif Ajani and his team at the innovative start-up company Keyhole have been helping corporations, brands, agencies, marketers and executives to make key business decisions – and foretell public relations disasters– by analyzing easily-accessible social media data. When it comes to understanding #hashtags, no one does it better than Keyhole. Just ask Google and Hootsuite.
Toronto-based BlueCat Networks, long recognized as leaders in DNS (Domain Name Service) server technology, is shifting its focus to the red hot cyber security market. However, one element of the successful start-up remains the same: providing a nurturing workspace for its employees.
Leaving his home in South Africa for an opportunity in Toronto was a huge step for Jason Muloongo. The digital entrepreneur quickly discovered a community of innovators who were willing to collaborate and were more than eager to share knowledge, contacts and resources.
Scoring the highest marks in the class is no longer enough. Increasingly, university programs want incoming students who are good communicators, work well in a team, show empathy and are ethical. Altus Assessments in Toronto has developed a video-scenario-based tool that measures those personal traits. It’s called the CASPer test, and it’s coming soon to a university or college near you.
The feisty Toronto-based start-up Drop enables millennial shoppers to collect points when purchasing at one store – and redeem them at another. Added bonus: members don’t need to sign up for specific loyalty programs or even bother with plastic cards. Drop has signed up 500,000 members in Canada and will soon expand into the United States.