Tech & Science

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...

Jun 16, 2020
Three B.C. companies recognized as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum
By the Editors

Any list that’s been dotted with names like Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter and Spotify is going to be hard to crack. Three B.C. businesses did just that this week as the World Economic Forum released its 20th annual cohort of technology...

Jun 15, 2020
Meet the 6 B.C. ventures that won Face of Today’s Youth Startup Challenge
Nathan Caddell

Nothing will make you regretful about the past (and hopeful for the future) quite like seeing the winners of Face of Today’s inaugural Youth Startup Challenge. At the same age that you were trading Pokemon cards and slowly expanding your palate...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Kaylee Astle enables digital retailers with Spocket
Jessica Natale Woollard

Life Story: Saskatoon-born Kaylee Astle spent her formative years being homeschooled in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Her entrepreneurial parents–dad was a financial planner, mom an interior designer–retired early and moved Astle and her sister to the Baja Peninsula. An internship...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Devesh Bharadwaj isn't wasting time (or water) with Pani Energy
Dee Hon

Life Story: “What are the top problems for society for the century?” Devesh Bharadwaj asked himself while enrolled in the first year of a mechanical engineering degree at UVic. The question consumed him so much that he spent more time...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Lambda Science CEO Arman Mottaghi is building homes with AI
Dee Hon

Life Story: Six years ago, when Arman Mottaghi immigrated with his parents from Iran, he had few thoughts about becoming an entrepreneur or going into the construction industry. Today, he’s co-founder and CEO of Lambda Science, a two-year-old Vancouver startup...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Amin Niri is developing a fitness trainer that fits into your pocket
Dee Hon

Life Story: Amin Niri developed his passion for software from an early age. At 12, he started his own private World of Warcraft servers so he wouldn’t have to pay the game’s monthly fees. “It was really intriguing that I...

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