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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 BCIC-New Ventures Competition

As a sponsor of the 2013 BCIC-New Ventures competition, we would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s competition. These companies

Webnames.ca has been a sponsor for the competition for a number of years and as a member of the local technology community, supporting innovation and local start-up companies is very important to us. On September 25th, 2013, the winners of the 2013 BCIC-New Ventures competition were announced in the Awards Ceremony.

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Help Shape .CA and Canada Online – CIRA 2013 Board of Directors Elections

You can help share the Canadian internet landscape! The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has will be opening the election for the four vacant position on it’s Board of Directors on September 16-23, 2013. If you are a .CA member, you have the power to vote for the candidate of your choice.

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BCIC – New Ventures 2013 Finalists Announced

As sponsor of the BCIC – New Ventures 2013 Competition, Webnames.ca would like to congratulate the top-ten finalists of the 2013 competition!

Webnames.ca has sponsored this competition for a number of years. As a member of the local technology community, supporting the innovation of new start-up companies is very important to us. This year’s list of finalists have been impressive and will enter Round 4 of the competition. During this stage, the ten finalists will present their presentations to a panel of judges.

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Webnames.ca Launches 12th BIV Ad Campaign Featuring 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Webnames.ca has launched an advertising campaign in Business in Vancouver that will be running from September 2012 until August 2013. When we were considering a campaign with BIV, we started to think about who we are and what makes Webnames, well, Webnames! Immediately we thought about our customers!

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Webnames.ca Launches 11th BIV Ad Campaign Featuring Business in Vancouver

Webnames.ca has launched an advertising campaign in Business in Vancouver that will be running from September 2012 until August 2013. When we were considering a campaign with BIV, we started to think about who we are and what makes Webnames, well, Webnames! Immediately we thought about our customers!

We have built our business and our reputation on our #1 core value of “amaze every customer with exceptional service.” Our customers are always giving us their feedback and we decided to take their experiences and share them with the rest of the business community here in Vancouver. We thought this was a great opportunity to share stories about our customers, to highlight their personalities and businesses and the great things they are doing.

This July we’re featuring, Cheryl Carter from Business in Vancouver!

Webnames.ca is excited to launch the eleventh installment of our ad campaign in Business in Vancouver, featuring Cheryl Carter, VP of Business in Vancouver.

With 25 years in the newspaper publishing business, Cheryl Carter’s experience lies in sales, marketing and publishing operations. In that time, Cheryl has had many interactions with all sizes of businesses; mostly SME’s in both B2C and B2B. As VP of Business in Vancouver, Cheryl is responsible for group wide marketing and revenue producing initiatives, and strategic alliances. As well Cheryl has P&L responsibilities for two of BIVMG’s publications.

The Ad

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The Campaign and Social Media

As we highlight a new organization or business each month, we will also be giving you a behind the scenes look at almost all of the photo shoots we did with each participant with our amazing photographers, Adam and Kev Photography. Most of the ads will have a QR code that will take you straight to the Webnames.ca Facebook page where you can see the photos as they were being taken and who we have coming up next in our monthly ad series. There will also be opportunity to take a look at a few of the photographs from the shoot and attempt to guess which photo we decided to use for each participant!

We will also be sharing facts and achievements about each organization or business throughout the month. You can follow by watching hashtag #WNFRIENDS on Twitter!

We had a lot of fun planning this campaign and had a great time at the studio with Adam and Kev! A big thank you to everyone who was involved. We look forward to getting your feedback on the ads as they come out each month.

Here is Cheryl Carter in our awesome BIV photo shoot! Which photo do you think we picked?

About Business in Vancouver

Since 1989, Business in Vancouver has been part of Vancouver’s business community providing useful information to keeps readers ahead of their competition. Ranked business lists of B.C.’s companies and the people who lead them provide insight into the biggest and most successful companies by industry. Readers also discover business events and networking opportunities that connect them with new business contacts. BIV archives allows business owners to research companies, industries and people they want to know more about.

For more information about Business in Vancouver, visit their website at www.biv.com.

Want to Subscribe to Business in Vancouver?

See the ad in BIV, which comes out every week! You can subscribe online by visiting www.biv.com’s subscription page.

