Industries

Mar 8, 2021
Athena Pathways reaches milestone in helping women pursue AI and data science
By the Editors

When it comes to cutting-edge digital professions, one local organization is working with industry to help ensure that women don’t get left behind. Athena Pathways, which has financial backing from Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, has set a goal of helping 500...

Mar 7, 2021
You Had Me at IPO: No need to curb your enthusiasm for PocketPills
Nathan Caddell

We take a sometimes weekly and always tongue-in-cheek look at some B.C. companies making noise with big-money raises. Don’t take this too seriously. Unless you make money off it—then we want some. An interesting role that technology has played in recent...

Mar 5, 2021
An experienced corporate ghostwriter digs on what it’s like behind the scenes
Nathan Caddell

As with most heroes, Kirsten Campbell’s origin story happened by accident. The North Vancouver product put herself through a BBA at SFU and graduated straight into the 2008 recession. So Campbell began working in-house at tech companies, mostly in the...

Mar 5, 2021
The Innovators: Mojio is connecting cars like never before
Nick Rockel

As Internet-connected cars go mainstream, Mojio plans to be in the driver’s seat. Thanks to alliances with customers like Telus Corp., Deutsche Telekom and its U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile–all three are investors, too–the Vancouver company now has more than 1.2 million...

Mar 4, 2021
The Innovators: Dapper Labs is developing blockchain's lighter side
Nick Rockel

The esoteric world of blockchain and cryptocurrency got a much-needed dose of fun in late 2017, when Vancouver “venture studio” Axiom Zen launched CryptoKitties. Consumers quickly took to the first game on the Ethereum network, which lets players use digital...

Mar 3, 2021
Pacific Trader: Will Well Health Technologies’ big acquisition break the fever for its stock?
Michael McCullough

The stock: The pandemic—or the markets’ reaction to it, anyway—has been a balm to Well Health Technologies (TSX:WELL). The Vancouver-based company, which offers virtual and in-person health-care services as well as electronic medical records (EMR) storage, has soared more than...

Mar 1, 2021
The Power of Proximity
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + REEF Technology REEF Technology—through its recent acquisition of Impark—has come to Vancouver and with it, a world of possibilities. The company transforms urban spaces into neighbourhood hubs that connect people to locally curated goods, services, and experiences—an ambitious goal for Greater Vancouver, but something with the potential to bring the...

Feb 26, 2021
Ethọ́s Lab aims to boost Black representation in STEM–and help create a just and inclusive future for all
Nick Rockel

When I planned to meet Anthonia Ogundele, I had no idea we’d end up flying over a place called Sushi Island. But here I am with the founder of Ethọ́s Lab Lab, whose avatar is showing mine around Atlanthọ́s, a virtual space for youth aged 13-18 who belong to the local innovation academy. Accessible via a portal hidden in a wall, Sushi Island is just one corner of the complex, which also includes an auditorium and an art gallery. Since...

Feb 25, 2021
You Had Me at IPO: Chip Wilson sees things with mushroom grower Optimi Health Corp.
Nathan Caddell

We take a sometimes weekly and always tongue-in-cheek look at some B.C. companies making noise with big-money raises. Don’t take this too seriously. Unless you make money off it—then we want some. Optimi Health Corp. hit the Canadian Stock Exchange today...

Feb 25, 2021
The Innovators: Form lets swimmers track their athletic stats—in real time
Nathan Caddell

After racing other people for years, Dan Eisenhardt has been just fine swimming with the sharks, too. The former competitive swimmer sold his first entrepreneurial venture, a sports eyewear technology firm called Recon Instruments, to Intel Corp. in 2015. Just...

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