The building of a compassionate company with Ayogo

Ayogo provides a way for clinicians to monitor, track, and respond to the psychosocial determinants of their patient’s health by building coherent interactive programs for patients. SFU VentureLabs got a chance to chat with Michael Fergusson, CEO of Ayogo, and discuss how their company thrives on creating a community of compassionate, talented, and mission-focused people. …

Moving both the head and the heart with DISCOVELO

A VentureLabs interview with Scott Keesey, the CEO and Founder of DISCOVELO Mental health issues and inactivity in youth are continuously increasing, but numbers have skyrocketed due to the pandemic. This has had a large impact on youth in the classroom. Kids have many sources of stress and anxiety which impede their ability to focus…

SFU VentureLabs at Vancouver Startup Week 2021

Mark your calendars for May 21st – 28th for the 8th annual Vancouver Startup Week!  #VSW2021 is a week-long program uniting the business community and celebrating excellent companies, innovative ideas, and passionate people. Attendance gives you access to high-quality sessions, workshops, presentations, panels, as well as job and exhibition fairs.  SFU VentureLabs is happy to…

Announcing the 2021 Ready to Rocket List!

The Ready to Rocket List by Rocket Builders, is an annual list celebrating BC’s Leading Growth Tech companies. These companies are identified as Emerging Rockets (companies poised for growth) or Ready-to-Rocket (companies already scaling revenue) in several categories: Agri-food, ICT, CleanTech, Digital Health, and Life Sciences. “Ready to Rocket” companies, on average, have exceeded a 50%…

Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor – Here’s Why

There’s no one secret to turning your startup into a success overnight. However, from Larry Page to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, many prominent CEOs have credited part of their business’ overwhelming success to the same thing: an experienced mentor. As an entrepreneur with limited resources, is it really that important to invest in mentoring…

Optimizing Customer Discovery Surveys and Interviews to Understand Your Customer

As an entrepreneur, it can feel like the odds are often stacked against you; from raising capital to scaling up sales, running a business comes with a multitude of major challenges, some outside your areas of expertise. Sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know, especially in a COVID-19 era where customer’s needs are…