Ottawa, Canada – January 18, 2016 – omNovos, a global leader in omni-channel customer engagement solutions, announced today that it has officially acquired Vancouver-based mobile payment solution specialist, MiniCheckout (a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program graduate). The purchase of MiniCheckout not only adds new functionality to the omNovos solution, but it also brings significant product development expertise to the omNovos … Continued

The Province has unveiled the final two pillars of the #BCTECH Strategy, which aims to create an environment for further growth and investment in B.C.’s tech industry. The strategy has 50 actions to deepen B.C.’s tech talent pool and make it easier for entrepreneurs to access markets, including selling to government. Educational programs will provide … Continued

CANADIAN EMBASSY TO JAPAN has established a new initiative “Canadian Technology Hub in Japan (CTJ@Tokyo) program”, and invites Canadian tech companies to join our first cohort in March 2016. This program helps Canadian tech companies to gain in-depth understanding of the Japanese market and to prepare them for sustainable entry into the Japanese market. It offers … Continued

  Mobify announced today that The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Commerce And Engagement Platforms Q1 2016 report names Mobify as a leader in Mobile Engagement Solution Providers for Mobile Web. Mobify tied for the highest scores in innovation, customer feedback, and supporting services, and was cited for offering web and app push notification messaging and a … Continued

In an effort to ensure that we receive all the best projects, we have extended the deadline for submission to end of day Friday February 5, 2016. After the success of last year’s commercialization acceleration program (check out past projects), CENGN is once again opening its project submission round to Canada’s most innovative Small-to-Medium Enterprises … Continued

By:  Nikolas Badminton Via: Huffington Post Publish Date: December 30, 2015 It seems like every business has an innovative product or service, or are adopting innovation mindsets to help level up to survive and thrive in a world where margins are getting thinner and customers are overwhelmed with choice. And, for many B.C.-based businesses, adopting this … Continued

By:  Tamsyn Burgmann Via: The Province Publish Date: December 24, 2015   VANCOUVER — When Stanley Cup rioters rained chaos onto Vancouver’s downtown core in June 2011, holes were exposed in the capabilities of police trying to stop looting and arsons. Communication among police was so bad that teams deploying tear gas accidentally dispersed crowds into streets … Continued

Forty leading BC tech companies have been selected to participate in the Venture Capital Presentations at the #BCTECH Summit. The Venture Capital Presentations will showcase advanced stage BC companies to international and local VCs. After many applications and much consideration, selection committees comprised of industry and investment experts selected the companies listed below. Congratulations to those selected! Interested … Continued