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Sep 28, 2020
Canadian tech companies follow Unbounce’s lead toward equal pay
Nathan Caddell

Today, a host of Canadian tech leaders announced their intention to join forces by signing a pledge to prioritize gender pay equality. The Pay Up for Progress initiative is the brainchild of Vancouver-based landing page creator Unbounce, which recently analyzed its own...

Sep 24, 2020
Does your company qualify for SR&ED tax credits? Don’t leave money on the table
Richard Hoy

As economic chaos breeds consolidation, COVID-19 has forced many businesses to shelve their formal research and development work. So the fact that, since the pandemic began, I’ve seen twice as many companies as usual seeking innovation-related tax relief for the...

Sep 24, 2020
Hootsuite realizes partnering with ICE is not a good look for a B Corp, cancels contract
Stacey McLachan

Hootsuite, a Vancouver-based social media software company with over 1,000 employees worldwide, announced today that they will be cancelling a controversial contract with the U.S. government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE). We typically do not make public facing statements about...

Sep 22, 2020
Once again, no B.C. companies make LinkedIn list of top Canadian startups
Nathan Caddell

We here at BCBusiness understand that a large part of our role is to cover organizations from this province that do notable things. It’s literally in our name. Sometimes that results in us pointing out when B.C. companies make prestigious...

Sep 21, 2020
Vancouver Startup Week 2020 offers a hiring fair, a hackathon and much more
By the Editors

The organizers of the seventh annual Vancouver Startup Week weren’t going to let a pandemic spoil their plans. The 2020 instalment, which kicks off this Friday (September 25), has gone virtual as it continues its mission to build connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and friends in the Metro Vancouver startup community. VSW’s long-term vision: to make Vancouver the most attractive city anywhere for leaders of emerging businesses...

Sep 8, 2020
Vancouver-based company seeks to revolutionize wine industry one barrel at a time
Nathan Caddell

While doing his PhD in mechanical engineering at UBC, Miayan Yeremi was taught that for the best entrepreneurial results, you must seek to solve a problem in an industry rather than create something to chase an issue that might not actually...

Sep 1, 2020
Two Vancouver fintech companies named to global list of fastest-growing startups
By the Editors

The third Fintech 250 list is out, and two local companies have reason to celebrate. Global identification service Trulioo and payment platform Instant Financial, both based in Vancouver, are the only B.C. names to make the grade. The annual list, put together by...

Aug 27, 2020
New Ventures BC Competition announces top 10 finalists for 20th edition
By the Editors

Crown agency Innovate BC has announced the 10 finalists for its 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition, which will award $250,000 to some of the most innovative startups in the province. Let’s meet the candidates. The Vancouver outfit’s technology makes all blood universal (Type...

Aug 27, 2020
B.C. biotech companies come together in support of innovative COVID-19 study
By the Editors

Some of the bigger names in B.C. biotechnology are working to support a new 15-month, $1.2-million study on how to get British Columbians back to work in the safest way possible. The SARS‐CoV‐2 Study for Eased Restrictions in British Columbia (SAfER)...

Aug 19, 2020
Struck by the pandemic, B.C. tech companies keep hiring
By the Editors

The B.C. technology industry hasn’t escaped the ravages of COVID-19, but it’s faring better than many other sectors of the provincial economy. As local tech businesses large and small contend with falling revenue and trim costs to improve their odds of surviving the pandemic, dozens of them are still in hiring mode....

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