• VIATEC posted an article
    VIATEC's Compensation Study is Ready! see more

    VIATEC's Compensation Study is Ready!

    VIATEC’s 2018 HR Practices and Compensation Study is ready! The study analyzes recruitment and retention practices, compensation structure and programs, benefits and salary ranges within Greater Victoria’s technology sector; helping companies make more informed decisions.

    There is a small cost to purchasing it, which helps to cover the consultants’ fee. The cost is considerably lower than that of comparable reports, having been subsidized by VIATEC.

    • Participating tech company, VIATEC member: $250
    • Non-participating tech company, VIATEC member: $500
    • Participating tech company, non-VIATEC member: $750

    To purchase your company’s copy of the study, please email Georgia Cowell: gcowell@viatec.ca

  • Paula Parker posted an article
    RaceRocks will be implementing the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program. see more

    Source: racerocks3d.ca

    Victoria, BC – RaceRocks (RaceRocks3D Inc.) has been awarded a contract to implement the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program over the next five years. Having proven itself as one of the most innovative and agile naval training companies in Canada the Victoria based technology firm will continue its support of the RCN by developing technology tools for modern distributed learning and delivering a sustainable and flexible system that integrates the heritage, ethos and leadership philosophy of the RCN.

    The work will support the RCN’s overarching Digital Navy Initiative to enhance the quality of professional development and ensure that Navy personnel have the tools and capabilities needed to leverage the tremendous opportunities of rapidly evolving digital technologies. “This is such an exciting time for the Navy and RaceRocks as we develop innovative ways to empower people,” said Anita Pawluk, President of RaceRocks. “We believe the heart of naval force generation is its people. Our passion is to align learning with the way people think, work, and play; striving to make learning seamless across career and life.”

    RaceRocks has a proven history of delivering high value, quality products and programs to the RCN through an agile project approach that facilitates a collaborative and open environment. The new contract provides RaceRocks with the opportunity to continue to build upon this success and further enhance the training systems for the RCN. “We’re building on the successes of our four year MARTECH TEL contract with this new Distributed Learning contract to bring innovative digital learning solutions to the RCN and be an industry partner to deliver on its digital strategy initiatives. It’s our vision and goal to collaborate with our partners at NPTG, NTDC, and the RCN and empower them with authentic solutions. This contract provides the perfect platform to achieve this goal as well as allowing the RaceRocks team set the industry standard for immersive and decision-driven training systems.” 

    RaceRocks 3D Inc:

    RaceRocks is an Indigenous and woman lead business setting the industry standard for immersive and decision-driven training systems. We have “redefined learning by doing”, by creating realistic, interactive experiences for the learner to practice and adapt. Our goal is to create a world of informed decisions. Our cutting-edge, technology-empowered learning creates a seamless experience, more conducive to engagement and retention, and integrates the power of data to achieve optimal results. We utilize immersive game engines, appropriate pedagogical approaches, user input data, human factor tracking, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to consistently advance the state of training. We collaborate with our partners in developing authentic, engaging learning experiences and creating a world of informed decisions.

  • Shift posted an article
    Redbrick acquires Leadpages as the fourth company in its growing portfolio. see more

    Over 40,000 small businesses use Leadpages to generate leads and increase sales 


    VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 2, 2020 -- Today Redbrick announced the acquisition of Leadpages. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leadpages is a marketing-focused, no-code website builder enabling entrepreneurs and small-business marketers to easily build and publish websites with a focus on generating leads and transforming clicks into customers. The acquisition marks the addition of another digital company to Redbrick’s growing portfolio, bringing Redbrick’s annual revenue run rate to $80M CAD in 2020. 


    Over the last seven years, Leadpages has successfully closed Series A and Series B funding rounds, raising $11M USD in 2014 and $27M USD in 2015. The platform currently has over 40,000 users with annual revenue of $18M USD. 


    “Entrepreneurs and small businesses need support, not only easily building user-friendly websites, but also converting website visits to sales, and Leadpages has a proven track record of helping clients successfully accelerate their growth,” said Tobyn Sowden, CEO of Redbrick. “Redbrick is thrilled to welcome Leadpages to our family, and we are committed to working alongside their team to continue offering current and future customers innovative, straightforward approaches to growing their businesses online.”

    With the acquisition, Leadpages will operate under the Redbrick portfolio and shared-services model with their 40-person team continuing to operate out of Minnesota.


