Brian Wong, the 23-year-old founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile marketing startup, says that Vancouver's tech scene has the foundations right: great schools, favourable immigration laws and plenty of talent, but that it's still in early days. "It's nascent, it's only going to continue to grow," he says in the BCBusiness video below.read more
Every profile I’ve written comes back to a central theme: software eating the world in its own unique way.
FounderFuel graduate Tattoo Hero fits that theme perfectly. The tattoo industry is one of the most interesting in the world, a close-knit and tightly woven collective that is as open and beautiful on the inside, as it seems mysterious and vaguely threatening for some on the outside.read more
At the GROW Conference, even the coffee breaks are action-packed.
Over the past two days a dozen startups had one minute to pitch a panel consisting of venture capitalists and media.
The winners from each Startup Smackdown session battled in the finals this afternoon and a winner was crowned.read more
LendLayer announced this week that it has raised $400,000 to help aspiring developers finance their education at coding bootcamps.read more
While most of the teens at the Shad Valley tech and entrepreneurship camp in July focused on their science projects, Alex Gillis might have been a bit distracted by the business he’d started two months before.read more
Today the GROW Conference kicks off in Whistler and the theme is very different that previous iterations.
With Living in a Connected World as a new tagline, event organizer Debbie Landa is hooking her cart to the Internet of Things and her timing couldn't be better.
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the digital connection of physical, identifiable devices to the Internet where the data and devices communicate in an intelligent fashion.read more
Vancouver's GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.
Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create one program that would unite the best entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners living above the 49th parallel by merging their two top tier accelerator programs.read more
Vantage Analytics has raised their first funding round at $1.1 million.read more
The Internet has always been a valuable tool for context.
Ideas don’t exist in isolation; they are linked to a larger network of reasons. Twitter was originally designed by its founders to be a universal message bus, a place where the world’s thoughts would be collected.read more
Algolux today raised $2.6 million.
The Series A round was led by by Real Ventures, with participation from a consortium of angel investors.read more
Dan Eisenhardt didn't come from a family of entrepreneurs; he'd never run a company or been a CEO.
But the former competitive swimmer didn't hesitate to dive in head first when he founded his tech firm Recon Instruments.read more
16 Vancouver tech startups will be competing this autumn in the city's first-ever "TechPong" tournament.read more