Founding a Startup: A Micro-Documentary of Four Canadian Entrepreneurs

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

In a recently released micro-documentary made to promote the BCIC-New Ventures Competition, four tech entrepreneurs share their thoughts on starting their businesses and where that experience has taken them.

Each of the four companies at one point participated in the BCIC-New Ventures Competition, which mentors, educates, and helps kickstart early-stage technology startups in British Columbia.

 

 

Featured in this video are Daryl Hatton (Fundrazr); Elisabeth Maurer (LightIntegra); Andrew Bamber (MineSense Technologies); and Joshua Zoshi (Saltworks Technologies).

Company:
New Ventures BC Society
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Turn your idea into a profitable company by entering the New Ventures BC competition. A "new venture" is a business idea that is economically viable, but has not yet secured significant financing from "outside investors" (ie. investors other than friends, family, and company founders). It must be an innovative product or service involving a new technology. The competition will give you the... more

Company:
Saltworks Technologies Inc.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver-based Saltworks Technologies Inc. is a green technology company that has developed a patent-pending solar process for desalination that offers significant electrical energy savings. The desalination market is estimated to grow by $56 billion over the next seven years and energy efficiency remains its greatest challenge. more

Company:
FundRazr™
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fund anything with FundRazr™ Campaigns - the social fundraising platform for everyone. Get your cause noticed and funded with the crowdfunding app that reaches more people and raises more money. FundRazr™ Campaigns have raised over $60 million for personal fundraisers, teams, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians and non-profits like Save the Children and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Create a... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. 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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