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Mojio Launches Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars Hackathon
Mojio, an open platform for connecting car, this week announced the "Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars" hackathon. Today through September 3, Mojio invites coding visionaries to create the next big... more
Startup Week Vancouver Promises to Impress with Tech Fest Recruiting Event Front and Centre
After watching Edmonton school the rest of Canada on how to host a Startup Week, Vancouver is giving it a shot. It looks promising. Startup Week Vancouver runs from November 14 to 21 and is a... more
Invoke Media and Invoke Labs Become One
After two years spent working as separate companies, Invoke Media and Invoke Labs are becoming one. Invoke Labs spun out of Invoke Media in 2012 to give startups a one­stop shop for the talent... more
BCBusiness Unveils Inaugural '30 Under 30' List
BCBusiness today released its inaugural list of its "30 Under 30" winners. Here’s the list: 1. Adam Woodhouse – Art Director, Invoke Media 2. Amy Dopson – Founder, PAC 10... more
How Christy Clark and Invoke Media Used Facebook to Win a Provincial Election
Barack Obama was among the first wave of politicans to actively leverage the internet and, particularly, social media—to obvious success, no doubt. That knowledge was evidently not lost on... more
Invoke Event Addresses Fear, the Biggest Roadblock to Innovation in Healthcare Today
On Tuesday, October 8, Invoke Media hosted its second Ideamakers event at Science World, curating and celebrating Canadian visionaries in the integration of healthcare and technology. The event,... more
Invoke Launches POS REP, a Geo-mobile Social Network for Military Veterans
Sergeant Clay Hunt served in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Clay returned to civilian life deeply scarred with the mental and emotional wounds of war. Feeling... more
Earls and Invoke Serving Up Facebook Engagement With New Menu
Vancouver is one of the most competitive economies in the country; if companies make their fortunes in Toronto, they spend them in Vancouver, where high rents and higher living expenses keep prices... more
Michael Smit Joins Invoke as CEO of Invoke Media
Michael Smit has joined Vancouver's Invoke Media as chief executive officer. Smit joins Invoke via Academy, an interactive marketing agency and content development studio that he founded five... more
Invoke Media Launches Invoke Labs, a New Canadian Incubator
Vancouver-based Invoke Media has announced plans to launch Invoke Labs, a product incubator arm that will act as a separate company. Invoke, which was founded in 2005, is known for creating... more
Invoke adds a 5th Coach to The Voice Singing Competition
Vancouver's Invoke Media announced today that they have been selected by NBC to help power the interactive marketing strategies for the television series The Voice. Invoke has built a Facebook... more
Where is the Best Place to Work in Vancouver - Downtown, Gastown, or Yaletown?
Somebody recently asked on Quora What are the best neighborhoods for young tech savvy people in Vancouver? Most responses instantly compare the pros and cons of Gastown versus Yaletown, almost... more
Meet Canada's New Preferred Marketing Developers for Facebook
Facebook today announced the combination of the Preferred Developed Consultant and Marketing API programs and the subsequent launch of the newly minted Preferred Marketing Developer program. There... more
Vancouver's Invoke Media to Power Piaggio's Interactive Marketing Strategy
Vancouver-born Invoke Media has been hired by Piaggio Group Americas to help power its interactive marketing strategy. Piaggo is the North American importer of iconic Italian motorcycle and... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes on Entrepreneurship, SXSW, and The Next Big Thing [Video]
This afternoon, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, founder of Invoke Media and CEO of HootSuite Media, participated in a live chat on Vokle as part of YEC Global. This live chat, which saw... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes: 'I Want to Build a Billion-Dollar Company and Take it to an IPO/Exit'
Ryan Holmes is the founder of Invoke Media, best known for HootSuite, an internationally renowned social media dashboard used by millions of users around the world. Now its own independent company,... more
HootSuite creator Invoke acquires digital production house Thirdi
Vancouver's Invoke announced this morning that they recently acquired Thirdi, a local digital production house focused on making web apps. Invoke is a full-service interactive agency, specializing... more
Techvibes TV at GROW 2011: HootSuite's Ryan Holmes
It been one week since the GROW 2011 Conference took over Vancouver. The city was abuzz as Canada's smartest entrepreneurs descended on the city along with venture capitalists from across Canada... more
Launch @ GROW Startup Profiles: Vancouver's, from Invoke, the makers of HootSuite
Techvibes is a media sponsor of the upcoming GROW Conference in Vancouver and will be highlighting the 15 Canadian startups that are selected to showcase at the conference's opening... more
Vancouver's Invoke Media sees its innovative Eat St. app become famous
Forbes recently ran an article that called smartphones "disruptive" for television viewers. Smartphones interfere with a user's television experience. As the article pointed out, this is just... more
Invoke Media's Eat St. App hits 100,000 downloads
One hundred thousand and counting - that's how many people have downloaded Invoke Media's Eat St. App which helps the hungry locate mobile food carts throughout North America. Designed and built... more
Can I get a Mobile App with that TV show… and a diet pop?
You’ll need a diet cola to offset the calories you’ll be consuming vicariously through the television as the first episode of Eat St airs tonight at 9:30pm ET on the Food Network.... more
fflap gives eBay sellers better reach through social media
eBay sellers will find that they too can leverage the power of social media for greater success thanks to a new online tool called fflap. Fflap connects sellers with potential customers through... more
Just for kicks, Vancouver developers build iPong. Or is it eyePong?
