Nov 16, 2018
Pitch for the Purse competition crowns finalists

On Thursday, for the third year in a row, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) hosted the semi-finals of its Pitch for the Purse competition, pitting 10 female business owners against each other in a bid to obtain funding for their ideas. The semi-finals consisted of a five-minute pitch and a Q&A...

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Nov 16, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Mentor
Nathan Caddell

To mark the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, we check in with some of the key players in the B.C. cannabis world. From pot growers to government officials to medical professionals, meet the people helping move the industry forward and keep British Columbians safe. Today’s subject is Reid Parr, co-founder and COO of Ascent Industries Corp.

Nov 15, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $17 million to live in an Arthur Erickson masterpiece
Fiona Morrow

Adddress: 1056 Groveland Road, West Vancouver Price: $16,800,000 Listing: R2322387 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5887 square foot house on 1.18 acres of the British Properties. The bling: Rich people, we know we often lambast you for having poor taste, for following fashion, for flinging gold leaf and Italian marble around in place of using your...

Nov 15, 2018
Innovation Marketplace Connects B.C. Tech Solutions to Global Challenges

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Early on, Innovate BC (formerly the BC Innovation Council) enjoyed considerable success fulfilling its mandate as a service centre that connects small and large innovators to provincial funding, tools, resources and support. But the Crown corporation’s services have evolved...

Nov 15, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Physician
Nick Rockel

A strong advocate of cannabis for medical treatment, Caroline MacCallum says her patients brought the idea to her. MacCallum grew up in Newfoundland, where she earned a pharmacy degree and began medical studies. After graduating from internal medicine at UBC in 2013, she worked at several clinics. There she met...

Nov 14, 2018
B.C.’s Pot Players: The Venture Capitalist
Felicity Stone

In 2014, after 30 years with Vancouver’s Ventures West Capital, where he focused on cleantech and communications investments, Sam Znaimer founded Locarno Capital, a private equity fund manager that invests in the fast-growing cannabis industry. He once advised clients in Canada and the U.S., but the latter is no longer part...

Nov 13, 2018
Political Scientist: Andrew Weaver holds the balance of power
Richard Littlemore

It’s a hot August day, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is dripping. We’ve been walking all afternoon in the Vancouver Pride Parade, and his rumpled rainbow shirt is sweat-stained and sticking to his back. Even his battered cowboy...

Nov 13, 2018
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 5 to 11
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Nov 9, 2018
CBRE’s 2019 commercial real estate market outlook explores impact of technology, future of retail
Nick Rockel

What’s in store for commercial real estate in 2019? At the recent Western edition of CBRE’s annual Canadian Market Outlook in Vancouver, the real estate services firm combined bullishness about the year ahead with warnings that the industry lags in embracing technological change.

Nov 9, 2018
BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala 2018
Paul Duchart

A VIP cocktail reception presented by Cressey kicked off the evening as guests bid on silent auction items, including a "Wall of Wine” and lined up to get photographed by The Collective You. The evening was emcee’d by veteran broadcasters...

Nov 9, 2018
Q&A: Chip Wilson goes deep on marketing, relationships and regrets
Nick Rockel

I’m glad I didn’t wear a suit jacket to this interview. On a sunny August morning in Vancouver, Dennis (Chip) Wilson, dressed in sneakers, blue shorts and a white polo shirt, is all tanned arms and legs. A competitive swimmer...

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