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Is B.C. really banning short-term rentals?

Anna Quinn

Devices tracking derelict boats as Barnacle Systems also aims to bring boaters peace of mind

Anna Quinn

Victoria composite materials company developed fabric that is super-light, super tough

Anna Quinn

TEDx returns to Victoria after almost a decade.

Anna Quinn

Cowan most recently led Ontario’s intellectual property agency.

Anna Quinn

Council vote was 7-2 in favour of allowing the Roundhouse at Bayview Place project to go ahead in Vic West.

Anna Quinn

Lab automation is not new, but the hospital says WASPLab's use of AI is a first for Western Canada, assessing and sorting culture plates, separating bacterial cultures and letting staff know if something needs more analysis.

Anna Quinn

Six things that won’t go out of style next year — or any other year.

Anna Quinn

Ocean Networks Canada joins the Spanish and the penguins

Anna Quinn

Introducing new ways to connect partner apps to automate work across your tools with clicks not code

Anna Quinn

Emilie de Rosenroll, who has led Greater Victoria’s economic development agency since it was founded in 2016, is leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Anna Quinn

If you live in Greater Victoria, your Amazon order passes through this sprawling 115,000-square-foot fulfilment centre in Sidney.

Anna Quinn

Please consider sponsoring Battlesnake on GitHub to keep us operational throughout 2024!

Anna Quinn

Sparking curiosity and connection

Inspiring speakers, uncharted connections, and a mission to share exceptional ideas. TEDx is returning to Victoria for the first time since 2015.

Anna Quinn

Plus, find out whether you could pass Vancouver Island University's AI test, and who spoke out for women at COP28 this week.

The Government of Canada recently announced the opening of applications for the latest round of its Low Carbon Economy Challenge, with up to $170 million up for grabs for projects deploying proven, low-carbon technologies.

Emily Edwards

Founder James Clift has been starting businesses since he was in high school in White Rock

Less than a month ago, we profiled Durable founder James Clift, a former winner of our 30 Under 30 program and a serial entrepreneur who wants to make owning a business easier than having a job. He’s taken another step toward that goal today with the announcement that Durable—which helps small business owners scale their operations—has raised $14 million in Series A funding.

BC Business

Plus, flying orcas, recyclable alternatives, and more local awards.

AccelerateIP — a federally funded new program providing comprehensive support around intellectual property (IP), education, and strategy — has formally launched. Better yet, the program is now accepting applications.

Emily Edwards

Masquerade Elegance Meets Tech: Highlights from Victoria's Dazzling VIATEC Awards Night.

Anna Quinn

Gaps in representation remain, says tech sector report

Anna Quinn

STN Video collaborates with Formula 1® to enable monthly video clip delivery through its platform, leveraging Smart Match™ for seamless integration into editorial coverage, targeting a diverse audience and capitalizing on the sport's surging popularity in the U.S.

STN Video collaborates with Formula 1® to enable monthly video clip delivery through its platform, leveraging Smart Match™ for seamless integration into editorial coverage, targeting a diverse audience and capitalizing on the sport's surging popularity in the U.S.

STN Video

Victoria-based Peloton Technologies concludes its late seed round, securing $2 million in investment to fuel rapid growth, enhance their acquisition strategy, and support organic growth initiatives in simplifying payment workflows for SMEs.

Victoria-based Peloton Technologies concludes its late seed round, securing $2 million in investment to fuel rapid growth, enhance their acquisition strategy, and support organic growth initiatives in simplifying payment workflows for SMEs.

Peloton Technologies, Inc.

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. launches BioStrand's RAG-based LLM platform, integrating with HYFT technology and LENSai for revolutionary AI-driven drug discovery, aiming for a leadership role in the projected $187.95 billion AI healthcare market by 2030

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. launches BioStrand's RAG-based LLM platform, integrating with HYFT technology and LENSai for revolutionary AI-driven drug discovery, aiming for a leadership role in the projected $187.95 billion AI healthcare market by 2030

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.

Certn partners with Vancouver's Leasey.AI, providing property managers and landlords with direct access to Certn's automated background checks within the Leasey platform, streamlining tenant screening processes in Canada

Certn partners with Vancouver's Leasey.AI, providing property managers and landlords with direct access to Certn's automated background checks within the Leasey platform, streamlining tenant screening processes in Canada

Certn Holdings Inc.

Origen Air CEO Susan Rae Blanchet receives the gold award in the Women in Business Thought Leader of the Year – Business Products category at the Stevie Awards for her innovative air purification systems

Origen Air CEO Susan Rae Blanchet receives the gold award in the Women in Business Thought Leader of the Year – Business Products category at the Stevie Awards for her innovative air purification systems

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

BDC launches the $100 million Thrive Lab, collaborating with 25 partners to co-invest up to $35 million in at least 100 women-led businesses, addressing social issues and overcoming underrepresentation

BDC launches the $100 million Thrive Lab, collaborating with 25 partners to co-invest up to $35 million in at least 100 women-led businesses, addressing social issues and overcoming underrepresentation

Cindicates (CIN)

The Canadian government is investing up to $170 million in the Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund, supporting projects deploying proven low-carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the 2030 emissions reduction target, while fostering economic growth and job creation.

The Canadian government is investing up to $170 million in the Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund, supporting projects deploying proven low-carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the 2030 emissions reduction target, while fostering economic growth and job creation.

Government of Canada

With the financial year end recently completed, the team at ALUULA can report excellent progress across the key vertical markets and continued product innovation.

Anna Quinn

This podcast explains the differences between HR and Staff Augmentation and explores Charter’s comprehensive approach to IT Staff Augmentation practice, with its unique value proposition in the marketplace.

Charter Telecom Inc.

Spotlight on Victoria's Finest Tech Innovators

Anna Quinn

While tech companies face substantial challenges when it comes to accessing capital, a survey of winner’s executives shows immigration is improving the talent shortage in the sector

While tech companies face substantial challenges when it comes to accessing capital, a survey of winner’s executives shows immigration is improving the talent shortage in the sector

Deloitte

The Vancouver Island startup is using AI-driven technology to explore the world of fungi for new therapeutic drugs

The Vancouver Island startup is using AI-driven technology to explore the world of fungi for new therapeutic drugs

BC Business

The Victoria-based digital ad agency started as a YouTube channel

The Victoria-based digital ad agency started as a YouTube channel

BC Business

Denis Carignan, executive vice president of Indigenous impact and innovation at PLATO, believes seeing Indigenous peoples in the tech industry could be the key to inspiring the next generation of talent.

Denis Carignan, executive vice president of Indigenous impact and innovation at PLATO, believes seeing Indigenous peoples in the tech industry could be the key to inspiring the next generation of talent.

The Globe and Mail

Explore how GoChip, a Victoria-based animaltech company, is transforming animal identification and tracking to improve disease control, licensing, and community well-being, with a special emphasis on tackling the issue of canine rabies through mass vaccination campaigns and technology-driven solutions.

Explore how GoChip, a Victoria-based animaltech company, is transforming animal identification and tracking to improve disease control, licensing, and community well-being, with a special emphasis on tackling the issue of canine rabies through mass vaccination campaigns and technology-driven solutions.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Redlen Technologies, is making waves globally with its advanced CZT sensors originally developed for space exploration, and now used in medical imaging and security applications

Redlen Technologies, is making waves globally with its advanced CZT sensors originally developed for space exploration, and now used in medical imaging and security applications

CHEK Media Group

New Envelope Will Strategically Bolster Access to Seed Stage Capital for Canadian Software Companies

New Envelope Will Strategically Bolster Access to Seed Stage Capital for Canadian Software Companies

BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada

Meet the newly minted members tasked with supporting Victoria’s tech community

Meet the newly minted members tasked with supporting Victoria’s tech community

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Tobyn Sowden, CEO at Redbrick catches up with MarTech Series to talk about the latest trends surrounding B2B tech marketing including the growing influence of AI in this space

Tobyn Sowden, CEO at Redbrick catches up with MarTech Series to talk about the latest trends surrounding B2B tech marketing including the growing influence of AI in this space

Redbrick

Locelle, an advocate of equitable workplaces and a supporter of women in tech, unveils a noteworthy transformation as it rebrands to "BestHuman," reaffirming its dedication to nurturing inclusive, diverse, and empowering workspaces

Locelle, an advocate of equitable workplaces and a supporter of women in tech, unveils a noteworthy transformation as it rebrands to "BestHuman," reaffirming its dedication to nurturing inclusive, diverse, and empowering workspaces

BestHuman

CHARTER ANNOUNCES ITS LATEST PODCAST – Charter’s Cybersecurity Best Practices

Charter Telecom Inc.

Solaires Introduces Innovation: Recapturing Indoor Light for Renewable Energy Generation

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Recognize Innovative Local Businesses for the 2024 Douglas 10 to Watch Awards!

Recognize Innovative Local Businesses for the 2024 Douglas 10 to Watch Awards!

