Tech & Science

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Benson Sung helps brands grow quick with D2C Design
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: When Benson Sung was three years old, his mom brought him to Richmond from what was becoming an increasingly unstable situation in Taiwan. Starting from Grade 10, Sung picked up all kinds of jobs to support his mom...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: The founders of Omnicart help entrepreneurs make deliveries
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Growing up in Tehran, Arya Rashtchian played for the Iranian capital’s professional basketball team. In high school, hoping to leave his conservative homeland, he told his father he wanted to move to Canada. “He was like, Yeah, all...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Jake McGregor has had a quick rise to the top of Minerva Intelligence
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Jake McGregor’s career path feels old school—the type of trail that was blazed 50 years ago. You know the drill: university standout gets a job at a resources company right out of school and rises to the top...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Evan McDougall puts roots down with Conifer Homewares
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Not getting accepted to architecture school turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Evan McDougall. Winnipeg-born McDougall, who grew up in Langley and Surrey, attended Carleton University, where he earned a bachelor of industrial design. He...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Eva Li quit comfort to help fellow immigrants
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Eva Li was raised in Hong Kong until the age of 16, when she left for Chilliwack and eventually UBC and SFU, where she built community through a science degree. She ended up spending just under four years...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Taline Ainein merges internal and agency recruiting practices at Invenio Talent Partners
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Taline Ainein studied finance and human resources at Sauder, but by the time she graduated in 2016, she realized that a career in finance just wasn’t for her. “I was never excited by the job descriptions or by people...

Jun 29, 2022
On Trend: These local businesses are spreading their wings across the metaverse
Rushmila Rahman

Blockchain is the new art gallery. Just ask Vancouver’s WestCoastNFT, which has teamed up with the Hong Kong-based MetaArt Club, holder of nearly 10,000 NFT works by 35 digital artists. Buyers gain membership to the Metaverse Museum, and those with...

Jun 27, 2022
The 2022 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
Michael McCullough

Climbing out of the claws of the pandemic wasn't an easy feat. The push and pull of supply chain issues and inflation impacted businesses throughout B.C. in 2021, but even with ground lost in 2020, the economy was able to...

Jun 21, 2022
Vancouver-based Impro.AI closes $2.25 million seed round
Nathan Caddell

It wasn’t long ago that it was generally accepted that Josh Blair was going to eventually take over the reins of the Telus kingdom from longtime CEO Darren Entwistle. Instead, the former Telus group president left in December 2019 after...

Jun 14, 2022
Jack Newton tells all about Clio's journey to becoming a cloud-based centaur
Rushmila Rahman

Exactly how does a business thrive in the face of an industry-wide crisis? If you ask Clio’s CEO and co-founder Jack Newton, it’s the legaltech company’s focus on long-term growth and customer success that earned it centaur status in the face...

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