• September 16, 2014

    WTFast Partners with Major Southeast Asia Gaming Publisher


    Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing gaming markets in the world; in fact, the top two fastest growing countries in the world in terms of game revenue are Malaysia (121% growth in 2013) and Thailand (104% growth), according to Interactive Entertainment Sherpa. Countries in the region are also among the most active for WTFast, whose Gamers’ Private Network (GPN) was built exclu...

  • September 4, 2014

    Accelerate Okanagan Appoints New CEO

    Accelerate Okanagan (AO) has announced the appointment of Pilar Portela as the new CEO of the organization. She will assume responsibilities on September 16th and will succeed Jeff Keen, who has stepped down to pursue an opportunity with a startup technology company.

    Pilar is a relative newcomer to the Okanagan after leaving SBM Site Services in Sacramento, California as their ...

  • August 15, 2014

    FreshGrade Raises $4.3M to Connect Teachers, Students and Parents

    Club Penguin founder Lane Merrifeld sold his kid-safe, massively multiplayer online gaming community to Walt Disney  Co. in 2007 in what amounted to a $350 million deal.

    But he never gave up on the idea that kids should be able to safely use the best of today’s technologies in their daily lives.

    In 2012, he left Disney to co-found an education tech venture called 

  • August 13, 2014

    Startup Chooses BC Over Silicon Valley, Scores Deal with NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks

    Janice Taylor is keen on shaking up the social networking concept.

    Where the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram focus on the “me, me, me,” Taylor’s Just Be Friends network places the emphasis on family and community.

    According to a recent study, 80 percent of people feel they don’t belong to their local community, and almost 33 percent don’t recognize their neighbours. Ta...

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