Alberta pot producer launches mobile app to buy medical marijuana

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Need some medical marijuana? There’s an app for that. An Alberta-based pot producer has launched a mobile app to make it easier for patients with a prescription to purchase federally-regulated medicinal weed. Cam Battley, of Aurora Cannabis, said the idea was to give customers the same service as giant online retailers such as Amazon. Source: CBC Date: September 15th,… Read more »

Varsityhire Offers Platform for Students to Help Homeowners

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Description: A new startup is connecting students with homeowners to help the former earn supplemental income to mitigate rising tuition costs. Source: Fast Company Date: April 8, 2016 Based out of Calgary, Varsityhire gives homeowners an affordable option to handle tasks around the house. In essence, it’s a “platform for people to help each other,” says… Read more »

On-demand moving app Lugg hits Silicon Valley

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Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 1, 2016 Lugg, the startup that helps people with small moves, requested via an Uber-like mobile app, is this week… Read more »

Want to clean up India? Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

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Description: ThinkScream’s smart trash can rewards users with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi for throwing things away. Source: CNN Money Date: March 23, 2016 Desai and Agarwal, both 26, invented a trash can that rewards people with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi every time they throw something away. The plastic bin (which costs about $1,470) is… Read more »

Stripe Is Going To Help Cuban Startups Do Business In The U.S.

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Description: It’s finally legal for Cuban entrepreneurs to incorporate and bank in the U.S. With its Atlas service, Stripe is seizing the opportunity. Source: Fast Company Date: March 18, 2016 On Tuesday of this week, the Obama administration—ahead of the president’s visit to Havana next week—announced a loosening of decades-old restrictions that permits U.S. banks to… Read more »

Alibaba’s Taobao shopping platform targeted in cyberattack

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Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs will Start on Mobile: Enter Sello

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Description: Sello is a free mobile app for creators, curators and entrepreneurs where you can instantly create an online store, share your products with your social networks, and accept credit cards and PayPal. Source: Tech Vibes Date: November 13, 2015 Commerce is changing. Digital consumption has shifted from desktop to mobile, and people’s attention is being… Read more »

HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

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Description: HandUp is raising awareness to homelessness; donating gift cards and hosting outreach programs. Source: Tech Crunch Date: Sept 13, 2015 On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give people… Read more »