Infographic: App Ideation to MVP Development

  MVP? Validation? Where Do I Start and What Does It All Mean? You’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur, or an eager “wanna-preneur” with a strong app idea. You want to develop your app in a cost-effective manner, but  your web search for guidance on app development has left you inundated with information. Now you’re not quite […]

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Building An App? Here Are Some Things That Drive up It’s Cost

  How much will my app cost to build? It’s one of the first questions you’ll ask when you approach app developers. Though there are a good number of app cost calculators out there, estimating the exact cost of an application yourself is a bit tricky.  Incremental costs in app development are never the same […]

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How to Find The Right CTO as a Non-Technical Founder

Photo Credit: Medium  In our last post, we covered creative ways to find your CTO right here in Vancity. Locating CTO potentials, however, is only the first step. How can you find the right CTO to add to your team? CTOs are essential additions to startups. Their tech backgrounds complement the business acumen of non-technical […]

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Women In Technology: Organizations Helping to Close the Gap in BC

Photo Credit: engineering.text.now Female involvement can double tech innovation. So why not challenge the status quo of the male-dominated tech industry? The tech industry grows increasingly more inclusive despite long-standing barriers. Women in tech initiatives have gone a long way in closing the gender gap to favour more female representation. They’ve re-shaped traditional perceptions which […]

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Creative Ways to Find a CTO to Help Build Your App

  It’s no secret the field of technology has exploded in recent decades. As it continues to expand exponentially, it just isn’t realistic to expect app creators to have the knowledge and expertise required for the countless aspects of technology management.   Whether you’re a single entrepreneur or if you’re part of a rapidly scaling […]

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3 Things To Avoid Asking Your Developer: Realistic App Expectations

  There’s no such thing as a “stupid question” (from an HR persspective). But developers are human and may  tense their jaws involuntarily in the face of certain requests. Avoid awkward situations and read this helpful list of questions to avoid asking a software developer. Remember that like any relationship, developers choose you as much as […]

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An Application Development Checklist for App Ideation

  Developers aren’t mind readers. Incomplete information and poor communication can derail a project before it begins. Before approaching a developer, you want to have the essential pieces of your app idea together to give your idea a chance to blossom into a great application. This application development checklist ensures that you’re prepared to give […]

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Blockchain: What is it and How is Canada Embracing It?

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies — you’ve probably heard these buzzwords reverberating across the fintech industry and beyond. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are just one of the many applications of blockchain, and they are effectively responsible for bringing blockchain into vogue. Bitcoin, the first iteration of cryptocurrency, and blockchain, the tech framework in which it runs, have been […]

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Gravit-e 5th Annual Summer Retreat

Earlier this week, Gravit-e headed out for its fifth annual company retreat. ‘Twas a fine outing on an otherwise mundane (albeit beautiful) Monday in mid-July.  As developers, we too need to ditch our desks once a while to take advantage of Vancouver’s oft-short lived sun. We shuffled out of our air conditioned office to get […]

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