Douglas Magazine

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we’ve invited Cisco’s Field CTO- Cisco Security, Jason Maynard, to share his unique insights and cautionary tales on the matter.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we’ve invited Cisco’s Field CTO- Cisco Security, Jason Maynard, to share his unique insights and cautionary tales on the matter.

Charter Telecom Inc.

Joni Wins $10,000 Innovate BC Regional Startup Prize and Continues to Thrive in 2023

Joni Wins $10,000 Innovate BC Regional Startup Prize and Continues to Thrive in 2023

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

CHARTER ANNOUNCES ITS LATEST PODCAST – Charter’s Business Transformation Roadshow: A Practical Approach to Business Transformation

Charter Telecom Inc.

Find out which five businesses made the prestigious Globe and Mail rankings, plus two big wins in the local economy.

Anna Quinn

A bold new project will move the Malahat First Nation closer to energy independence.

Anna Quinn

Innovate BC Ignite awards funding to a pair of UVic projects

Anna Quinn

Representing an impressive cross-section of tech sub-sectors from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

Anna Quinn

Two designers from New Zealand built a wildly popular social network for movie buffs. Now, they’re cashing in (and sticking around for the sequel).

Anna Quinn

Don't miss out on hearing how to launch and grow your company from the NYC-based entrepreneur, investor, and writer.

Anna Quinn

75 UVic students recently converged on Fort Tectoria. Here’s why.

Anna Quinn

New facility is latest milestone for Open Ocean Robotics

Anna Quinn

$2.5M grant integrates Indigenous knowledge into sustainability projects

Anna Quinn

By adding SaaSquatch’s leading customer referral technology to impact.com, clients will be able to transform customers into lifelong advocates through authentic, profitable, and scalable partnerships between consumers and brands

Anna Quinn

Deborah Sacrey of MCF Energy details how the company’s tech could change the industry.

Anna Quinn

Provincial funding will help local oceantech continue to EXCEL

Anna Quinn

Here’s a line on why each one is a favourite to win.

Anna Quinn

VTJ dives into VIATEC's Startup Visa program thanks to insights from a trio of founders

VTJ dives into VIATEC's Startup Visa program thanks to insights from a trio of founders

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Canadian tech leader doubles down on software for the digital entrepreneur, adding New York-based Animoto to its global portfolio of companies

Canadian tech leader doubles down on software for the digital entrepreneur, adding New York-based Animoto to its global portfolio of companies

Redbrick

INTLABS — Empowering organizations with tools for data governance and real-world insight

INTLABS — Empowering organizations with tools for data governance and real-world insight

Intlabs Inc.

Farming the “mermaid’s garden” is becoming a profitable business on Vancouver Island, both for passionate artisans and ambitious commercial operations.

Anna Quinn

Plus, learn about "greenhushing", and find out which store now carries Joni products.

Nanaimo modernizes permitting and approvals process with software from Vancouver’s Clariti

Anna Quinn

Regiondo joins the Checkfront and Rezdy merger. Plus, local insights into leadership.

Anna Quinn

The new data from recruiting company Robert Half found that hybrid working arrangements were favoured by 54 per cent of hiring managers, compared with 49 per cent of professionals surveyed.

Anna Quinn

UVic, Rainhouse lend insight as the Government of Canada unveils strategic vision

Anna Quinn

CleanBC Go Electric ARC program invests $5M in clean transportation

Anna Quinn

BDC study finds sustainability is now a “must-do” for Canadian businesses.

Anna Quinn

Niricson completes $10M+ Series A

Anna Quinn

Seeking new markets can grow your business — and help your country.

Douglas Magazine

We caught up with a quartet of current board members who shared their insights on why they joined, how it has impacted them, and what they’d tell prospective members.

Anna Quinn

When the TELUS Ocean office tower opens in 2024, it’s expected to bring hundreds of workers into the heart of the city.

Anna Quinn

Checkfront merges with Aussie company, Rezdy

Anna Quinn

The Victoria-based drag clown is the first international all-star hall of famer in the popular reality series

Anna Quinn

The Victoria Hand Project Team travels to Ukraine to provide civilians and soldiers with custom fit prosthetics

The Victoria Hand Project Team travels to Ukraine to provide civilians and soldiers with custom fit prosthetics

Victoria Hand Project

Minister also announces $4.6M for three B.C. businesses to expand and reach global markets

Minister also announces $4.6M for three B.C. businesses to expand and reach global markets

PacifiCan (was Western Economic Diversification Canada)

CEOs Jason Morehouse and Chris Atkin share the details of the recent deal, which brings two in-destination experience sector booking system providers together under one company

CEOs Jason Morehouse and Chris Atkin share the details of the recent deal, which brings two in-destination experience sector booking system providers together under one company

Checkfront

The Canadian Coast Guard has purchased 39 BRNKL Rapid Deploy units, plus learn more about the BCTEN coalition.

The Canadian Coast Guard has purchased 39 BRNKL Rapid Deploy units, plus learn more about the BCTEN coalition.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Help shape the future of VIATEC's Board of Directors. Bring your skills, talent and experience to the table. Instructions and commitment included in this release

VIATEC

Funding for Victoria’s oceantech, cleantech, and fintech

Anna Quinn

Victoria tech company receives $3.7 million to reinvent kitchen composting.

Anna Quinn

The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to address abandoned, wrecked or hazardous vessels that can threaten marine environments, local communities and economies

The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to address abandoned, wrecked or hazardous vessels that can threaten marine environments, local communities and economies

Barnacle Systems

From baseball to battlegrounds and Flash to frontier technologies, the local gaming space is making a major name for itself.

Anna Quinn

Joni makes the Top 25 for New Ventures BC

Anna Quinn

These are the local 2023 Technology Impact Award nominees

Anna Quinn

STN Video the online video platform for publishers who care about content, user experience and monetization, has for the second year in a row been named ‘Best Video Platform’

STN Video the online video platform for publishers who care about content, user experience and monetization, has for the second year in a row been named ‘Best Video Platform’

STN Video

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation and Venture Building in British Columbia

Anna Quinn

Nvidia and Apple technologies enable LlamaZOO technology partners like Acuity Brands to visualize, manage and collaborate using their data like never before

Anna Quinn

ChinookX is building tech solutions for Indigenous peoples

Anna Quinn

Scale YYJ has come and gone, but here are our highlights

Anna Quinn

Victoria’s tech community comes together

Anna Quinn

‘Probably the highest IQ concentration in the city is in this room right now’

Anna Quinn

Nothing is ever certain in business, but these days adaptability and flexibility are more important than ever. Your business’s needs are changing—so should your hiring strategy.

Bringing co-op students onto your team can help you weather economic uncertainty and set up your business to thrive. Here are 5 reasons to join 1,500 employers across the province and hire a UVic co-op student.

Anna Quinn

A Victoria company that automated doing background checks on prospective new hires continues to attract venture capital, despite a general venture capital funding drought and bear market for high-tech companies

A Victoria company that automated doing background checks on prospective new hires continues to attract venture capital, despite a general venture capital funding drought and bear market for high-tech companies

Certn Holdings Inc.

It’s not the first economic downturn, and it won’t be the last. Victoria’s business veterans offer tips on how to navigate the choppy terrain.

Navigating today’s economic headwinds with wisdom from the past

Anna Quinn

The BRNKL Arctic Deploy was developed as a portable solution that supports live video streaming, motion detection with computer vision, and intruder detection

The BRNKL Arctic Deploy was developed as a portable solution that supports live video streaming, motion detection with computer vision, and intruder detection

Barnacle Systems

Cascadia Seaweed, founded in 2019, has grown to be the largest vertically-integrated ocean seaweed cultivator and processor in Canada in partnership with coastal First Nations.

Cascadia Seaweed, founded in 2019, has grown to be the largest vertically-integrated ocean seaweed cultivator and processor in Canada in partnership with coastal First Nations.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The Victoria-based startup's new and innovative animal ID technology was recently showcased at the Humane Canada Summit for Animals

The Victoria-based startup's new and innovative animal ID technology was recently showcased at the Humane Canada Summit for Animals

GoChip Pet Tech

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread. It has fascinating uses, big and small, but businesses need to keep two feet on the ground.

Anna Quinn

Instant Online Video Access! Publishers can get the Industry’s Best Online Video Platform (OVP) for content, technology and monetization in minutes

Instant Online Video Access! Publishers can get the Industry’s Best Online Video Platform (OVP) for content, technology and monetization in minutes

STN Video

Based in Victoria, BC, FunctionFox designs and builds timesheet and project management software for creative agencies and teams

Based in Victoria, BC, FunctionFox designs and builds timesheet and project management software for creative agencies and teams

FunctionFox Systems Inc.

