Show all Company News Events Idea Labs Innovation Labs Leadership PI&EC Press Release Technology The Blog Venture Capital Press Release: Istuary Innovation Group’s Commitment to Hiring Diverse Engineering Talent Leads to Workplace GainsMarch 24, 2017Istuary Innovation Group celebrates engineering excellence during National Engineering Month across Canada with a commitment to increase women engineering hires. Istuary has made significant strides in diversifying local talent with aggressive hiring across its offices since 2013. Pink Shirt Day at Istuary Across CanadaFebruary 27, 2017Last week, the Istuary teams across Canada participated in Pink Shirt day. The goal was to raise awareness and put a stop to bullying and harassment because we believe that bullying is bullying, no matter where it takes place. Bluewrist CEO talks Expansion to China and Partnership with Istuary on BNNFebruary 27, 2017Watch BNN’s Catherine Murray interview with Bluewrist CEO, Najah Ayadi, in which they discuss opportunities in China and leveraging their partnership with Istuary to reach those markets. The Globe and Mail: Want to attract and keep top talent? Pay well and build trustFebruary 22, 2017This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories here. It always astounds me that companies believe cute recruiting techniques or employee rewards such as bean bag chairs and popcorn will make the difference in recruiting and retaining top talent. Oversized, comfy chairs and pool tables might spark initial appeal and make candidates think that working at such a company will be like a big party, but such novelties are never factors in employees’ decisions to join or leave a company. Celebrating Istuary Toronto Capital’s Investment in BluewristFebruary 21, 2017On February 16th, Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist hosted a joint event to announce Istuary Toronto Capital’s multimillion dollar investment in Bluewrist and to celebrate the start of an exciting partnership! Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist Partner to Bring Robotics and Automation into China’s Manufacturing SectorFebruary 16, 2017Today, Istuary Innovation Group (Istuary) and Bluewrist Inc. (Bluewrist) will enter into a new agreement to bring industrial robotics automation solutions to the Chinese market. And the Winners for TEAMWORK are…February 8, 2017Istuary Innovation Group proudly announced the TEAM Leadership Recognition Program, an employee recognition program linking Istuary’s Core Values as the main criteria in defining leadership excellence – T – Teamwork; E – Entrepreneurship; A – Accountability; M – Motivation. Business In Vancouver: Immigration helps build city’s status as technology gatewayFebruary 7, 2017With its location making it a prime conduit for the transport of goods and services to and from its Asia-Pacific neighbours, B.C. is poised to strengthen its role as a gateway to the Pacific. Reverse Brain Drain – Francois on CBC VancouverFebruary 1, 2017CBC Vancouver: In the last year, Istuary has said it’s more than doubled its workforce. The Vancouver-based tech company has nearly 400 employees and it’s growing rapidly. Idea Labs Lunch + Learn: SR&ED with Boast CapitalJanuary 30, 2017Idea Labs Launch + Learn event continues into 2017 in Istuary’s Vancouver headquarters. We were pleased to have Alex Popa, Managing Partner, and Sanjay Behal, Director of Business Development from Boast Capital to take attendees through the criteria and process of the SR&ED program. Over 30 entrepreneurs attended the educational session and were actively engaged in the Q&A session following the talk. Waterloo Team Rocked Tech JamJanuary 26, 2017 Istuary Celebrates Chinese New Year with The Honourable Teresa WatJanuary 25, 2017The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism spoke to CCBC members and their guests at a networking reception on January 24, in celebration of Chinese New Year. BCTECH Association: Spotlight on….Us!January 19, 2017 Idea Labs’ first Lunch & Learn: Product Development in a NutshellJanuary 4, 2017 4th Annual Canada-China Business Forum Hosts Digital Entertainment & Interactive Discussions with Beijing Chaoyang DistrictDecember 16, 2016December 1, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – At an exclusive trade and investment forum hosted by the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), the 4th Annual Canada-China Business Forum kicked off with promising statements of collaboration between Vancouver and Beijing Chaoyang District in expanding the digital entertainment and interactive sectors between the two cities. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported Movember @ IstuaryDecember 8, 2016Message to the Istuary Team from Dan Cuglietta, Recruitment Business Partner, Istuary Vancouver team: I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire Istuary team for their generous contributions and engagement throughout Movember. Waterloo Chronicle: Istuary Innovation Group opens Waterloo office to connect with tech talent pipelineDecember 1, 2016 Calling All Innovators @ SociaLIGHT Vancouver – Idea Labs Wants YOU!November 22, 2016Photos from sociaLight conference over the weekend in Vancouver. Such a blast! PI&EC Event: Trade & Investment between Canada and ChinaNovember 22, 2016On November 16th, 2016, PI&EC Young Professionals hosted their third event at U of T’s Rotman School of Management in partnership with the Rotman Asian Business Association. Over 40 young professionals, investors and budding entrepreneurs gathered to hear from Jeremy Laurin, President and CEO of ventureLAB; Tom Rand, Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures and Alex Wang from Istuary Toronto Capital. Announcement: Hugh Chow’s departure from IstuaryNovember 10, 2016We announced this week that Hugh Chow has stepped away from his role as CEO of Istuary Innovation Labs. Vancouver Sun: Chinese investors turn their attention to B.C.’s tech sectorNovember 3, 2016“We just started the ‘Martian’ initiative to help good ideas in Canada to take root globally,” said Ethan Sun, chairman of Vancouver-based Istuary Innovation Group. “Why do we call it the ‘Martian’ initiative? Because, in our experience in dealing with … smaller tech firms in Canada, when they talk about reaching China, it sounds like they’re going to Mars.” Take Our Kids to Work Day @ Istuary’s Toronto OfficeNovember 2, 2016We spent Take Our Kids to Work day 2016 with seven awesome 14 year-old kids! Check out what we did. Financial Post: Vancouver’s Idea Labs is designed to match Canadian tech startups with China’s hunger for new technologyOctober 30, 2016 Sneak Peak of Our New Waterloo OfficeOctober 11, 2016On October 5th, the Istuary team put the finishing touches on our new Waterloo office. Now all we need are new Istuarians join the team and work with us in the new space! Keep an eye on our careers page for over 100 positions to be posted over the next week. Discover More About Istuary Innovation GroupOctober 7, 2016Watch our latest video to learn more about how Istuary got its start and grew so quickly! Istuary Celebrates the Grand Opening of Our 2nd Canadian OfficeOctober 5, 2016On September 28th, Istuary hosted the official Grand Opening of our Markham/Toronto office and invited our partners and the community to tour the space at our Open House event. Istuary Innovation Group Marks 3rd Year Anniversary with Rapid Growth in Canada-China MarketOctober 4, 2016Istuary Innovation Group marked its 3rd year of operations with a celebratory luncheon held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver’s waterfront area. Over 200 guests from local and provincial government organizations, business partners and investors joined Istuary in commemorating significant achievements since its concept of “going global from Day One” was founded in 2013, to bridge Canadian technology to high growth markets such as China. #ICYMI: Our CEO Hugh Chow on Roundhouse RadioSeptember 22, 2016Catch Istuary CEO, Hugh Chow’s interview on Roundhouse Radio TechVibes: The Canadian Opportunity that Lies Within China’s Insatiable Appetite for Technology and InnovationSeptember 19, 2016Istuary CEO, Hugh Chow in TechVibes Istuary Innovation Group Marks 3rd Year AnniversarySeptember 17, 2016Istuary Innovation Group, a company connecting North American technology to fast-growing Chinese markets, is celebrating its third year anniversary later this month outlining a future where breakthrough North American technology is launched into fast-growing markets. Istuary Founder, Ethan Sun at the CCBC 38th AGMSeptember 4, 2016On September 1st, 2016 the Canada China Business Council held their 38th Annual Meeting in Shanghai’s Jing’an District, playing host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong. Bloomberg: Trudeau Heads to China to Woo Trade Amid Weak Canada GrowthAugust 30, 2016 FP Comment: Make trade with