Vancouver has firmly established itself as a community for Millennial entrepreneurs with drive to succeed. Here are 4 rising star tech brands benefitting from the rich community and innovation Vancouver has to offer Millennial founders.
A hospitality and gifting app founded by Skai Dalziel and Joe Facciolo in Vancouver. Guusto facilitates gifting by sending a beer, or a glass of wine, to a friend or business contact and eliminates the need for a gift card. Founders can use Guusto to thank an employee for a job well done or to deepen relationships with new business contacts. For every gift that is sent using the Guusto app, a day’s worth of clean water is donated to One Drop projects.
An online furniture seller started three years ago in Vancouver and expected to make more than $120 Million CAD in revenue in 2017. CEO and founder Aamir Baig is in good company with Canada’s tech entrepreneurs. Article is founder-funded and has grown on mostly on retained earnings. Article has done four small rounds of funding for a total of $4.8 million with contributions from its founders. The Vancouver Founder Fund (VFF) participated in the last round of funding, founded by Fraser Hall, also an Article founder.
This Vancouver startup is the leading mobile technology platform for events and has won “Best Event App” at the Event Technology Awards for the past three years. Eventbase personalizes events for brands through design and scalability — founders can use Eventbase to bring team members together at a #Scotchcart tasting. Eventbase is also one of the leading employers for Millennials in Vancouver. The tech company is expected to hire another 100 young tech professionals in 2017.
This wellness app is designed to bring people together in fitness, using data to track health goals and find like-bodied users to share a workout with. Nudge automatically imports data from apps like RunKeeper and lets you enter data about what you eat and drink, and then provides you with recommendations for what you can do more of. The best part of Nudge is that it brings people together with social feeds called “Clubs”. Nudge is all about health and community, which is what we expect from Vancouver startups.