Those who have travelled by sea know how fast weather conditions can change. Knowing how important it is to have as much information as possible before heading out on the water, a Victoria-based company is launching 360-degree cameras on a familiar floating object

Those who have travelled by sea know how fast weather conditions can change. Knowing how important it is to have as much information as possible before heading out on the water, a Victoria-based company is launching 360-degree cameras on a familiar floating object

MarineLabs

Making learning accessible with Earlybird, an early childhood education app

Making learning accessible with Earlybird, an early childhood education app

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Mustard Seed Street Church lost more than 40 pallets of food and other goods due to smoke damage

Anna Quinn

The Mustard Seed Food Bank will soon have its shelves stocked by the Tech Community

Anna Quinn

Local startup VitaminLab eyes North American expansion

Anna Quinn

Company said in a tweet its application to operate in those communities has been approved

Anna Quinn

The Innovator Skills Initiative provides up to $10,000 to help employers hire a new employee. The program helps under-represented people get their first job in B.C.’s tech sector, helps create a more diverse tech sector and supports companies facing skills shortages to grow and expand.

Anna Quinn

Specialized lab spaces on the way for Island innovators

Anna Quinn

Walk into any washroom at VIATEC and you will not only see free toilet paper for use, but free joni menstrual care as well.

joni’s battery-operated freevend dispenser in a public washroom.

Linda Biggs

The University of Victoria will lead a national, multi-partner research initiative that will help get Canada to net zero

$83.6M advances UVic-led vision for clean energy shift

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Clean energy transitions for small-to-mid-sized communities, led by UVic

Anna Quinn

Founder, innovator, business enthusiast — Scale YYJ invites everyone to its series of community-organized events.

Anna Quinn

Local Company Wins International Award for its Innovative Solution to Polymer Material Challenges

XlynX Materials, a specialty chemical and materials company based in Victoria, was awarded the 2023 ASC Innovation Award for its work in applying a chemical biology solution to a materials science problem. XlynX adhesives and primers create chemical bonds with unreactive polymers, enabling a host of new applications for the world's most abundant polymers.

Anna Quinn

Revela revels in Next AI experience

Anna Quinn

Canadian Crown Corporation Invests in the Startup’s Global Expansion

Anna Quinn

Romain Metivet on building a green chemistry company in Victoria and the E.U.

Anna Quinn

In 2023, the recession/inflation/debt message continues to churn, tossing businesses into fraught waters. But slowdowns can also present opportunities.

Anna Quinn

Jason Goldsworthy joins COAST

Anna Quinn

Nodin Cutfeet, founder of Waniskâw, discusses the importance of tech design for Indigenous youth

Anna Quinn

This local company just raised everything but the kitchen sink

Anna Quinn

Plus, get your tickets for #VicTJtalks before it's too late.

Anna Quinn

An evening with Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks and Quarks, UVIC Engineering and Computer Science Building Room 123, 6:30-8:00 PM April 4th

On April 4th Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, will be speaking at UVIC about his new book, “The Future is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies”. Registration is through either the Vancouver Island Engineering Society (https://viengsoc.ca) or the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (https://www.egbc.ca/Events/Events/2023/VC2APR23). The proceeds from the admission charge are going towards scholarships for UVIC Engineering Students.

Anna Quinn

In Conversation with Chief Leanne Joe

Anna Quinn

The 20th year of the VIATEC event is capitalizing on the current swell of momentum for in-person events. It's bigger and better than ever.

Anna Quinn

With a mission to change the way mental health care is provided to Canadians, Cognito Health combines access to physicians, pharmacies and counselling services to develop a more effective treatment for anxiety and depression.

Anna Quinn

Love, truth and respect guide practices at Animikii

Anna Quinn

Plus, UVic dishes out some awards.

Anna Quinn

Spring break is next week, but members of the Reynolds Reybots, the robotics club at Reynolds Secondary, will be hard at work as they start fundraising to send a team to Houston, Texas, to compete in a world championship.

Spring break is next week, but members of the Reynolds Reybots, the robotics club at Reynolds Secondary, will be hard at work as they start fundraising to send a team to Houston, Texas, to compete in a world championship.

Times Colonist

E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) Moves Victoria Branch to a New Location!

E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) Moves Victoria Branch to a New Location!

EB Horsman

The company’s revenue in Q4 2022 was over $13 million, an increase of nine percent on Q4 2021

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

WeBC to receive continued funding from the WES Ecosystem Fund

WeBC to receive continued funding from the WES Ecosystem Fund

Accelerate Okanagan

The textile engineer plans to produce over 10,000 metric tons of hemp fibre per year

Anna Quinn

Last week, Silicon Valley Bank's collapse was extensively covered, leading to speculation on its impact on Canadian tech ventures. Yesterday, Canada's Tech Network, including VIATEC, proposed practical actions for the government to lessen the fallout.

Over the past week there has been extensive coverage of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank along with a great deal of speculation on what this might mean for Canadian tech ventures. Yesterday, Canada’s Tech Network, including VIATEC, put forward a set of practical actions the Canadian Government can take to help mitigate the potential fallout.

Anna Quinn

ScaleYYJ is Victoria BC's event for founders, creators, and builders to scale their businesses to new heights together!

Anna Quinn

The sky’s the limit for this student entrepreneur.

Anna Quinn

Semaphore is a leading SaaS and informatics services company addressing inherent challenges in the paradigm shift to personalized medicine

Semaphore is a leading SaaS and informatics services company addressing inherent challenges in the paradigm shift to personalized medicine

Semaphore Solutions Inc.

Applications Are Now Open for the 2023 New Ventures BC Competition. The annual competition is back for its 23rd consecutive year.

Anna Quinn

We’re very excited to announce that the Battlesnake team is joining DevCycle, a leading feature management company helping talented teams build great software. Combined, we’ll be able to support developers from all experiences and backgrounds in becoming better programmers and delivering amazing products worldwide.

Anna Quinn

Victoria’s tech events kickstart new startups, products, and relationships

Anna Quinn

Employer of the Year award finalist for the 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards.

Anna Quinn

Plus, the local ventures making international headlines.

Supporting local talent: how Lighthouse Labs and UVic are teaming up to bolster the tech industry

Anna Quinn

On the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a team of volunteers from Vancouver Island recently returned to Ukraine to provide continued support for those living in the war zone. As Paul Johnson reports, included in that group for the first time were B.C. experts in the field of prosthetics.

Anna Quinn

The Victoria Video Game Roundtable was started over a decade ago by local studio heads for them to regularly come together to support each other and share their challenges/opportunities.

Anna Quinn

SkyBox Labs, a Vancouver-based video-game developer, has just opened an outpost in a historic Victoria building where it aims "to produce big titles within a small studio culture."

Anna Quinn

“Beyond Culture: Bridging Gaps in Accessibility, Equity & Inclusion”

Anna Quinn

Plus, meet the companies on B.C.'s Top Employers list for 2023.

Anna Quinn

Women’s Equity Lab is helping women founders gain economic security through women-led investments

Anna Quinn

Decision depends on rate trends, risk appetite, growth prospects and much more

Anna Quinn

While Brock Schuman may have "so many chickens to count" on his to-do list, his passion for biotech entrepreneurship has already hatched

Anna Quinn

Despite the name, there is no fall in sight for DropCommerce

Anna Quinn

Good opportunity for companies looking for assistance with upcoming fundraising rounds.

Good opportunity for companies looking for assistance with upcoming fundraising rounds.

Global Affairs Canada

Capable of writing essays and answering complex questions, ChatGPT is challenging traditional methods of learning and assessment in Victoria and beyond

Anna Quinn

Victoria-based tech holding company has acquired over 30 companies since it was founded in 2016

Anna Quinn

Meet the local awardees of Innovate BC and NRC IRAP’s Fast Pilot program funding

Anna Quinn

Zero Logistics aims to solve the “last mile delivery problem” by replacing polluting delivery vans with high-capacity electric cargo bikes.

Anna Quinn

For Pani Energy, it must be getting comfortable at the top

Plus, government organizations of all sorts flashed the cash this week.

Anna Quinn

Looking to Recruit More Employees? You’re Not Alone.

Anna Quinn

SDTC Seed Funding recipients showcase breadth of sustainable innovation across Canada

Anna Quinn

Plus, three stories you may have missed.

Welcome to this week’s Thursday Feature, brought to you by Dine Around. In this issue, meet the Cowichan family building Indigenous sovereignty on the blockchain and learn from Victoria tech leaders' career journeys.

Anna Quinn

Plus, Victoria innovators make their predictions for 2023.

Plus, Victoria innovators make their predictions for 2023.

Anna Quinn

A Victoria couple is refashioning the prosthetic design industry

Capital Daily business coverage is supported by Tiny but the stories and journalism are produced independently by Capital Daily. Per our policy, Tiny had no editorial input into this story.

Anna Quinn

We asked the Victoria Tech Community Awards finalists for their number one Victoria tech prediction for 2023. Here are the top responses.

Anna Quinn

The former VIATEC board chair, an early champion of the internet, served her community and helped lay the foundation for Victoria’s current technological success.

The former VIATEC board chair, an early champion of the internet, served her community and helped lay the foundation for Victoria’s current technological success.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The adventurer and entrepreneur has a vision for how gathering data from the ocean could be both sustainable and lucrative

Anna Quinn

Local background-screening service has been named one of Canada’s leaders among AI companies

Local background-screening service has been named one of Canada’s leaders among AI companies

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Startup of the Year and Product of the Year award finalist for the 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards.

