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Nov 27, 2017
Vancouver falls a notch in ranking of top Canadian cities for tech

Vancouver has been bumped out of second place in CBRE Inc.’s Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, the real estate services firm’s second annual ranking of how major Canadian cities appeal to technology workers and employers. Toronto topped the list again, while Ottawa and Vancouver swapped spots, sending the latter down to No 3. The CBRE report cites...

Nov 24, 2017
Hopscotch Festival's Grand Tasting Hall launches tonight

The Hopscotch Festival Vancouver launched in 1995 as a single-day event dedicated to whisky and beer with about 36 vendors. Now it sprawls over an entire week, with more than 130 merchants peddling some 400 varieties of spirits, cider, wine and cocktails at the...

Nov 23, 2017
Startup competition winners generate money for the province

Those looking to get in on the ground floor of some up-and-coming companies might want to keep an eye on the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. That’s because past winners of the awards bestowed by non-profit New Ventures BC have churned out money—for themselves and the province. The top 25 companies from 2010 to 2014 have...

Nov 23, 2017
Canadians think multinational companies have room for improvement: study

The research, conducted by Toronto-based Pollara Strategic Insights, shows that while 89 per cent of Canadians think multinational corporations can help the communities where they do business, only 51 per cent feel that such companies have efforts designed to do so. Nestlé S.A.—a food and beverage multinational headquartered in Switzerland—sponsored the first-of-its kind survey. Pollara also found...

Nov 23, 2017
VanFunding conference explores blockchain and other fintech opportunities

Is blockchain the next big thing? What does financial technology mean for the global banking system? What’s an initial coin offering? Here’s your chance to find out. On November 28, the VanFunding 2017 Blockchain, Fintech & Funding Conference will see more...

Nov 23, 2017
Vancouver video game mainstay Relic is moving its HQ

Relic Entertainment, the venerable Vancouver video game developer, is getting a new mothership. In mid 2019, Relic will move from its current Yaletown HQ to Nickel, a 71,000-square-foot property being developed by PC Urban Properties Corp. on a former industrial site in Mount Pleasant. The company, whose neighbours will include Saje...

Nov 21, 2017
Cool invention puts Port Alberni company on the podium

Coulson Ice Blast was recently honoured at the R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. Port Alberni–based Coulson’s invention, the IceStorm90, is an industrial cleaning machine that runs on crushed ice instead of liquid water. Coulson joins a slew of major players in the top 100, such as General Motors Co., IBM Corp. and...

Nov 20, 2017
Vancouver tech startup partners with NFL team

Nimbyx Ltd., an e-commerce business, has joined forces with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Founded in 2016, Vancouver-based Nimbyx originally made a name for itself by reducing overhead costs for smaller dental businesses, but the company has started using its online marketplace in other industries. The Dolphins deal will see it team up...

Nov 17, 2017
Are B.C.’s freshwater ecosystems at risk?

A new report commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) reveals that nobody knows how the province’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands are faring against a range of threats. The problem? Critical data is outdated, housed in...

Nov 17, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer and founder Peter Armstrong take two honours

Rocky Mountaineer is on the right track. At a recent ceremony in Toronto, the Vancouver-based rail tourism company received the 2017 Private Business Growth Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and professional services firm Grant Thornton LLP. Founded in 1990...

Nov 16, 2017
Vancouver company announces innovation in blockchain technology

Venzee Inc., a Vancouver company that specializes in developing software for retail and supply chain companies, announced the launch of new technology that it hopes will connect businesses with blockchain networks. Simply put, blockchain is a digital ledger that records transactions made in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. “Blockchain is poised to be the most...

Nov 15, 2017
B.C. second-most-represented province on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

Thirteen companies based in B.C. made the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which ranks the Canadian tech businesses with the highest revenue growth rates over four-year period. Ontario companies topped the list, with social entertainment producer Diply leading the country thanks to revenue expansion of more than 90,000 per cent. Prodigy Game (a game-based learning...

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