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Apr 5, 2018
BCIC–New Ventures Competition welcomes applicants
By the Editors

The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) and non-profit New Ventures BC have teamed up once again for a contest that rewards the province’s best new business endeavours. The BCIC–New Ventures Competition has been running since 2000, and this year the team that places first will take home $110,000. Companies will vie for more than just cash:...

Apr 5, 2018
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: What’s on your mind?
David MacLean

The timing couldn’t have been worse. We were right in the middle of our session when it happened. A fire alarm. More than 20 leaders were gathered for a three-hour workshop on coaching. Kim Ades from Frame of Mind Coaching was speaking to...

Apr 5, 2018
Personal Touch and Full Service Sets Fusion Security Apart
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + FUSION SECURITY What does it take for a business to be safe? It’s a question more salient than ever for company owners and management, especially as companies grow their assets.Security cameras are one option. Locks are vital. And if...

Apr 4, 2018
Local investors are missing out on profits from Metro Vancouver’s VR and AR industry
Kate Wilson and Dan Burgar

In the past year alone, surgeons have begun practising their work on digital bodies, mines have been planned in immersive 3D, and Walmart Inc. has chosen to train its employees in constructed realities. Touted in the same breath as blockchain, AI and machine learning, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: The Science of Innovation
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG Most people see retirement as an opportunity to step back from the work life and indulge in some leisure time. But Allen Eaves isn’t most people. When the founder and former director of the BC Cancer...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY Winners Past & Present: How they did it
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + Ernst & Young It’s no secret that British Columbia is home to some of the most ambitious, creative and daring business minds in the country. From billionaire Jim Pattison to fashion mogul Brian Hill, there’s something about the Pacific...

Apr 4, 2018
B.C.'s Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG The inaugural Pacific Region Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program takes place in Vancouver. Among the category winners: philanthropist and financier Milton Wong (right), politician and funeral-services chain operator Raymond Loewen and merchant banker W.B. (Bud)...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: A Good Business—Period
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG When fashion designer Madeleine Shaw teamed up with chartered professional accountant Suzanne Siemens in 2000 to produce and market non-disposable menstrual and bladder leakage products, the pair did more than build a business. They also became...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: From Nettwerk to Namaste
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG There are two glass doors leading out of Terry McBride’s Vancouver office, housed on the fifth floor of a building overlooking Cambie Street’s Whole Foods Market. One opens toward the headquarters of Nettwerk Music Group, the...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: Crashing the Old Boys' Club
Jessica Werb

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG Twenty years ago, Renee Merrifield Wasylyk, 2015 EOY Pacific Region winner in the Real Estate and Construction category, burst onto the construction scene. She launched her business armed with little more than a master’s in theology...

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