The book highlights the rags to riches stories of 30 high profile Canadian entrepreneurs and then has 30 strategies and tips to be an entrepreneur yourself. Chapter 1 starts strong with Jimmy Pattison and the book goes on to visit entrepreneurs in every province. Read more
On Wednesday, November 27th the GreenTech Exchange in collaboration with Climate Smart are delivering a forum exploring the best practices in reducing carbon emissions and costs in Vancouver.
Entrepreneurs are faced with the challenge of maintaining a successful business while making a low impact on the environment and saving money. This can all be done with some insightful planning on the company operation’s design and a focus on sustainable, energy conserving priorities. Read more
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) recently launched the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) to assist SMEs in commercializing new technology-based products, processes and services.
WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. Read more
The Jump:Start:Challenge is a competition for tech startups and entrepreneurs that provides concentrated help in cracking one of the most persistent business challenges: raising capital. Through the 8 weeks of workshops, coaching, training and mentorship, the pool of candidates is whittled down to 5 finalists who will go on to pitch to a room full of preselected investors. Besides offering the possibility for investment, a panel of judges will award a cash prize to the winning company. Read more
2012 BCIC-New Ventures BC Top 40 competitor Squeezease Therapy specializes in wearable deep pressure therapy devices for children with sensory and anxiety disorders such as autism and ADHD.
Earlier this year the company began conducting beta trials to gather feedback in several family’s homes and therapy centres worldwide to gather feedback on their first device called the Snug Vest. Read more