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Aug 15, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Michael Wrinch, CEO of Hedgehog Technologies
By the Editors

Like, how his company got its name. In his late teens and early twenties, Michael Wrinch worked throughout B.C. as a forest firefighter. “Being the physically smallest on the crew, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself which often meant I was trudging through mud and hauling extra...

Aug 9, 2019
Opinion: How can AI enhance my brand?
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Change is terrifying for many people.

Aug 8, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Bench Accounting CEO Ian Crosby
Nathan Caddell

Though he was a freshman at the Sauder School of Business at the tender age of 16, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Ian Crosby. Take the first quarter of this year, when the Bench Accounting co-founder and CEO realized...

Aug 6, 2019
Agritech Challenge Winners Announced

BCBusiness + Innovate BC The importance of Innovate BC’s Agritech Innovation Challenge from an entrepreneur’s point of view cannot be overstated, as far as Mike Boudreau, president & CEO of Technology Brewing Corporation in Salmon Arm, is concerned. “An overwhelmingly large percentage...

Jul 18, 2019
It's a tough climate for condo owners, but not in the way you think
Richard Littlemore

The climate has changed. In some corners, those may still be fighting words, but even if you’re not among the British Columbians who have endured extraordinary floods or fires lately, when you get your next quote on home insurance, you’re likely...

Jul 17, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... PocketPills co-founder Harj Samra
Felicity Stone

Harj Samra’s first job was working at a grocery store in his hometown of Terrace, in Northern B.C., when he was 15. He went from rounding up shopping carts, to bagging groceries, stocking dairy shelves and, eventually, the pharmacy department.

Jul 15, 2019
5 questions with B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, Alan Winter
Nick Rockel

1. What is your role? To be a champion for innovation in B.C. That means how do we get more investment, and it’s really through three different ways. It’s developing partnerships with the federal government, encouraging international investment here and making...

Jul 8, 2019
Why did this Japanese tech titan choose B.C.?
Dee Hon

Fujitsu Intelligence Technology (FIT) operates from a modest space in downtown Vancouver’s Marine Building that masks the company’s global reach and world-changing ambitions. Four engineers study flat screens on one side of the room, too busy for the moment to...

Jun 28, 2019
Rhinology: the Hidden Expertise at Burnaby Hospital

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation Some see Burnaby Hospital as a small community hospital, but the facility does more than remove tonsils and gallbladders. Many are surprised at the full extent and complexity of services performed there. Burnaby has one of the busiest emergency departments in the entire province, and a full...

Jun 27, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... TTT Studios co-founders Chris and David Hobbs
Felicity Stone

The average human may not be able to tell the difference between twins Chris and David Hobbs, but their new virtual receptionist, Amanda AI, can. TTT Studios’ facial recognition technology promises 99.8-percent accuracy. Amanda AI is an app that signs in, notifies and keeps a record of anyone who comes...

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