The legendary Gary Bizzo from The Bizzo Management Group, who with Vancouverentrepreneur.ca provides you with the: The BC Weekly Business Report. On what’s going on in our Province.” Every week we bring you all up to date with new ventures, investment opportunities, start ups, technology, business activities and who’s doing what when it comes highlighting local BC entrepreneurs. All this great weekly business news will inform or may even inspire you to get involved, contact, network or even expand or start your own business. Enjoy the show!
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1) Traction Conference
The 2016 Traction Conference just finished in Vancouver. Traction brought founders and growth experts from some of the fastest growing tech companies to share insights on optimizing your product to drive growth and revenue.
The Huffington post dubbed Traction Conference as “Best in Class for a Single Day Event”. The experts that shared their experience included Hootsuite to Foursquare and Y Combinator (“the world’s most powerful start-up incubator”) to Reddit. If you’re a hitech wanna-be you might consider signing up for next year or the very least getting on their mailing list.
2) Startup Activity
Canada is climbing the international ranks when it comes to startup activity. According to Startup Genome’s Startup Ecosystem Report 2013, three Canadian cities rank among the top 20 most active startup scenes in the world, with Toronto in 8th and Vancouver following closely behind in 9th.
Based on eight criteria; startup output, funding, performance, entrepreneurial mindset, trendsetting, support, talent, and differentiation. Silicon Valley ranked first in every category.
3) Curiate.tvCuriate provides the industry with visibility beyond Nielsen ratings and beyond a media provider’s own subscribers. This platform will provide the entertainment industry with accurate analytics that will include all forms of digital media, from youtube to Netflix and cable. Curiate’s analytics platform analyzes the things viewers ask about/search for and provides deep insight into whom viewers are and what they’re interested in. Watch out Nielsen!
There is a growing market for bitcoins or crypto-currencies. Bitcoins are a digital asset like money that is created by people with sophisticated advanced computers. Vancouver is number 1 in Canada.
There is a Meetup just for bitcoins in Vancouver, with 1300 members this is significant. The Georgia Straight magazine says there are over 60 locations in Vancouver where you can use bitcoin inc. ATM’s.
You can buy anything from your favorite latte to a condo, it has more range than any credit card.
5) Accelerate Tectoria
This accelerator in Victoria provides a structured venture development service designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious early-stage technology entrepreneurs. Delivered by VIATEC, the service is based on the definition developed by the BC Innovation Council. The service is designed to help our technology sector reach its maximum potential by supporting our local technology start-ups.
Gust, the Global Platform For Startup Funding, has named Tectoria as a Top 20 Accelerator in the US and Canada (by startups accelerated, full Global report here.)
Meetups Coming Up
Vancouver Internet Startups
June 30, 2016, Webinar | Master the 1 Free Tool Every Tech Startup Needs for Explosive Growth Anyone in BC is welcome.
Victoria BC Startups
July 7, Summer 2016 Evening Meetup -This group is for founders of technology startups located in Victoria, BC.
Small Business BC
July 6, 2016, BUSINESS MAPPING: DEVELOPING A SMART BUSINESS MODEL, not everyone needs a business plan, sometimes you just need to do some mind-mapping or create a Lean Canvas model
Step By Step Guide To Building A $100,000 Seminar Business, by Iman Aghay
Tuesday June 28th at Spacekraft in Burnaby at 6:00pm
Security for Small Business – Thursday June 30th at 7:30 am – 9677 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC
Build your business with Purpose, Mission and Culture, by John Nieuwenburg
Tuesday July 12th at G&F Financial Group’s Mount Pleasant Branch.
Casey A. Miller, President of 6 ½ Consulting has 15+ years of business experience including roles of CEO, VP Business Development, and VP Strategy. And he is on a mission: to create thriving workplaces, relationships, and communities where people value
Doug Anderson, widely known as “DA” is the owner of DA Top Talent. Doug has helped over 500 hundred business owners over the past 35 years. His passion is to provide world-class business advisory services for entrepreneurs and business owners
Adam Steele at age 22, with no previous business experience, left his day job to chase the dream of business ownership. He started out by peddling Gmail address’ by the bundle. Today, he leads a team of 30+, remote team
Praveen Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991. He is a director or officer of various publicly traded companies including Mogo and Hempco Food
Arran Stephens was born in 1944 and was raised on Vancouver Island. His parents pioneered sustainable farming in the 1950’s and advised Arran to “leave the earth better than you found it.” After pursuing art and having several successful exhibitions
Today we are with Terry McBride who is the current CEO of YYoga and one of the three founding members of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist and producer management), Nettwerk One