Startup of the Year and Product of the Year award finalist for the 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The three-month competition sees the region’s top startups compete for investment and mentorship.

The three-month competition sees the region’s top startups compete for investment and mentorship.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The 600 attendees raised $150,000 to fund the Victoria Community Food Hub’s Kitchen Connect program

The 600 attendees raised $150,000 to fund the Victoria Community Food Hub’s Kitchen Connect program

Times Colonist

A throwback gala transported guests to the 80's while the community celebrated the best and brightest in tech.

VICTORIA, BC – The 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards, held last night at Carson Hall at the Victoria Conference Centre, honoured the creativity and achievements of the people and businesses in the technology sector who have made Victoria the fastest-growing technology region in British Columbia. At the energy-packed gala, 16 recipients were chosen from among the 59 finalists to receive an iconic astronaut trophy created by local artist Russell Papp.

Anna Quinn

VoxCell BioInnovation is creating vascularized, human-like cancer tissue models by combining a custom high-resolution 3D bioprinter, advanced software, and proprietary bio-inks

VoxCell BioInnovation is creating vascularized, human-like cancer tissue models by combining a custom high-resolution 3D bioprinter, advanced software, and proprietary bio-inks

VoxCell BioInnovation Inc.

Victoria has some leaders on the rise. Those of us on the ground already know of our local changemakers, but two innovators are currently in the spotlight and helping expand the reach of Victoria tech beyond B.C.'s capital.

Victoria has some leaders on the rise. Those of us on the ground already know of our local changemakers, but two innovators are currently in the spotlight and helping expand the reach of Victoria tech beyond B.C.'s capital.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

TAP Network’s newly released 2022 Diversity in Tech Dashboard shows encouraging trends

TAP Network’s newly released 2022 Diversity in Tech Dashboard shows encouraging trends

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Funding from leading cleantech investors validates company’s data-driven mission to unlock potential of multitrillion-dollar global market

Funding from leading cleantech investors validates company’s data-driven mission to unlock potential of multitrillion-dollar global market

Audette.io

Are you an innovative company looking to expand both domestically and internationally? There is a great new program offered by PacificCan to help businesses scale up with reimbursable, interest-free financing: the Business Scale-up and Productivity program.

Anna Quinn

Transformer Oil Analyst with Reliability-based Dissolved Gas Analysis prevents expensive unplanned power outages, protects equipment from disastrous failures, saves money on repairs, extends transformer service life, and enhances maintenance programs.

Transformer Oil Analyst with Reliability-based Dissolved Gas Analysis prevents expensive unplanned power outages, protects equipment from disastrous failures, saves money on repairs, extends transformer service life, and enhances maintenance programs.

Delta-X Research Inc.

The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back with a vengeance with more nominations and finalists than ever before

The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back with a vengeance with more nominations and finalists than ever before

VIATEC

Leaders from the region’s oceantech ecosystem dig into what it takes to cultivate a world-class hub, including the launch of a new accelerator by COAST.

Leaders from the region’s oceantech ecosystem dig into what it takes to cultivate a world-class hub, including the launch of a new accelerator by COAST.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Climate Tech Fund II focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Tech Fund II focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

BetaKit

Victoria ranks among Canadian cities for VC investment, and how local companies are giving the region national attention.

Victoria ranks among Canadian cities for VC investment, and how local companies are giving the region national attention.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back and have seen more nominations and finalists than ever!

After reviewing an outstanding 187 nominations, 59 finalists from 47 companies have been selected for ten award categories.

VIATEC

Victoria-based oceantech startup, Open Ocean Robotics, recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative startups

Victoria-based oceantech startup, Open Ocean Robotics, recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative startups

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Accelerate Okanagan is proud to announce the opening of applications for the fifth-annual OKGN Angel Summit. An investment of up to $250,000 for a Western Canadian company is up for grabs!

Accelerate Okanagan

Victoria’s MazumaGo has been acquired, according to a LinkedIn post from co-founder and CEO Matthew Smith. MazumaGo, which helps firms manage financial processes, was sold to Vancouver’s Baseline Payments, another fintech firm.

MazumaGo

The company’s product helps organizations parse data to make better, secure decisions.

VIATEC

Rising Economy 2022 calls itself a conference about the “future of where we live and work.” With that billing, it would be fair for guests to expect an event full of the world’s top innovators and boundary-pushers – the people with the knowledge and insights to peer toward the horizon and help navigate an ever-changing path forward.

Rising Economy 2022 calls itself a conference about the “future of where we live and work.” With that billing, it would be fair for guests to expect an event full of the world’s top innovators and boundary-pushers – the people with the knowledge and insights to peer toward the horizon and help navigate an ever-changing path forward.

VIATEC

Funding from leading cleantech investors validates company’s data-driven mission to unlock potential of multitrillion-dollar global market

Audette, a proptech company creating actionable data-driven decarbonization plans for commercial real-estate portfolios, has raised US$9.5 million in funding from a group of leading cleantech investors.

Audette.io

Conference tackles critical themes, from economic disruption, urban growth and the impact of AI VIATEC members use code RE22Insider25 for 25% off

From November 15 to 17, local, national and international experts will come together for Rising Economy 2022, a business-focused conference about the future of where we live and work, engaging in critical conversations around growing our economy and tackling societal issues through change and challenge.

Dan Gunn

In a move designed to ensure more people and companies feel included in the broader high-tech community in Victoria, this year’s annual tech awards has a new name, new award categories and new means of picking the winners.

What was the VIATEC Awards is now the Victoria Tech Community Awards.

Times Colonist

Early-stage tech entrepreneurs focused on ocean innovation can now apply to the newly launched COAST Venture Acceleration Program

Program aims to advance innovation across Greater Victoria and B.C.’s ocean economy; invites blue-tech startups ready to launch or scale

Michelle Gaetz

Victoria’s tech sector is a giant hiding in plain sight. The city may be B.C.’s capital but when you look closely, the full view of what drives the city forward becomes clear: its $4.06 billion tech economy, which has 1,000 companies that employ nearly 17,000 workers.

Victoria’s tech sector is a giant hiding in plain sight.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The awards were created to bring the tech community together to connect with each other and take a moment to spotlight and celebrate some of the year’s most notable companies and individuals within Victoria’s $4 billion tech sector.

For 20 years, the event has been produced by VIATEC, Victoria’s tech industry association, and known as the VIATEC Awards. The Gala has been a great success and considered a favourite event among the tech community and visiting guests alike.

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ProductTank is a global network of meetups for product people, by product people, and provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Victoria to exchange ideas and experiences

ProductTank is a global network of meetups for product people, by product people, and provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Victoria to exchange ideas and experiences

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Acquisition Expands and Diversifies Certn’s Global Reach

Acquisition Expands and Diversifies Certn’s Global Reach

Certn Holdings Inc.

New investment provides commitment of up to 10 percent of the fund

New investment provides commitment of up to 10 percent of the fund

TELUS

Crown corporation Innovate BC has awarded a cumulative $2.3 million to eight research and development projects based in British Columbia.

Crown corporation Innovate BC has awarded a cumulative $2.3 million to eight research and development projects based in British Columbia.

BetaKit

Limbic Media's Justin Love is Interviewed by Made in CA

Limbic Media's Justin Love is Interviewed by Made in CA

Limbic Media

Laura Main brings years of management and technology experience at the country level

Laura Main brings years of management and technology experience at the country level

Certn Holdings Inc.

The Victoria based 3D bioprinting company, VoxCell Bioinnovation, takes home third place prize at Innovate BC's New Ventures BC competition

The Victoria based 3D bioprinting company, VoxCell Bioinnovation, takes home third place prize at Innovate BC's New Ventures BC competition

VoxCell BioInnovation Inc.

TIAs Gala returns in-person and culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the Dragon’s Den-style competition for Startup Company of the Year

TIAs Gala returns in-person and culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the Dragon’s Den-style competition for Startup Company of the Year

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

Nyoka and VoxCell Bioinnovation were recognized as promising startups in the annual New Ventures B.C Competition

Nyoka and VoxCell Bioinnovation were recognized as promising startups in the annual New Ventures B.C Competition

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Meet the Victoria company being recognized by the global design community, and the woman-led startups taking home business awards

Meet the Victoria company being recognized by the global design community, and the woman-led startups taking home business awards

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

A Victoria-based coastal intelligence company is lending its expertise to storm watchers on the east coast studying Hurricane Fiona.

A Victoria-based coastal intelligence company is lending its expertise to storm watchers on the east coast studying Hurricane Fiona.

MarineLabs

Voluntary turnover at Canadian tech companies has doubled from previous years.

Voluntary turnover at Canadian tech companies has doubled from previous years.

Vancouver Tech Journal

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

VIATEC

Plurilock Security Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, is pleased to announce that the company has completed the announced acquisition of certain assets and business of Atrion Communications, Inc.

