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"The demand for talent is outstripping the supply."
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Vancouver needs to be able to attract large job creators. With their proposed new rezoning, the City estimates a maximum potential of 500,000 SF of new digital and tech office space will become available and they are worried that any more would create a supply glut. That is unlikely to happen. It's not even enough to create the supply needed now.
Toronto is showing signs of the city coming into its own as a global technology hub. More firms are making the move to Hogtown, and the city is also turning out its fair share of hometown heroes when it comes to successful tech companies. So, what is making Toronto such a coveted destination for tech companies and eager employees alike?
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If you were to walk around the Vancouver neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, you would notice the plethora of new businesses - an eclectic and vibrant mix of craft breweries, coffee roasters, clothing ma...
For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."
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'Unicorn' is a term in the investment and venture capital industry use to define a start-up company whose valuation has exceeded USD$1 billion dollars. When you look for these (apparently not so) mythical creatures we find a plethora of U.S.-based companies: Uber, Airbnb, Palantir, Snapchat, Dropbox and others.
In an age where one well-placed tweet or a vine secretly filmed by an unengaged employee or unsatisfied customer can cost a company millions of dollars, business leaders will have to adapt or die. The inner workings of a company are no longer strictly "inner." And within this reality, transparency is the secret weapon for leaders in the new economy.
It looks like the digital world is lining up against the Harper government’s Bill C-51. A group of prominent executives from many of Canada’s tech companies has signed a letter addressed to Prime Mini...
Hootsuite may be close to securing yet another investment according to an article published in The Wall
As if we didn't already have office envy for the folks over at Vancouver-based Hootsuite, the social media management company has recently opened a second location in the city. Located near their orig...
Vancouver-based social media management company HootSuite takes a cue from the hit TV drama "Game of Thrones" in a fun new ad that tells you to "unite your social kingdoms." "A Game of Social Thrones"...
VANCOUVER - The founder of the social media management tool Hootsuite started two businesses as a teenager, and now he wants to help other young Canadian entrepreneurs make it big for themselves.Ryan...
When it comes to landing the ideal employer, British Columbians just keep on dreaming. A whopping 41 per cent of workers say they would not recommend their current employer to prospective candidates,...
Startups often have to deal with one or all of three big issues: lack of capital, brand recognition and product penetration. While these are real threats and pose the biggest risk to success, startups often have advantages that cannot be found in large, established companies. Educating talent on these benefits helps them make an informed decision between the bright lights of the behemoth and the siren's call of the startup. So, what exactly are these benefits?
Tuesday proved to be a bittersweet day for Vancouver's tech community as HootSuite looked to fill approximately 100 jobs while across town Pixar Canada cuts about the same number. An estimated 1,000 p...
Calling all tweeters, hipsters and dog lovers: HootSuite is hiring! The Vancouver-based social media company is hosting an employment fair on Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in an effort to fill over 100...
In what they are calling the "largest deal ever in Canadian venture capital history for a software company", Vancouver-based HootSuite has secured US$165 million to fund its future growth, the social...
I've developed a kick-ass system for monitoring everything I need to on Twitter -- and I use Tweetdeck to do it. Here's why I love Tweetdeck and why you should too.
Social media giant HootSuite has ditched their once proud policy of unpaid internships following an embarrassing online backlash. Not only will future interns be paid, but the company will also be st...
Social media giant HootSuite has been forced to review its policy on unpaid interns following an outburst of flak on Reddit that quickly went viral. The original Reddit post -- which suggested the Van...
Social media wizards at HootSuite have a brand new dog-friendly space to lure talent to its Vancouver office. HootSuite showed off its new 33,000 sq.-ft. nest for its “owls” to media on Thursday. The...
Ryan Holmes has the type of eccentric background that seems to breed successful entrepreneurs. Holmes is the CEO of Vancouver-based Hootsuite, one of the hottest social media management tools in the w...
"Sing It Fwd is what we call it passion in practice. We had seen and experienced a growing gap in terms of the cultural and arts vision of the city and the province and one of the many issues that really concerned us was youth arts and opportunities for youth to engage in arts in music specifically. So we created our initiative vision — to create an example of the rippling benefits of the power of connecting drivers in the community to take action, mobilize instead of compartmentalize, and hopefully share the story forward to inspire other people to do the same."
Overall, Canada's tech sector has just finished an excellent year and the prospects for 2013 look at least as good. That's the picture that emerges from conversations with the CEOs of four young Cana...