    “The Leadpages team looks forward to this new phase of growth under the Redbrick portfolio, and we will work alongside them to guide our team and loyal customers throughout this transition,” said Jason Heath, General Manager of Leadpages. “With the executive support and digital marketing expertise of the diverse Redbrick team, we will be able to help even more entrepreneurs and small businesses build appealing, results-focused websites.”


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    About Redbrick
    Redbrick is the parent organization to a portfolio of digital companies. Creating disruptive businesses that grow through strategic product development, results-driven marketing and a model of shared services and strategic executive oversight, Redbrick and its operating companies—Assembly, Shift, Rebase, and newly acquired Leadpages—excel at innovating their industries and getting in front of the very people who want their products. 

    Founded in 2011, the Victoria, B.C.-based company was recently ranked 5th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada, and 2nd in Software by PROFIT 500. For more information, visit https://rdbrck.com. 


    About Leadpages
    Based in Minneapolis, Leadpages is a marketing-focused, no-code website builder that helps digital marketers connect with an audience, generate leads, and close sales online. Leadpages' subscription-based customers have access to drag-and-drop web publishing as well as a suite of conversion-focused digital marketing tools including websites and landing pages. Distinguished by best-in-class tech support and built-in conversion guidance, Leadpages is a three-time Inc. 500 company. For more information, visit https://leadpages.net.

  • Paula Parker posted an article
    Discover Tectoria 2020: An epic exposition of Greater Victoria tech industry. see more

    Source: victoriabuzz.com 

    Robots, and 3D printers, and beer gardens, oh my!

    It’s no secret that tech is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Victoria, and when you get a huge collection of that hive mind under one roof, it’s kind of a big deal.

    Discover Tectoria is just that – an epic exposition of over 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners – all in one place!

    Happening on Thursday, February 27th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Victoria’s Crystal Garden, not only is the event entirely free to attend, it’s the largest of its kind on the whole Island – attracting locals and visitors alike to discover the innovation that is tech in our fair city.

    Whether you’re looking to interact with the biggest and brightest in the industry, take in some cool tech-related creations or even find leads on potential careers, VIATEC’s Discover Tectoria has a little bit of something for everyone!

    Aside from two full floors of exhibitors, there is also a jam-packed lineup of speakers and panelists consisting of some of the biggest names in the industry.

    Also new this year to the event, Locelle is proud to host Discover Tectoria’s first “Women in Tech Lounge” – a space for women to connect with like-minded women, learn about each other and hear from some incredible women leaders in Victoria about how they navigate their careers and thrive – how cool is that?

    And the cherry on top?

    They’re giving away four box suite tickets for the Victoria Royals – contest details are below!

    Check out this incredible lineup of exhibitors (and where you can find them!) at Discover Tectoria:

    • University of Victoria – Research District Sponsor / Booth #10
    • WorkBC – Startup Alley Sponsor / Booth #30
    • Camosun College – Exhibitor Recharge Sponsor / Booth #8
    • Royal Roads University – Partner Row Sponsor / Booth #23
    • Mitchell Digital – Print Sponsor / 2nd level table
    • Used.ca – Media Sponsor / Entry table
    • Alacrity Academy – Booth #1
    • ALTADATA – Booth #15
    • AOT Technologies – Booth #16/29
    • Archipelago – Booth #9
    • Avocette Technologies – Booth #25
    • Axolotl Biosciences – Startup Alley table #50
    • Bambora – Booth #6
    • Barnacle Systems – Startup Alley #54
    • Battlesnake – Booth #34
    • Benevity – Booth #31
    • Canada Learning Code – Partner Row #44
    • Capitial Investment Network – Partner Row #42
    • Certn – Booth #18
    • Change.org – Booth #10
    • Checkfront – Booth #17/28
    • Codan Communications – Booth #20
    • DivDot – Startup Alley table #55
    • DreamCraft Attractions – Booth #22
    • EncoreFX – Booth #27
    • Ergonomyx – Startup Alley #46
    • FIRST Robotics BC – Area #45 by Startup Alley
    • FreshWorks – Booth #12/33
    • FTS – Booth #36
    • GetSmart Solutions – Booth #32
    • Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society – Partner Row #40
    • Lighthouse Labs – Booth #38
    • Locelle Digital – Startup Alley #53 / Women’s Tech Lounge
    • MYRA Systems – Booth #3
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – Partner Row #39
    • NetMotion Software – Booth #35
    • New Ventures BC – Partner Row #41
    • NRC-IRAP – Partner Row #43
    • Open Ocean Robotics – Startup Alley #56O
    • PQA & PLATO Testing – Booth #26
    • RaceRocks 3D – Booth #21
    • Redbrick – Booth #5
    • Reliable Controls – Booth #2
    • RioT Technology Corp. – Startup Alley table #52
    • Rockland Scientific International – Booth #4
    • Rooof – Booth #13
    • RT Prime Industries Group – Booth #24
    • Salesforce Victoria Administrators Group – Startup Alley table #47
    • Silius Technologies – Startup Alley #48
    • StarFish Medical – Booth #7
    • Stocksy United – Booth #14
    • VIATEC – Career Corner: Booth #57
    • Victoria Beer Society – Area #65 (2nd level Beer Sample Garden)
    • Victoria Makerspace – Booth #37
    • VRX – Area #64 (across from Beer Garden)
    • Wiser Marine Technologies – Startup Alley table #51
    • 4M Biotech Inc – Startup Alley table #49


