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ShelfLife turns focus on gaining customers

For a social commerce engine such as ShelfLife, our customer acquisition strategy needs to include a mix of gamification, social and online advertising. We gamify by providing collectors with a Collector Dashboard that tracks their entire collection, provides useful stats…

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Sports fan site looks to score with ad revenue

It was an interrupted conversation in a bar about a sports event that inspired Keith Loo to do something for sports fanatics worldwide. As Mr. Loo, chief executive and co-founder of tout.it, and his business partners Addo Smajic and Miroslav…

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Paul Singh visits JOLT

This week, we welcomed Paul Singh, a well-known venture capitalist and a partner of 500 Startups, a Mountain View, California–based seed fund and mentorship-driven accelerator program. Paul Singh mentoring the JOLT startups.   On Tuesday morning, Paul met with the six JOLT startups to…

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Know when not to take advice

tout.it was asked, “What has been the best piece of advice given thus far from the seasoned advisors you’re working with?” Since Day 1, we have been offered a plethora of business-altering advice from the many awesome advisors, mentors, and…

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Infographic firm needed to find wider application

This series follows the first cohort of JOLT, an early stage accelerator program at MaRS Discovery District dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile startups that promise to transform the way consumers and businesses interact with technology. This week, Venngage…

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ShelfLife learns to find key metric for success

James Chilcott, chief executive at ShelfLife, and the team learned an important lesson while taking part in the JOLT program — it was time to get priorities straight. ShelfLife is a social commerce platform squarely targeted at matching buyers and…

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Venture capitalists need to hit home runs

eProf was asked: “What’s been your favourite JOLT session/workshop so far and why?” So far, eProf’s favourite workshop is Randy Smerick’s take on venture capital. His point was VCs hit home runs. They have to if they want to give…

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Three sessions hit the mark with Venngage

Venngage was asked: What’s been your favourite JOLT session/workshop so far and why? With so many experts coming through the door, it would be impossible to pick just one favourite session. Instead, we’ve picked the three that have been most…

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A lesson learned from Lavalife: domination can be broken

SlingRide was asked: “What’s been your favourite JOLT session/workshop so far and why?” If you look at the historical growth of instant messaging networks such as Windows Live Messenger, GTalk, and AIM on a regional basis, you’ll see an interesting…

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