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Tech & Science

Nov 3, 2017
Amazon unveils plans for new Vancouver office, partnership with First Nations Technology Council
Nathan Caddell Inc. announced a second Vancouver office today, and no, it’s not the coveted second headquarters for the tech giant that the city is bidding for. But what some executives and reporters were calling H2 Lite is impressive in its own right. The 4,500-square-metre space at 402 Dunsmuir Street, scheduled to open in 2020...

Nov 3, 2017
Chinese tech giant invests in Geordie Rose's AI startup

China's Tencent Holdings, best known for developing the world's most popular chat app, WeChat, is just the latest technology giant to invest in Vancouver artificial intelligence startup Kindred Systems Inc. Tencent recently joined earlier investors Eclipse Ventures and First Round Capital in a US$28-million Series B financing round. As we...

Nov 2, 2017
Taxi-hailing app Nekso to launch in North America in early 2018
By the Editors

Nekso is coming home. The tech startup, originally built by Toronto-based Blanc Labs, has operated a taxi-hailing app in South America since it was founded last year. On November 1, the company announced that it will be bringing its business into Canada and the U.S. So far, Nekso has raised US$6.5-million as part of the...

Oct 11, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards help bring innovative technology to market by funding industry-academic partnerships
By BCBusiness

The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) keeps doing its part to power the provincial economy. Last night (October 10) at the Vancouver Club, the third BCIC Ignite Awards gave a collective $735,000 to four B.C. technology research projects. BCBusiness was a...

Oct 5, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards will honour technology innovators
By BCBusiness

The BCIC Ignite Awards are ready for liftoff. On Tuesday, October 10, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will recognize academic and industry partnerships to commercialize groundbreaking technologies in natural resources and applied sciences. BCBusiness is a media sponsor of the...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Technology
Jessica Werb

Some entrepreneurs seem to come into the world predisposed to doing business. Take Scott Phillips, president and CEO of StarFish Medical; while the closest most preteens come to setting up shop is operating the odd lemonade stand, Phillips launched his...

Sep 28, 2017
B.C.-based project uses drones to detect greenhouse gas emissions
By BCBusiness

In the fight against climate change, there's a new eye in the sky. Today (September 28) at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver, Geoscience BC launches the GHGMap project, which uses optical drone-mounted laser technology to detect and analyze aerial greenhouse...

Sep 26, 2017
Nine startups shine at the BCIC-New Ventures awards
By BCBusiness

At its 17th annual awards on September 25 in Vancouver, non-profit New Ventures BC announced the winners of the BCIC–New Ventures Competition. The nine winning startups, which span the province, represent industries ranging from agricultural technology and life sciences to...

Sep 15, 2017
IROS 2017 robotics conference turns 30 in Vancouver
By BCBusiness

It’s time to welcome our robot overlords to Vancouver. Seriously, the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from September 24 to 28. This year’s theme for the gathering, which...

Sep 14, 2017
Two B.C. players make list of Canada's 10 most promising technology companies
By BCBusiness

British Columbia is well represented in the second instalment of a national program that helps tech companies with big potential grow their business and compete globally. The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program, run by the Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University in...

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