    For a chance to WIN four box suite tickets for the Victoria Royals, complete one or more of the following:

    1. LIKE VIATEC on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
    2. FOLLOW VIATEC on Instagram and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
    3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

    Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on February 27th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

    Contest Guidelines

    Discover Tectoria 2020

    • When: Thursday, February 27th – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
    • Tickets: Completely FREE to attend!

  • Locelle Digital Inc. posted an article
    This first of its kind lounge will feature networking and inspiring panel talks in a safe space. see more

    or immediate release

    Victoria, B.C., January 14, 2020: Locelle, Canada’s leading platform to connect women for networking, support and mentorship is hosting Discover Tectoria‘s first ever ‘Women in Tech Lounge’ on Feb 27th, 2020 at Crystal Gardens.

    “I have been to many tech conferences and the traditional vibe is very “bro culture” and not as welcoming for women. I wanted to have a safe space for women where they could gather, connect, share and learn; and VIATEC whole heartedly supported the vision”, said Locelle CEO, Humaira Ahmed.

    This first of its kind lounge will be focused on networking opportunities and inspiring panel talks throughout the day. While the content is still shaping up, the focus will be on helping women navigate issues such as leadership, stereotypes, confidence, growth and more importantly, how to advance in the industry.

    The lounge will also offer complimentary coffee. For interested companies looking to support and participate as sponsors or partners, please reach out to Humaira Ahmed at partners@locelle.com

    To learn more about the event, check out: https://www.viatec.ca/events/discover-tectoria-2020


    About Locelle Digital Inc.:

    Locelle (/lōk-el/) offers individual and enterprise platform to connect and engage women for support, mentorship and belonging.

    Media Contact:

    Humaira Ahmed

    Founder and CEO




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  • Locelle Digital Inc. posted an article
    Victoria-based Locelle partners with Europe's largest SaaS conference to connect women see more

    For immediate release

    Victoria, B.C., October 8, 2019: Locelle, a corporate matching platform to connect women for networking, support and mentorship has partnered with Europe’s largest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) conference, SaaStock, to connect all women attending the conference.

    "We have members across the world who are connecting with each other for support and mentorship as well as friendship so when I learned about SaaStock’s initiatives on the diversity and inclusion side, I knew we could add value to the women attending the conference,” said Humaira Ahmed, CEO at Locelle. The platform has global userbase and with this partnership, women from all across the world who have registered to attend SaaStock in Dublin will be able to join exclusive SaaStock community on Locelle and make meaningful connections.

    “We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our attendees. By partnering with Locelle, we look forward to connecting our female attendees with other like-minded women before and during the conference, and help them stay connected long after on a safer platform,” said, Irina Dzhambazova, Head of Content, Diversity and Inclusion, SaaStock.


    The app is available on Android and iOS and free for individual members for now. To inquire about event and corporate memberships, contact partners@locelle.com


    About Locelle Digital Inc.:

    Locelle (/lōk-el/) is a Locelle offers an enterprise/group networking platform to connect and engage women in the workplaces for support and mentorship. 


    About Saastock:

    SaaStock is a 3-day gathering for the global SaaS Community, happening in Dublin, Ireland from 14th - 16th October 2019. A 2-day conference and a 1-day accelerator filled with many satellite events, focussed on the business of building and scaling B2B Software-as-a-Service companies. Learn more at saastock.com


    Media Contact:

    Humaira Ahmed

    Founder and CEO





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  • Redbrick posted an article
    Team offers free trial to streamline influencer management and help marketers focus on scale see more

    VICTORIA, B.C., July 18, 2017 -- Redbrick, Canada's second-fastest growing software company, announced today the release of their latest product, Assembly: a cloud-based application that allows brands and marketing agencies to manage all of their influencer marketing campaigns in one centralized location.

