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Is Vancouver ready for a million more people?
Local leaders explore the role that technology can play in ensuring equitable and sustainable growth across the region at the CityAge: Vancouver conference. Start reading »
Rivian Automotive begins vehicle deliveries in British Columbia
The company’s flagship all-electric pickup and SUV vehicles will be united with buyers through the end of 2022, and ramp further in 2023. Start reading »
Boast reveals the winners of its pitch competition for Canada’s most innovative startup
Vancouver companies took home two of the three top prizes, which totalled more than $250,000. Start reading »
Spring’s investor challenges have dished out $170K over the last week
Meet the winners from a trio of impact-based competitions. Start reading »
Foresight announces Canada’s 50 most investable cleantech companies
Nearly one-third of the companies are based in Metro Vancouver, and are building solutions to help adapt to or mitigate climate change. Start reading »
Member exclusive: Meet the former Red Bull and Spotify marketer who was pulled into Vancouver Web3
Ryan Lassi always wanted to do cool shit. It’s happening with Looking Glass Labs’ House of Kibaa. Start reading (members only) »
🤝 Funding and deals
Sanctuary AI received a $30 million Strategic Innovation Fund Contribution from the Canadian Government. Learn more »
Active Replica has been acquired by Mozilla. The Vancouver metaverse company builds virtual spaces and events to facilitate community online. Learn more »
entrepreneurship@UBC alumn IRLY landed $475,000 in pre-seed capital. Learn more »
RESAAS, a Vancouver-based real estate technology company, expanded an existing partnership to now include all U.S.-based RE/MAX agents. Learn more »
UBC has received over $5 million from the federal government for a project to provide insights on the impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour in the Metro Vancouver region and beyond. Learn more »
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🗞️ In other news
Office vacancies are on the rise in Vancouver, hitting a two-decade high at 11.5 percent at the end of September, according to Altus. Globe and Mail »
The City of Vancouver is seeking zero-waste innovators to pilot their solutions at the Zero Waste Demonstration Site. Successful ventures will have the opportunity to showcase their solution to key stakeholders, which could potentially lead to an agreement with the City. Learn more »
The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is looking to support net-zero technology innovators with non-dilutive grant funding with its 2023 Open Call for Innovation. Learn more »
Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on individual memberships. Learn more »
X44 Vida Carbon Racing has won its maiden championship title. The team is headed by F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, and was recently renamed upon entering a partnership with Vancouver-based Vida Carbon earlier this year. Learn more »
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💼 Take your career to the next level
Everyone’s talking about hiring. And while certain companies have laid off team members, there are hundreds of other Vancouver tech businesses searching for talent, including Hop, AbCellera, Tsunami Solutions, Seaspan ULC, Inetco Systems, Tantalus Systems, Withe, and PayPal.
Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Journal Job Board »
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💡 Ideas and insights
Dana O’Born, Council of Canadian Innovators’ VP of strategy and advocacy, reviews the year that was, and previews what’s to come: B.C. legislative wrap-up and 2023 innovation policy outlook
Tamer Mohamed, founder of Aspect Biosystems, speaks with Chris Hobbs on his Afternoon T podcast about transforming how we treat disease.
Kookai Chaimahawong, ESG partner at Upperstage Capital, writes about the different dimensions of of impact assessments, and how optimizing for positive impact can also optimize returns.
Bruce Qi, CEO of Launchpad, is interviewed by SaaS North about how he plans to turn his business into an anchor company
Manoj Singh, founder and CEO of Acuva, shares how his company is using technology to solve the global clean water gap