Saphiya Zerrouk

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jun 9, 2021
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition announces 2021 Pacific Region finalists

Pandemic or not, entrepreneurship in this province looks as strong as ever. Judges just named 22 B.C. businesses as finalists for the 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards’ Pacific Region program. BCBusiness is a longtime sponsor of EOY, which recognizes...

Jun 1, 2021
Youth Innovation Showcase announces 2021 finalists

B.C. has no shortage of innovators—and it looks like there are plenty more in the pipeline. The Science Fair Foundation of BC just announced the 10 finalists in its 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase. Their projects, which span sectors such as healthtech...

May 31, 2021
Work from home? Or back to the office? This B.C. tech firm has a post-pandemic fix

Itching to get back to the office or enjoying the commute from bed to your at-home workstation? Traction on Demand might have the perfect in-between for employees who want to ditch the loungewear and start interacting with the outside world again. Feedback...

May 18, 2021
New maps of B.C. wine regions let locals and visitors drink them all in

B.C.’s wine industry is already on the map in a big way, but now enthusiasts can really get the lay of the land. Wine Growers British Columbia (WGBC), a nonprofit that has represented local wineries since 1990, just unveiled 10 high-resolution...

May 17, 2021
Cleantech player Pani Energy brings AI to the fight against water scarcity

Not yet 30, Devesh Bharadwaj is helping the world solve water scarcity. With his team, the CEO of Victoria-headquartered Pani Energy created an artificial intelligence system that can shrink energy costs for water treatment plants. Now Pani has joined forces with...

May 10, 2021
B.C. real estate brokerage launches a new scholarship for women

Women who aspire to succeed in the real estate industry just got a helping hand from Oakwyn Realty. In this year’s instalment of its Women of Oakwyn (WOO) event, which celebrates women in the business, the Vancouver-based property brokerage raised funds...

May 7, 2021
Meet the winners of the 2021 Small Business BC Awards

As the pandemic works its way through B.C., local entrepreneurs need some good news—and all the support they can get. In that spirit, Small Business BC has announced the winners of its 18th annual competition, who were honoured at a virtual...

May 6, 2021
Canada’s big brands have taken a beating during COVID: survey

To win over consumers in the wake of COVID-19, your brand had better be authentic. That’s the key takeaway from the 2021 edition of the Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI), an annual ranking of Canada’s most trusted brands. The seventh annual survey...

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