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4 innovation lessons from Vancouver’s most forward-thinking enterprises

4 innovation lessons from Vancouver’s most forward-thinking enterprises Last month, our COO, Lauren Robinson moderated a panel on Startup Innovation and Corporate New Ventures with Eric Hopkins, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Ventures Officer at BCAA, Justin MacCarthy, Director of New Ventures at lululemon athletica, and Jennifer Hamilton, Senior Director, New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson […]

People are not rational

Whether you are building enterprise software or electric scooters, you’re building for and selling to people. Your user is not a company, or a persona, or a job title – they are humans with problems. They are in search of a solution. As a new venture builder, your job is to get out there and learn […]

How Hockeystick Is Using Data To Transform The Canadian Startup Scene

Successful startups solve problems. When Raymond Luk launched his company Hockeystick in early 2015, it was to solve a problem he knew intimately — the challenges involved in reporting and accessing accurate financial data in the Canadian startup space. “I’ve raised and run a fund. I’ve also been an entrepreneur for 20 years, raising money, exiting, failing,” […]