In 2015, Australian influencer Essena O’Neill with over 500,000 Instagram followers made headlines when she abruptly decided to leave all social media — Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Snapchat. Her decision led to a fevered debate: some people thought it was a marketing hoax, others applauded her ability to step away from her large following. […]
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What’s your Business Type: Clio or Hootsuite?
In your business, are you building a pyramid or riding a wave? Yesterday, Clio announced a CAD $333.5 million investment in their company by US firms TCV and JMI Equity, making it the largest venture capital investment in Canada since 2000. This may come as a surprise to many in BC since the legal tech […]
The Joy of Missing Out
When Mark launched his second start-up, he didn’t realize the true costs he’d be paying. As a seasoned entrepreneur with a legal background, he felt young and capable enough to keep all of the balls in the air. Until, one by one, they started dropping. After attending a Joy of Missing Out digital wellbeing workshop […]
In an Outdated Industry, Technology can Empower Insurance Brokers
There’s a long overdue technology wave coming that will change the insurance industry dramatically, and it’s coming fast. The insurance industry is massive — in Canada alone it is worth $50 billion. Yet much of the industry remains mired in outdated, manual processes. The legacy technology systems that are in place were implemented 20 years […]
How Technology is Transforming Healthcare
By increasing the accessibility, affordability, and quality of care, technology is transforming Canada’s healthcare industry. It is a driving force behind recent improvements and, when you consider that 29% of Canadians report difficulty accessing healthcare services, it is no wonder that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is working to support the scalability of virtual care. Long wait times […]