Rushmila Rahman

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Sep 28, 2022
Weekend Warrior: How Olympian and Trulioo executive John Smythe connects hockey and business

It was at one of his older brothers’ field hockey games that John Smythe remembers getting really lucky. He watched with the kind of eagerness and wonder that only a four-year-old could possess as somebody, in a fit of rage...

Sep 28, 2022
Five Black-owned small businesses in B.C. secure $135,000 from Cassels law firm

Following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement during the pandemic, Toronto-based corporate law firm Cassels embarked on a mission to try to create a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community. To that end, it decided to award Black-owned small businesses...

Sep 27, 2022
Young Guns: Entrepreneur and fire chief Bryden Pelletier is fuelled by passion

This year kicked off with two major wins for Bryden Pelletier: not only was he named 2021 Firefighter of the Year by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS), he was also appointed to the position of assistant fire chief of occupational...

Sep 26, 2022
Courtenay's Sid Williams Theatre Society kicks off its Blue Circle Series with "something for everyone"

There’s an old movie theatre in Winnipeg, the Park Theatre, that Deborah Renz used to frequent as a kid. Now it’s become one of the busiest live performance venues in the city, and Renz feels a little cheated since she...

Sep 23, 2022
Vancouver-based cloud expert OpsGuru becomes first Canadian company to hit AWS milestone

A company like Netflix, which offers content across the globe, needs a pretty solid infrastructure to ensure that our screens get some action. And it’s cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) that help companies deliver on such promises. Vancouver-based cloud...

Sep 19, 2022
Four Vancouver startups prove their ambition in the 2022 Technology Impact Awards

It’s not easy to stick out in a tech hub like Vancouver, where talent (and competition) are everywhere. But a few local startups stepped up to the challenge and have made their mark in BC Tech Association’s 29th annual Technology...

Sep 16, 2022
UBC-based nonprofit MEDIC Foundation cuts into the heart of chronic conditions

Anjali Menon may have grown up in Vancouver, but she flew back to Mumbai every year to visit her grandmother. They were very close, so she was shocked when she heard that her grandmother had passed from an untimely death. “Nobody...

Sep 13, 2022
Enactus Canada's $10,000 annual competition makes entrepreneurship every student's business

Among the 99 things that are often wasted on the young, good opportunities are not one. Cue the 2023 Student Entrepreneur National Competition. Toronto-based social nonprofit Enactus Canada has been organizing this competition for young business leaders enrolled in Canadian post-secondary...

Sep 9, 2022
Teal Jones partners with the Pacheedaht First Nation to grow their role in forestry

With a lot of firms extending an olive branch to Indigenous communities around Canada in the past few years, private forestry company Teal Jones claims to have been working on First Nations business development for multiple decades. The family business, which...

Sep 7, 2022
Sisters in Psychedelics is looking to establish Vancouver as the 'psychedelic capital of Canada'

Bea Chan and Dana Harvey hosted a psychedelic potluck last November, just a year after meeting each other. Sure, that definitely sounds like they took some shrooms and tripped out together, but that wasn't at all the case. The two women...

Sep 2, 2022
Deloitte launches a Greenhouse in Vancouver to fan the city's flame for innovation

The ability to nurture an idea from seed to impact requires the business equivalent of a green thumb. To that end, American real estate company Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE) just ranked Vancouver as the eighth best talent market in...

Sep 1, 2022
Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes cleans up its act for a circular economy

The CEO of Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes used to be a regular consumer of products just like anyone else. Then, one day, his son started talking about what he was learning at school, pulling up stories and images on the...

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