Earbuds: The Next Brain-Computer Interface? A VentureLabs Interview with Kristina Pearkes, CTO and Cofounder at Orbityl

Imagine if your brain was able to open an app on your phone?  Or you could turn up the volume on your iPhone with a thought? That’s the realm that Kristina Pearkes, the Chief Technology Officer at Orbityl, and her co-founder Sean Kaiser, are working in. Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology is still a number of […]

Using Pricing Design to Increase Revenue, Profit, and Market Share: A VentureLabs Interview with Karen Chiang, Managing Partner at Ibbaka

Karen Chang is a Managing Partner at Ibbaka, a consulting and technology development company focused on helping businesses bring innovations to market and helping them scale. Karen’s team has extensive experience in market segmentation and pricing for companies ranging from Fortune 50 to pre-revenue startups. Karen believes that effective pricing is the single most powerful […]

On the Edge: Netskrt Brings Streaming Media to the Outskirts of the Network. A VentureLabs Interview with Moira Dang, Cofounder and VP of Engineering at Netskrt

Planes, trains and automobiles. No, it’s not the 1987 movie featuring Steve Martin and John Candy. It’s part of the market research conducted by the Netskrt team as they determined the best target segment for their patented video content delivery network solution. Moira Dang, Cofounder and VP of Engineering at Netskrt, shares with us how […]

Bringing Trusted Networks to the Trades: A VentureLabs Interview with Marilyn Sanford, CEO of LincEdge

I know construction. I know the pain points, and I know the industry is in dire need of change. I’m able to bring this deep knowledge and insight about skilled trades to the solution we are developing. Just as an example, after our detailed skills vetting and ratings process, a skilled electrical contractor currently between jobs could be sourced by a short-staffed low-voltage network installation firm and utilized on a job she may not typically have been sourced for. The electrical contractor benefits and the company installing the network benefits. We’ve already had a number of trades-based business clients use the LincEdge application and they’ve shared with us that its been incredibly helpful in reducing risk during their business cycles, maintaining quality in peak periods, and finding talent to complete their jobs profitably.

$16.1 Million in Funding for Women Entrepreneurs, the Launch of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub in BC, and a Power Panel Discussion Highlighting the “Magic” of Collaboration in BC

With the support of the Government of Canada, WEKH will spread its expertise from coast to coast, enabling service providers, academics, government, and industry to enhance their support for women entrepreneurs. WEKH is spearheading a national network and accessible digital platform for sharing research, resources and best practices which will enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and the organizations who serve them across regions and sectors. There are nine regional hubs and a network of 75+ partners. SFU VentureLabs is proud to be the BC regional hub for WEKH.

From the Lab to the Greenhouse to the Boardroom: A VentureLabs Interview with Dr. Lili Mesak of Nutrienvisus Technologies

VentureLabs is thrilled to share a series of interviews highlighting the stories of our amazing women entrepreneurs. For our first interview, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Lili Mesak, the CEO and Co-founder of Nutrienvisus – a triple bottom line business looking to revolutionize how we grow crops. With a Ph.D. in microbiology […]

2019 Emerging Rockets and Ready to Rockets’ Breaks Records

Simon Fraser University VentureLabs congratulates the BC technology innovators recognized by Rocket Builders in 5 industry sectors: Agri-Food, Cleantech, Digital Health, ICT and Life Sciences. SFU VentureLabs hosts many of the recognized companies on the recognition lists as the leading accelerator bringing Canadian science and deep tech from lab to the global market. We are […]

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