By: Knowlton Thomas Via: Techvibes A new app looks to change the fitness game by bringing workouts from major influencers to consumers’ fingertips. The Vancouver-based startup, called Fitplan (a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program company), provides users with everything from workout videos to nutrition plans in order to create an interactive and customized experience. “Fitplan users will have … Continued

British Columbia’s agritech sector will benefit from the $240,000 that the winners of the Agritech Innovation Challenge will receive to develop and adopt new technology. Launched at the Growing the Future Together – BC Agrifood and Seafood Conference in November 2016, the Agritech Innovation Challenge brings together innovators with industry to develop a product or … Continued

  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

Image by Geo Awesomeness   By: Peter Witting Via: Geo Awesomeness Think about where you are right now. Are you at home, at work or out? What are you near? Have you been there before? What time is it? Is it sunny, snowing, raining? How much of that does your mobile device already know? All of it … 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

Kootour, a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program (VAP) company, has recently launched their new website. Kootour is an online marketplace designed to match local tour guides with international travellers. Currently operating in China, Mexico and Canada, it is designed to allow travellers to find unique and local experiences, and for tour guides to list their tours without … 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