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Assunta Krehl

Kicking out the jams - The Star - 0 views

  • In November, Skymeter moved into the incubator at the MaRS Centre, where marketing expert Peter Evans has become their mentor and godfather. "Being surrounded by other entrepreneurs is inspiring and enlightening," Hassan says. "MaRS is an amazing place, with excellent speakers and events that are open to the public."
  • The father of Skymeter Corp. – which developed a BlackBerry-sized device that uses GPS signals; placed in vehicles, it meters the use of roads, parking and pay-as-you-drive insurance
  • Skymeter's black box will be attached to the windshield of cars so the box has a clear view of the sky. (Grush has figured out how to cope with tall buildings blocking signals.) The box contains a GPS receiver, some memory, a processor and a telecommunications chip. The satellite beams down to the earth, the GPS receiver computes where it is and uploads its history to a data centre to generate the bill. The vehicle measures its own use; the bill is itemized like a cellphone bill. If you prepay, the bill can be calculated on board.
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  • But the next steps – getting the Skymeter vehicle location billing system tested in Europe, the U.S. and Canada – are crucial to the realization of Grush's entrepreneurial dreams.
  • pay-as-you-drive insurance. He spent two years driving around, collecting data, writing a little software.
  • Another person at the Innovation Centre offered to "take me in and help write a business plan – for a 40 per cent stake in the business," Grush says. "Fortunately, I found Kamal."
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    As stated in the Toronto Star, "Skymeter Corp., a MaRS Tenant has developed a BlackBerry-sized device that uses GPS signals; placed in vehicles, it meters the use of roads, parking and pay-as-you-drive insurance. Skymeter's goal is to put a dent in urban traffic congestion."
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    As stated in the Toronto Star, "Skymeter Corp., a MaRS Tenant has developed a BlackBerry-sized device that uses GPS signals; placed in vehicles, it meters the use of roads, parking and pay-as-you-drive insurance. Skymeter's goal is to put a dent in urban traffic congestion." Feb 19, 2007
Cathy Bogaart

Sprouter - 0 views

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    Facebook for entrepreneurs.

    Connect with other innovators to network, share ideas and collaborate.
    Solicit real-time feedback and benefit from previous discussions.
    Events - Discover and post relevant events in your local area.
    Answer : "What are you working on?"
Assunta Krehl

Toronto-based Skymeter Developing Vehicle Locating Billing System - Techvibes Blog - 0 views

  • A Toronto-based startup, called Skymeter, is developing this technology using what it calls 'financial-grade GPS' data.
  • Skymeter recently received a $500,000 loan from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and is a tenant in Toronto's MaRS Centre. In 2007, at the Canadian Venture Forum held in Toronto, Skymeter was selected as "the best angel company" and attracted investment interest from a group of US-based investors in the transportation field. According to the company's website, they are currently seeking funding from professional/strategic investors in the >$5million range.
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    Skymeter, is developing a technology using 'financial-grade GPS' data.
    Skymeter is a MaRS Tenant.
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    Skymeter, is developing a technology using 'financial-grade GPS' data.\nSkymeter is a MaRS Tenant. Feb 19, 2009
Assunta Krehl

Federal Commission's support for pay-as-you-drive to renew aging infrastructure poses..... - 0 views

  • U.S. commission report released today underscores the need for a nationwide pay-as-you-drive system - a system akin to one refined and tested worldwide by upstart tech firm Skymeter Corp.
  • Skymeter as its technical solution partner of choice for 'Smart Transportation Pricing' technology in the city of Seoul under the Connected Urban Development program.
  • "The Commission has hit the bull's eye with its recommendations", says Skymeter CEO Kamal Hassan. "Recognizing and recommending sensible policy using reliable and cost-effective technology addresses the three evils plaguing surface transportation: under-funding, CO(2) emissions, and traffic jams." Hassan says that by opting for a sensibly-designed GPS-driven user fee system America's total CO(2) emissions will be reduced by 5% or 350 million metric tonnes, the same reduction as if one out of every four cars on the road were replaced by electric cars. It will also make the average commute around 10% faster. "Those are pretty good side effects for a system that returns the nation's road financing system to health" says Hassan.
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  • Skymeter solution solves severe GPS signal problems among numerous intersecting and parallel side-roads and offers a high degree of billing accuracy, critical to system acceptance. Skymeter is currently being tested in San Francisco against what are considered to be the best GPS receivers in North America. The results of these tests to date mirror successful European and Asian trials of Skymeter's system.
  • Skymeter Corporation is a Toronto, Canada-based data services operator that enables location-based payments using financial-grade GPS telematics. Its billing-delivery services include Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) metering for road use, parking and PAYD insurance. These services incorporate methodologies for both privacy and anonymity to ensure motorists enjoy complete privacy while traveling and absolute confidentiality of their trips. Skymeter is equivalent to an anonymous, in-car cell-phone that automatically pays for all transport services based on actual usage. Skymeter enables every form of road-use charging from small city areas such as London and Stockholm's cordon charges up to metering every vehicle in a state, province or country in order to replace fuel taxes.
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    U.S. commission report released states that there is a need\nfor a nationwide pay-as-you-drive system - a system that is similar to Skymeter Corp which is an upstart tech firm and a MaRS Tenant. Skymeter technicial solution solves the severe GPS signal problems as is currently being tested in North America. Feb 26, 2009
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    U.S. commission report released states that there is a need
    for a nationwide pay-as-you-drive system - a system that is similar to Skymeter Corp which is an upstart tech firm and a MaRS Tenant. Skymeter technicial solution solves the severe GPS signal problems as is currently being tested in North America.
Sarah Hickman

The Business of Healthcare Innovation: Amazon.ca: Lawton Robert Burns: Books - 0 views

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    Robert Lawton Burns focuses on the key role of the 'producers' as the main source of innovation in this wide-ranging analysis of business trends in the manufacturing branch of the health care industry. Written by industry academics and executives, the book provides a detailed overview of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, genomics/proteomics, medical device and information technology sectors. Most importantly, it describes the growing convergence between these sectors and the need for executives in one sector to increasingly draw upon trends in the others.
Cathy Bogaart

100 Online Tools for Non-Profits - 0 views

  • 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.
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      Don't forget:
      * Writely (Google Docs)
      * Adobe Buzzword
      * Octopz (now sold, however, but a MaRS Client with amazing collaboration software for videos/graphics)
      * SpringNote - my fave
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      Missing:
      * Blogger
      * TypePad
      * Moveable Type
      * Blojsom/Blosxom, etc.
      * See www.cmsmatrix.org for a more fullsome CMS listing
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    • Cathy Bogaart
       
      Missing:
      * Vertical Response
      * Emma
  • Meetup (www.meetup.com)
    Meetup.com network makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one already meeting up face-to-face. Free for individuals to create an account, join a group, or attend events. Organizers choose from three pricing plans, starting at $12/month for 12 months (a single $72 charge).
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    Note that the above are all free!
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    Looking for software appropriate for your non-profit business? Here are 100 - covering ground from project tracking to collaboration to building your website.
Cathy Bogaart

Flying surveillance robots coming soon from Aeryon | CNET News - 0 views

  • At the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, Aeryon Labs President Dave Kroetsch gave a compelling pitch on his company, which makes a two-pound robot helicopter that has enough on-board intelligence and stability control to allow it to be flown by people who just point to locations on a Google Map-based interface.
  • sell to private security forces, and eventually police departments
  • other markets include construction (for site surveys), other public safety applications, and of course military.
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    CNet profiles MaRS client, Aeryon's flying robot technology, describing their potential markets. Aeryon presented at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit last week.
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