Strike a Deal – Partner – Invest Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings connect technology buyers, innovation scouts and government procurement specialists with innovative BC-based technology solution providers. The B2B Meetings are scheduled to occur over the two days of the #BCTECH Summit.  A selection committee of industry professionals will review all applicants and match BC SMEs … Continued

  Applications are now open for the #BCTECH Summit’s Investment Showcase!  The Investment Showcase is an exclusive deal flow event happening on March 15th. How do you know if this is the RIGHT pitch event to be a part of? If your answer is YES to any of the below, then it is… Are you a … Continued

Mississauga, ON – January 5, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Canada announced the addition to the Galaxy A series at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 smartphone, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience. “At Samsung, we want to ensure Canadians have access to the latest innovation to … Continued

  Via: BC Tech Strategy, Government of BC The Mesh Food Exchange (a Venture Acceleration Program company) is turning food waste into a win-win situation. Canadians currently waste over $31 billion in food each year; 40% of which occurs along the supply chain. This is often because it’s easier and cheaper to discard imperfect food … Continued

Via: TechVibes Wavefront Global Market Entry Program alumni Mojio, an open platform for connected cars, today raised $15 million. The Series A round will be used to further the global adoption of Mojio’s hardware agnostic, cloud-based connected car platform. The capital hails from a variety of investors, including the BC Tech Fund, BDC Capital, and … Continued

Via: The Globe and Mail One of Canada’s most promising startups in the emerging industrial-Internet-of-things (IIoT) space, Vancouver-based Bit Stew Systems Inc., has been purchased by General Electric Co. in a deal to be announced Tuesday that is valued at $153-million (U.S.). It’s one of the biggest exits of a venture-backed company in Vancouver’s teeming … Continued

By: Chad Pawson Via: CBC News    While Vancouver is predominantly a Blue Jays town when it comes to baseball, employees at a downtown Vancouver sleep analytics company were firmly on the Chicago Cubs’ bandwagon when the team won the World Series last week. “There was a lot of drama and personal interest in that particular series,” said Karl … Continued

By: Nick Eagland Via: National Post Smart meters and high-tech devices on hydro poles have left cannabis-growing power thieves little choice but to pay their electricity bills. In 2011, field inspections found that 62 per cent of grow-ops identified by B.C. Hydro were stealing power from the grid. But B.C.’s smart-meter system, installed the same … Continued

          Via: BC Trade and Invest Blog Published Date: October 31, 2016 Early stage companies in British Columbia’s technology sector are getting additional support from the B.C. government with the establishment of the BC Tech Fund. The $100-million BC Tech Fund was recently launched with the announcement of a fund manager and … Continued

By: Globe Edge Content Studio Via: The Globe and Mail Startups are repeatedly told that, to be successful, they need to find a niche and solve a problem. The same could be said for incubators and accelerators that connect startups with investors to help build and scale companies. Canada has an increasing number of these specialty … Continued