Industries

Jun 30, 2020
Meet the Burnaby food truck festival that doubles as a small business indicator
Nathan Caddell

On Saturday, June 20, about 700 people braved a torrential downpour to come to an unremarkable Brentwood parking lot. The former home of a car dealership was being transformed for the first of many biweekly food truck fairs, this one featuring...

Jun 29, 2020
What do we know about Tom Keiser, Hootsuite’s new CEO?
Nathan Caddell

Today’s news that Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes will be replaced as CEO of one of Vancouver’s most notable tech success stories shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Holmes, who will stay on as chair of the company’s board of directors, announced...

Jun 26, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NHL, going public and changing B.C.’s name
Nathan Caddell

Hey, we stopped doing this in, like, mid-March. Anything happen since then? Now that it feels like the world is ready to be judged once more, a quick reminder of how things go down here. Much of this will be tongue-in-cheek. Some...

Jun 23, 2020
Go Figure: Measuring the province’s highest towers
Melissa Edwards

9.4 percent of buildings in B.C. were classified as highrises as of 2016—up 23.5 percent since 2011 In Vancouver: 29.3 percent—up 18.5 percent since 2011 In Victoria: 17.9 percent—up 14.1 percent since 2011 In Kelowna: 3.1 percent—up 46.3% since 2011 B.C. had 106 existing or under-construction skyscrapers (buildings more than...

Jun 17, 2020
Innovate BC awards $1.2 million in funding to four tech ventures
Nathan Caddell

For the eighth time, government agency Innovate BC has announced the winners of its Ignite Program—and once again, the ventures in question are using technology to break new ground and advance different industries. Meet the four winning projects, each of which...

Jun 16, 2020
Mark Pannes out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after five months
Nathan Caddell

Mark Pannes’ introductory press conference as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO last winter was…different, to say the least. The former AS Roma executive started things off by revealing that season ticket renewal numbers were down. It was a refreshing moment in the often...

Jun 16, 2020
Three B.C. companies recognized as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum
By the Editors

Any list that’s been dotted with names like Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter and Spotify is going to be hard to crack. Three B.C. businesses did just that this week as the World Economic Forum released its 20th annual cohort of technology...

Jun 15, 2020
Meet the 6 B.C. ventures that won Face of Today’s Youth Startup Challenge
Nathan Caddell

Nothing will make you regretful about the past (and hopeful for the future) quite like seeing the winners of Face of Today’s inaugural Youth Startup Challenge. At the same age that you were trading Pokemon cards and slowly expanding your palate...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Jess Sternberg makes ethical apparel with Free Label Clothing
Jessica Natale Woollard

Life Story: Other than making dresses for school fashion shows, Jess Sternberg had no technical sewing or design skills before founding Free Label Clothing, a made-in-Canada, ethical apparel brand. With a BA in English literature from McGill University, Sternberg taught in...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Brooke Johansen makes you want to be the bridesmaid at Park & Fifth
Alyssa Hirose

Life Story: Brooke Johansen grew up in Port Coquitlam with her mother, father and younger sister. She graduated from SFU (coincidentally, where her parents met) with a degree in business in 2014, but starting one of her own wasn’t top-of-mind:...

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