So how good are Vancouver’s startups anyway?
Written by: James Raymond
Vancouver being rated as Canada’s number one startup ecosystem by Startup Genome is cause for celebration indeed. To be ranked 15th in the world is an incredible achievement that recognises our phenomenal homegrown startups—companies like SLACK, Plenty Of Fish, Hootsuite, BroadbandTV and countless others.
Moreover, this recognition speaks to the quality and depth of our ecosystem, from the entrepreneurs still kicking around an idea for a company, to the unicorns of the future, like BuildDirect, Bench, and D-Wave. Furthermore, it validates our education system, our local & international investors, and support provided by agencies like the VEC and other partners like BC TECH, BCIC and Launch Academy.
Written by: Kyle TreleavenTonight’s event started with lighting pitches, local companies had 100 seconds to pitch theaudience. They included Lincedge - resourcing platform for skilled trades, Quupe - a platformthat lets you rent your neighbors stuff, Mesh Food Exchange - platform connecting B2B surplusfood suppliers, and Seabreeze Connect - make friends with strangers that are also going on acruise ship with you.