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EVENT: Using Facebook to Grow Your Business

On Tuesday, June 25, Brooke Oberwetter, Associate Manager, Policy Communications at Facebook will be speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade for ‘Facebook: How to Drive Revenue’ event and Webnames.ca is proud to be a media sponsor.
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With more than one billion users worldwide, Facebook presents an enormous opportunity for businesses to reach consumers in new markets. Small businesses across Canada are already using Facebook to connect with customers and respond to their wants and needs – but is your company doing everything it can?

This presentation will guide attendees through the three key steps to small business success on Facebook – be discoverable, find customers and build relationships – including how to apply those lessons to a mobile web strategy.

Oberwetter will also cover best practices, while sharing examples of small businesses using Facebook to increase traffic to their stores, convert visitors on their website, build brand awareness, and engage with their communities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your Facebook experience to the next level.

Register for this event here.

For more information on The Vancouver Board of Trade, visit their website at www.boardoftrade.com.

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2013 BCIC – New Ventures Round 2.5 and 3 Companies Announced!

As a sponsor of the BCIC – New Ventures BC Competition, Webnames.ca would like to congratulate all the companies who have qualified for Rounds 2.5 and 3 of the competition.

Rounds 2, called the Feasibility Test, ended on May 9th. Competitors in this round were required to submit a five-page response to specific questions about their business idea. Judges chose the 15 best ideas to advance to Round 3 and another 27 companies to progress to Round 2.5. Round 2.5 will pair the competitors with a mentor to prepare a presentation before a panel of judges. 

The next step for the remaining companies will be to pair up with a mentor to help them expand their ideas into a condensed business plan – an eight-page response to specific questions.

The 15 companies advancing to Round 3 are:

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EVENT: Google Canada Speaks at The Vancouver Board of Trade

On Tuesday, May 28th, Chris O’Neill, Managing Director of Google Canada will be speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade for ‘Google Canada: How people, ideas and culture can power an innovative nation’ and Webnames.ca is proud to be a media sponsor.

ONeilChris150.jpgTechnology is changing at lightning speed, propelling businesses and consumers to change faster than ever before.

Today’s most successful companies are nimble and highly adaptable, with a proven ability to harness the creativity and collaborative ingenuity of their people. Agile businesses think globally and innovate continuously, using technology to transcend borders to align people and teams, build the best products and access the broadest markets.

Join Chris O’Neill, Managing Director of Google Canada, as he discusses the technology trends leading businesses are already embracing, and explores how Google’s own workplace culture and data-driven operations offer insights to help companies large and small lead at speed.

Register for this event here.

For more information on The Vancouver Board of Trade please visit their website www.boardoftrade.com.

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Webnames.ca Launches 9th BIV Ad Campaign Featuring Small Business BC

Webnames.ca has launched an advertising campaign in Business in Vancouver that will be running from September 2012 until August 2013. When we were considering a campaign with BIV, we started to think about who we are and what makes Webnames, well, Webnames! Immediately we thought about our customers!

We have built our business and our reputation on our #1 core value of “amaze every customer with exceptional service.” Our customers are always giving us their feedback and we decided to take their experiences and share them with the rest of the business community here in Vancouver. We thought this was a great opportunity to share stories about our customers, to highlight their personalities and businesses and the great things they are doing.

George Hunter

Webnames.ca is excited to launch the nineth installment of our ad campaign in Business in Vancouver, featuring George Hunter, CEO of Small Business BC.

George Hunter has been a key figure in the province’s technology industry, he was the founding president of Leading Edge BC, founding executive director
of the BC Biotechnology Alliance (now Life Sciences BC) and the first
president of the BC Technology Industries Association. George Hunter has been the CEO of Small Business BC for over 5 years, leading the organizational transformation of this key provider of
information-based products and services to BC’s small business
community. He has played a major role in the development of linkages
to the broader business community and the development of philanthropic
and charitable activities within the technology community. He is a long-time community advocate and leader in the BC business and technology communities.

The Ad

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The Campaign and Social Media

As we highlight a new organization or business each month, we will also be giving you a behind the scenes look at almost all of the photo shoots we did with each participant with our amazing photographers, Adam and Kev Photography. Most of the ads will have a QR code that will take you straight to the Webnames.ca Facebook page where you can see the photos as they were being taken and who we have coming up next in our monthly ad series. There will also be opportunity to take a look at a few of the photographs from the shoot and attempt to guess which photo we decided to use for each participant!

