Why Mount Pleasant Needs More Density

Michael Hungerford | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Hungerford

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.

Move Over Bay Street: Toronto's Burgeoning Tech Scene Is Taking Over

Jason Field | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Field

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?

How One Vancouver Neighbourhood Is Redefining The City's Industry

Brent Sawchyn | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada
Brent Sawchyn

If you were to walk around the Vancouver neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, you would notice the plethora of new businesses - an eclectic and vibrant mi...

Why Start-Ups Are Like Parenting

Ryan Spong | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

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."

How Canadian Businesses Can Become the Powerhouses of Tomorrow

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

'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.

This Is a Business' Biggest Secret Weapon

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

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.

60 Canadian Business Leaders Sign Letter Against Bill C-51

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

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 t...

Hootsuite One Step Closer To Going Public: Report

BCBusiness | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Hootsuite may be close to securing yet another investment according to an article published in The Wall Street Journal Monday—one that could be an e...

LOOK: Hootsuite's 2nd Rad Vancouver Office

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 se...

WATCH: HootSuite Channels 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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...

Hootsuite Offers Big Funds To Young Entrepreneurs

CP | Justin Smallbridge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The founder of the social media management tool Hootsuite started two businesses as a teenager, and now he wants to help other young Canad...

B.C.'s Top 10 Dream Employers

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 recomm...

Why Work at a Tech Startup? Luring Vancouver's Tech Talent to the real Opportunities.

Tanis Jorge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tanis Jorge

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?

HootSuite Draws Hundreds As Pixar Closes Shop

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Tuesday proved to be a bittersweet day for Vancouver's tech community as HootSuite looked to fill approximately 100 jobs while across town Pixar Canad...

Hoo Wants A Job?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Calling all tweeters, hipsters and dog lovers: HootSuite is hiring! The Vancouver-based social media company is hosting an employment fair on Oct. ...

HootSuite's Record-Breaking Deal

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

In what they are calling the "largest deal ever in Canadian venture capital history for a software company", Vancouver-based HootSuite has secured US$...

My Method for Managing Dozens of Twitter Accounts

Tod Maffin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Business
Tod Maffin

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.

Unpaid HootSuite Interns Cash In

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Social media giant HootSuite has ditched their once proud policy of unpaid internships following an embarrassing online backlash. Not only will fu...

HootSuite Takes Viral Hit Over Internships

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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. ...

LOOK: HootSuite's Awesome Vancouver HQ

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 s...

11 Questions For Hootsuite's Ryan Holmes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Ryan Holmes has the type of eccentric background that seems to breed successful entrepreneurs. Holmes is the CEO of Vancouver-based Hootsuite, one of ...

Vancouver Bands Sing It Forward For Downtown Eastside Music School

Cory Ashworth | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

"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."

'Best Year Ever' For This Part Of Canada's Economy

CBC | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business

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 th...