Make no mistake, Vancouver's Strutta is a company that loves its Canucks

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Not long ago, Strutta's CEO, Ben Pickering, was a San Jose Sharks fan. Techvibes almost refused to cover them as a result. (We're kidding. Sort of.)

But Ben, now a homeowner in Vancouver, where Strutta is headquartered, has made the full, non-bandwagon transition to being a real Canucks fan. (Wise move, Ben.)

Ben was the last piece to complete the puzzle that paints a portrait of this west coast startup as a real Canuck Company—from employees Mike Holly and Ross Howard-Jones sporting dedicated playoff beards, to being behind Canadian Tire's "Best Hockey Moments" Facebook contest.

Strutta, which recently acquired Steve McKenzie and has seen a "major increase" in Canadian companies doing business with them, is forging ahead at full speed—not unlike the Vancouver Canucks.

So here's to the Stanley Cup coming home to Vancouver, and to the success of Strutta and all the other Vancouver startups.

Go Canucks go!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Strutta's industry leading technology connects brands with their target consumers through powerful social promotions. Its do-it-yourself tools allow agencies, brands and developers to easily create and manage interactive contests and sweepstakes. Strutta has powered award-winning promotions for top international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Clients include Microsoft,... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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