Tech & Science

Mar 17, 2023
Nelson-based Smrt1 Technologies takes home $225,000 investment at 2023 OKGN Angel Summit Finale
Nathan Caddell

Last month, we told you about three very different companies competing to win the OKGN Angel Summit Finale. It almost sounded like the set up to a (very) belaboured joke: a smart vending machine startup, a metal monitoring platform, a...

Mar 12, 2023
Sanctuary AI deploys "the world's first human-like robot" at a Mark's store in Langley
Rushmila Rahman

Bringing up artificial intelligence is always a great way to divide the room. While some people love its transformative capabilities in terms of efficiency, decision making and opportunities for growth, others are spooked by its risks to jobs, privacy, security...

Mar 9, 2023
UBC is spicing up its campus (and the local agri-food industry) with a new food processing plant
Rushmila Rahman

It seems like every time you turn around, there's another construction site popping up on UBC’s Vancouver campus. No doubt current (and former) students would agree that it’s hard to picture the university grounds without any cranes or bulldozers. But hey, it's all...

Mar 9, 2023
Vancouver-based Zenhub announces $10 million funding round, expansion of product line
Nathan Caddell

In spinoff terms, Zenhub is a lot more Frasier than Joey. The Vancouver-based company was spun out of local innovation studio Axiom Zen in 2014 to help developers with collaboration and project management in the internet hosting service GitHub. At first...

Mar 3, 2023
Burnaby-based Daiya promises "tastier, meltier and stretchier" plant-based cheese by the end of 2023
Alyssa Hirose

Prior to today, if you asked me the difference between traditional and dairy-free cheese, I’d say two things: 1) Dairy-free cheese doesn’t hurt cows and 2) Dairy-free cheese tastes worse. Like, a lot worse. Even the CEO of Burnaby-based Daiya, one of...

Feb 24, 2023
UBC-based Creative Destruction Lab promises to change the world several times over
Nathan Caddell

Inside the Vancouver Convention Centre on two windy afternoons in October, the fates of over 80 companies and their founders hang in the balance. In the coming months and years, some of the endeavours being pitched here will almost certainly...

Feb 23, 2023
Six very different B.C. companies set to pitch for $225,000 investment at the OKGN Angel Summit Finale
Nathan Caddell

What do a smart vending machine startup, a metal monitoring platform, a bed cooling system, a zero-waste grocery store, an app that connects motorcyclists and a business management toolkit for salons and stylists have in common? Well, as you can...

Feb 23, 2023
Burnaby's Trendi Tech is cycling up its mission to automate food rescue
Rushmila Rahman

"As consumers, we don’t ever see the food that’s wasted at the farm level,” says Carissa Campeotto, co-founder and CMO at Burnaby-based robotics company Trendi Tech. A year after incorporating her business of upcycling misfit fruits and vegetables into shelf-stable...

Feb 21, 2023
Hidden Gem: Strathcona's Lobe is the first spatial sound studio in B.C. to immerse listeners in 4DSound
Rushmila Rahman

On Family Day, I walked into Lobe Studio for a guided sound journey that promised to take me and 30 other visitors To the Moon. Lobe is a spatial sound studio on 713 East Hastings Street with an integrated 4DSound system—a technology...

Feb 7, 2023
Frontier Collective is bringing Vancouver to the SXSW 2023 stage
By the Editors

Last year, tech coalition Frontier Collective announced plans to position Vancouver as Canada’s tech capital by 2030. Specializing in subjects like Web3, the metaverse, VR/AR, AI and animation, it seems to be following through on its ambition, as the group is...

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