Plurilock Security Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, is pleased to announce that the company has completed the announced acquisition of certain assets and business of Atrion Communications, Inc.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

He owns four pharmacies and has launched multiple specialty health services, yet Jason Cridge still finds time to mentor the next generation of pharmacy innovators

He owns four pharmacies and has launched multiple specialty health services, yet Jason Cridge still finds time to mentor the next generation of pharmacy innovators

Cognito Health

British Columbians are benefiting from post-secondary research projects that are helping create jobs, protect biodiversity and the environment, and keep people healthy and safe.

British Columbians are benefiting from post-secondary research projects that are helping create jobs, protect biodiversity and the environment, and keep people healthy and safe.

Government of BC

BDC's Women in Technology fund team has its second fund, lots more capital, and an expanded mandate.

BDC's Women in Technology fund team has its second fund, lots more capital, and an expanded mandate.

BetaKit

PlusROI founder launches What Works Marketing, an agency focused on helping small service firms beat larger competitors in their local markets.

PlusROI founder launches What Works Marketing, an agency focused on helping small service firms beat larger competitors in their local markets.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc

Introducing a New Generation of Durability Testers!

Introducing a New Generation of Durability Testers!

Vivitro Labs Inc.

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

Oak Bay News

BC’s fastest-growing company, based on revenue growth over the past five years, is the Victoria-based tech startup Certn Holdings Inc., which specializes in employee background checks

BC’s fastest-growing company, based on revenue growth over the past five years, is the Victoria-based tech startup Certn Holdings Inc., which specializes in employee background checks

Certn Holdings Inc.

Gillie Easdon gives her take on Fort Tectoria's new cafe in EAT Magazine!

Gillie Easdon gives her take on Fort Tectoria's new cafe in EAT Magazine!

Ceri Barlow

The CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange names Victoria startup, Solaires Entreprises, as one of the top early-stage startups in the country

The CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange names Victoria startup, Solaires Entreprises, as one of the top early-stage startups in the country

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Clean 50 Recognizes 8 Emerging Leaders living in Canada who are fighting climate change and advancing sustainability at home and around the world! The next generation of climate leaders are taking action and inspiring all of us to join them.

Pani Energy Inc

Operating a broad range of ocean observatories from the deep ocean to coastal waters, and on land, Ocean Networks Canada provides unique technical capabilities to advance our understanding of the role of oceans on climate change and the impact it has on them.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

A new front-door to the University of Victoria opens this week to advance health and life sciences innovation, in partnership with Vancouver Island Life Sciences.

A new front-door to the University of Victoria opens this week to advance health and life sciences innovation, in partnership with Vancouver Island Life Sciences.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Canadian Crypto Asset Trading Platform Receives Regulatory Approval from Canadian Securities Administrators

Canadian Crypto Asset Trading Platform Receives Regulatory Approval from Canadian Securities Administrators

Newton Crypto Ltd.

Royal Roads University will empower workplaces to enact climate change mitigation practices while encouraging the next generation of climate career professionals through its new Micro- credential in Climate Adaptation Fundamentals.

Royal Roads University will empower workplaces to enact climate change mitigation practices while encouraging the next generation of climate career professionals through its new Micro- credential in Climate Adaptation Fundamentals.

Royal Roads University

The acquisition will bring best-in-class open-source, social media, and geospatial intelligence to Flashpoint, further differentiating Flashpoint’s offerings for national security, public safety, and commercial security teams

The acquisition will bring best-in-class open-source, social media, and geospatial intelligence to Flashpoint, further differentiating Flashpoint’s offerings for national security, public safety, and commercial security teams

Echosec Systems

“There are actually quite a bit more companies and activity in Victoria than you would have thought,” says its president.

“There are actually quite a bit more companies and activity in Victoria than you would have thought,” says its president.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Phase 2 clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery technology platform, announces its unaudited financial results

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Phase 2 clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery technology platform, announces its unaudited financial result

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Phoenix Fire’s LPs now include the co-founders of Thinkific and Odaia.

Phoenix Fire’s LPs now include the co-founders of Thinkific and Odaia.

BetaKit

The Talent HelpList is here to support employees impacted by layoffs and assist any founders who may be hiring.

The Talent HelpList is here to support employees impacted by layoffs and assist any founders who may be hiring.

Canada's Tech Network (CTN)

HYAS Confront provides total visibility into your production environment, giving you insight into potential issues like cyber threats before they become problems.

HYAS Confront provides total visibility into your production environment, giving you insight into potential issues like cyber threats before they become problems.

HYAS

Nomination instructions to serve on VIATEC's Board of Directors

Nomination instructions to serve on VIATEC's Board of Directors

VIATEC

SDTC Expands its Portfolio of Young Innovative Canadian Companies

SDTC Expands its Portfolio of Young Innovative Canadian Companies

SDTC

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

Victoria News

A new collaborative post-secondary campus will be built in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities so more students can access education close to home for in-demand jobs.

A new collaborative post-secondary campus will be built in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities so more students can access education close to home for in-demand jobs.

Business Examiner

MarineLabs' smart buoys will gather range of data to help inform T'Sou-ke First Nation

MarineLabs' smart buoys will gather range of data to help inform T'Sou-ke First Nation

CBC - On the Island

The tech can replace the billions of glow sticks used annually in military, medical, safety, fishing, live events, and a host of other industries.

The tech can replace the billions of glow sticks used annually in military, medical, safety, fishing, live events, and a host of other industries.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

First Inflection Business Advisors, one of the most prominent investors in the funding round, will also support Origen’s North American manufacturing expansion.

First Inflection Business Advisors, one of the most prominent investors in the funding round, will also support Origen’s North American manufacturing expansion.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Redbrick Encourages Others to Give Back and Connect with the Community.

VIATEC

From working remotely to celebrating in person, AOT team members and staff from the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services got together to celebrate a major milestone in AOT’s work on a multiyear freedom-of-information project.

From working remotely to celebrating in person, AOT team members and staff from the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services got together to celebrate a major milestone in AOT’s work on a multiyear freedom-of-information project.

AOT Technologies

We spotlight our 10 most popular stories (so far this year). From marine data to banking tech, innovation in Victoria is thriving.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Report cites Victoria's parks, museums, and restaurants—but urges action on affordability

The Capital Daily

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery platform technology, announced today that it has been awarded The Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year Award by Life Sciences British Columbia.

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The young company is leading a seismic shift in medical research and practice.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

This merger brings together EY Design Studio and FreshWorks Studio to provide a unified national service offering that would create a much larger impact across Canada.

FreshWorks Studio

University of Calgary, University of Victoria, Memorial University to secure research funding.

University of Calgary, University of Victoria, Memorial University to secure research funding.

BetaKit

Limbic Media's Kickstarter campaign for their new product, MaestroDMX

Limbic Media

Many online marketplace facilitators will have to collect British Columbia’s 7% provincial sales tax (PST) starting July 1, 2022.

Many online marketplace facilitators will have to collect British Columbia’s 7% provincial sales tax (PST) starting July 1, 2022.

KPMG MSLP

Fort Tectoria Welcomes New Cafe and Office Space Available!

VIATEC

Cuboh launches Storefront, a straightforward tool to get your online ordering system up and running!

Cuboh

Accelerate Okanagan, University of Victoria and VIATEC continue alongside the Digital Technology Supercluster to advance innovative entrepreneurial women in British Columbia.

W Venture, an entrepreneurship program for women-led tech-enabled companies is being offered again this fall for women in Victoria and the Okanagan who are ready to accelerate their business.

Shelley Voyer

BC Tech Association Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

BC Tech Association Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

TAP Network celebrates 30 years of collaboration and inclusivity in Canada's tech sector.

TAP Network celebrates 30 years of collaboration and inclusivity in Canada's tech sector.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Flexible Solutions International, a developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction and water treatment has achieved food grade compliance at NanoChem's Peru, Illinois factory.

Flexible Solutions International

This year's recipient of VIATEC’s Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award goes to Aidan Lazar from Camosun College.

This year's recipient of VIATEC’s Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award goes to Aidan Lazar from Camosun College.

Camosun College

Care2Talk has secured over $1,000,000 in funding to help empower connectivity within senior care while providing a transparent healthcare solution for seniors.

Care2Talk has raised over 1 million in funding to help launch Care2Talk | Health - a platform to provide generational care. Special thank you to Mavan Capital, E-Fund, WUTIF, Sprout, Cindicates, and our active angel community.

Jordan Schley

Frontly has raised $350,000 in pre-seed funding to grow their custom internal admin tooling platform. Notable investors include Andrew Wilkinson’s Tiny Capital, Sprout.vc, E-Fund, WUTIF.

frontlyapp.com

Conversation with Chris Yue, CEO of Renzoku Tech School. The immersive one-year training program is deeply embedded in industry and, through a hands-on approach, aims to lower barriers of entry in the sector.

Douglas Magazine

Calling all founders with massive ideas! Applications for the CDL program are now open. CDL has helped scale more than 2300 deep tech startups since 2012.

Creative Destruction Labs

It's no surprise that Victoria is a growing tech hub. And as local companies continue to expand, so does the city’s tech talent pool!

