The MaRS News & Insights blog shares hundreds of stories about the entrepreneurs, new technologies and communities that are driving innovation not only at MaRS and throughout Canada, but also globally. Which blog posts were the most read in 2014? Here’s our Top 10 list, based on the posts that had the most views.

1. And the 2014 Up-Start! winner is…

MaRS’ Entrepreneurship 101 course is Canada’s largest live and online entrepreneurship course, and it culminates with the Up-Start! business pitch competition. We sat down with the entrepreneurs behind Vessel Innovations, this year’s winning company, to talk about their $15,000 first-place idea.

2. Welcome to the new MaRSDD.com

We refreshed the MaRS website in 2014, which enables us to create and curate more content than ever before along our three key strategic themes of work & learning, energy and health. In this blog post, we spoke with three Canadian leaders—Ryan Porter, Perry Stoneman and Lydia Lee—about their thoughts on the future of their sectors.

MaRSians reflect on “What is the future?” from the MaRS website launch: Sameer Vasta, Data Catalyst; Joeri van den Steenhoven, MaRS Solutions Lab; Caroline Bordeaux, Data Catalyst

3. Four tips for raising capital as a social venture

Joyce Sou, manager of B Corporations and social impact metrics at MaRS, outlines four tips on how to raise money in this MaRS Best Practices lecture recap. Watch her lecture video to learn more about attracting impact investors for your social venture.

4. Transforming Health: Ontario startups in decentralized and connected care

In this Connected World Market Insights Series report, MaRS Market Intelligence profiles 10 Ontario digital health startups that are creating Internet of Things healthcare solutions: Alaunus Care Solutions, ManagingLife, Mozzaz, myPSW, Opencare, QoC Health, Self Care Catalysts, SENSIMAT, Sensory Technologies and SeamlessMD.

5. Mining & Metals + Internet of Things: Industry opportunities and innovation

It’s not an industry most people think of when you say “entrepreneurship” but mining is undergoing a digital transformation. In this Connected World Market Insights Series report, MaRS Market Intelligence explores the big shift in connected mining.

6. The future of learning: What today’s stats mean for tomorrow’s learners

Laurelle Baptiste explores why the frustrations felt by today’s learners will in part shape the education systems of the future in this guest post.

What are the three changes in society that will continue to significantly impact how learning happens in schools and at home?

7. Transforming Health: Toward decentralized and connected care

In this Connected World Market Insights Series report, MaRS Market Intelligence explores the big shift in Canadian healthcare toward connected, integrated and community-based health. What is the state of Canadian healthcare today and where is it going?

8. The Evolving Digital Utility: The convergence of energy and IT

In this Connected World Market Insights Series report, MaRS Market Intelligence explores how smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure are adding intelligence to energy networks and building the connected home.

9. How ingestible sensors and smart pills will revolutionize healthcare

The smart pill technology market, known as “ingestibles”, is expected to reach $965 million by 2017. We highlight some startups already leading the field.

Proteus smart pills, patch and smartphone app
Are ingestibles the future of healthcare?

10. Hiring strategies for startups: 5 tips to recruit your first hire

MaRS’ Entrepreneur’s Toolkit launched a series of articles on sourcing, recruiting and managing talent this year with leading HR experts, TechEdge. We sat down with TechEdge to get advice on making a first hire.

We’re always looking for great stories on entrepreneurs and trends in health, ICT and energy. If you’ve got an idea, send me a note at jdjurkic@marsdd.com!

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Jelena Djurkic

Jelena Djurkic was the Senior Associate, Content Marketing at MaRS. Follow her on Twitter @jdjurkic. See more…