We will also be sharing facts and achievements about each organization or business throughout the month. You can follow by watching hashtag #WNFRIENDS on Twitter!

We had a lot of fun planning this campaign and had a great time at the studio with Adam and Kev! A big thank you to everyone who was involved. We look forward to getting your feedback on the ads as they come out each month.

Here’s George Hunter in our awesome BIV photo shoot! Which photo do you think we picked?

About Small Business BC

Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. It is a must stop for entrepreneurs and small business owners to get updated information about financing options and sources, government acts and regulations, one-on-one business counseling market research and consultation, business planning services, business seminars, e-business information, and an education and resource centre. At Small Business BC, you’ll find knowledgeable and courteous staff dedicated to meeting your business information needs.

For more information about Small Business BC, visit their website at http://www.smallbusinessbc.ca

Want to Subscribe to Business in Vancouver?

See the ad in BIV, which comes out every week! You can subscribe online by visiting www.biv.com’s subscription page.

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Apply to become a member of CIRA’s Board of Directors

Starting on May 8, The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA’s) Nomination Committee will be accepting applications for the Nomination Committee slate for the 2013 Board of Directors Election.
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What is the role of CIRA’s Board?
The Board of Directors has a unique role to play in setting policy and strategy to help CIRA continue to be a leading-edge organization that strives for excellence as a registry and supports Canadians in building their presence in the global digital economy.

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John Demco, Webnames.ca Co-Founder, Awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Webnames.ca, Co-Founder, John Demco was awarded a Queen Elizabeth
II Diamond Jubilee Medal this week. John was awarded this medal for his
contributions to the .CA domain and to Canada’s online presence. Mr. Rick Adams, the ICT Manager for the City
of Coquitlam, also received the award.

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2013 BCIC – New Ventures Round 2 Companies Announced

As a sponsor of the BCIC – New Ventures BC Competition, Webnames.ca would like to congratulate all the companies who have qualified to proceed to Round 2 of the competition.

Round 1, called “The Idea” ended on April 23rd, 2013, with 142 companies qualifying and progressing to the next round. The companies this year are as diverse as last year’s batch, with different companies coming from different backgrounds and industries.

The next step for these companies is submitting a 5-page business report answering specific questions targeted at their idea. BCIC judges will then choose the top 15 ideas to advance to Round 3. An additional 25 competitors will be paired with a mentor in order to prepare them for a pitch and presentation to a panel of judges.

The Round 1 Winners are:

