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Aug 15, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Michael Wrinch, CEO of Hedgehog Technologies
By the Editors

Like, how his company got its name. In his late teens and early twenties, Michael Wrinch worked throughout B.C. as a forest firefighter. “Being the physically smallest on the crew, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself which often meant I was trudging through mud and hauling extra...

Aug 8, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Bench Accounting CEO Ian Crosby
Nathan Caddell

Though he was a freshman at the Sauder School of Business at the tender age of 16, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Ian Crosby. Take the first quarter of this year, when the Bench Accounting co-founder and CEO realized...

Aug 1, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Kiaro CEO Daniel Petrov
Felicity Stone

Kiaro—opening its 3,000-square-foot flagship cannabis store at Kingsway and Knight Street in Vancouver August 1—is not Daniel Petrov’s first marijuana venture. In 2011 he co-founded Delta-based Vodis Innovative Pharmaceuticals. Three years later he became executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis, headquartered...

Jul 29, 2019
Together We Can announces winners of inaugural Canadian Champion Awards
By the Editors

People often give for selfless reasons, but they still deserve our thanks. In that spirit, Together We Can Addiction Recovery & Education Society has announced the winners of its inaugural Together We Can Canadian Champion Awards. The 13 honourees range...

Jul 24, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Monstercat co-founder and CEO Mike Darlington
Nathan Caddell

In 2012, a year after founding electronic dance music label Monstercat at an accelerator centre in Waterloo, Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, who met at that city’s eponymous university, headed to the mountains. It was a move that paid off for...

Jul 24, 2019
BCBusiness summer reception with Premier John Horgan
Paul Duchart

With the legislature in recess, Premier John Horgan is getting out to meet British Columbians. On July 17, he invited this year’s 30 Under 30 winners to a summer reception at the provincial government’s Vancouver offices at Canada Place. Many of...

Jul 19, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is back, but his future (and the city’s) is uncertain
Frances Bula

Doug McCallum regained the Surrey mayor’s chair last fall by offering easy-sounding solutions when it comes to policing, transit and real estate development. The veteran politician says he’s changed along with B.C.’s second-largest city, but is he the right person to lead it into the future?

Jul 15, 2019
5 questions with B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making...

Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business
Felicity Stone

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in...

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph
Felicity Stone

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian...

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