Dec 1, 2023
South Cambie development is Canada's first real estate development exclusively for and by women

The first day of December in Vancouver brought with it an especially cold rain—the kind of weather you’d like to spend as little time in as possible. Unless, it seems, if you were part of the crowd at a development...

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Dec 1, 2023
Independent Schools Foster Global Citizenship
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools Internationalism and global citizenship are essential in today's interconnected world. They foster a deep understanding of diverse cultures, perspectives and global challenges, which is the foundation of a well-rounded worldview. Most importantly, understanding the world as a...

Nov 29, 2023
Applications now open for the 2024 BCBusiness 30 Under 30 competition
Alyssa Hirose

Let the application process begin! Entries are now officially open for our 11th annual 30 Under 30 competition. Apply now for the chance to be named one of the province's top young business leaders (and, of course, to be featured...

Nov 29, 2023
Pacific Trader: Fortuna Silver's plan pays off
Michael McCullough

Fortuna’s recent surge to $5.36 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up 49.3 percent in just the last two months, has to do with operational performance. The company reported revenue of US$243 million and net earnings of US$30.9 million in the third quarter, both representing big leaps forward from the same period last year.

Nov 29, 2023
Vancouver-based Omnicart secures $1 million in seed funding
Bridget Stringer-Holden

Childhood friends Arya Rashtchian and Nader Samadyan have been on quite the journey together. The duo moved from Tehran to Canada separately, but eventually reconnected and started Vancouver-based SaaS platform Omnicart after a series of pivots that led them to...

Nov 28, 2023
The Afghanistan Crisis: MOSAIC is Your Chance to Make a Difference
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + MOSAIC Afghanistan is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The Afghan people are entangled in conflict, drought, extreme poverty, human rights violation—especially for women and girls—and two devastating earthquakes. “The Taliban continues to oppress Afghan women and girls, depriving them of...

Nov 28, 2023
Small Business Lessons: Kelowna-based Nugu crafts a global connection
Rushmila Rahman

Like many immigrants, husband and wife Sumanth Sampath and Sonali Sharma were looking for better opportunities when they moved from India to Canada. More specifically, they wanted to make Nugu, their sustainable homeware brand, well, sustainable. Originally launched in a remote...

Nov 26, 2023
UBC researcher Matthew Mitchell wins prestigious Mitacs award
Bridget Stringer-Holden

Matthew Mitchell has always enjoyed working at the nanoscale. The UBC postdoctoral researcher has worked with devices as small as a strand of hair. His current research, under spinoff venture Dream Photonics, involves microchips that use photons. 3D-print structures are then...

Nov 24, 2023
Vancouver baby product entrepreneur Garett Senez takes Quark into the Dragons' Den
Rushmila Rahman

Garett Senez describes his 19-month-old company as “if Apple, Dyson or Tesla made baby products.” For him, scaling Quark from a new startup in 2022 to being in over 1,500 stores in Canada with 35 different offerings has been a rewarding...

Nov 23, 2023
North Vancouver's Active Impact Investments announces $70 million committed for its third fund
By the Editors

Active Impact Investments, Canada’s largest climate tech seed fund, today announced that it has raised more than $70M in commitments for its third fund, moving the firm closer to its ultimate goal of $120 million. Building off its first two funds, the third...

Nov 22, 2023
Weekend Warrior: NephroCan CEO Delaram Hajipour acts the part
Rushmila Rahman

Delaram Hajipour’s day job is no laughing matter. As the CEO of Vancouver-based NephroCan, she works to help patients and practitioners access kidney dialysis treatment. But when the sun sets and the curtain closes on that, she steps on stage to...

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