Norman Armour, head of Vancouver's popular PuSh festival, stepping down

Norman Armour is stepping down as artistic and executive director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.He helped found the popular Vancouver cultural festival in 2003 and has been the festival’s leader ever since. He will leave the post officially on April 27.“In the early beginnings of PuSh, co-founder Katrina Dunn and I wanted to effect change with  the creation of [...]

21 March 2018

How the Songhees Innovation Centre is helping Indigenous entrepreneurs thrive

Now, she's hoping the Songhees Innovation Centre will help her grow her business. The Gitxsan entrepreneur is considering renting space in the new co-working environment geared to Indigenous people. "As an entrepreneur, you're pretty isolated in your office," Wilson said. "So, when you come to a place like this, you're able to thought-purge, you're able to bounce ideas off [other people] if [...]

14 March 2018

Women Innovators Featured at #BCTech Summit

Western Canada’s largest technology conference, the #BCTECH Summit, is set to welcome some of the industry’s greatest local and global thought leaders and power players from May 14-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The Summit saw over 5,550 participants in 2017, and is projecting 6,000 for 2018. Key programs are the Investment Showcase and B2B Matchmaking Programs, which [...]

08 March 2018

6 Common Allergies and How to Manage Them

Allergies getting you down? There’s likely a common cause to the allergy symptoms you are experiencing, and once you know what’s causing them you can take steps to manage them so that you can get on with your life and stop sneezing so much. Extreme allergic reactions may require using an epipen to stop the most immediate symptoms, so getting an allergy test from your doctor may be a goo [...]

14 November 2017

Instagram Marketing Becomes New Way to Enhance Image of Your Brand

Instagram was built as an app to enhance your pictures, but now it can be used to offer valuable content to your potential customers and promote your business. You could even be a small entrepreneur or a blogger trying to promote your website. Instagram can help you on this. With a well optimized Instagram account you can make sure to drive traffic to your site, and with a loyal follower [...]

01 November 2017

What To Know To Become a Video Game Composer

Video games are big business throughout the world and a key part of the entertainment industry. There are career opportunities within the video game world if you know where to look. If you’re interested in music a great option is to work toward becoming a video game composer, but what should you know about this career? Unless you’re a diehard video game lover, you may not have even noti [...]

18 October 2017

'Not a Ponzi scheme': Vancouver tech company president defends himself

A Vancouver tech company owner, accused of bilking investors and employees, says his firm is not a Ponzi scheme and he will continue to seek new funding, "despite current difficulties."Yian "Ethan" Sun, president of Istuary Innovation Labs Ltd., posted an open letter on the company's website Wednesday in response to allegations that, among other things, he misappropriated investors' [...]

07 October 2017

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd VanFUNDING 2017 Fintech Forum and Premiere Hackathon Scheduled at Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue (NOV 28 Vancouver)

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2017 / In less than two months, the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) will be hosting the 3rd annual VanFUNDING 2017, an immersive full day financial innovation forum and premier hackathon on Nov 28 in downtown Vancouver at SFU's Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue.VanFUNDING 2017 is the leading West Coast conference dedicated [...]

06 October 2017

Vancouver startup incubator accused of fraud; employees not paid for months

A once-promising Vancouver start-up incubator with links to the Chinese market is now being investigated by B.C. authorities, after reports surfaced that the company’s 300 employees have not been paid since June.Istuary Innovation Labs Ltd. is now also facing a number of lawsuits from investors who said the company’s owners, Yian “Ethan” Sun and Yulan “Amy” Hu, misused investments fro [...]

02 October 2017

Vancouver mining-tech startup attracts Silicon Valley VC firm

A natural resources tech startup in Vancouver is catching the attention of powerhouse investors in the United States, raising around $24 million in a Series A financing.According to a report from PE Hub Canada, Jetti Resources secured a chunk of its funding target in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in August.Whilst the round's investors were not disclosed, Jetti's website n [...]

18 September 2017

Hapa-palooza Festival returns to Vancouver, will honour local hapa figures

Hapa-palooza Festival, a festival celebrating hapa and mixed heritage culture, is returning to Vancouver this month.The festival features music, art, storytelling and dance over three days from Sept. 22 to 24 at various venues throughout the city.“Hapa-palooza bridges worlds, gathers community and celebrates diverse ancestry and cultural heritage,” said co-founder and journalist Anna Ling Kaye [...]

16 September 2017

China overtakes Belgium on world innovation index

China has overtaken Belgium on a global innovation index to reach 17th out of 40 countries as it begins work on a new internet security institute to train people in how to keep the internet safe, which could contradict the effort to make China a center of innovation. The index is researched by the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) which is r [...]

24 August 2017

Opinion: China’s latest tech innovation? Conducting court cases over the internet

The Chinese have found yet another way to save money and time, and this time it’s not the latest gadget or app. The world’s most populous nation has decided to use cyber technology in litigation, with the introduction of an online court. Physically showing up at a courthouse could become a thing of the past, at least for internet-related civil cases. The entire process is conducted [...]

24 August 2017