  • 2Vancouver.com
  • AbCellera
  • AerialX Drone Solutions Inc
  • Agile Monitoring Equipment
  • ALVONICS Electronic Design Corp.
  • Archerra Analytics
  • Artcode Interactive Inc
  • Aspire Medical Inc.
  • Axon
  • Barefoot Innovations
  • Base Technology Ltd
  • Big Top Ballet Inc.
  • BitLit Media Inc.
  • Blackcomb Design Automation
  • Blue-O Technology INC
  • Bright Evolutions
  • British Columbia Biocarbon Ltd
  • Business2Mobile Communications Inc
  • Cardoyal
  • Cats of Ire Productions Inc.
  • Change Heroes
  • CineCoup Media Inc
  • Codex Systems Inc.
  • Connected Legacies Learning Ltd.
  • Corked Ideas
  • Coulson ICEBLAST
  • Cursor Interactive
  • Daily Delivery Services
  • DirtTek Systems Inc.
  • Ecotagious Inc.
  • Emergent Waste Solutions Inc.
  • EmotionCom
  • Enjeera Interactive Inc.
  • Envisio Solutions Inc.
  • FAIRTRADEWORKS
  • Fire Boss Inc.
  • Firebright Technologies
  • Fit-land
  • Fusion Genomics
  • Bottom’s Up
  • GetWorkers
  • Giftee
  • Global Nano Products Inc.
  • Glossity
  • GO2GETHER
  • Goalbadger Services Inc.
  • GoodBomb
  • GreenRemedy Enterprise Inc.
  • Guardian Angels Electronics Ltd
  • HarpWorks Inc.
  • Huma Solutions Inc.
  • Hurdler Studios, Inc.
  • Hydra Energy Incorporation
  • Industrial Plankton Inc.
  • Intelligent Dodo
  • IntentEra Analytics Ltd.
  • IPx
  • Jobcast
  • Just Be Friends Network Incorporated
  • Keycafe Inc.
  • Kiind Inc.
  • LedgerLiberty
  • LessHay
  • LifeBooster Inc.
  • LifeSpace Projects Ltd.
  • Magic Pixel Labs Inc
  • Math Sparrow
  • MDL Ventures
  • Medical Imaging Unit
  • Medinovel Inc.
  • MetaOptima Technology Inc.
  • MIRO CHEMBIOTECH Ltd
  • MoozX Internet Ventures
  • MySiCh Enterprise
  • NeuroMash
  • Nex Systems Design Inc
  • Nickler Technologies Inc
  • NMotive Research Inc.
  • Off-Grid Gas & Fertilizers Ltd
  • Optigo Networks
  • Paeon MD
  • Pantoscope Media Inc.
  • ParkIT Canada
  • Pendo Rent
  • Percept Retail Intelligence
  • Perked!
  • Pettoo Web Inc.
  • Place Droid
  • Planet Earth Industries Inc.
  • Procurify.com
  • ProgenyBio Agricultural Services
  • Pron-gineer R&D Ltd
  • Quick Expenses
  • RDANA Technology
  • RebateSpace.com
  • Rent2Play
  • RentColumn Inc.
  • Rigid Robotics Inc.
  • Risk MinTech
  • Rubiscom Networks
  • S5 Software Technologies Inc.
  • SaveApp
  • Scoop™
  • SecureEDEN
  • SEDA
  • Seeder Connect Corporation
  • Self Help Corporation
  • ServiceHalo Inc.
  • Sieg Consulting
  • Simpli Innovations Inc.
  • Sizar Technologies inc.
  • SmartPager Systems Inc.
  • SoundIT
  • Spear and Shield Technology Corp.
  • Spokal
  • Spruik
  • Swap4Fun
  • Synergy Media Corp.
  • Synthesia Corporation
  • TAITLABS
  • Talk Science to Me Communications Inc.
  • Tap Media Worx
  • Tapstream
  • TechB Health Corporation
  • TECtint Inc.
  • The Media Merchants
  • The Other Side of Logic
  • TRG Mobilearth Inc.
  • VADAR Communications Inc.
  • Van-Isle-Rapid-Prototyping
  • Victoryface Media
  • Vidigami Media, Inc.
  • ViewsIQ Inc.
  • Vonigo Software Ltd.
  • Votye
  • Wifier Network Inc.
  • WinGreen Technology Inc
  • Winsor Global Financial Inc.
  • X times Y
  • Yactraq Online Inc.
  • Zebra Logic Inc.
  • Zen FarmZ Environmental Solutions Inc.

Webnames.ca congratulates all the Round 1 companies and wishes them all the best of luck!

For more information on the BCIC New Ventures Competition, visit their website at http://www.newventuresbc.com.

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Join us for FP Reach Toronto 2013!

Webnames.ca, Financial Post, and SOHO Business Group are please to invite you to attend the Marketing Event of the Year, on April 26th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto. This event features experts and entrepreneurs in marketing, media, and online social engagement to help your business to succeed.

Thumbnail image for 13-66-FP-Reach-BB-Static-generic.jpgThe landscape of how we market and how we sell our products and services today has changed dramatically.  Overcome the sales, marketing and communication challenges and get your brand noticed through all the clutter at FP REACH 2013.

Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder, will also be one of the speakers for FP Reach 2013. If you are interested in meeting her, please drop by and say hello! We’d love to have an opportunity to meet you as well!

Where and When
April 26,2013, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto ON
8:30am-6pm

Who Should Attend
Entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, managers, and professionals in marketing, sales, media, social media, communications, and public relations interested in learning new and innovative ways to grow your business!

What You Get
An All Access Pass that includes:

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Webnames.ca Launches 8th BIV Ad Campaign Featuring Rapid Time Networks

Webnames.ca has launched an advertising campaign in Business in Vancouver that will be running from September 2012 until August 2013. When we were considering a campaign with BIV, we started to think about who we are and what makes Webnames, well, Webnames! Immediately we thought about our customers!