Barcamp 2010 just wrapped up in Vancouver, and between the demos, presentations, networking and copious amounts of drinking that attendees did in spades at The Waldorf, some very unorthodox work... more
Movember Mondays: Invoke/HootSuite supports Movember
This is a continuing series of guest posts from Gregg Tilston.  As Global Social Media Manager of Flight Centre Group, Gregg is living his dream job as it marries Social Media and travel.... more
Canadians PICNIC in Holland this week
In an effort to bring together the innovators of the world, Amsterdam annually hosts the PICNIC festival. Thousands of people across the globe gather to share ideas, get inspired and work... more
Made in Vancouver: The HootSuite Success Story
VEF Momentum is kicking off their Fall season with a talk by a local serial entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, CEO and Founder of HootSuite Media Inc. Ryan will share the story behind Invoke Media and how... more
Give a s***, and F*** Cancer
Wonderfully vulgar, brutally honest and absolutely empowering, the F*** Cancer movement has been striving to change the way we look at cancer, and the way victims look at themselves. It’s... more
New app lets you skip the waiting, and get to your waiter
Vancouver-based app developer Invoke has teamed up with The Onion’s A.V. Club to design an iPhone app that will get you seated at your favourite restaurant faster and easier. It’s... more
Ryan Holmes of HootSuite in Toronto
Ryan Holmes is the CEO of Vancouver-based HootSuite.  As many of you know, Hootsuite is a very popular Twitter client and social media dashboard.  Ryan was in Toronto recently and I had... more
DigiBC’s launches VX 2010 Showcase and Media Services
DigiBC officially unveiled its VX Showcase and Media Services yesterday at the BC Showcase at Robson Square. The event was opened by Iain Black, BC’s Minister of Small Business, Technology... more
TechProfile: Ryan Holmes of Invoke Media and HootSuite
In partnership with Carlson Media, Techvibes is excited to release the second episode of TechProfiles - a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders in the Vancouver tech community. We're sitting... more
Hootsuite wins Mashable Open Web Award
Mashable - The Social Media Guide - announced the winners of the 3rd annual Open Web Awards: Social Media Edition today and a Vancouver company made the grade. Congrats to Ryan Holmes and the... more
Hootsuite for iPhone
Vancouver based Invoke Media, creators of the wildly popular, web based Twitter client, Hootsuite have announced that December 10th will be the day their iPhone app will be available from Apple.... more
HootSuite evolves into Social Media Dashboard
Vancouver's HootSuite has been hard at work over the last couple months and have emerged from the nest with what they think is the most easy-to-use and feature-rich social media dashboard on the... more
MoMoVan explores Social Media Apps and the 2010 Games
The coming Monday, November 2nd, MoMoVan brings you an evening focused on the use of Mobile Social Media Apps during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 6,000 athletes and officials, 3,000 media and... more
Biggest Web Dev Companies in BC (2009 edition)
Web Development shops across BC are invited by Business in Vancouver every year to appear on their Biggest Web-Development Companies in BC list. Over the past couple years we have republished the... more
Hootsuite adds photos, file sharing, awesomeness
Vancouver’s own Hootsuite just went through a major upgrade, with some tasty new features that push it to the front of pack of url shortening, picture posting, social media-ing Twitter apps.... more
HootSuite 2.0 is here
The Vancouver twittersphere is well aware of Invoke Media's web-based Twitter client HootSuite and their aptly-named accompanying URL shortener Back in June we starting using HootSuite 2.0... more
HootSuite 2.0 - get your Beta invite here
The Vancouver twittersphere knows all about Invoke Media's web-based Twitter client HootSuite and their aptly-named accompanying URL shortener Thanks to a 2.0 facelift, many more Twitter... more
And the PopVox Awards went to...
The 2009 PopVox Awards recognized the achievements of British Columbia’s digital-media sector last night and the big winners were Switch Interactive with four awards and Invoke Media with two... more
HootSuite = Outlook for Twitter
Invoke Media's Ryan Holmes was at ad:tech in San Francisco last week and sat down with AdRants' Angela Nativdad to chat about Invoke's Twitter toolkit HootSuite. During the coffee shop interview,... more
Lululemon Founder's Charity Race Runs Video Contest
Vancouver is known for many things, and I think 2008 has established it as the global capital of video contests. Strutta has launched a handful of contests over the past few months, and most... more
BrightKit - The Ultimate Twitter Toolbox
Vancouver's Invoke Media is at it again. Today they launched a Twitter app called BrightKit - the ultimate Twitter toolbox. BrightKit allows Twitter users to manage multiple Twitter profiles and... more
Invoke Scoops Two Awards For Wells Fargo Video Competition
The leaves are falling and that means it's awards season. Vancouver-based Invoke Media received 3 nominations and 2 Davey awards, honouring small ad firms. The two awards, Silver in the Branded... more
Biggest Web Development companies in BC (2008 edition)
This year's edition of the Biggest Web Development Companies in BC are highlighted in a BIVlist in this week's Business in Vancouver newspaper. Last year we (and our readers) were a little critical... more
Invoke Clarifies the Complicated With Clay
Recently Common Craft, makers of the popular and often imitated "papercraft" videos, recently stopped doing custom client videos, shifting their efforts to general purpose videos that they're... more

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