Posted onJanuary 9th 2020

Advantage Communications Inc. Expands Global Presence With Acquisition of Top Mexican Contact Center, First Kontact LLC

Advantage Communications Inc. (ACI), a leading BPO Contact Center located in Canada and the Caribbean, has today announced the acquisition of a top Contact Center in Mexico, First Kontact LLC. The acquisition will expand ACI’s global presence and enhance its Spanish customer service offering.CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island & KINGSTON, Jamaica–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advantage Communications Inc., ( – a leading global BPO Contact Center using innovative new technologies to design superior customer

Posted onJanuary 3rd 2020

Secret Deodorant Casts a Power Line-Up for New “All Strength, No Sweat” Campaign to Share Diverse Stories of Personal Strength, in All Its Forms

New spot uses custom-made anthem by Grammy-nominee Jessie Reyez and features actress Camila Mendes, Olympic Gold Medalist Swin Cash and othersCINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sunday night, Secret Deodorant is debuting its newest campaign starring a diverse celebrity line-up of women across entertainment, sports, business and fitness. This campaign gives much-needed air-time to the personal stories of modern women who are challenging the status quo in their respective fields.With the release

Posted onNovember 4th 2019

In Continued Push for Women’s Equality, Secret Turns Its Attention to the Music Industry, Making Commitment to Feature “100% Women-Made” Music in Future Campaigns

In partnership with the industry’s leading non-profit Women in Music, Secret kicks off search for up-and-coming female singers, songwriters and producers, granting coveted industry access to 250 aspiring female musiciansCINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Secret Deodorant, a longtime champion of women’s equality, revealed today the next frontier in its fight for equal representation for women: the music industry, where women make up just seventeen percent of artists, twelve percent of songwriters and two

Posted onNovember 1st 2019

Saputo Family Makes Visionary $10 Million Donation to Support First-of-its-kind Social Innovation Centre at Concordia University

Transformational gift from Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation and from Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation to benefit students, grassroots organizations in Montreal, Quebec and CanadaMONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CUpride–A visionary gift of $10 million from the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation and the Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation will allow the creation of a first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder collaboration centre at Concordia University.The new SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation will allow

Posted onOctober 31st 2019

Dr. Michael Hayden Joins AbCellera’s Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#antibodies—AbCellera, a leader in therapeutic antibody discovery from natural immune systems, has appointed Dr. Michael Hayden to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hayden replaces former Director Andrew Booth, who recently transitioned to an executive role as AbCellera’s Chief Financial Officer.“We are immensely pleased to have Dr. Hayden joining AbCellera’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera. “Michael is one of the most prolific

Posted onOctober 30th 2019

Now Powering Over 1 Million Merchants, Shopify Debuts Global Economic Impact Report

Shopify merchants contributed $183 billion in global economic activity from 2016-2018 OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SHOP), the leading global commerce company, today released its first global economic impact report showcasing the growth of businesses built on Shopify and how they benefit the world economy. Shopify is powering a global economic movement, that’s now a million merchants strong and growing. This new report reveals data and insights on how the

Posted onOctober 24th 2019

G Adventures Taps CrowdRiff to Showcase its Experiences Through the Eyes of Travelers

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdRiff, the leading visual marketing platform for travel and tourism brands, today announced that G Adventures – a socially-responsible travel operator that offers life-changing, small-group tours for people of all ages, interests, and budgets in 100+ countries, on all seven continents – has selected CrowdRiff’s visual content marketing platform. G Adventures will be using CrowdRiff to showcase its brand and the small group travel adventures it offers, which connect

Posted onOctober 24th 2019

Halifax company Over The Edge helps raise over $100 Million for non-profits

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#onestoryatatime–On Friday, October 18, 2019, Halifax-based special events company Over The Edge reached a major milestone of helping raise over $100 Million for non-profit organizations throughout North America and abroad.Local entrepreneur Paul Griffith founded the Halifax-based Over The Edge in 2008. His vision created a new niche in adventure-based philanthropy where participants raise donations for the opportunity to rappel “over the edge” of a local high-rise

Posted onOctober 22nd 2019

Absolute Appoints New Executives to Leadership Team to Accelerate Product Innovation and Enhance Endpoint Resilience Offerings

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Absolute (TSX: ABT), the leader in endpoint resilience, today announced two new appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. William Morris joins as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Ameer Karim joins as Executive Vice President, Product Management.With more than two decades of proven product leadership, William Morris joins Absolute to lead all aspects of engineering and product development. Morris was most recently at BlackBerry, where he