We have built our business and our reputation on our #1 core value of “amaze every customer with exceptional service.” Our customers are always giving us their feedback and we decided to take their experiences and share them with the rest of the business community here in Vancouver. We thought this was a great opportunity to share stories about our customers, to highlight their personalities and businesses and the great things they are doing.

Webnames.ca is excited to launch the eighth installment of our ad campaign in Business in Vancouver, featuring Mark Wright, Partner in Rapid Time News and Co-Owner of Natureline Solutions.

Mark is an Entrepreneur, strategist, process engineer, logistics expert, former reserach chemist turned MBA and consultant with big 3 accounting firm. Mark has the ability to help start up companies propel to the next level.With his business experience, he is able to advise many of his clients with great business strategies and implement them in their company. 

A seasoned business professional, Mark has the ability and passion to take start ups and small businesses to the next level or refocus struggling enterprises. Tapping into his breadth of experience from working with small businesses to billion dollar corporations, Mark brings his business savvy and works with companies become profitable and shed costs. In addition, Mark is an extraordinary communicator, tactician, strategist and implementer. He is an active member and partner of Rapid Time Networks.

The Ad

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The Campaign and Social Media

As we highlight a new
organization or business each month, we will also be giving you a behind
the scenes look at almost all of the photo shoots we did with each
participant with our amazing photographers, Adam and Kev Photography.
Most of the ads will have a QR code that will take you straight to the
Webnames.ca Facebook page where you can see the photos as they were
being taken and who we have coming up next in our monthly ad series.
There will also be opportunity to take a look at a few of the
photographs from the shoot and attempt to guess which photo we decided
to use for each participant!

We will also be sharing facts and
achievements about each organization or business throughout the month.
You can follow by watching hashtag #WNFRIENDS on Twitter!

We had a lot of fun planning this campaign and had a great time at the studio with Adam and Kev! A big thank you to everyone who was involved. We look forward to getting your feedback on the ads as they come out each month.

What is Layar?

Layar is a mobile app that brings images to life and we’ve added this feature to our ads! From your smart phone, interact with digital content in real-time through augmented reality.

Here’s Mark Wright in our awesome BIV photo shoot! Which photo do you think we picked?

About RapidTimes News

RapidTimes News is a paid performance business referral network. As an affiliate you can promote countless products and
services to your own personal network and if your referral results in a
new transaction for one of our vendor partners they”ll pay you a
predetermined commission. You can earn lucrative commissions for referring both other affiliates and vendor partners. If you want to learn more about
Rapid Time Networks and the opportunities it represents join us every
Monday evening webinar, at 7pm, for some Real Time, Rapid Time, explanations and
training online.

Want to Subscribe to Business in Vancouver?

See the ad in the BIV, which comes out every week! You can subscribe online by visiting www.biv.com‘s subscription page.

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The Next 36 is preparing the next wave of Canadian entrepreneurs

What originally started as a course taught by volunteer professor Reza Satchu, The Next 36 program has quickly evolved into becoming Canada’s top entrepreneurship program. Championed by some of Canada’s top business names and founded by some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, the program uses its extensive resources to identify top entrepreneurial talent at the university level, and seeks to guide their growth over the course of the program.

From their website:
“The goal of The Next 36 is to increase Canadian prosperity by developing Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs.”

Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, The Next 36 provides a series of life-changing experiences to young Canadians with the potential to build and lead great organizations.

Each year, the program conducts a nation-wide search to find 36 candidates. The rigorous selection process selects candidates from a wide variety of academic disciplines and Universities across Canada. For eight months, the young entrepreneurs build a business together in teams of three. During the program’s duration, they are mentored by some of Canada’s top business leaders, investors and executives. Additionally, they receive up to $80,000 in funding and academic instruction from some of the world’s top faculty. To further enhance the experience, candidates are pushed out of their comfort zones to gain skills deemed vital to entrepreneurs and global leaders.

Interested in being one of The Next 36?

Go to www.thenext36.ca/faq and see if you qualify!

Prepare your application and check when the applications for the 2014 Cohort are opened: http://thenext36.ca/content/important-dates

Video: Are You One of The Next 36?

For further information, please visit: www.thenext36.ca

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