Nathan Caddell

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Sep 22, 2022
Washington Technology Industry Association names 3 B.C. companies to its startup accelerator

The Washington Technology Industry Association kicked off its fourth Canadian B2B SaaS Market Accelerator Program this week. The program, which seeks to help Canadian startups develop their U.S. market strategies, runs for eight weeks. This time around, the nonprofit WTIA, which is, in...

Sep 16, 2022
A new look, old beer on tap for Granville Island Brewing

The name and brand advantage that one of Canada’s oldest microbreweries has had on newcomers has slowly but surely run out over time. Started in 1984, Granville Island Brewing has been an institution since its inception. For a long while, it...

Sep 15, 2022
AbCellera breaks ground on new lab, hopes to establish a hub in Mount Pleasant

On the face of it, AbCellera Biologics is building a massive new lab in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. That in itself is huge news for the city’s tech sector and for a company that has already made huge advancements in biotech...

Sep 14, 2022
Vancouver-based Eevee's is bringing personal electric vehicles to the road

A couple of years ago, Bradley Spence and Lukas Tanasiuk were laughed out of their local bank branch. The pair of long-time friends had embarked on a venture selling personal electric vehicles like scooters, electric unicycles (EUCs) and onewheels. They...

Sep 13, 2022
5 Questions: How former Boston Pizza co-owner George Melville distributes his hard-earned dough

We [Melville and his wife, Sylvia] just did a funding round with St. Pauls for an IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) centre. One of our family members had a major IBD issue. We totally connected and saw an opportunity to make that...

Sep 13, 2022
New owners, name represent historic overhaul for Fraser Valley's professional basketball team

It’s a new dawn for professional basketball in the province. The Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League announced today that the team has been purchased by Vancouver mining executive Bryan Slusarchuk and Surrey real estate developer Kevin...

Sep 12, 2022
How a Vancouver company partnered with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton

Jamie Keech still remembers the words of his high school guidance counsellor. The Ontario native couldn’t decide between environmental or mining engineering as his college major. “They said if I wanted to do environmental engineering, I should do it an...

Sep 8, 2022
The Vancouver International Film Festival lineup just dropped, here are 10 films that caught our eye

For some people (yes, I’m talking about myself), the falling of leaves and the fading away of summer brings with it a special time of year: Oscar season. Sure, Will Smith’s right hand left an indelible mark on an awards...

Sep 6, 2022
MRG Group is taking a shot at livening up Vancouver's nightlife with Par-Tee Putt Golf

Generally speaking, we aren’t in the category of people who relish in calling Vancouver “No Fun City,” but it’s hard to disagree with the fact that the town has a disappointing dearth of watering holes in which patrons can actively...

Sep 1, 2022
After a decade at the helm of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Queenie Choo is still fighting for affordable housing

Queenie Choo arrived in Canada in the winter of 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta. After some 42 years, Hong Kong-born Choo hasn’t forgotten what it was like. “Really cold,” she says with a laugh over a Zoom call with BCBusiness. “I learned...

Aug 30, 2022
The journey to diversification is paying off nicely for BCI

A lot of people were hired by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) during the mid-2010s. The organization, which manages some $211 billion through investment services to B.C.’s public sector, was in the process of diversifying its assets. “Not that we...

Aug 26, 2022
Former professional hockey player John Negrin takes his first shot at entrepreneurship with The Batch

Long before John Negrin became an entrepreneur in the hospitality business, he got a very important food safety lesson from none other than Jarome Iginla. Negrin was a 19-year-old rookie defenceman for the Flames and was sitting on the plane chatting...

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