Tech & Science

Nov 25, 2020
B.C. tech sector earns high marks in its latest report card, but there’s still work to do at home and abroad
Nick Rockel

Quick, how many of B.C.’s roughly 11,000 tech companies have 500 or more employees? The answer: just 22. “It’s an astonishing statistic,” says Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the BC Tech Association. That number is a big reason why the province’s technology sector again earned a B compared to its peers across the country in the 2020 edition of the British Columbia Technology Report Card...

Nov 24, 2020
Nanaimo startup aDolus Technology takes top prize at 2020 New Ventures BC Competition
By the Editors

Nanaimo cybersecurity startup aDolus Technology will take home some $135,000 in cash and prizes after winning the 20th annual New Ventures BC competition. The company specializes in safeguarding against malicious software and firmware in smart devices. Organizations in any industry can use...

Nov 19, 2020
Ask a Leader: Karn Manhas says goodbye to the traditional office
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Karn Manhas is founder and CEO of Terramera, a Vancouver-based cleantech agriculture firm...

Nov 18, 2020
Only six B.C. companies make Deloitte’s list of fastest-growing tech businesses in Canada
By the Editors

Last year, accounting giant Deloitte’s annual list of the fastest-growing technology, media, and telecommunications companies in Canada was dotted with B.C. endeavours. With 20 percent of the 50 companies in the ranking, B.C. was the second-most-represented province (behind Ontario). A year later...

Nov 17, 2020
Indigenous storytelling, NBA headline Vancouver UX Awards finalists
By the Editors

Some of the most interesting innovations in the province will be celebrated on November 26 at the seventh annual Vancouver UX Awards. The competition, which recognizes both professional and student work, handed out some $7,000 in scholarships last year through a...

Nov 16, 2020
Top 10 Preview: 2020 New Ventures Competition

BCBusiness + New Ventures BC In March, more than 240 companies entered the 20th annual New Ventures BC Competition. After eight months of pitches, workshops and mentoring sessions, only ten companies remain. The annual competition, presented by Innovate BC, attracts the province’s top...

Nov 5, 2020
11 B.C. companies honoured at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards
By the Editors

Some big names took home honours at the nonprofit BC Tech Association’s Technology Impact Awards. The 27th edition of the event was held virtually, drawing a record attendance of more than 800. “With members of the tech community having more reasons than...

Nov 4, 2020
Burnaby-based Teradici talks bringing the World Series to life, winning an Emmy
Nathan Caddell

Chances are you’re not super familiar with the name Teradici, but if you haven’t already consumed entertainment that the Burnaby-based company had a hand in creating, you probably will soon. Launched in 2004, Teradici has evolved over the years, but its core...

Oct 20, 2020
Supportive apparel company Stoko blazes trail from the basement of UBC to full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

I last talked to Zack Eberwein two-and-a-half years ago. Not too much has changed for me since then, honestly. For him, it might as well have been a decade. The then-23-year-old was tinkering in the basement of UBC’s Institute for Computing...

Oct 15, 2020
Ask a Leader: Jill Tipping calls for a tech-enabled economy
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. For the first instalment of our series, Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the...

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