China a priorityAugust 26, 2016 Building Disruptive Opportunities: Lessons from AcuityAds and The CFO CentreAugust 24, 2016On August 22nd, 2016 PI&EC Young Professionals hosted their second event at U of T’s Rotman School of Management. Over 50 young professionals and budding entrepreneurs gathered to hear from Paul Nagpal, Regional Director at The CFO Centre and Tal Hayek, CEO of AcuityAds. OBJ Interview with Istuary CEO Hugh ChowAugust 22, 2016In a 20-year business career that has seen him tackle a variety of roles at various tech firms – including guiding a company from a startup to a successful IPO – Hugh Chow figured he had crossed just about everything off his bucket list. Introducing the Istuary Talent Exchange ProgramAugust 20, 2016This summer, Istuary launched our Talent Strategy Centre, a collaboration between Istuary, Canadian university partners, and universities across China. The aim of the program is to provide opportunities for Chinese students to visit Canada and attend entrepreneurship and technical programs that develop students experience and expertise. Pacific Innovation & Executive Club – Young ProfessionalsAugust 19, 2016July 28th marked the Launch event for the Pacific Innovation & Executive Club- Young Professionals initiative at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Istuary Innovation Group and Accelerator Centre Announce CollaborationAugust 18, 2016Istuary Innovation Group and the Accelerator Centre announced today the signing of a Collaboration Agreement. Startups and small to medium sized technology companies within the Toronto-Waterloo Region will have greater access to global markets as a result of the new collaboration agreement. Starting Global from Montreal at Startupfest 2016July 21, 2016Recap of the team’s (fun filled) trip to Montreal last week to attend Startupfest Alex Wang: Istuary VC Managing PartnerJuly 14, 2016You can make huge returns in investment during times of Structural Change. In China this phenomenon is called the “wind tunnel”. The saying goes “when standing in front of a wind tunnel, even a pig can fly”. My theory is in order to dig out the gold, you need the tools [mining analogy]. Istuary Innovation is interested in building/identifying the tools [tech] that will do this. At Istuary, they develop the best tools to get the most gold. We Want to Send You to Startupfest!June 30, 2016We’re sponsoring tickets for startup founders to attend Startupfest in Montreal July 14th and 15th. Istuary Idea Labs Hosts First Open HouseJune 29, 2016On Friday, June 24th we unofficially launched our Idea Labs program with an invitation-only Open House for the companies joining the first cohort! We welcomed over 20 entrepreneurs, startup founders and ecosystem partners at our offices over drinks and pizza. Recap from the Istuary team @ Traction Conf. 2016June 28, 2016Istuary’s marketing and Idea Labs teams were at Traction Conf in Vancouver and this is what we learned! “Chow Time” with Hugh, CEO IstuaryJune 28, 2016“We are at an inflection point. We have now launched “Istuary 3.0”. If we seize the opportunity to retool ourselves we can be up to something really big and really exciting.” Istuary at Startupfest MontrealJune 28, 2016Startupfest has grown into a global gathering of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. It features world-class content, from back-of-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits, across three days of keynotes, interactive how-to sessions, thought-provoking predictions, and a healthy dose of irreverence. Millennials and InnovationJune 28, 2016Millennials make up the next generation of leaders and workers, and they are driving the world’s technological transformation. They were raised in the internet era and have more skills at an earlier age when it comes to technology. In short, they have the capability to radically enhance a business. TechNode: Meet Some Of The Best VR Headsets Coming Out of China Right NowJune 22, 2016According to iiMedia, China’s VR industry is expected to reach 5.