Tech & Science

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....

Jul 21, 2020
It's a Good Thing: Can the B.C. forestry industry find its footing through technology?
Matt O'Grady

This article was originally published in our April issue, and written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Sometimes when you’re looking for the root of a problem, the culprit is clear. With B.C.’s forestry sector, rotten roots could be seen...

Jul 10, 2020
Young Guns: Sean Burke's latest venture is about more than making money
Nathan Caddell

In his 32 years, Sean Burke has made three big career moves. The first two were unmitigated successes. After graduating from SFU with both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and the basketball team’s all-time record for assists, the North Vancouver...

Jul 7, 2020
After Very Good Butchers’ success, what other FrontFundr companies might pull a public move?
Nathan Caddell

If developing a genuinely good vegan burger wasn’t groundbreaking enough, Victoria-based Very Good Butchers achieved another first last month, when it became the first company listed on equity crowdfunding platform FrontFundr to go public. Very Good hit the Canadian Stock Exchange (under the...

Jun 29, 2020
What do we know about Tom Keiser, Hootsuite’s new CEO?
Nathan Caddell

Today’s news that Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes will be replaced as CEO of one of Vancouver’s most notable tech success stories shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Holmes, who will stay on as chair of the company’s board of directors, announced...

Jun 17, 2020
Innovate BC awards $1.2 million in funding to four tech ventures
Nathan Caddell

For the eighth time, government agency Innovate BC has announced the winners of its Ignite Program—and once again, the ventures in question are using technology to break new ground and advance different industries. Meet the four winning projects, each of which...

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