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Marcie Good

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 2

May 29, 2017
What to put on your business agenda in June

ABORIGINAL OPPORTUNITIES FORUM, June 16This annual Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event explores the critical role that indigenous peoples play in B.C.’s economic development and the business community’s part in reconciliation. This year’s theme centres on closing the gaps in...

May 24, 2017
When B.C. small businesses turn to Kickstarter, who wins?

In June 2014, Colin Pickell, a coffee shop manager in Ladysmith, set out to raise $7,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter Canada. He wanted to publish his children’s book, called Who Will Tuck Me Into Bed?, and he needed money to...

May 19, 2017
Arius Technology plays a key role in creating reproductions of landmark paintings that are dead ringers for the originals

In late February at the Permanent, a venue hall in a restored 1907 downtown Vancouver bank, black-and-white-clad servers manoeuvre trays of short-rib mini burgers among groups of people gathered around paintings. They’re familiar works, including Irises by Vincent van Gogh...

May 19, 2017
ViewsIQ helps speed up disease diagnosis anywhere in the world by taking pathology digital

A small startup based in a Richmond office park is confronting an infirmity that has dogged Canadian medicine and presented around the globe—a shortage of pathologists.The specialized doctors, who diagnose diseases from tissue samples and tests, play a key role...

Mar 21, 2017
For Vancouver's Boreal Genomics, home proved a better bet than Silicon Valley

One day in September 2014, Andre Marziali gathered his team of 23 scientists in the lunch room of Boreal Genomics Inc. The director of engineering physics at UBC had co-founded the campus-based company, which was working on a technology for...

Mar 16, 2017
Her wearable device collects valuable data for parents of children with autism

Life Story: Andrea Palmer grew up in Port Moody and studied mechanical engineering with a minor in commerce at UBC. In her final year, as part of a course for commerce and engineering students, Palmer had to design a business...

Mar 16, 2017
As an agent for Instagram stars, she has signed major brands like Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and La Senza

Jessica Thomas Cooke started her career as an account executive at a public relations firm in Sydney, Australia. After moving back to Vancouver in July 2013, she kept thinking about a former boss who had started an agency that represented bloggers.

Mar 16, 2017
This former refugee turned a non-profit into a successful business

Life Story: Annee Ngo was born in a refugee camp in Hong Kong and grew up in East Vancouver. After studying political science at UBC and marketing at the University of Toronto, she returned to Vancouver in the summer of...

Mar 16, 2017
Founder of fast-growing consulting firm tackles homelessness and the housing crisis

Life Story: While completing a dual master’s degree in international business and economics from Queen’s University and Maastricht University in the Netherlands, John Merkley co-founded a company that transformed waste plastic at facilities in Holland and Berlin into reusable industrial...

Mar 16, 2017
With a background in finance, this transplanted American is growing educational farms in B.C.

Marc Schutzbank completed two bachelor’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, one in politics and philosophy and one in finance, before he won a Fulbright scholarship to UBC in 2011. he American was studying the economics of urban farming as part of his graduate work in the university’s land and food systems program when he connected with Ilana Labow

Mar 14, 2017
Australian-style meat pies in Canada? His thriving business shows that if you build it, they will come

Alex Relf and his girlfriend, Kerri Jones, had no restaurant experience when they started asking banks for a loan to start a meat-pie shop in Whistler. “Nobody would touch us,” Relf recalls. “I was 24, and nobody in North America had heard of this food concept.”

Mar 14, 2017
Co-founder of 3D-printed insole company hopes to revolutionize the footwear industry

Life Story: After attending high school at St. George’s School in Vancouver, Louis-Victor Jadavji studied international relations at Claremont McKenna College, a small liberal-arts school near Los Angeles. But the Quebec City native had other interests: he built a business...

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