Nathan Caddell

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Sep 8, 2021
Vancouver’s Nexii Building Solutions becomes fastest-ever Canadian unicorn

Gregor Robertson sums up the journey that Nexii Building Solutions has taken in five simple words. “It’s been quite the ride,” he says with a chuckle and a pause, before adding two more. “So far.” It has indeed. Michael and Ben Dombowsky...

Aug 31, 2021
Canadian Workplace Culture Index sets out to measure the most intangible of factors

We talk to a lot of CEOs and leaders of organizations here at BCBusiness. The main thing every single one of them stresses—no matter their industry—is the importance of developing a strong culture. Of course, “culture” doesn’t exactly have a defining quality, or...

Aug 27, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Architect Kevin Vallely has explored the planet’s farthest reaches

Architect Kevin Vallely has made something of a habit of taking on mind-bending expeditions. After all, he’s skied Alaska’s daunting 1,860-kilometre Iditarod Trail, scampered through Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail in record time, retraced a 2,000-kilometre, Klondike-era ice-bike route and...

Aug 26, 2021
Vancouver’s Bettermoo(d) is fighting for a dairy-free future, one product at a time

Across North America, sales of dairy milk have been declining for some time. That’s not a surprise to anyone who’s been in a grocery store lately and seen the numerous options for almond and oat milk occupying shelves. Vancouver-based Bettermoo(d) has...

Aug 18, 2021
Brewery and the Beast organizer Scott Gurney talks selling out in seconds and B.C.'s restaurant staffing crunch

For all the things that may be different about Brewery and the Beast this year, ticket sales seemed to hold steady. “We sold out as fast as the Internet could process tickets,” says Scott Gurney, founder of Victoria-based 17 Black Events...

Aug 4, 2021
Bucha Brew Kombucha’s Kara Sam is going hard with Arlo

Let the hard kombucha races begin. Just days after Vancouver's Plenty became the first Canadian company to launch a hard kombucha in July, Arlo Hard Kombucha made its play, becoming available in select stores in Vancouver. As the ready-to-drink market in the country and...

Aug 1, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Stars – Winner – Diamond Isinger

Diamond Isinger says the “linear path of ticking boxes isn’t really a thing anymore,” and just by looking at her career trajectory, it’s hard not to believe her. Case in point: Burnaby-raised Isinger is completing her master’s in public policy...

Aug 1, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Stars – Winner – Paige Cey

Like any university student, Paige Cey found her life thrown into uncertainty by the COVID-19 pandemic. But Cey, a UVic commerce student who was handling a few marketing gigs, saw the virus as something of an opportunity. “I realized I...

Aug 1, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Stars – Winner – Samantha Lindeman

It hasn’t taken much more than some tables, a patio and really good beer for Samantha Lindeman to make a name for herself and her company, Wildeye Brewing. The former wine industry worker opened Wildeye in June 2019, and though...

Jul 27, 2021
5 Questions: Roger Patterson, CEO of social media scheduler Later, explains why the future belongs to small business

1. Later came out of a 2013 hackathon. How did that translate into a business? The concept that Ray Walia, Jesse Heaslip, and I had when starting Launch Academy quickly gained momentum in 2012 when we added cofounders Alex Chuang and...

Jul 13, 2021
Vancouver’s Coho Collective embarks on journey from local success story to the national stage

It was just three years ago that Amrit Maharaj and Andrew Barnes leased an East Vancouver building with the hope of eventually quitting their day jobs. Maharaj was working for his family’s real estate business, and Barnes was a tech exec...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: LeeJoo Hwang co-founded a LinkedIn for people who want to volunteer

Life Story: LeeJoo Hwang is either lying or being overly humble when says he was “just a normal kid growing up” in Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighbourhood. In Grade 9, Hwang became super invested in the PC video game League of...

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