Here at Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE, we know that starting a business is tough, and we know that being an entrepreneur is equal parts exciting and terrifying. How do we know? Because we’ve been there.
Ilya Grigorik, a skinny 25-year-old computer engineer, represents the future for Ontario. With a passion for blogging and $3-million in seed capital, he launched AideRSS, a Waterloo-based software company that helps people surf online content in an efficient manner. His software, PostRank, works by filtering items according to individual tastes or by popularity — how many hits, clicks, stumbles, tumbles or tweets the item generates.