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

The compostable "bioplastic" can be used for packaging products such as beverage lids and takeout containers.

Times Colonist

There is a growing spotlight on Victoria’s tech ecosystem, these are the companies to watch out for according to our Twitter community.

Victoria Tech Journal (VTJ)

Ensures true business resiliency against cyber attacks and provides visibility required to move a business forward.

HYAS

It’s the beating heart of Greater Victoria’s tech community, a rebel with a cause, and one of the reasons the region attracts innovative entrepreneurs.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Several company investments aimed at strengthening its ongoing effort to reshape the industry by providing proactive solutions that prevent cyber attacks.

Leading cybersecurity technology firm, HYAS Infosec announced several company investments aimed at strengthening its ongoing effort to reshape the industry by providing proactive solutions that prevent cyber attacks.

HYAS

Babcock Canada Inc. and Barnacle Systems Inc., have partnered to support Barnacle’s completion of a hardware product through an Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy R&D non-dilutive investment.

Babcock Canada

Applications are open for the Innovate BC Ignite program for up to $300,000 to fund B.C.-based innovation projects.

Applications are open for the Innovate BC Ignite program for up to $300,000 to fund B.C.-based innovation projects that could help benefit people in the areas of natural resources, engineering and applied science.

Innovate BC

Certn, leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has secured USD $50 million in Series B funding, led by B Capital.

Certn, leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has secured USD $50 million in Series B funding, led by B Capital.

Certn Holdings Inc.

The 2022 Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI) reveals that Canadian consumers are more distrusting of dominant technology brands than ever before.

Canadian consumers are more distrusting of dominant technology brands than ever before, even while their use of these companies’ services is on the rise.

UVic,Gustavson School of Business

Highly complementary product and technology offering at Carmanah expands the platform’s offering into “away from intersection” pedestrian and traffic safety solutions.

Highly complementary product and technology offering at Carmanah expands the platform’s offering into “away from intersection” pedestrian and traffic safety solutions.

Carmanah Technologies Corp.

AOT Technologies named in Top 100 Companies for Sustained Growth by Clutch

AOT Technologies ranked #78 globally, as well as #6 in Canada, #3 in British Columbia, and #1 in the Victoria area for our sustained growth from 2018 to 2021.

Richard Sweeting

Hydrogen fuel additive system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in trucks.

Victoria News

STN's latest release enhances digital video player performance, simplifies publisher workflow, and increases earning potential with diverse monetization opportunities.

STN Video

Book King targets accelerated growth as company enters new era with Univerus.

Book King

It feels amazing to feel Fort Tectoria come back to life.

Every day we see more people coming through our doors and each one of them adds more character, energy and sense of community.

Dan Gunn

FullHost unveils cryptocurrency as a new option in payment for its industry leading services.

By expanding their payment options, the organization continues to put the client first, understanding that making payment via Cryptocurrency exchange may create more avenues for convenience and ease.

FullHost - A Division of Pretecs Networks Inc.

G3 Mechatronics Inc. hereby issues a challenge to all VIATEC members to make a donation to this humanitarian cause.

G3 Mechatronics Inc. hereby issues a challenge to all VIATEC members to make a donation to this humanitarian cause. We have pledged to donate $100.

G3 Mechatronics Inc.

Whether it’s protecting endangered whales off Canada’s coasts or preventing illegal fishing in Hawaii, Open Ocean Robotics saw its technology have real-world impacts on making the seas more sustainable in 2021.

The company’s solar-powered and autonomous boats beam real-time data back to Saanich’s Vancouver Island Technology Park. In the last year, the company has gone from a start-up to delivering for customers.

Open Ocean Robotics

VIATEC has been a valued partner of TAP Network's DE&I Tech Project since it came to fruition in 2019. Through the generous early contributions of VIATEC, TAP Network has been able to amplify our efforts in the space.

TAP Network's DE&I Resource HUB is a free online tool that provides employers with tools and information that can be used to integrate DE&I practices

Dan Gunn

The Victoria tech sector put on quite a show at the 2022 Western Angel investment Summit.

Last Friday, April 8th, the Victoria tech sector put on quite a show at the 2022 Western Angel investment Summit. The sold out two-day event featured networking, keynotes, panels and pitches. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was packed with investors on-hand to learn more about some of BC’s most promising startups.

Dan Gunn

Project’s foundational resources available to companies addressing representation gaps

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tech Project launched by the Tech and People Network (TAP Network) has engaged more than 600 business leaders opting to receive updates and participate in learning and sharing opportunities as part of its DE&I Coalition

VIATEC Member Company

Douglas magazine has announced their 2022 Top 10 to Watch and plenty of tech startups are in the mix!

The annual 10 to Watch Awards are given to ten distinctive new businesses less than three years old who show incredible promise in their field.

Douglas Magazine

St. Joseph Communications (SJC) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Assembly Digital (Assembly)

Assembly Digital (Assembly), a leading digital media technology company that employs data and machine learning systems to scale audience growth and advertising solutions acquired by SJC.

Redbrick

Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store.

Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store.

IdyaFlow Inc.

Camosun seeks input on establishing an automation and mechatronics centre for applied research and training

Camosun Innovates is the applied research and development centre for Camosun College, incorporating one of Canada’s first Technology Access Centres and the newly completed Materials Integration Research and Creativity Lab (MIRACL).

Camosun College

Digiday has chosen STN Video as the Winner of its Best Digital Video Monetization Platform as part of their TV and Video Awards.

Digiday has chosen STN Video as the Winner of its Best Digital Video Monetization Platform as part of their TV and Video Awards.

STN Video

Local Ukrainians (including members of our tech community) are asking for donations of much needed equipment from Victoria tech companies and workers.

Faced with overwhelming odds, the people of Ukraine continue to bravely hold on and repel the attacks. However they are in desperate need of reconnaissance and quality communications tools and hope our tech community will donate much needed equipment.

VIATEC Member Company

Garage Capital leads Cognito Health’s $1.1 million preseed

Garage Capital leads Cognito Health’s $1.1 million preseed

Cognito Health

STN Video Announces Partnership Extension with the NHL® for U.S. Digital Video Distribution

STN Video Announces Partnership Extension with the NHL® for U.S. Digital Video Distribution

STN Video

NOMI is being developed for the Island and lower mainland

NOMI is being developed for the Island and lower mainland

The Capital Daily

Maritime tech companies ioCurrents and Helm Operations have announced a new partnership to integrate their respective systems, simplifying access to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning support for maintenance management processes.

Maritime tech companies ioCurrents and Helm Operations have announced a new partnership to integrate their respective systems, simplifying access to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning support for maintenance management processes.

Helm Operations

For the 22nd year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

For the 22nd year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

New Ventures BC

BRNKL has been awarded the Grant Thornton Business Excellence award “Technology Company of the Year”

BRNKL has been awarded the Grant Thornton Business Excellence award “Technology Company of the Year”

Barnacle Systems

Experts say heightened cyberattack threats should provide corporate wake-up call

Times Colonist

Deel report pegged Canadian rise in salaries as second fastest globally.

Deel report pegged Canadian rise in salaries as second fastest globally.

BetaKit

This dashboard will allow the BC tech sector to track its progress on increasing thee representation of certain under-represented groups within the sector over time.

This dashboard will allow the BC tech sector to track its progress on increasing thee representation of certain under-represented groups within the sector over time.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

BC’s tech sector has been white hot to start this year and the province’s female founders have been leading the charge.

BC’s tech sector has been white hot to start this year and the province’s female founders have been leading the charge.

Innovate BC

With tech and C-suite the most widely recognized areas as being challenging for minority groups to break into and thrive in, there are clear gaps that businesses are not addressing – starting with Bias.

With tech and C-suite the most widely recognized areas as being challenging for minority groups to break into and thrive in, there are clear gaps that businesses are not addressing – starting with Bias.

BestHuman

Purchase price of CA$1.2 million to be funded via a combination of Plurilock shares, cash on hand, and milestone driven earn outs.

The acquisition is intended to provide Plurilock with another compelling opportunity to build shareholder value through accretive and disciplined capital allocation to extend its distribution channels, while adding new top-tier customers to its business.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

With Climate change, economic ambiguity, political unrest and more, The Globe and Mail has set out to find the top Canadian leaders that are making a big impact in the face of uncertainty.

With Climate change, economic ambiguity, political unrest and more, The Globe and Mail has set out to find the top Canadian leaders that are making a big impact in the face of uncertainty.

FreshWorks Studio

Plans for a post-secondary school in Langford took a step forward this week after Royal Roads University confirmed it has acquired land in the city’s core.

Plans for a post-secondary school in Langford took a step forward this week after Royal Roads University confirmed it has acquired land in the city’s core.

Royal Roads University

BC tech company, LlamaZOO Interactive, has launched a powerful program for First Nations that turns part of the real world into a virtual one.

A B.C. tech company has launched a powerful program for First Nations that turns part of the real world into a virtual one.

LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

Now is the time to think about how you can help mentor our next generation of business leaders.

Now is the time to think about how you can help mentor our next generation of business leaders.

JABC

Senior software engineers are the most highly sought-after candidates in B.C.'s job market, with a whopping 47 per cent of postings up for over two months with an average salary of $100,000.

Senior software engineers are the most highly sought-after candidates in B.C.'s job market, with a whopping 47 per cent of postings up for over two months with an average salary of $100,000.

Times Colonist

The show producers for CBC’s hit television show DRAGONS’ DEN are currently holding virtual auditions, looking for the next big ‘thing’ in business!

The show producers for CBC’s hit television show DRAGONS’ DEN are currently holding virtual auditions, looking for the next big ‘thing’ in business!

VIATEC

These certifications can be completed in months, not years, which makes this kind of upskilling ideal for addressing the rapidly changing needs of the workforce.

These certifications can be completed in months, not years, which makes this kind of upskilling ideal for addressing the rapidly changing needs of the workforce.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Renewed for another school year starting September 2021, RBC Future Launch and Riipen will support the delivery of 10,000 more work-integrated learning experiences at 30 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Renewed for another school year starting September 2021, RBC Future Launch and Riipen will support the delivery of 10,000 more work-integrated learning experiences at 30 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Riipen

Newcomers expected to fill one-third of job openings, according to outlook.

Newcomers expected to fill one-third of job openings, according to outlook.

Times Colonist

Real-time coastal intelligence platform enables measurement of 'once-in-a-millennium' wave activity.

Real-time coastal intelligence platform enables measurement of 'once-in-a-millennium' wave activity.

MarineLabs

The chief executive of B.C.’s new $500-million strategic investment fund knows she has a tough job ahead of her.

The chief executive of B.C.’s new $500-million strategic investment fund knows she has a tough job ahead of her.

Jill Earthy

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc, a leader in search advertising, today announced that is has been awarded Google Premier Partnership status in 2022’s newly updated and more rigorous Google Partner Program.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc, a leader in search advertising, today announced that is has been awarded Google Premier Partnership status in 2022’s newly updated and more rigorous Google Partner Program.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc

With a move into Victoria’s downtown core, the University of Victoria opens a new site that will accelerate collaboration and entrepreneurship by bringing together academics, industry and other partners within the community.

With a move into Victoria’s downtown core, the University of Victoria opens a new site that will accelerate collaboration and entrepreneurship by bringing together academics, industry and other partners within the community.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

BDC study finds that one in three (30%) small and medium-sized businesses are planning to invest in software in the next 12 months

As businesses become increasingly dependent on technology, investments in this sector will continue to accelerate. 5.3% growth is expected in 2022, and the five-year growth outlook is very positive.

BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada

Complete SIPP survey by Feb 11 to help get top issues in front of government

Complete SIPP survey by Feb 11 to help get top issues in front of government

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

This is Dypatch’s first round of funding, but together with its previous company, they raised $11 million in total.

This is Dypatch’s first round of funding, but together with its previous company, they raised $11 million in total.

Dyspatch

Company uses drones and special software to inspect large infrastructure

Company uses drones and special software to inspect large infrastructure

Times Colonist

Certn, a leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has acquired Credence, a leading provider of global background checks, based in the United Kingdom. Certn will diversify its offerings and add an impressive client roster, many of whom reside in new markets.

Certn, a leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has acquired Credence, a leading provider of global background checks, based in the United Kingdom. Certn will diversify its offerings and add an impressive client roster, many of whom reside in new markets.

Certn Holdings Inc.

The industry is being urged to get better at promoting itself to students and new immigrants coming into the country as it tries to navigate labour shortages amid significant growth.

The industry is being urged to get better at promoting itself to students and new immigrants coming into the country as it tries to navigate labour shortages amid significant growth.

StarFish Medical

Restarts and reinvention are nothing new to the Victoria high-tech sector, and it appears the industry sees a restart in 2022 as another opportunity for it to evolve further and build on what was, by many accounts, a record year for tech in the city.

Restarts and reinvention are nothing new to the Victoria high-tech sector, and it appears the industry sees a restart in 2022 as another opportunity for it to evolve further and build on what was, by many accounts, a record year for tech in the city.

VIATEC

New name as part of extensive rebranding initiative

New name as part of extensive rebranding initiative

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

The total equity value of the Transaction is $12.55 million

The total equity value of the Transaction is $12.55 million

Vigil Health Solutions Inc.

Health Authorities across British Columbia will soon have access to specially-designed foam trays to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines, created at Camosun College.

Health Authorities across British Columbia will soon have access to specially-designed foam trays to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines, created at Camosun College.

Camosun College

Pani Selected for Cleantech Group’s 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list of Companies Committed to Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

Pani Selected for Cleantech Group’s 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list of Companies Committed to Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

Pani Energy Inc

With the launch of our partnered integration, Cuboh clients can benefit from growing their online orders through direct ordering, and their extensive loyalty, gift card, and promotions tools.

With the launch of our partnered integration, Cuboh clients can benefit from growing their online orders through direct ordering, and their extensive loyalty, gift card, and promotions tools.

Cuboh

Synergy Foundation’s circular economy business incubator has shepherded dozens of startups through its program since 2019.

Synergy Foundation’s circular economy business incubator has shepherded dozens of startups through its program since 2019.

Synergy Enterprises

The results-driven Canadian tech innovator will bring Delivra into its portfolio of digital companies

The results-driven Canadian tech innovator will bring Delivra into its portfolio of digital companies

Redbrick

Launched in May, Cognito pairs people with a psychiatric nurse who helps assess their mental health needs before referring them to a physician.

Launched in May, Cognito pairs people with a psychiatric nurse who helps assess their mental health needs before referring them to a physician.

Cognito Health

Safe PC engaged with Locelle in the summer of 2021, as a pilot to provide mentorship to women in their training program. Locelle’s mentorship platform proved to be a huge success, and became a game changer for women breaking into tech, increasing their employability with quick results.

Safe PC engaged with Locelle in the summer of 2021, as a pilot to provide mentorship to women in their training program. Locelle’s mentorship platform proved to be a huge success, and became a game changer for women breaking into tech, increasing their employability with quick results.

BestHuman

Meiklejohn co-founded Enrollment Resources with Shane Sparks in 2003. Over the past 19 years, the company has emerged as a leading marketing innovator in the Career Education sector.

Meiklejohn co-founded Enrollment Resources with Shane Sparks in 2003. Over the past 19 years, the company has emerged as a leading marketing innovator in the Career Education sector.

Enrollment Resources Inc.

As we face 2022, we asked a selection of business leaders to weigh in with a few thoughts about the year nearly behind us, and the one ahead.

As we face 2022, we asked a selection of business leaders to weigh in with a few thoughts about the year nearly behind us, and the one ahead.

VIATEC

Victoria-based Kixeye Studios has acquired the game Iron Throne: The Firstborn from Korean studio Netmarble.

Victoria-based Kixeye Studios has acquired the game Iron Throne: The Firstborn from Korean studio Netmarble.

KIXEYE Canada Ltd

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, and of Natural Resources, announced an investment on December 2, 2021 of $2.8 million in Victoria-based Open Ocean Robotics through Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, and of Natural Resources, announced an investment on December 2, 2021 of $2.8 million in Victoria-based Open Ocean Robotics through Sustainable Development Technology Canada,

Open Ocean Robotics

Recognition of Top Contributors took place on Dec 9 at the Empress Hotel with 300 attendees.

Recognition of Top Contributors took place on Dec 9 at the Empress Hotel with 300 attendees.

VIATEC

Scott Phillips, chief executive of Victoria-based Starfish Medical, is hoping the latest accolade for the country’s largest medical-device design company may come with a competitive advantage in the fight for engineering talent.

Scott Phillips, chief executive of Victoria-based Starfish Medical, is hoping the latest accolade for the country’s largest medical-device design company may come with a competitive advantage in the fight for engineering talent.

StarFish Medical

PLATO Testing, the country’s first Indigenous-led and staffed IT services firm, launched a recruitment campaign for its Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and Deloitte Canada.

PLATO Testing, the country’s first Indigenous-led and staffed IT services firm, launched a recruitment campaign for its Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and Deloitte Canada.

PQA / PLATO

VINN is happy to announce their multi-year partnership with Justin Tse and Feature Media, a Victoria-based media company and YouTube channel with a combined following of over 1.5 million and over 100 million video views worldwide.

VINN is happy to announce their multi-year partnership with Justin Tse and Feature Media, a Victoria-based media company and YouTube channel with a combined following of over 1.5 million and over 100 million video views worldwide.

VINN Auto

At the Camosun Coastal Centre, there’s a new group of students starting a new program.

At the Camosun Coastal Centre, there’s a new group of students starting a new program.

Camosun College

Marble Connect is a patented and creative B2B white-label integration product that offers a customized, AI-driven personal finance solution that integrates the MyMarble platform into the partner's customer journey and product offering.

