Tech & Science

Mar 18, 2021
Enhance the resident experience and strengthen your bottom line with automation technology

BCBusiness + TELUS By offering security and automation solutions in residential buildings, property managers are likely to see an increase in demand, both by being able to lease-up quicker and retain tenants longer. Modern technology An industry insight survey conducted by Wakefield Research found that 86% of millennials want smart home technology in their...

Mar 12, 2021
Doubting Galvanize is risky business—as its billion-dollar deal shows
Nick Rockel

When Laurie Schultz joined what is now Galvanize as CEO in 2011, some people were skeptical about the business, she remembers. Then called ACL Services, the Vancouver-based audit analytics software maker had been struggling, so former chief executive Harald Will...

Mar 12, 2021
You Had Me at IPO: It’s all coming up green for Leaf Mobile
Nathan Caddell

We take a sometimes weekly and always tongue-in-cheek look at some B.C. companies making noise with big-money raises. Don’t take this too seriously. Unless you make money off it—then we want some. As annoying as the Toronto-based NHL team’s recent success has...

Mar 8, 2021
How to prepare for your 2021 (virtual) annual general meeting
Lara Donaldson

For the second year in a row, public companies in B.C. and across the country will need to think digital when planning their annual general meetings. Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses were forced to hold their...

Mar 8, 2021
Athena Pathways reaches milestone in helping women pursue AI and data science
By the Editors

When it comes to cutting-edge digital professions, one local organization is working with industry to help ensure that women don’t get left behind. Athena Pathways, which has financial backing from Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, has set a goal of helping 500...

Mar 5, 2021
The Innovators: Mojio is connecting cars like never before
Nick Rockel

As Internet-connected cars go mainstream, Mojio plans to be in the driver’s seat. Thanks to alliances with customers like Telus Corp., Deutsche Telekom and its U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile–all three are investors, too–the Vancouver company now has more than 1.2 million...

Mar 4, 2021
The Innovators: Dapper Labs is developing blockchain's lighter side
Nick Rockel

The esoteric world of blockchain and cryptocurrency got a much-needed dose of fun in late 2017, when Vancouver “venture studio” Axiom Zen launched CryptoKitties. Consumers quickly took to the first game on the Ethereum network, which lets players use digital...

Feb 26, 2021
Ethọ́s Lab aims to boost Black representation in STEM–and help create a just and inclusive future for all
Nick Rockel

When I planned to meet Anthonia Ogundele, I had no idea we’d end up flying over a place called Sushi Island. But here I am with the founder of Ethọ́s Lab Lab, whose avatar is showing mine around Atlanthọ́s, a virtual space for youth aged 13-18 who belong to the local innovation academy. Accessible via a portal hidden in a wall, Sushi Island is just one corner of the complex, which also includes an auditorium and an art gallery. Since...

Feb 25, 2021
The Innovators: Form lets swimmers track their athletic stats—in real time
Nathan Caddell

After racing other people for years, Dan Eisenhardt has been just fine swimming with the sharks, too. The former competitive swimmer sold his first entrepreneurial venture, a sports eyewear technology firm called Recon Instruments, to Intel Corp. in 2015. Just...

Feb 24, 2021
AbCellera founder Carl Hansen calls for lower taxes on innovation
By the Editors

Scientist, entrepreneur, billionaire—Carl Hansen can now add tax wonk to his list of credentials, too. The founder and CEO of AbCellera Biologics revealed that side of himself by pushing for lower taxes on innovation during a virtual chat with Wendy Hurlburt, president...

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