Hans Peter Meyer

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May 12, 2014
Secrets of Building a Tech Ecosystem

On May 12 Startup Canada officially recognized Dan Gunn, executive director of the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (which prefers to go by the handle VIATeC), as B.C.'s "entrepreneurship ecosystem builder of the year.” The award recognizes the person who has demonstrated the "greatest impact in advancing the success of entrepreneurs...

Jan 22, 2014
Indiegogo Touches Down in Victoria

It was a standing-room-only crowd. Artists, entrepreneurs, and the curious crammed into the Techtoria Accelerator space in Victoria Monday night to hear how crowdfunding giant Indiegogo could help them fund projects ranging from tech ventures to films to business improvements. This was Indiegogo’s first Victoria event. Canada is Indiegogo’s second-largest market...

Jan 20, 2014
Forestry 'Super Cycle' a Long Time Coming

There are those who say that the independent forest sector is a sunset industry. But the overriding message at last week’s Truck Loggers Association convention in Vancouver is that a “super cycle” is on the horizon. After a decade of mixed blessings and setbacks, the convention proposed a new era...

Jan 20, 2014
Forest Industry Faces Challenges

The infrastructure of B.C.’s forest industry faces many challenges, including aging machinery and workforce, and unrealistic rate structures. That’s the message of a report by UBC professor Harry Nelson entitled “Tired Iron: The State of the Harvesting Sector on the B.C. Coast.” Nelson was on hand at the annual Truck...

Oct 1, 2013
Gaming Industry Emerges On North Vancouver Island

Scattered north of Nanaimo, a group of seasoned developers who grew up with controllers in hand and an itch to create games have made the trek back to the Island to raise families and pursue personal, small-scale projects inspired by the rural beauty outside their screens and studios. Hinterland Studios in...

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