Venture News

Nada, formerly Zero Waste Market, secures permanent brick-and-mortar address in Vancouver

Nada, formerly Zero Waste Market, secures permanent brick-and-mortar address in Vancouver

It’s official, folks: Vancouver’s first dedicated zero-waste grocer Nada, formerly known as Zero Waste Market, has announced that it will open a permanent brick-and-mortar store at 675 East Broadway later this year. The confirmation comes after a year-and-a-half-long search for commercial real estate, which, in April, led the Nada team to launch an online petition urging the City […]

BCHL turning to app to help detect concussions in young players

BCHL turning to app to help detect concussions in young players

The British Columbia Hockey League will be employing a new app this season to help detect concussions in players. The 16-to-20-year-old players on the Junior A hockey league’s 17 teams will take baseline tests before the start of the 2017-18 season that will be managed with the HeadCheck app, designed by a group of UBC kinesiology […]

Vetter Pharma and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Vetter Pharma and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems and Microdermics Inc., a Vancouver-based medical device company developing a novel hollow, metal microneedle drug and vaccine delivery system announce a strategic cooperation agreement. RAVENSBURG, GERMANY, AND VANCOUVER, CANADA (PRWEB) MAY 31, 2017 Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery […]

Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects

Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects

UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body. “Human skin and other soft tissues are thin, elastic structures that deform a lot,” said Dinesh Pai, professor of computer science. “It has been a challenge to come up […]

Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round to Scale Technology to Replace Hypodermic Needles

Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round to Scale Technology to Replace Hypodermic Needles

Microdermics, winner of the 2016 New Ventures BC Competition, participant in the e@UBC Lean Launch Pad, and venture funded by the e@UBC Seed Fund, receives $1-million in funding. Original article can be viewed here. Microdermics today announced completion of its $1 million financing round, which was oversubscribed and received robust global interest. Microdermics has developed […]

Young entrepreneurs create dock-to-table app to cut out middlemen in seafood industry

Young entrepreneurs create dock-to-table app to cut out middlemen in seafood industry

Original article from Global News. A pair of young Vancouverites are looking to revolutionize the way B.C. seafood gets from dock to dish. Joseph Lee and his business partner Robert Kirstiuk are the brains behind Coastline Market, a Vancouver-based startup keen on shaking up the industry by cutting out the middlemen: seafood brokers, wholesalers and processors, […]