It’s fair to say 2022 was an improvement on 2021. The pandemic recovery dominated tech – like all else – with many of us spending more time than ever in front of screens.
Not surprisingly, Techcouver had a banner year with site traffic growing every month during 2022.
As we look forward to an even better 2023, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the Vancouver tech community read and shared online over the past 12 months.
- Techcouver kicked off the calendar year by highlighting 10 homegrown startups that we’d be watching closely in 2022. Look out for our 2023 version next week. – Jan. 7th
- Featuring Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world’s most high-profile conference returned to the Vancouver Convention Centre in April 2022. – Mar. 5th
- Kitchener-Waterloo tech hub Communitech unveiled the first ever Team True North and six companies from British Columbia made their inaugural list. – Jun. 20th
- The pandemic has made employees more aware of that their most precious resource is time – and employers in British Columbia responded with innovative programs and workplace models that help employees make the most of their time. – Feb. 8th
- Microsoft added a new location to its growing collection of office space in Vancouver. The new digs are Microsoft’s largest single office location in Vancouver, occupying over 500,000 square feet across all but three of the ambitious skyscraper’s 33 floors. – Jun. 2nd
- Canadian developer Brivia Group has selected downtown Vancouver as the location of its newest and most sustainable project yet. CURV, a 60-storey residential development between Burrard and Thurlow, will be the world’s tallest passive house building. – Apr. 30th
- The Globe and Mail published their latest annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and the big list of businesses sprawls across sectors. Techcouver poured over the list to uncover Vancouver’s gems of entrepreneurial success. — Sep. 27th
- Canadian cleantech companies are making their mark on the world stage with 13 companies being named to the prestigious 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list. But the West Coast stands out with seven companies calling B.C. home. — Jan. 13th
- CBRE has release the 2022 edition of their Scoring Tech Talent report and Vancouver has been on fire over the past five years. The report is a comprehensive analysis of labor market conditions, cost and quality in North America for highly skilled tech workers. — Jul. 15th
- Several thousand Canadians employed in the technology sector have been laid off this year, as a brief post-Pandemic surge has quickly soured into a global downturn. Layoffs hail from a wide range of companies, including Ottawa’s Shopify and Toronto’s Clearco. — Aug. 11th