Nick Rockel

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May 18, 2017
Mixed reality trailblazer Finger Food Studios offers a glimpse of manufacturing’s future

Apart from the gleaming tractor unit in the middle of the room, the Holodeck looks like a big empty warehouse. Have I come to the right place? I slip on a pair of Microsoft HoloLens glasses, tightening the band against...

Apr 26, 2017
Christy Clark and rivals field a few pre-election questions

CRED: First elected MLA in 1996; former cabinet minister, deputy premier and radio talk-show host SIGNATURE LOOK: Suit and wrap CAMPAIGN PROP: Hard hat CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Laura Miller, Previously Ontario Liberal staffer STAR CANDIDATE: Ex–TV news anchor Steve Darling (Burnaby–Lougheed) 1) Maintaining the best job...

Mar 22, 2017
What's on your mind? New B.C. Chamber of Commerce head Val Litwin wants to know

What's on your mind? New B.C. Chamber of Commerce head Val Litwin wants to know. Think chambers of commerce are stuffy? Meet Val Litwin. The youngest-ever president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, who succeeded John Winter last September, brings energy and entrepreneurial chops to his role.

Mar 16, 2017
Why take your car into the shop when Uber for auto repair will come to you?

Khallil Mangalji calls Burnaby home, but he lives in constant motion, bouncing between B.C., Ontario and California. No matter what’s on his plate, he’s always starting something else. When Mangalji was a Grade 8 student at Meadowridge School in Maple Ridge, he sold copies of Halo to his video-game-obsessed classmates.

Mar 16, 2017
A passion for photography led her to create a cloud-based image bank used around the world

Photography and technology have always been passions for Phoebe Jiang, who found a way to spin that into a business. Jiang moved to Vancouver with her parents in 1999 from Luoyang, a city in Central China. After earning a bachelor of business administration in finance and accounting from SFU in 2010, she worked several corporate jobs

Mar 16, 2017
She had never made a pot of soup. Now she has a healthy business producing wholesome foods

Life Story: Amy Kizaki admits that before she co-founded Kitskitchen Health Foods, she had never made a pot of soup, the company’s product. If you identify a hole in the market and have a strong idea, a strategic vision and...

Mar 13, 2017
This consultant to non-profits helps them raise more money by telling better stories

Raised in rural northern California, Vanessa Chase Lockshin looked to her dad, an entrepreneur who had worked in Silicon Valley, as a role model. Chase Lockshin moved to Vancouver in 2006 to study English literature at UBC; after graduation her first job was raising money from alumni.

Mar 10, 2017
Campbell River property developer began building homes as a college student

Life Story: By middle school in his hometown of Campbell River, Brett Giese was working on construction sites with his father, who develops residential lots for sale. Giese went to UVic in 2005 to study business, but he longed to...

Mar 10, 2017
This former rugby player used his noggin to create a better way to assess concussions

Life Story: Harrison Brown is no stranger to concussions. The Toronto native was diagnosed with two while playing rugby, a sport he picked up when his banker father moved the family to Hong Kong in 2000. After representing the Chinese...

Mar 10, 2017
How this co-founder helps home services providers grow their business

Life Story: During his summers while attending university, Igor Trninic led a College Pro painting franchise. Trninic learned the value of hard work early: his mother and father, an auditor and a lawyer, respectively, had to restart after the family...

Mar 7, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Laurel Douglas

Laurel Douglas knows how crucial it is for women entrepreneurs to have female role models. “Women start businesses for slightly different reasons than men do,” says the CEO of the Kelowna-based Women’s Enterprise Centre. Although money is important, independence and...

Mar 1, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Gerri Sinclair

Gerri Sinclair says there was a clear moment when she decided to become a mentor to other women. In 2001, Sinclair sold NCompass Labs Inc., a Vancouver-based web content management software firm she founded and led, to Microsoft Corp. “I...

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