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The East Side Games co-founder and BC Tech’s 2022 Person of the Year is contemplating how to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The legaltech startup, helmed by four-time founder Ryan Wilson, proves there is local money available for local companies.
BC Tech announced 42 finalists across nine different categories.
Brave Technology Co-operative’s suite of tools help prevent overdoses across North America.
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Top legal talent for scaling businesses
Goodlawyer gives businesses of all sizes, from emerging startups to high-growth enterprises, direct access to top legal talent without the pains of a big firm (think billable hours). From their fixed-fee startup services to custom projects and fully integrated Fractional Counsel, Goodlawyer’s network of experts can cover all aspects of business law.
🤝 Funding and deals
Buddi, a SaaS company for e-commerce and digital menu solutions, has announced a loyalty integration with Springbig, with combined operations in the cannabis industry.
Reusables.com has partnered with Uber to launch a sustainable packaging pilot program.
Segev LLP, a business law firm, has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with Singhania and Co to establish a transcontinental relationship between Canada and India.
ChopValue, which saves chopsticks from landfill, has partnered with Racing To Zero to help its partners with their sustainability goals.
UrbanLogiq has joined forces with San Mateo County’s Department of Public Works to transform traffic management and road safety with data-driven solutions.
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Helping innovators and changemakers tell their stories
As the country’s leading tech PR firm, Switchboard – an Earnscliffe Strategies company helps innovators create positive change by driving communication strategies that get results. Whether you need brand positioning, media relations, issues management or content creation, see how they’ll get you real results.
🗞️ In other news
In honour of Father’s Day, we compiled thoughts from 13 local leaders on the intersection between tech and fatherhood.
Misty West unveiled its winners for its annual hardware awards, The Misties.
Hootsuite launched a free AI-powered caption generator, developed specifically for social media managers and the creation of social-first content.
The Cisco Canada Digital Readiness Index, a study examining Canada’s ability to capture opportunities of digitization, revealed that B.C. has the strongest startup environment in Canada.
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Have BCIT Computing students help with your IT challenges
Do you need a tech solution, automation tool, or prototype? BCIT’s Industry Sponsored Student Projects program puts students to work on your software and IT projects. Next submission deadline is August 1 – learn more!
💡 Ideas and insights
Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square Technologies, writes: Navigating the recession: an unprecedented investment opportunity
Jose Hernandez Castilla, CEO at TTT Studios, writes: Getting ready for launch: a practical guide on reducing risks and optimizing go-to-market strategies
Yacht party a reflection of Calgary’s startup spirit
Fast-growing startup Goodlawyer will gather 550 of the biggest founders, investors, and ecosystem builders for a networking cruise at Toronto's Collision conference.
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