Tech & Science

Oct 3, 2023
North Vancouver startup RetreatsandVenues wins New Ventures BC Competition
Nathan Caddell

Smart HR reps reading this post are going to send it to their boss immediately. We’ll even give you the email copy: “Hey, did you hear about the company that won the New Ventures BC Competition? Maybe that would be...

Sep 26, 2023
Surrey-based Pocketpills is using tech to make pharma care a frictionless experience
Rushmila Rahman

I recently needed a prescription for a minor ailment, but couldn’t find a single clinic in Vancouver, Burnaby or New Westminster that was accepting walk-ins or new patients. So I visited a Shoppers Drug Mart, fingers crossed that one of the...

Sep 19, 2023
Into the Future: How business leaders can harness the power of generative AI
Josh Blair

Over the past year, generative AI has exploded into the cultural zeitgeist. While discussions around AI and its capabilities have been prevalent for some time, OpenAI’s rollout of tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E has led to a level of mass adoption by...

Sep 15, 2023
Textile recycler Debrand unveils a new automation-forward facility in Surrey
Rushmila Rahman

When Vancouverite Amelia Eleiter worked in marketing back in 2003, she was tasked with developing branded assets like pop-up tents and product signage that would live to see a few weeks at most. “Because they were so specifically branded, they...

Sep 12, 2023
Vancouver's Invinity Energy Systems is fuelling the future of long-duration energy storage
Rushmila Rahman

At first glance, the East Vancouver facility of Invinity Energy Systems seems a little empty. High ceilings, nondescript white walls and sturdy grey floors with enough space to comfortably house 15 cars come together to paint the picture of a...

Aug 24, 2023
Vancouver-based UVX sweeps in to fight infections in senior care homes
Rushmila Rahman

Kunal Sethi has been frustrated with the global healthcare system since he was a teenager in high school. Back in Tanzania, he was working towards playing competitive basketball as a career—until a misdiagnosis by a renowned surgeon cost him three...

Aug 22, 2023
Animoto represents another you-know-what in the wall for Victoria-based Redbrick
Nathan Caddell

Victoria-based Redbrick has come from humble beginnings. Founder and CEO Tobyn Sowden, a UVic grad, started the company as a digital marketing firm in 2011. Eventually, Redbrick focused on building software to help digital entrepreneurs thrive. In 2019, the company set...

Aug 10, 2023
Why B.C. venture capitalist Mike Winterfield is betting on seed-stage climate startups
Rushmila Rahman

Why would a tech executive leave their position to start an environmental investment firm? “Equal parts being terrified and motivated to do something about climate change,” says Mike Winterfield, founder and managing partner of North Vancouver-based Active Impact Investments. In 2017...

Aug 3, 2023
Victoria-based infrastructure tech firm Niricson raises over $10 million in Series A funding
By the Editors

It’s been a whirlwind few years for Victoria-based tech startup Niricson. The company was launched in 2020 after co-founder and UVic civil engineering grad Harsh Rathod learned that a bridge in India his family often used had collapsed, killing 30...

Jul 27, 2023
Q&A: Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle on overcoming competition, unstable economies and personal loss
Nathan Caddell and Peter Legge

Let’s start at the beginning. What did you want to be when you were growing up? While I initially had hopes of becoming a professional hockey player, clearly my skill did not match my aspirations. Who had the biggest influence on...

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