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Catching up with our newest Lean LaunchPad graduates, PowerEd Foods

Catching up with our newest Lean LaunchPad graduates, PowerEd Foods

Joanne Tetrault, Leore Anner, and Daniela Fuentes just finished the Lean LaunchPad program, a five-week program designed to help entrepreneurs validate their product-market fit. Their venture PowerEd Foods is seeking to grow ethical, local, organic nutritious food, year-round in a sustainable way. They plan to produce both high-value seafood and specialty produce using aquaponics. We […]

Vesalius Cardiovascular Closes $1 Million Seed Investment Round

Vesalius Cardiovascular Closes $1 Million Seed Investment Round

VANCOUVER, BC– (May 3, 2018) – Vesalius Cardiovascular Inc. (“Vesalius” or “the Company”) today announced the closing of a $1M Seed financing round to accelerate the engineering of its mitral valve repair device called Calla TC3. The Vesalius unique concept marries surgery and cardiology to deliver a percutaneous treatment for mitral valve prolapse (also known as […]

Vancouver-based meat company makes important acquisition

Vancouver-based meat company makes important acquisition

Deal will continue emphasis on sustainable, locally grown meat Vancouver company Meatme.ca, an online platform that delivers sustainably and ethically raised meat, has acquired a fellow B.C. business in the Barons Meat Company. It’s an arrangement that makes sense on the surface, as Barons prioritized a farming system that is “more than organic,” “beyond pastured” and “as […]

BC Innovation Council Awards Nearly $1 Million to Four Research Projects

BC Innovation Council Awards Nearly $1 Million to Four Research Projects

he BC Innovation Council has announced the winners of its fourth BCIC Ignite Awards, which awarded $990,000 to four BC research projects that aim to solve industry problems in the natural resources and applied sciences sectors. In total, BCIC has awarded $3.5 million in Ignite funding since the program launched in 2016. Award criteria is […]

B.C. meal-kit delivery service emphasizing the local to serve Dragons’ Den this week

B.C. meal-kit delivery service emphasizing the local to serve Dragons’ Den this week

A Vancouver-based, meal-kit delivery service is expanding its delivery area — right into the Dragons’ Den. Fuud Canada will appear on the CBC’s televised business-pitch gauntlet this Thursday at 8 p.m. seeking a $90,000 investment for 10 per cent of the company. “The thing about Dragons’ Den is that it’s kind of like a boxing match […]

2018 Small Business BC Awards announced

2018 Small Business BC Awards announced

Congratulations to e@UBC venture AVA Technologies on winning the Small Business BC Award for Best Innovation! Original article from BC Business  An expert panel chose winners in 10 categories The 15th annual Small Business BC Awards were given out over the weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with 10 winners taking home prizes as the best in their category. The […]

Announcing the Winners of the Seventh Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

Announcing the Winners of the Seventh Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

Congratulations to social venture alum, Mealshare, on winning the social impact award! Original article from TechVibes Techvibes held the seventh annual Canadian Innovation Awards last night at the beautiful Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in downtown Toronto. The awards brought the most cutting-edge companies and innovative entrepreneurs in the country together to celebrate each other’s successes as well […]

BirchBiomed is Cleared to Begin First-of-its-Kind Phase II Clinical Trial for Ground-breaking Anti-scarring Drug

BirchBiomed is Cleared to Begin First-of-its-Kind Phase II Clinical Trial for Ground-breaking Anti-scarring Drug

Posted from BirchBioMed Vancouver, BC – February 17, 2018 – BirchBioMed Inc., a biomedical company focused on the commercialization, clinical evaluation and development of proprietary anti-scarring drugs, autoimmune therapeutics/therapies and novel strategies for transplantation, has been cleared by Health Canada to begin a phase II clinical trial of FS2, a unique and ground-breaking treatment developed […]

Be like Messi: Pathonix’s muscle sensors could help you play like a legend

Be like Messi: Pathonix’s muscle sensors could help you play like a legend

Original article from Wareable  Many wearables give us checks on how our bodies are doing throughout the day. They detect heart rate, movement and even sleep, and for the most part these metrics are an indicator of how much stress you’re putting your body under. If you’re running hard, your heart rate is going up. […]

Sensus Healthcare Launches Collaboration with BirchBioMed to Treat and Prevent Scarring for Keloids Patients Around the World

Sensus Healthcare Launches Collaboration with BirchBioMed to Treat and Prevent Scarring for Keloids Patients Around the World

Posted from BirchBioMed BOCA RATON, Fla., February 5, 2018 – Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in the non-invasive treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids with superficial radiation therapy (SRT), announced today Sensus’ collaboration with BirchBioMed Inc., a biomedical company focused on anti-scarring drugs, to treat and prevent scarring more effectively […]