As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is predicted that as many as 40% of student placements will be cancelled. Students across the country are about to enter one of the most challenging labour markets since the great depression and many will not be getting the work experience they need. Given the current circumstances, […]
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Recent weeks have felt eerily similar to the market crash of 2008. I remind myself and many of the entrepreneurs I work with that while the last financial crisis left our personal and business finances beaten, we came out of it with massive growth in the years that followed. This also led to innovation – […]
The world has changed, Covid-19 has turned everything on it’s head and if you run a start-up company, especially one that might be pre-revenue, what does this mean for you? Is this the end of your company’s journey or is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I had the chance to have […]
Vancouver is known to have an active population. From yoga on the beach in summer to shredding the slopes all winter, Vancouver is no doubt a city of fit and fun folks. Staying fit requires training, of course, which explains why Vancouver boasts around 200 gyms. Always busy, these shops never close—until a global pandemic […]
The world is in the middle of the biggest global pandemic we’ve seen in our lifetime. Our response to COVID-19 has meant the closure of non-essential businesses, the economics of which are leading us to what could be the next big global recession. It’s important to recognize and thank the front line workers who are […]
Having recently returned from a three-week trip to Charitable Impact’s overseas office in Bengaluru, India, I had no choice but to go into 14-day self-isolation. I soon became thankful for my circumstances. While many Canadians are struggling through financial hardship through no fault of their own, I am fortunate to be able to work from […]
COVID-19 has everyone’s full attention. Vancouver-based and global companies alike are trying to figure out how to maintain business continuity amid the uncertainty of rapidly changing conditions and not knowing how customers will respond to coronavirus worries. During wide-spread crisis situations that impact companies on a global scale, establishing a strategy on how to safely […]
Reflecting on International Women’s Day and what it means to me as a woman and as CEO of BC Tech I found myself curious as to why we picked this particular day, March 8th. With sunny skies and bulbs popping up, not to mention the clocks springing forward this weekend it’s certainly an optimistic and […]
There are more women in tech than ever before. Although this is an exciting step forward for what’s typically known as a male-dominated industry, the truth of the matter is, female representation and participation in tech are still lacking significantly. In light of International Women’s Day, let’s dig a little deeper – because by identifying […]
The extent and impact of today’s data driven world is nothing short of staggering. In every aspect of our lives, we are now generating huge amounts of new personal data about our habits, preferences, activities, consumption, movements and even carbon footprints. This has, in turn, given rise to new applications and even entirely new industries […]