SceneDoc partners with New Zealand Police for eNotes proof-of-concept

WELLINGTON, NZ — SceneDoc, public safety’s trusted data collection platform, announces today a partnership with New Zealand Police to undertake a Proof of Concept (PoC) leveraging their commerical-off-the-shelf (COTS) eNotes application.

“NZ Police are exploring how we can use our current Police-issued iPhones to allow officers to collect and share their notes digitally,” says Superintendent Rob Cochrane, Director of Mobility and Innovation.  The Proof of Concept will run for a six-week period with a focus on learning and understanding what Police need from a notes application. The findings will inform future decisions for a digital notebook capability in an operational environment. Read More 


eSight Visit: iGan Analyst tests virtual reality glasses on family member with Stargardt Disease

December 1 2018

Anand Ganeshalingam

It was a cold bright day in November, and the clocks were striking ten. A crowd was bustling through Toronto’s union station, and my uncle, standing next to me, counted the chimes quietly on his fingers. He has Stargardt Disease and can’t see the clock across the room, so he counts the chimes to tell the time. We were on our way to meet with eSight eye-wear, located conveniently close to union station, at Front and University.

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News Pick – The Startups Economy is Finally Stablizing – Bloomberg Technology


April 28, 2017 – “After a prolonged retrenchment, startups in the U.S. are finally seeing better days. The Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer rose 0.6 percent from a year earlier, marking the first year-over-year increase since the end of 2015. Bigger funding totals and more exits buoyed the index. Snap Inc. and MuleSoft Inc. are among the companies that went public in recent weeks. Initial public offerings give investors a chance to cash out and reinvest their money into younger businesses, making them a leading indicator of the funding environment for startups. “We think there will be anywhere from 30 to 35 venture-backed IPOs this year,” said Scott Raney, a partner at Redpoint Ventures, which manages $4 billion of investments. “By all measures, it feels like it’ll be a much better year.” Read more at Bloomberg Technology

News Pick – Once-flush startups struggle to stay alive as investors get pickier – WSJ

Startups flush with cash

April 23, 2017 – “Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn’t exist anymore. After burning through more than $120 million in capital, the startup failed to raise more cash and shut down in February. Its roughly 270 employees cleared out of the cavernous Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, leaving behind the ping-pong table and putting green. Beepi’s rapid demise offers a glimpse into the changing fortunes of Silicon Valley startups, many of which have struggled to adjust since a two-year investment frenzy came to an end.” Read more at The Wall Street Journal

News Pick – 4 reasons you should move your startup to Toronto today – Business Insider


April 12, 2017 – “In the world of professional sports, the Toronto Blue Jays of the MLB, and the Toronto Raptors of the NBA proudly embrace the city they represent with the rallying cry: “We The North.” And in the entertainment industry, Drake is putting Toronto on the global map with songs painting a vivid picture of a city (“The Six”) that has finally found its voice. But it’s not just athletes and celebrities that are shining the spotlight on Toronto as a world-class city. As President Trump’s strict immigration policies and H-1B visa restrictions begin to isolate the United States, Toronto has emerged as a beacon of cultural inclusion, economic prosperity, and political stability. The fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is the driving force behind Canada’s distinction as the second best country to live in on the planet. Combined, all of these factors have culminated in an exploding tech scene in Toronto. And as Executive Vice President of Venture Services at the world’s leading innovation hub, I’ve seen firsthand why more tech talent and more startups are choosing to move “north of the border.” Read more at Business Insider

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