It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:
This Toronto-based campaign has patented a device that cools users to give fast respite from menopausal hot flashes. Because it’s an electronic device that’s activated with the push of a button, it is clean and convenient, unlike it’s gel pack predecessors. The size and shape of a large computer mouse, it travels easily and has a USB charger so you’ll never be caught off-guard.
If you’re planning a trip with more than a couple of people, it can be confusing as to who’s bringing what. PackList is an app that collaborates management of those get-together lists. Items can be checked off as they’re accomplished and all users’ lists are updated in real time. Live chat and budgeting features round out this crowd-packing program.
We Love Ovey
The Vancouver tech community is in shock after BitLit employee Ovey Yeung was hit by a car that left the scene of the accident. With Yeung in critical condition, her family is taking on the burden of her recovery costs. While funds are appreciated, the campaign organizers are also hoping for anyone with information about the accident to step forward and speak to police.
Want to wear an activity monitor but don’t like the look? Bling could be for you. The Vancouver-based creators are taking the casual out of biometric counters and making them look classier. You never have to charge the device, just replace the standard watch battery and keep on going. Bling is adaptive, learning about you and personalizing its behaviour as it goes.