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in 2016, and exceed 55 billion yuan by 2020, up from 1.5 billion yuan in 2015. Read more about the VR headset companies competing to corner the market. China in Major Expansion of Yuan Conversion Pilot ProgramJune 17, 2016China has relaxed restrictions on foreign exchange conversions involving incidental expenses for all mainland-based non-financial companies, greatly expanding a pilot program that is part of the nation’s plans to internationalizing its currency and integrate its financial system with the rest of the world. Building an inclusive and innovative CanadaJune 15, 2016The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, put forward a vision to build Canada as a global centre of innovation—one that focuses on strengthening the middle class by creating jobs, driving growth across all industries and improving the lives of all Canadians. The China Startup Pulse: The Hard Thing about Hard (China) ThingsJune 2, 2016In this episode, podcast founders and hosts, Ryan Shuken & Todd Embley chat with TR Harrington, Founder of Darwin Marketing, about how to spot trends in the Chinese market. Wang Yi, China foreign minister, in Ottawa for talks todayJune 1, 2016Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Ottawa today to meet his Canadian counterpart, Stephane Dion and will also visit Trudeau’s Parliament Hill office. Visiting foreign ministers usually stick to talking to their counterparts, but Trudeau’s insertion into Wang’s itinerary shows the importance the government is placing on China at a pivotal time. The Chinese Government Wants A 100 Billion RMB AI Market By 2018May 30, 2016China’s artificial intelligence industry received a huge boost of validation from the government on Wednesday, which announced its plans to create a “100 billion level” ($15 billion USD) artificial intelligence market by 2018. Recap of Techfest VancouverMay 27, 2016Techvibes’ Techfest brings together city’s fastest growing tech companies that are looking for the best talent in the city. We had a blast at the event and met so many great people with diverse skills, from development to analytics to growth hacking. VANCOUVER TECH PODCAST EP. 27: DEAN SUTTON OF ISTUARY IDEA LABSMay 24, 2016The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community. China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town ShenzhenMay 20, 2016Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China’s manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth on finance, technology and culture. May Event Summary: Highlights from AccelerateOTT and OCE Discovery 2016May 17, 2016It has been a busy start to May for the Istuary team. After opening our Toronto office last September, we’ve been working on exciting expansion plans to Ottawa and Waterloo while also familiarizing ourselves with the Toronto tech community. Istuary Innovation Group Selects Agnisys IDesignSpec for Enterprise Storage ChipsMay 12, 2016LOWELL, Mass.–May 12, 2016–Agnisys today announced Istuary Innovation Group has licensed IDesignSpec™ (IDS) for its Enterprise Storage IC design and verification. Istuary Strikes Partnership Deal with Guangzhou HY Fund at China-Canada Economic and Trade Cooperation ConferenceMay 10, 2016VANCOUVER, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ – Istuary Innovation Group entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Guangzhou HY Fund at the China-Canada Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference on May 9. Istuary Innovation Group and Guangdong Chitone Group Sign Strategic Partnership DealMay 9, 2016Vancouver, BC – May 9, 2016 — Istuary Innovation Group announced a strategic partnership today with Guangdong Chitone Group to establish innovation resource and talent exchange programs between China and North America. Istuary Accelerates into Ottawa’s Tech Sector With Conference SponsorshipMay 2, 2016Ottawa, ON – May 2, 2016 — Istuary Innovation Group (Istuary) announced today its Platinum Sponsorship of Invest Ottawa’s 4th annual AccelerateOTT event on May 5, 2016. Istuary is Recruiting at Techvibes’ Techfest on May 25April 29, 2016Istuary Innovation group will be at Techvibes Techfest Vancouver on May 25th and we want to talk to you! Visit us and hear our 2-minute lightning pitch on why you should join our team! Istuary Innovation Group Selects Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP For Development of Proprietary Enterprise Storage ControllersApril 19, 2016CAMPBELL, Calif. – April 19, 2016 – Arteris Inc., the inventor and industry leader in commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IPsolutions, today announced that Istuary Innovation Group has licensed its Arteris® FlexNoC interconnect IP. Vancouver companies with Chinese links look to affirm Canadian identityApril 14, 2016Istuary is among a number of local