    Redbrick officially launched Assembly on Product Hunt in the early hours of Tuesday July 18th, and the team is now offering influencer marketing professionals a free 15-day trial to help manage and scale their campaign ROI with ease.

    "Whether it's at the brand or agency level, managing one influencer campaign is tedious and time-consuming enough, let alone managing dozens or even hundreds of them simultaneously," said Redbrick CMO Marco Pimentel. "Our goal with Assembly was to streamline influencer management by bringing all the moving parts together in one neat package to prove that it doesn't have to be hard to demonstrate ROI." 

    Influencer marketing is seeing an explosion in popularity, with 84% of marketers saying they planned on launching at least one influencer campaign during the next 12 months.

    "Brands across virtually every market are allocating major resources into leveraging the power of peer influence on social media by having their products promoted by celebrities and niche thought leaders alike while gaining organic, targeted exposure to their loyal social followers -- followers who already happen to be paying attention to what they have to say," said Assembly CEO Neil Henderson. 

    An attractive proposition indeed for those trying to reach audiences in an age where they're blinded by conventional ads and 47% of consumers are deploying ad blockers. Even more so considering it's been noted that consumers trust authentic content 92% more than traditional marketing tactics.

    Assembly is perfectly aligned with these trends, and the Redbrick team emphasizes their product's ability to prove ROI thanks to an intuitive interface and comprehensive features.

    Assembly is the technology that provides marketing teams with all the resources they might need across the entire campaign lifecycle. The influencer marketing platform has been referred to as the influencer CRM for marketers in search of a smarter way to manage their campaigns. Key features include influencer onboarding, campaign management, real-time analytics reporting and tracking, in-app payments, and more. 

    Redbrick is extending their free trial offer for all three Assembly package options. The Growth package, priced at $199/month, allows users to manage unlimited influencers, create up to 2 campaigns, send up to 100K clicks, collaborate with up to 5 other users, add up to 5 brands, pay influencers in-app, and dedicated account management.

    At $299/month, Assembly's Pro plan ups the campaign creation and click send, while offering unlimited team user collaborations and brand adds. 

    Designed for marketing teams with more robust influencer portfolios, the customizable $499/month and up Enterprise option offers unlimited feature use across the board. Enterprise users also gain access to several add-ons like expert templates and tips, custom white labeling, and a dedicated round-the-clock Account Manager. 

    Assembly is now available as of July 18, 2017. Those interested in trying Assembly free for the first 15 days can learn more by clicking here.

    For more information about this story, contact:

    Nadia Tatlow | Marketing 

  • Erika Ladouceur posted an article
    Hardhat Wearables launches Localized Collaboration for Safer Remote Worksites at Enterprise Connect see more

    March 23, 2017

    Victoria, BC, Canada - Hardhat Wearables (https://hardhatwearables.com) a division of Priologic Software Inc. (https://priologic.com) is launching a localized collaboration platform for teams working on remote logging, oil and gas, construction and utilities worksites often with little or no Internet connectivity.

    The Hardhat Connect system consists of a local ruggedized collaboration server that is mounted in the crew truck or portable trailer or forests. Hardhat Connect delivers audio, video, screen sharing and telestration between team members wearing Head Mounted devices like Realwear's HMT-1 (Head Mounted Tablet), Fujitsu's Head Mounted Display, or carrying most recent Android devices, PC or Mac computers. Ruggedized Android-based phones and tablets are becoming widely available. The CAT S60 ruggedized phone and Sonim intrinsically safe phone are both widely used in the industry now.

    Priologic teamed with Iotatel Inc. who produce a wifi system that delivers high speed connectivity in the dense coastal rainforests of British Columbia. Doug Pelton, CEO of Priologic says, "The Iotatel team was referred to us by FPInnovations.ca to deliver localized internet in the forests of British Columbia. By leveraging Iotatel's system and our Hardhat Connect product, teams can stay connected while working in rugged and dangerous conditions. Getting a system to penetrate dense foliage is challenging, so we don't have too many competitors in this space." "With Hardhat Connect we hope to make safer working conditions by providing better communications between workers in these remote and dangerous sites. By far the largest number of accidents happen during the first year of work, so excellent communication between a new worker and a  supervisor or safety officer is critical," says Pelton.  

    See Priologic's Hardhat Wearables team at Enterprise Connect in booth 2401 from March 27-30 at Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida. 

    Press Release available here: Hardhat Wearables Press release March 23, 2017

    Media Contacts:

    Doug Pelton, Priologic Software Inc.

    Erika Ladouceur, Priologic Software Inc.