Rushmila Rahman

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Jun 21, 2022
Beedie Luminaries is offering $44,000 scholarships to refugees and new immigrants in B.C.

“People come from various challenging backgrounds so we wanted to identify those students who could excel if they were given the opportunity,” Ryan Beedie, president of Vancouver-based Beedie Luminaries, says of the scholarship foundation’s newest program for refugees and new immigrants.

Jun 16, 2022
Amazon's (free) pop-up market on June 18 will showcase 50 small businesses in Vancouver

When you hear the name Amazon, “small business” probably doesn't come to mind. But the American retail giant's upcoming pop-up event on June 18 is all about showcasing products from 50 small businesses in Vancouver that sell through Amazon's e-commerce site.

Jun 16, 2022
Weekend Warrior: Salt Spring Coffee's Mickey McLeod spills the beans on his favourite camping spots in B.C.

Mickey McLeod cared about nature long before “sustainability” became a buzzword. As a kid, McLeod camped with his family and his Cub Scout troop, but a move from New Westminster to rural Texada Island in 1966 turned the pastime into...

Jun 16, 2022
The six recipients of the BC Reconciliation Award get creative with their messages

Just in time for National Indigenous History Month, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and BC Achievement Foundation announced the six recipients of this year’s BC Reconciliation Award, which celebrates reconciliation efforts in the province. A member of the BC Achievement...

Jun 14, 2022
Jack Newton tells all about Clio's journey to becoming a cloud-based centaur

Exactly how does a business thrive in the face of an industry-wide crisis? If you ask Clio’s CEO and co-founder Jack Newton, it’s the legaltech company’s focus on long-term growth and customer success that earned it centaur status in the face...

Jun 13, 2022
Heading into a tough negotiation? A local consultant gives 5 tips to winning big

Walking into a negotiation is kind of like confessing your love for someone: every word matters. Business consultant Jenna Bayuk, who founded Vancouver-based Kinship Kollective in 2019, spent 15 years helping entrepreneurs across various industries to develop their companies, market their...

Jun 9, 2022
CF Interiors builds quick-ship furniture retailer in the heart of Strathcona

For any furniture company to get a seat at the table, it has to do things well and it has to do them fast. It was never an easy feat, but pandemic and supply-chain delays pushed up wait times everywhere...

Jun 7, 2022
Vancouver's Carl Data Solutions goes with the flow toward seven-figure sales

Like many of us, Vancouver-based software company Carl Data Solutions has been through some big changes during the pandemic. Over the past few years, the business—which monitors real time series data to make AI-based predictions for industry and Smart City...

Jun 6, 2022
Vancouver-based property matchmaker Parvis raises $2.6 million in seed funding

Sourcing high quality real estate to put your money into can sometimes feel like landing your dream job in the middle of a recession—barriers to entry are high and chances are slim. But proptech startups like Parvis are looking to modernize...

Jun 5, 2022
All Black-owned small businesses in Vancouver qualify for this $125,000 grant

Toronto-based Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is offering a $125,000 Small Business grant to Black-owned businesses in Vancouver. This is the law firm’s third annual grant, the previous two having focused on Toronto and Calgary respectively. The initiative started as a...

May 31, 2022
The 2022 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Stars

The winners of the Rising Stars category of The 2022 Women of the Year Awards.

May 31, 2022
The 2022 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Stars - Winner - Prishita Agarwal

An entrepreneur through and through, Prishita Agarwal, whose family dinner table was always abuzz with business talk, launched a startup at age 14. At boarding school in Bangalore, Agarwal noticed that her peers were struggling with their mental health, so...

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