#CanStartupStories “BALANCE: Celebrating Parent-preneurs”

Five dynamic speakers. Five unique stories to be shared. Join us at 4pm PT / 7pm ET for our latest installment of #CanStartupStories where we explore the challenges and joys of juggling the demands of parenting and entrepreneurship. Host Chiara Toselli (one of our new Startup Vancouver Community Leaders!) navigates our presenters through two hours…

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…

152 Tech: Innovating the cannabis retailer experience

SFU VentureLabs’ client company 152 Tech was founded to create smarter retail solutions for regulated industries. They create simple platforms that are easy to operate and maintain; providing secure business data all in one location. VentureLabs had the opportunity to chat with Shaun Saini, CEO and Co-Founder of 152 Tech, about what inspired their startup…

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…

Sales Primer | Designing Scalable Sales Campaigns

Building a revenue engine from scratch is a daunting task. Building a revenue engine that’s predictable, manageable, scalable, and profitable is an even bigger challenge. And yet the single most critical success factor for any venture start-up is its ability to sell. Investors know this. Which is why they rigorously scrutinize how close you are…