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Jul 13, 2021
League of Innovators partners with the BEBC to launch Black Youth Entrepreneurs Growth Program
By the Editors

The Vancouver-based League of Innovators (LOI) was founded in 2017 by Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes to accelerate young entrepreneurs. It’s hard to argue with the results: LOI has supported close to 500 Canadian youths aged 15-25 in their business endeavours. Now the...

Jul 13, 2021
Langara College awarded big cannabis research grant
By the Editors

Langara College’s slogan seems especially fitting today. The “college of higher learning” has received two sizable grants totalling $3.3 million toward cannabis education through its Applied Science for the Canadian Cannabis Industry (ASCCI) research project. The money is coming in from two...

Jul 13, 2021
The Rise of Recognition and Appreciation

BCBusiness + Eclipse Awards Employee recognition has always been an important part of building a successful team and company, but now it’s more vital than ever to appreciate the people who make up your organization. “What we’re seeing in BC now is pretty remarkable,” says Toby Barazzuol, president of Eclipse Awards, a boutique...

Jul 12, 2021
Opinion: Canada needs better economic data to inform 21st-century decision-making
Jill Tipping and Eleena Marley

It’s one of the most powerful tools in economic decision-making in Canada, but how many people know what it stands for? NAICS is an acronym for “North American Industry Classification System,” and behind those innocent-sounding words is the way all governments in...

Jul 9, 2021
Two B.C. breweries earn recognition from Craft Beer Marketing Awards
By the Editors

Five Canadian companies accounted for all 10 of the country’s Craft Beer Marketing Awards (also called the Crushies ) this year. The second annual Crushies gave out branding awards to beers from five regions around the world. Of the 10 prizes...

Jul 9, 2021
2021 30 Under 30 Winners
By the Editors

If B.C. has been through the wringer, you’d almost never know it from looking at our eighth annual 30 Under 30 list. Many of the winners found ways to grow their businesses during a world-changing pandemic. For some, that meant...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Calvin Ho and Albert Kim aren’t blowing smoke with their cannabis point-of-sale software
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Albert Kim doesn’t have a lemonade-stand story from his childhood—not quite, anyway. In high school, Kim, who grew up mostly in Richmond after immigrating to B.C. from South Korea at age five, made $400 by creating registration software...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Courtney Peters turned a home business with her mom into a fast-growing scrunchie specialist
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Courtney Peters found her way to business by way of banking and medicine. Although the Surrey native comes from an entrepreneurial family, she had no plans to head in the same direction. Peters, who got her first job...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: LeeJoo Hwang co-founded a LinkedIn for people who want to volunteer
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: LeeJoo Hwang is either lying or being overly humble when says he was “just a normal kid growing up” in Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighbourhood. In Grade 9, Hwang became super invested in the PC video game League of...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Meg O’Hara carved out a niche as the go-to painter for the North American ski industry
Nick Rockel

Life Story: When Meg O’Hara was 16, she sold her first painting for $100—to her late grandmother, after whom she’s named. “It was the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me,” recalls O’Hara, who grew up in Toronto in...

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