Tech & Science

Oct 20, 2020
Supportive apparel company Stoko blazes trail from the basement of UBC to full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

I last talked to Zack Eberwein two-and-a-half years ago. Not too much has changed for me since then, honestly. For him, it might as well have been a decade. The then-23-year-old was tinkering in the basement of UBC’s Institute for Computing...

Oct 15, 2020
Ask a Leader: Jill Tipping calls for a tech-enabled economy
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. For the first instalment of our series, Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the...

Oct 13, 2020
5 questions with Lumen5 CEO and serial entrepreneur Michael Cheng
Nathan Caddell

Michael Cheng turned 31 last month. That might be startling to hear for anyone in the Vancouver tech scene who’s gotten used to the homegrown kid’s presence. After all, the SFU grad completed his degree in interactive arts and technology...

Oct 1, 2020
Campbell River tech competition offers up to $300,000 in prizes
By the Editors

Innovators, wherever you are, Campbell River wants to hear from you. The coastal Vancouver Island city just launched NexStream 2.0, its second annual tech competition, which will award up to $300,000 in prizes. A partnership with the Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG), the contest is taking applications that address challenges in four categories: Health and Emergency Preparedness, Sustainable Resource Management, Food Security and Wildcard...

Sep 28, 2020
Canadian tech companies follow Unbounce’s lead toward equal pay
Nathan Caddell

Today, a host of Canadian tech leaders announced their intention to join forces by signing a pledge to prioritize gender pay equality. The Pay Up for Progress initiative is the brainchild of Vancouver-based landing page creator Unbounce, which recently analyzed its own...

Sep 24, 2020
Does your company qualify for SR&ED tax credits? Don’t leave money on the table
Richard Hoy

As economic chaos breeds consolidation, COVID-19 has forced many businesses to shelve their formal research and development work. So the fact that, since the pandemic began, I’ve seen twice as many companies as usual seeking innovation-related tax relief for the...

Sep 24, 2020
Hootsuite realizes partnering with ICE is not a good look for a B Corp, cancels contract
Stacey McLachan

Hootsuite, a Vancouver-based social media software company with over 1,000 employees worldwide, announced today that they will be cancelling a controversial contract with the U.S. government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE). We typically do not make public facing statements about...

Sep 22, 2020
Once again, no B.C. companies make LinkedIn list of top Canadian startups
Nathan Caddell

We here at BCBusiness understand that a large part of our role is to cover organizations from this province that do notable things. It’s literally in our name. Sometimes that results in us pointing out when B.C. companies make prestigious...

Sep 22, 2020
Vancouver Startup Week 2020 offers a hiring fair, a hackathon and much more
By the Editors

The organizers of the seventh annual Vancouver Startup Week weren’t going to let a pandemic spoil their plans. The 2020 instalment, which kicks off this Friday (September 25), has gone virtual as it continues its mission to build connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and friends in the Metro Vancouver startup community. VSW’s long-term vision: to make Vancouver the most attractive city anywhere for leaders of emerging businesses...

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...

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