Posted onOctober 21st 2019

Mako Fintech Announces Launch of US Transfer Agency Business and Formation of Advisory Board

Service available today to public and private issuersMONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#fintech—Mako Fintech, a tech startup delivering next-generation software for securities transfer and administration, announced today that it has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to operate as a securities transfer agent in the United States.The transfer agency space has long been overdue for modernization. Legacy systems, low availability, high service costs and transaction delays have created a significant

Posted onOctober 17th 2019

Bay Area Health Trust Invests in Hamilton Based Medical Device Company Mariner Endosurgery

Contributing to the latest round of Mariner Endosurgery, Bay Area Health Trust shows strategic support for local health care businesses and ecosystem.HAMILTON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#hamilton–Bay Area Health Trust (, a Hamilton, Ontario based company that operates life science businesses with the goal of returning value to its beneficiaries including Hamilton Health Sciences announced it has signed an agreement to provide an undisclosed amount of capital to Mariner Endosurgery (“Mariner”).In

Posted onOctober 15th 2019

Gemelli Biotech, Innovator in Microbiome Space, Producer of ibs-smart™, Announces Scientific Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES & RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#biotech—Gemelli Biotech, producers of the ibs-smart™ blood test for irritable bowel syndrome with a diarrheal component (IBS-D and IBS-M), announced the formalization of a Scientific Advisory Board to support the company’s expansion into new markets and new offerings.Global leaders in microbiome science and gastroenterology, Gemelli’s scientific advisors are:From the United States:William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP (University of Michigan)Brian E.

Posted onOctober 8th 2019

EY Announces Laurie Schultz, CEO of Galvanize, as a 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Laurie Schultz, CEO of Galvanize, the global leader in SaaS GRC software, has been selected as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. Schultz, who joined Galvanize in 2011, was presented with the award at the annual gala hosted by Ernst & Young at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 3.For the past 26 years, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award has recognized the

Posted onOctober 8th 2019

lululemon and the United Nations Foundation Launch New Program to Address Mental and Physical Health of UN Humanitarian Aid Workers

With funding commitment from lululemon, Peace on Purpose aims to train and equip more than 3,000 aid workers and reach 30,000 UN staff over the next three years with mindfulness and self-care toolsVANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lululemon and the United Nations Foundation today announced their partnership around an innovative program to address the mental and physical health of UN development and humanitarian workers who serve on the front lines of

Posted onFebruary 18th 2017

Episode #25

The BC Weekly Business Report: February 10th 2017The legendary Gary Bizzo from The Bizzo Management Group and provides you with 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

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Posted onDecember 26th 2016

The Podcast Launches And Prepares To Interview More British Columbia’s Entrepreneurs

It has been a long time in the planning process but has launched and so has the podcast. Already there are 6 podcast listed on iTunes and more have been scheduled. The host and owner Robert Szmigiel has designed and implemented everything about the company and podcast. From coming up with the name, designing the logo, writing the scripts, questions, web site design, mobile app and even played drums

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Posted onDecember 26th 2016

The Podcast Successfully Launches As People Around The World Tune In To Hear From Vancouver’s Finest.

(Vancouver, Canada)—The Podcast has taken the international podcast industry by storm with launching a show that is letting the world know about the vibrant and progressive entrepreneurial community currently going on in Vancouver, British Columbia. Releasing it’s seventeen show, the podcast is hosted by veteran online marketing manager Robert Szmigiel and already has received well over 1,200 downloads from listeners throughout Canada, USA, Costa Rica, India, Egypt, Japan, Malta,

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    Matias Marquez Interview

    January 25th 2019

    Matias Marquez founded Buyatab in 2008. He has since received numerous awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including: being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year


    Braden Parker Interview

    January 15th 2019

    Braden Parker is co-founder of Casca Footwear, an innovative startup, developing all-day performance shoes for future builders. In the past year, Braden has moved from real-estate asset manager to co-founder of a bootstrapped venture looking to challenge the global footwear

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    Ilya Brotzky Interview

    June 9th 2018

    Ilya is the CEO and founder of VanHack. After graduating from Cornell University with a Degree in Applied Economics and Management, Ilya spent 4 years working in the Brazilian startup scene where he joined the country’s most successful early stage


    Praveen Varshney Interview

    December 26th 2016

    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 Interview

    December 26th 2016

    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


    Terry McBride Interview

    December 11th 2016

    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