“Partnering with a rapidly growing and service-driven marketplace like VINN is very exciting for Marble. Most of us know firsthand that the financial aspect of getting approved for a new vehicle is the most stressful part. The combination of Marble and VINN’s technology is not only going to solve this problem but also accelerate healthy growth for both businesses.” - Doug Tanner, Marble’s VP of Business and Corporate Development.

VINN Auto

Three trade commissioners will be at Fort Tectoria on December 8th to meet some of Victoria’s growth-stage companies.

Three trade commissioners will be at Fort Tectoria on December 8th to meet some of Victoria’s growth-stage companies.

VIATEC

Top Contributors to be revealed at VIATEC’s Holiday Homecoming in person on Dec 9th

Top Contributors to be revealed at VIATEC’s Holiday Homecoming in person on Dec 9th

VIATEC

How a company’s compensation philosophy, and the way it's communicated, can help deflate the resignation boom.

How a company’s compensation philosophy, and the way it's communicated, can help deflate the resignation boom.

Douglas Magazine

75% of Venture for Canada's Winter 2022 funding has been allocated. They are still accepting Winter Hiring Requests, but encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

75% of Venture for Canada's Winter 2022 funding has been allocated. They are still accepting Winter Hiring Requests, but encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

Eve Olynyk

Blockstream builds the products — networks, storage, mining operations and transaction settling technology — that make cryptocurrency Bitcoin usable for all manner of transactions

Blockstream builds the products — networks, storage, mining operations and transaction settling technology — that make cryptocurrency Bitcoin usable for all manner of transactions

Times Colonist

The winners will be featured in the annual Forty under 40 magazine in December for BIV subscribers and celebrated at an in-person event in April.

The winners will be featured in the annual Forty under 40 magazine in December for BIV subscribers and celebrated at an in-person event in April.

BestHuman

STN Bets helps publishers leverage the growing trend of interest in, and legalization of, sports betting without having to dedicate time, resources and expenses to satisfy user demand.

STN Bets helps publishers leverage the growing trend of interest in, and legalization of, sports betting without having to dedicate time, resources and expenses to satisfy user demand.

STN Video

#REW2021 conference (Nov.22-25) focuses on bold solutions and disruptive ideas to address climate change, the housing crisis, economic changes and more.

#REW2021 conference (Nov.22-25) focuses on bold solutions and disruptive ideas to address climate change, the housing crisis, economic changes and more.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

With travelling in groups put on hold by health and safety regulators, Victoria-based Off the Eaten Track veered from its course and introduced self-guided culinary tours this year.

With travelling in groups put on hold by health and safety regulators, Victoria-based Off the Eaten Track veered from its course and introduced self-guided culinary tours this year.

VIATEC

Roy Group wants to hear about those times when someone exemplified their finest conduct, and held the bar high for you to do the same.

Roy Group wants to hear about those times when someone exemplified their finest conduct, and held the bar high for you to do the same.

Roy Group

Report highlights continued need for diversity in sector, with an emphasis on executive roles

HR Tech Group announced the release of their 2021 Diversity in Tech Dashboard, one of several initiatives stemming from the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Tech Project, launched in 2019 with funding from the Province of BC. The Diversity in Tech Dashboard reports year-over-year progress on representation of equity-deserving groups in the BC tech sector.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Women’s Enterprise Centre is building a virtual ‘pop up’ to showcase BC women business owners this holiday season—the #WEshopBC Virtual Pop Up!

Women’s Enterprise Centre is building a virtual ‘pop up’ to showcase BC women business owners this holiday season—the #WEshopBC Virtual Pop Up!

Women's Enterprise Centre

VINN announced a $3.2 million seed round led by Novak's micro-VC colleague Andrew Wilkinson. CEO and Co-founder Caleb Bernabe's tenacity and lack of a prominent competitor in Canada prompted the VC to invest in Vinn.

VINN announced a $3.2 million seed round led by Novak's micro-VC colleague Andrew Wilkinson. CEO and Co-founder Caleb Bernabe's tenacity and lack of a prominent competitor in Canada prompted the VC to invest in Vinn.

VINN Auto

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

Victoria News

VIATEC members Llama Zoo and Cuboh participated as employers in the BC pilot.

VIATEC members Llama Zoo and Cuboh participated as employers in the BC pilot.

Innovate BC

Many of Douglas’s 10 to Watch winners “grow up” to become significant players in their respective fields and major employers in Victoria and beyond. Douglas Magazine catches up with three companies who are making waves far and wide.

Many of Douglas’s 10 to Watch winners “grow up” to become significant players in their respective fields and major employers in Victoria and beyond. Douglas Magazine catches up with three companies who are making waves far and wide.

Douglas Magazine

Vancouver Island was ranked the ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Vancouver Island was ranked the ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Times Colonist

Minimally invasive image-guided therapy start-up, SpinaFX Medical Inc. (SpinaFX) is pleased to announce the signing of a commercialization contract manufacturing agreement with StarFish Product Engineering Inc.

Minimally invasive image-guided therapy start-up, SpinaFX Medical Inc. (SpinaFX) is pleased to announce the signing of a commercialization contract manufacturing agreement with StarFish Product Engineering Inc.

StarFish Medical

CloudCodes is a leading cybersecurity and cloud security provider with a global customer base. This transaction marks Plurilock’s second acquisition in 2021

CloudCodes is a leading cybersecurity and cloud security provider with a global customer base. This transaction marks Plurilock’s second acquisition in 2021.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

Victoria Hand Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Peirone as Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and founder of VHP, Dr. Nick Dechev, will be transitioning to the role of Chief Technical Officer.

Victoria Hand Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Peirone as Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and founder of VHP, Dr. Nick Dechev, will be transitioning to the role of Chief Technical Officer.

Victoria Hand Project

Funds raised to accelerate the adoption of Pani’s software in the global water treatment market to improve clean water yield and reduce cost, risk, and emissions.

Funds raised to accelerate the adoption of Pani’s software in the global water treatment market to improve clean water yield and reduce cost, risk, and emissions.

Pani Energy Inc

The exposure winners receive through 10 to Watch gives them well-deserved applause, builds brand recognition and shines the spotlight on the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2021

The exposure winners receive through 10 to Watch gives them well-deserved applause, builds brand recognition and shines the spotlight on the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2021

Douglas Magazine

Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing is pleased to announce the acquisition of RingPartner, a leader in the pay-per-call space.

Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing is pleased to announce the acquisition of RingPartner, a leader in the pay-per-call space.

RingPartner Inc.

Pencil & Paper has created a design course to help developers make user-oriented design decisions.

Pencil & Paper has created a design course to help developers make user-oriented design decisions.

Pencil & Paper

Priority is given to iWIST members in good standing and applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Priority is given to iWIST members in good standing and applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

FunctionFox Systems Inc.

STN Video’s Newest Content Provider: Vox Media!

STN Video’s Newest Content Provider: Vox Media!

STN Video

Barnacle Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of boat security and monitoring products, has announced an OEM partnership with Canadian boatbuilder KingFisher Boats.

Barnacle Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of boat security and monitoring products, has announced an OEM partnership with Canadian boatbuilder KingFisher Boats.

Barnacle Systems

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon said as many as 2,000 more people will be able to improve and upgrade their skills through the Canadian Tech Accelerator program.

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon said as many as 2,000 more people will be able to improve and upgrade their skills through the Canadian Tech Accelerator program.

VIATEC

CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Lexi Mills, resourcing and talent acquisition expert at FreshWorks Studio.

CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Lexi Mills, resourcing and talent acquisition expert at FreshWorks Studio.

CHEK Media Group

Rootd won the $10,000 Social Venture Prize as well as the new $10,000 Woman-Led Venture Award. BinBreeze secured the $10,000 Regional Start-up Prize, while Sarcomere Dynamics took home the new $7,000 Diamond-in-the-Rough Award.

Rootd won the $10,000 Social Venture Prize as well as the new $10,000 Woman-Led Venture Award. BinBreeze secured the $10,000 Regional Start-up Prize, while Sarcomere Dynamics took home the new $7,000 Diamond-in-the-Rough Award.

BetaKit

Multiple Industry Awards Underscore Momentum for Certn’s Background Check

Multiple Industry Awards Underscore Momentum for Certn’s Background Check

Business Examiner

Certn, FreshWorks Studio, DeeBee's Organics, STN Video and First Light Technologies all make The Globe and Mail's list

Certn, FreshWorks Studio, DeeBee's Organics, STN Video and First Light Technologies all make The Globe and Mail's list.

VIATEC

Among the accolades, Certn was inducted as a CIX Top 10 Growth company, which recognizes Canada's most innovative startups in the later-stage – those with more than CAD $5 million net revenue or that have raised more than CAD $10 million.

Among the accolades, Certn was inducted as a CIX Top 10 Growth company, which recognizes Canada's most innovative startups in the later-stage – those with more than CAD $5 million net revenue or that have raised more than CAD $10 million.

Certn Holdings Inc.

New scholarship aims to create opportunities within the rapidly growing field of digital marketing

New scholarship aims to create opportunities within the rapidly growing field of digital marketing

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc