Gender bias problem on Wikipedia: CBC Radio ft. Virginia Balcom

As the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia is a popular resource for many online users. Often overlooked is Wikipedia’s lack of coverage on successful women due to gender bias. According to a new study by American sociologist Francesca Tripodi, volunteer editors nominate women’s pages for deletion at a higher rate than men’s pages. While women…

MAZDIS’ innovative storage units keep citizen’s bikes safe

SFU VentureLabs client company MAZDIS is a Vancouver-based company offering automated bike storage systems that make it easier for cyclists to securely and conveniently park their bicycles, for developers to save space, and for Local Government to invest in secure bike parking. VentureLabs spoke with Nick Mani, CEO of MAZDIS, to learn more about their…

From working in the restoration industry to building solutions with RocketPlan

An SFU VentureLabs interview with Joe Tolzmann, CEO of RocketPlan Technologies. VentureLabs’ client company RocketPlan built an operations system that benefits all participants in the remediation space: contractors, owners, building managers, property managers, insurers, and insurance brokers. RocketPlan digitizes the process so they can save time, have predictable estimates for stakeholders, and a simplified process…

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…