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Nov 14, 2017
Vancouver-based startup wins silver at Native Advertising Awards
By the Editors

Pressboard Media Inc., a Vancouver-based startup that dubs itself an “online story marketplace,” claimed silver in one of the main categories at the Native Advertising Awards. The awards took place last week during the third annual Native Advertising Days (yes, such a thing exists) in Berlin. The company seeks to connect brands with publishers...

Nov 8, 2017
Report says Canadian tech companies fall short when it comes to female executives

Surprise, surprise: a new report called Where’s the Dial Now? has found that only 5 per cent Canadian technology companies have a solo female CEO. The study, sponsored by a movement called #Move the Dial, aims to show the gap that women face in the tech sector. Some of the numbers are staggering. For example: Women...

Nov 6, 2017
Federal government allocates funds to Okanagan-based concussion app
Nathan Caddell

The Progressive Activation and Concussion Education (PACE) mobile app seeks to inform parents how to best respond to concussions suffered by their children. Once a doctor gives a concussion diagnosis, the app identifies trigger symptoms and shows how to deal with them at home and in school. PACE will be available...

Nov 3, 2017
Amazon unveils plans for new Vancouver office, partnership with First Nations Technology Council
Nathan Caddell

Amazon.com Inc. announced a second Vancouver office today, and no, it’s not the coveted second headquarters for the tech giant that the city is bidding for. But what some executives and reporters were calling H2 Lite is impressive in its own right. The 4,500-square-metre space at 402 Dunsmuir Street, scheduled to open in 2020...

Nov 3, 2017
Chinese tech giant invests in Geordie Rose's AI startup

China's Tencent Holdings, best known for developing the world's most popular chat app, WeChat, is just the latest technology giant to invest in Vancouver artificial intelligence startup Kindred Systems Inc. Tencent recently joined earlier investors Eclipse Ventures and First Round Capital in a US$28-million Series B financing round. As we...

Nov 2, 2017
Taxi-hailing app Nekso to launch in North America in early 2018
By the Editors

Nekso is coming home. The tech startup, originally built by Toronto-based Blanc Labs, has operated a taxi-hailing app in South America since it was founded last year. On November 1, the company announced that it will be bringing its business into Canada and the U.S. So far, Nekso has raised US$6.5-million as part of the...

Oct 11, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards help bring innovative technology to market by funding industry-academic partnerships
By BCBusiness

The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) keeps doing its part to power the provincial economy. Last night (October 10) at the Vancouver Club, the third BCIC Ignite Awards gave a collective $735,000 to four B.C. technology research projects. BCBusiness was a...

Oct 5, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards will honour technology innovators
By BCBusiness

The BCIC Ignite Awards are ready for liftoff. On Tuesday, October 10, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will recognize academic and industry partnerships to commercialize groundbreaking technologies in natural resources and applied sciences. BCBusiness is a media sponsor of the...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Technology
Jessica Werb

Some entrepreneurs seem to come into the world predisposed to doing business. Take Scott Phillips, president and CEO of StarFish Medical; while the closest most preteens come to setting up shop is operating the odd lemonade stand, Phillips launched his...

Sep 28, 2017
B.C.-based project uses drones to detect greenhouse gas emissions
By BCBusiness

In the fight against climate change, there's a new eye in the sky. Today (September 28) at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver, Geoscience BC launches the GHGMap project, which uses optical drone-mounted laser technology to detect and analyze aerial greenhouse...

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