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Toronto Startuppers: Get Your Ping Pong On At Startupong

Anyone involved in the Toronto startup scene would probably tell you how awesome it is to be a part of.

Not only is it growing incredibly fast and putting Toronto on the map as a tech leader — you only have to look as far as Shopify and Wattpad to know we’re kicking serious butt — but we’re a close community that’s supportive of each other and determined to see fellow startuppers succeed.

We also like to play just as hard as we work.

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Mood-Based Music Discovery Strings.FM Wants to Bring Back the Mixtape

Andrew Konoff says he used spend a lot of time making - and sharing - physical mixtapes and CDs. He says it was a way to tell his friends what he was feeling through music.

“This is a way I’ve always connected with people,” he says. But, with the move away from physical storage and the growing popularity of streaming music services, he noticed that “something had changes about how people communicate by music.”

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CMF and Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Collaborate on Accelerators

The Canada Media Fund has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to further support digital media productions funded through the CMF’s Experimental Stream by providing access to the TCS’s Canadian Technology Accelerator program.

This agreement will allow eligible projects to achieve greater exposure, raise venture funding, access mentoring and develop new business opportunities.

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Three Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About if They Want Media Coverage for Their Startups

The Vancouver tech scene has blossomed mightily over the past two years.

It's been my privilege to share its stories here on Techvibes. I've learned a lot about the business of journalism. There are tricks to this trade, like any other. Knowing the questions to ask is half the battle—knowing the questions you can't is the other. Unlike other trades, which depend on mastery of tools and inanimate materials, journalism depends on teamwork.

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