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Revitalizing technology for the social services sector

In conversation with Dr. Alina Turner, CEO & Cofounder of HelpSeeker (Certified B Corp) on how her team is trying to overhaul access to social services and bridge the gap with it’s user base . HelpSeeker is applying the same competitive paradigm as a regular technology company to bring social services closer to the citizens … Continue reading Revitalizing technology for the social services sector

Do you have the right user on the device ?

In conversation with Ian Paterson, CEO of Plurilock on how his team is using artificial intelligence, machine learning and behavioral biometrics to provide invisible multifactor authentication solutions to their clients in financial services, healthcare, defense and public sector. Plurilock technology is able to provide friction less logins and full day identity to enterprise users without … Continue reading Do you have the right user on the device ?

Loblaws and League bring next-generation digital health platform for Canadians

League Inc, North America’s leading enterprise health operating system (health OS), today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Loblaws Inc. as part of its Powered by League program. The two organizations have come together to develop the PC Health app, a new personalized digital health app designed to improve how Canadians access and navigate … Continue reading Loblaws and League bring next-generation digital health platform for Canadians

Want someone else to do your laundry? There’s an app for that

In conversation with Abhishek Arora, co-founder at WeDoLaundry, on how technology is making it convenient for people to get their laundry done on-the-go. Having completed their first 10,000 orders, WeDoLaundry is paving the way in “laundry on call” services. How does it work? You schedule a pick-up time for WeDoLaundry to get your clothes from … Continue reading Want someone else to do your laundry? There’s an app for that

Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, today announced that people in Manitoba can now receive one-time keys from their health authorities to use with COVID Alert, Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app. The app helps notify users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID Alert app … Continue reading Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

22 Companies Selected for 2020 Impact Investor Challenge

Spring Activator has released the list of top 22 Companies selected for their 2020 Impact Investor Challenge. Vancouver based, Spring Activator is a certified B Corporation. Spring Activator is a global incubator, accelerator and advisory firm that empowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations to build better businesses and change the world. Through its global advisory … Continue reading 22 Companies Selected for 2020 Impact Investor Challenge

Update on VAE Labs

One of our previous guests is now on Indiegogo. They had a promising launch and are already 50% funded on day 1. TechScrum featured Vae Labs earlier on how this team of young entrepreneurs is trying to disrupt the energy drink space. The neuroenhancing VAE energy spray packs 30 espressos worth of caffeine into every bottle for … Continue reading Update on VAE Labs

Klue Raises $15M as Companies Clamor for Platform to Collect, Curate and Distribute Competitive Insights

Vancouver based Klue the AI-powered competitive enablement platform, announced a $15 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures with participation from HWVP, existing investors OMERS Ventures, Rhino Ventures, and BDC Ventures, and several notable angel investors including Frederic Kerrest (co-founder of Okta) and Zach Coelius (top Angelist syndicate). The investment, which brings the company’s total funding to $19 … Continue reading Klue Raises $15M as Companies Clamor for Platform to Collect, Curate and Distribute Competitive Insights

ZoeInsights – Empowerment platform for patients with critical illness

In conversation with Shaneel Pathak, CEO & Co-founder of Zoeinsights. An entrepreneur on a mission to empower people with the resources, knowledge and tools they need to access their personalized health data. ZoeInsights was co-founded by Shaneel Pathak based on his own experience caring for his late wife during her journey as a cancer patient. … Continue reading ZoeInsights – Empowerment platform for patients with critical illness

Service Delivery & Change Management in Public Sector

In conversation with Mary LaBoucane (Executive Director, Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction, British Columbia). Mary discusses Service Delivery in public sector, Change Management for large initiatives, migrating legacy systems and women’s representation in IT and leadership roles.

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