Why I’m Bullish on Vancouver Tech

As a Toronto boy living in Vancouver, I often struggle with an internal tug of war. One side of me wants to try Quinoa and go for bike rides along the Stanley Park Seawall, and the other side of me always envisioned this more Mad Men, high-pressure/high-stakes scenario type of guy. And after living in beautiful British Columbia for almost two years now, I’ve come to the realization that there’s a lot more to being a desirable city besides scenic viewpoints. As a millennial with insufficient funds for a unicorn frap, it’s difficult to ignore the opportunities that megacities have to offer.

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Dr. Santa Ono on British Columbia’s Digital Technology Supercluster

Born in Vancouver, Dr. Ono earned his BA in Biological Science at the University of Chicago and his PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University. His principal research interests focus on the immune system and eye disease. Dr. Ono served as the 28th President of the University of Cincinnati and is currently the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British... Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrencies Defying Gravity

"How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values?"  - Alan Greenspan Recently I made a small wager with a colleague of mine. Similarly to the cryptocurrency market, it was irrational, bold, and excluded basic fundamentals. The bet? The total cryptocurrency market capitalization will surpass $1 trillion USD before January 1, 2019. As... Continue Reading →

Lisa Shields and her Startup War Stories!

Lisa Shields is the Founder of Hyperwallet Systems Inc. Lisa guided Hyperwallet from a technology startup to the leading international payments processor for business to consumer mass payouts. Prior to founding Hyperwallet, Lisa managed payments acceptance and risk management technology teams for high-volume online merchants. She holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Engineering from MIT and was a... Continue Reading →

Blair Simonite (Director – e@UBC) on the University’s Role in Kickstarting Businesses!

Blair Simonite is a technology industry executive with over 30 years of operational and financial management experience building growth foundations for firms ranging from tech startups to multinationals. He is the Program Director for Entrepreneurship at UBC (e@UBC) and is an instructor at the UBC Sauder School of Business within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track.... Continue Reading →

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