Rushmila Rahman

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 26, 2023
Surrey-based Pocketpills is using tech to make pharma care a frictionless experience

I recently needed a prescription for a minor ailment, but couldn’t find a single clinic in Vancouver, Burnaby or New Westminster that was accepting walk-ins or new patients. So I visited a Shoppers Drug Mart, fingers crossed that one of the...

Sep 22, 2023
Our takeaways from The Forum's AFIA DEI Index launch event

Yesterday, on a chilly September night, The Forum warmly welcomed people into Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art to celebrate an impressive initiative led by its senior program manager Gretchen Ferguson: the AFIA (Accelerating Financial Inclusion and Access) DEI...

Sep 21, 2023
Young Guns: How entrepreneur Olli Dickson stays hands-on through 16-hour shifts

While racking up points and penalty minutes on the junior hockey circuit in his hometown of Penticton, Ollivor (Olli) Dickson had dreams of playing in the NHL one day. But that didn’t work out, and neither did his attempts at...

Sep 15, 2023
Textile recycler Debrand unveils a new automation-forward facility in Surrey

When Vancouverite Amelia Eleiter worked in marketing back in 2003, she was tasked with developing branded assets like pop-up tents and product signage that would live to see a few weeks at most. “Because they were so specifically branded, they...

Sep 14, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Fashion entrepreneur Christine Morton feels something in the water

Cold-water swims have been part of Christine Morton’s life since she was a child in Scotland. Her father taught all three of his daughters to swim in the North Sea, and Morton loosely held onto the habit even after she...

Sep 12, 2023
Vancouver's Invinity Energy Systems is fuelling the future of long-duration energy storage

At first glance, the East Vancouver facility of Invinity Energy Systems seems a little empty. High ceilings, nondescript white walls and sturdy grey floors with enough space to comfortably house 15 cars come together to paint the picture of a...

Sep 8, 2023
New Westminster-based Odihi Foundation is building bridges for BIPOC women

Efe Fruci’s career has been an uphill battle. From getting bullied as a kid in Nigeria to now serving as the executive director of a not-for-profit organization, Fruci says that, as a Black woman, she has had to overcome barriers...

Sep 7, 2023
ITAC launches new fund to raise $2.6 billion, grow Indigenous tourism in Canada

Today, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) launched a new fund to boost investment in the Indigenous tourism industry. The non-profit organization hopes that the Indigenous Tourism Destination Fund can raise $2.6 billion over the next seven years and help the...

Aug 24, 2023
Vancouver-based UVX sweeps in to fight infections in senior care homes

Kunal Sethi has been frustrated with the global healthcare system since he was a teenager in high school. Back in Tanzania, he was working towards playing competitive basketball as a career—until a misdiagnosis by a renowned surgeon cost him three...

Aug 18, 2023
We Tried It: Do Hanai's bento boxes fit the corporate lunch criteria?

Hanai Vancouver, the latest and only Hawaiian restaurant on Commercial Drive to be recommended by the Michelin Guide, recently launched a new catering and events division called Let’s Kau Kau (“let’s eat” in Hawaiian). We at BCBusiness had the great...

Aug 17, 2023
B.C. entrepreneurs can land $40,000 from Molson Coors' pitch competition

Money is on every founder’s mind—but how much? Last year, Shopify surveyed 150 entrepreneurs and 300 small business owners in the U.S. to conclude that, on average, they spent around $40,000 in their first year of business. Based on that research...

Aug 15, 2023
Behind Monos' journey from small Vancouver business to multimillion-dollar travel brand

Monos’ co-founder and CEO Victor Tam has a dollar-to-employee ratio for success: hire one person for every $1.5-2 million that the company makes. “That,” he says, “is where I think the sweet spot is.” Monos was completely bootstrapped when it launched...

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