Tech & Science

Feb 2, 2023
UBC-founded carbon startup moves into the next stage of its development as Arca
Nathan Caddell

There’s a moment in the lives of many endeavours where they have to make the transition from academia to the market. For Carbin Minerals, as with many of its peers, that point was decades in the making. Greg Dipple, a geology...

Jan 29, 2023
Grief care platform Help Texts spreads its message with a new subsidiary in Vancouver
Rushmila Rahman

If you’ve lost someone you cared about, you know how it feels. Emma Payne knew the feeling all too well when she went to speak at her friend’s funeral in 2015. She had lost her husband to suicide a decade...

Jan 26, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Function Point's Jenny Ly is a software sales exec, hunter and conservationist all at once
Rushmila Rahman

Imagine winning a Limited Entry Hunting draw that allows you to go shoot a caribou in B.C.’s Itcha mountain range. That would mean driving 10 hours from Vancouver, jumping on a Beaver float plane and getting dropped off in the...

Jan 18, 2023
Pacific Trader: Zymeworks stages an unlikely recovery
Michael McCullough

The stock: We were ready to consign Zymeworks (NASDAQ:ZYME) to the list of once brightly burning B.C.-based biotechs—it was at one point the most valuable life sciences startup in Canada—to ignominiously flame out. (See Quadra Logic Technologies, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Cardiome...

Jan 18, 2023
Vancouver-based Klue announces acquisition of U.S. market research firm
Nathan Caddell

It seems like every week there’s news about a different, once-heralded Vancouver tech firm laying off some of its staff. Eventually, the shine comes off most things, that’s to be expected, it’s just a part of life. At least so far...

Jan 15, 2023
Vancouver's Aequilibrium is helping companies push the boundaries of the digital world
Nathan Caddell

It’s always a bit harder to believe when people make predictions about things that aren’t tangible, like the metaverse and XR (a catch-all term for VR/AR). But when Adrian Moise talks about how he and his company, Vancouver-based technology and...

Jan 11, 2023
Terry Mirza: Ahead of His Time
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Compugen Terry Mirza, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Compugen Inc in Canada and President of Compugen Systems Inc in the US, came into IT on a mission for an entirely different career. Entering the field at one of its most exciting times in history, he quickly discovered that IT...

Jan 3, 2023
State-of-the-art Lab 29 is another brick in Low Tide Properties' life sciences wall
Nathan Caddell

Whatever you think of the ‘South Flatz’ nickname, it’s becoming undeniable that the neighbourhood being created around Vancouver’s Great Northern Way is transforming into a go-to destination. And not just for coffee-desperate art students either, despite the presence of Emily Carr...

Dec 23, 2022
Our favourite tech stories of 2022
Rushmila Rahman

If you thought the world of technology was stagnating, think twice. This year we saw creative ideas of all sizes sparking up B.C.’s position as a hub for innovation and crystallizing faith in the province’s talent pool. From edtech and...

Dec 23, 2022
OnDeck Fisheries AI is angling to revolutionize the fisheries monitoring industry with its software
Rushmila Rahman

Alexander Dungate got hooked onto fishing at a very young age. “My first introduction to it was with my great uncle John, who was a lifetime fisherman and Captain,” he remembers of his time growing up on Vancouver Island. “I...

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