Category: BLOG

Year One Labs: An Accelerator / Venture Studio 10 Years in the Making

By: Benjamin Yoskovitz, Founding Partner @ Highline Beta In 2010, Raymond Luk, Alistair Croll, Ian Rae and I got together and created Year One Labs, an early stage accelerator program. It was named intentionally: we designed a 1 year experiment to see if we could take incredibly early stage startups (ideas really, because no one […]

2020 Year in Review

This has been a year like no other.. Read about some of what kept our team going in 2020, including Fast Company award as one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators; the investments we’ve made; new additions to the team; case studies and accelerator news, and more.

How the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator aims to help Canadian consumers in the wake of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases rise, Canadian consumers continue to face stormy economic headwinds. Since the onset of the pandemic, more Canadians are feeling pessimistic about an economic recovery; the majority believe that financial impacts from COVID-19 will continue to last well beyond the next two months. Intuit Canada and Highline Beta reached out to one Canadian family to hear about the challenges they’ve faced since the onset of the pandemic.

How Intuit Prosperity Accelerator aims to help small businesses in the wake of COVID-19

Earlier this year, we partnered with Intuit Canada, a leading global financial platform company known for products such as TurboTax, Quickbooks and Mint to launch the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator. Throughout this four-month program, we’ll work with world-class startups to pilot solutions that will help Canadian consumers, self-employed and small businesses tackle financial challenges in the wake of COVID-19. To help frame the challenges that this inaugural cohort will be solving, we reached out to small business owners to better understand their concerns.

Innovation in Payments: Interac

Interview with Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures at Interac about the future of payments, importance of digital experience and setting up the stage for continued success in 2020 and beyond.

Innovation in Payments: Dr. Bill, an RBC Ventures Company

What do innovation opportunities in Payments look like in post-COVID world? Today, we talk with Steve Lionais, Co-Founder and CEO at Dr. Bill, an RBC Ventures Company about the work Dr. Bill has been doing to help doctors manage their billings in the wake of the pandemic.