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

  Via: MobileSyrup Published Date: October 13, 2016 Vancouver, BC – For the technology sector, the province of British Columbia is an exciting area to grow in. Though the history of this support through accessible resources and funding is relatively long, it hasn’t always been at the forefront.