Tech & Science

Apr 30, 2020
On Trend: 3D printing is hot off the presses in B.C.
Nathan Caddell

British Columbians are just starting to explore the many uses for 3D printing, but they’ve had the service at their fingertips for some time. 3DSmith Studios in downtown Vancouver and Burnaby’s Forge Labs opened their doors in 2016. Both places...

Apr 28, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Vancouver startup incubator encourages businesses to adapt in the wake of COVID-19
Nathan Caddell

Like so many budding entrepreneurs, Sophie Wyne found a gap in the market. Only hers was a tad more personal. Having experienced a toxic workplace in what the Vancouver native calls “another life,” Wyne realized there were no B2B solutions...

Apr 27, 2020
Move to online platform expands reach for the Science Fair Foundation’s Youth Innovation Showcase
Alyssa Hirose

The organizers of the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia’s Youth Innovation Showcase are setting a good example for their participants—due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they’ve shifted the applications, workshops, and final event online. “It’s sort of been a blessing in...

Apr 22, 2020
5 questions with Wendy Hurlburt, president and CEO of LifeSciences BC
Nick Rockel

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. 1. What is the role of LifeSciences BC? We are a member-driven organization, and we represent the life sciences ecosystem. We are uniquely positioned in...

Apr 20, 2020
Newly minted Trulioo CEO Steve Munford dishes on taking the reins during a pandemic, the company’s future
Nathan Caddell

“I don’t think you can use the word typical,” says Steve Munford from the other side of a computer screen with a chuckle, when asked about the first month in his new job. Fair enough. After all, Munford’s first official day...

Apr 16, 2020
New report reveals a growing and diverse VR/AR ecosystem in B.C., but challenges loom
By the Editors

We don’t know about you, but given the state of the world, strapping on a pair of VR goggles sounds pretty appealing right now. Looking beyond escapism, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies might end up playing a key role in helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 9, 2020
Video chat concerns: Zoom grew too quickly, ironically
Alyssa Hirose

Thanks to (you guessed it!) COVID-19, most folks are finding themselves participating in more video chats than ever before. Everyone’s work meetings, happy hours and cowboy-themed birthday parties now take place virtually. Zoom, one of the most popular videoconferencing apps...

Apr 8, 2020
10 Vancouver tech investors share their startup survival tips
William Johnson

As the COVID-19 situation continues to expand from a health crisis to an economic one, too, startups and other small businesses are starting the feel the pinch. For example, a recent survey of 1,900 B.C. companies shows that in the past two weeks, about half have suffered revenue drops of...

Apr 6, 2020
National Internet agency offers free cybersecurity to small businesses during COVID-19
By the Editors

At the best of times, cyberattacks are a major threat to businesses of all sizes. The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies even more vulnerable to hackers as their employees adjust to working remotely. With that in mind, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now offering small businesses in B.C.

Apr 2, 2020
Government and business come together with the COVID-19 Supply Hub
Nathan Caddell

Sue Paish sums up the Canada’s Technology Supercluster quite simply. “We solve big problems, and we do it quickly,” says the CEO of the B.C.-based, federal government–funded outfit, which brings together organizations in different industries across the country in the...

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