HealthSpace CEO Warwick Smith talks to Cantech Letter


In the world of tech ideas, everyone has already moved on from using paper-based solutions and has been toting iPads to their job for years. But ideas are not reality, at least not yet. Newly-listed HealthSpace (CSE:HS), an already profitable junior, is on the ground and doing the blocking and tackling that will allow a […]

Q9 Networks talks data centre infrastructure in a hyper-changing world of connectivity


Considering that data centres are the infrastructure upon which all Internet traffic cooperates, you’d think that Canada’s largest data centre provider, Q9 Networks, would be a household name. “For a while, it actually was a bit of tech darling,” Strahan McCarten, Q9’s Senior Vice President of Product Management & Strategy, told me at the recent […]

Slyce CEO Mark Elfenbein talks to Cantech Letter


Sometimes technology solutions come along that solve a problem we have all experienced. “I wish I could make my entire music collection portable, and in one place,” is something many of us wished for in decades past. Enter the iPod, and eventually, the capability of smartphones to store a huge amount of data. Problem solved. […]

Chlormet CEO Yari Nieken talks to Cantech Letter


A plan “B”. When Chlormet Technologies (CSE:PUF) acquired AAA Heidelberg, a company in the process of applying for an Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) license with Heath Canada it already had a partially completed 8800 square foot marijuana cultivation facility in London, Ontario. Soon after, Chlormet added a facility for production and processing of […]

Apivio CEO Rob Bakshi catches up with Cantech Letter

Apivio CEO Rob Bakshi.

When we first caught up with Apivio (TSXV:APV) CEO Rob Bakshi, he was looking to overcome the idea that the hardware focused company could transition to higher margin business without affecting its topline. Apivio, which was founded in 2003 in South Korea, imagined that desktop phones would become the kind of feature-packed devices that users […]

Eyecarrot founder Adam Cegielski talks to Cantech Letter


Sometimes in business, the lines between the personal and professional blur. When Adam Cegielski, a businessman with a background in biotech and biochemistry, saw that his son was having problems with his early development skills, it led him down a path that may wind up helping millions. What Cegielski discovered was that his son was […]

Catching up with Zecotek Photonics


Intellectual property-rich Zecotek Photonics (TSXV:ZMS) has to date been talked about as a pre-revenue company, but that is fast changing. The Vancouver-based company, fresh from a favourable outcome in a patent infringement lawsuit, just posted unaudited annual revenue in 2015 was 424% higher than last year. The company believes it can make a real dent […]

Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein interviewed at the Grow Conference

Harley Finkelstein and Aydin Senkut at the Grow Conference in Whistler. (Photo: Caroline Carter)

Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein was at the Grow Conference in Whistler today. Finkelstein was interviewed by Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures, an early investor into the Ottawa-based company. In April, Shopify announced it had filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million, with Morgan Stanley, Credit […]