companies with varying degrees of ties to China that are trying to boost their Canadian identity. The company is looking to position itself more akin to Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, in supporting Canadian technology know-how in finding a global market. Toronto Mayor John Tory Hosts Istuary Chairman Ethan Sun During Trade Mission to ChinaApril 12, 2016SHANGHAI, April 13, 2016 – Ethan Sun, founder and chairman of Istuary Innovation Group recently had the opportunity to meet Toronto Mayor John Tory in Shanghai during his 10-day trade mission to China and Japan. Canadian Tech Firm Continues Rapid Expansion Across CanadaApril 4, 2016TORONTO, April 4, 2016 – Istuary Innovation Group, a Canadian innovation company that connects talent, technology, capital and resources to launch business into fast-growing markets, is continuing its rapid growth across Canada with the launch of offices in Waterloo and Ottawa. Istuary Innovation Group Announces Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnership with Dongguan University of TechnologyMarch 31, 2016VANCOUVER, March 31, 2016 – Istuary Innovation Group announced a partnership today with Dongguan University of Technology to create an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre for international incubation, knowledge sharing,education and talent exchange between North America and Asia. Istuary Recruitment Events: Toronto, Waterloo and OttawaMarch 28, 2016Are you passionate about Technology and Innovation? Visit our upcoming recruitment events in Toronto, Waterloo and Ottawa from April 5 – April 7, 2016. Hugh Chow joins the Istuary Team as CEOFebruary 12, 2016Istuary Innovation Labs Inc. announced that Hugh Chow has been appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chow will assume the new role effective immediately. Istuary Toronto Office Open House – January 14January 11, 2016Are you passionate about Technology and Innovation? Our Toronto office has 40 exciting job opportunities available in both software and hardware. Istuary Investment Forum: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in ChinaDecember 10, 2015Over 100 of the world’s most insightful investors were there to discuss measures to build a global collaborative innovation platform, as well as opportunities and challenges to innovation and entrepreneurship in the Chinese economy. Istuary’s First Pitch Competition an Overwhelming SuccessNovember 14, 2015Six finalists gave their final pitch in an attempt to win over the judges and make their entrepreneurial dream come true at the Istuary Pitch Competition. Istuary – Toronto: Inaugural Opening & Investment ForumSeptember 21, 2015September 20, 2015 marked the inaugural opening ceremony for Istuary Toronto. Istuary Innovation Group Celebrates Anniversary with $30M Fund and Idea LabsMay 23, 2015Istuary Innovation Group announced a newly created investment fund of US$30 million along with a new Idea Labs to boost Canadian tech innovation and startup success. Istuary on China ICT Mission by BC Ministry of International Trade April 29, 2015By using its resource advantages in each market, Istuary Innovation Group (Istuary) has been establishing innovative incubation centres in North America (Canada and the United States) and in Asia (mainly China) to facilitate technology development and business cooperation across the Pacific. Inauguration Ceremony of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management North America Alumni Association Western Canada ChapterApril 29, 2015Istuary Innovation Group was honoured to host the Inauguration Ceremony of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management North America Alumni Association Western Canada Chapter on April 23, 2015. Istuary Shares Insight at CABI Leadership Summit 2015 in WaterlooMarch 29, 2015Istuary Innovation Group (Istuary) recently provided Canadian business and government leaders fresh insights on incubating globally successful enterprises through the strategic exchange of key resources between North America and Asia. Istuary-Panyu-VEC Signing Ceremony in Support of Vancouver’s Growing Innovation EconomyNovember 29, 2014The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) CEO Ian McKay joined members of the Government of Panyu District/Guangzhou University Town, the CEO of Vancouver’s Istuary Group Holdings Ltd, and key members of the local Chinese business community and investors, at a news conference today.