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Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Maryam Sadeghi
Felicity Stone

“As a computer scientist, if I’m going to spend the rest of my life behind a computer, I’d like to work on things I love and I can see the impact,” says Maryam Sadeghi, whose Vancouver company, MetaOptima Technology Inc.

Mar 20, 2018
STEM POWER: Lisa Shields
Felicity Stone

In 2015, EY named Lisa Shields Entrepreneur of the Year winner in its innovative technology and financial services category for her Hyperwallet Systems Inc. The same year, Shields stepped away (she is still a board member and shareholder) to launch...

Mar 20, 2018
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2018: Stem Stars

Norma BilnCo-founder and CEO, Augurex Life Sciences Corp., Vancouver biotechnology company developing biomarker blood tests to help patients achieve better disease outcomes; director, New Ventures BC Judy BishopManaging partner, Innovex BC, catalyst initiative of the BC Innovation Council that seeks to...

Mar 14, 2018
In It To Win It: These four B.C. tech innovators are just getting started
Nathan Caddell

A device that promises to reinvent lifeguarding, an app that makes lone workers safer, a community of renters, a smart bra—what do these B.C. innovations have in common? For one, they all harness the power of technology to make people’s...

Mar 7, 2018
Women Innovators Featured at #BCTech Summit
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council Western Canada’s largest technology conference, the #BCTECH Summit, is set to welcome some of the industry’s greatest local and global thought leaders and power players from May 14-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Summit saw over 5,550...

Feb 23, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Lightship Works brings cloud computing to the town of Elkford
Nick Rockel

Elkford may be home to just 2,500 residents, but like any community, it needs to keep track of a variety of assets. Since 2015, the picturesque East Kootenay district municipality has been doing that with software from Lightship Works Inc. The Kamloops-based...

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Mining giant Rio Tinto gets help from the BC Innovation Council
Nathan Caddell

A partnership based on getting people to a specific location only started because Carl Anderson got lost. Last February the president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), was on a BC Growth Opportunities Tour in the northwest of the province...

Feb 14, 2018
Why B.C.'s Anandia Labs could be the leading cannabis company in North America
Andrew Findlay

Bright grow lights beam upon shelves filled with lush marijuana plants, bursting with buds and ready for harvest. Jonathan Page points out a specimen that to my eye looks identical to the neighbouring flora. But this leafy and fragrant individual...

Feb 9, 2018 hopes to prepare entrepreneurs for the next phase
Nathan Caddell

The idea of selling a company that you built yourself from scratch, relying mostly on your own blood, sweat and tears, can seem counterintuitive to some. But for those in the technology sector, it’s a fact of life. “It’s really not about putting your company on the auction block; it’s about understanding...

Feb 8, 2018
Fusing traditional industries with the latest technologies
Chris Hinton

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council How can companies in British Columbia’s most traditional industries like mining, forestry, and agriculture benefit from virtual reality and artificial intelligence – advanced technologies that can make companies more efficient and competitive on an international scale? Imagine a farmer seeing and treating a sick plant from a desktop...

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