Barter is a community of people sharing knowledge to make things better for the home. Our products tell a story of the West Coast. They speak of the natural beauty of our materials, the breadth of our craftspeople, and the laid-back, nature-inspired lifestyles we live. We believe that a well-designed object is something that you use, cherish and keep for a long, long time. We take inspiration from the natural resources that surround us, and insist on using them respectfully. We believe in community, and create objects designed to bring us together.  #BCMADE

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Barter

Barter is a community of people sharing knowledge to make things better for the home. Our products tell a story of the West Coast. They speak of the natural beauty of our materials, the breadth of our craftspeople, and the laid-back, nature-inspired lifestyles we live. We believe that a well-designed object is something that you use, cherish and keep for a long, long time. We take inspiration from the natural resources that surround us, and insist on using them respectfully. We believe in community, and create objects designed to bring us together. #BCMADE

Visit us online: barterdesign.co

Welcome to The Hangar Climbing Lounge! A fresh new gathering place here on the SUNSHINE COAST. We have designed this gym to be your home away from home. This is a BOULDERING ONLY gym which allows us to provide members with 24/7 access, letting you choose the music and help yourself to the self serve honour system snack and beverage bar. We believe in building community, being fit and having as much fun as possible in the process. No matter your skill level from absolute newbie to seasoned climber you will find a community of friendly and helpful people gathered at The Hangar having loads of fun and pushing themselves as far as their personal limits allow.

<a href="http://www.hangarclimbing.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.hangarclimbing.com</a>

The Hanger Climbing Lounge

Welcome to The Hangar Climbing Lounge! A fresh new gathering place here on the SUNSHINE COAST. We have designed this gym to be your home away from home. This is a BOULDERING ONLY gym which allows us to provide members with 24/7 access, letting you choose the music and help yourself to the self serve honour system snack and beverage bar. We believe in building community, being fit and having as much fun as possible in the process. No matter your skill level from absolute newbie to seasoned climber you will find a community of friendly and helpful people gathered at The Hangar having loads of fun and pushing themselves as far as their personal limits allow.

Visit us online: www.hangarclimbing.com

ChangeHeroes is a fundraising platform designed to reduce the cost of raising funds for non-profits, access the previously-difficult-to-reach Millennial donor market, and increase the virality of fundraising campaigns. Their model allows a non-profit to white label a campaign using the ChangeHeroes platform, positioning supporters of the non-profit to run individual mini-campaigns that include a personally recorded video and a social media-propogated ask out to 33 friends and family within their close circle of contacts. It hits all the marks of what are recognized as the hallmarks of Millennial giving behaviour. The revenue model includes an initial setup fee per non-profit and a commission on all funds raised.

<a href="http://www.changeheroes.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.changeheroes.com</a>

Change Heroes

ChangeHeroes is a fundraising platform designed to reduce the cost of raising funds for non-profits, access the previously-difficult-to-reach Millennial donor market, and increase the virality of fundraising campaigns. Their model allows a non-profit to white label a campaign using the ChangeHeroes platform, positioning supporters of the non-profit to run individual mini-campaigns that include a personally recorded video and a social media-propogated ask out to 33 friends and family within their close circle of contacts. It hits all the marks of what are recognized as the hallmarks of Millennial giving behaviour. The revenue model includes an initial setup fee per non-profit and a commission on all funds raised.

Visit us online: www.changeheroes.com

ChatterHigh addresses the the knowledge and communication gap between the post-secondary institutions, trade associations and corporations that need to convey the opportunities available once school-age children (Gr. 6-12) graduate, and the school-age children that need to be informed in order to make effective and empowered choices leading up to graduation. What ChatterHigh has done is built a platform that gamifies the process of researching the options for the future. The revenue model is based on a fee-per-click, charged to the post-secondary institution, when a child clicks on a link to research the answer to a quiz question provided by the same institution.

<a href="http://www.chatterhigh.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.chatterhigh.com</a>

ChatterHigh

ChatterHigh addresses the the knowledge and communication gap between the post-secondary institutions, trade associations and corporations that need to convey the opportunities available once school-age children (Gr. 6-12) graduate, and the school-age children that need to be informed in order to make effective and empowered choices leading up to graduation. What ChatterHigh has done is built a platform that gamifies the process of researching the options for the future. The revenue model is based on a fee-per-click, charged to the post-secondary institution, when a child clicks on a link to research the answer to a quiz question provided by the same institution.

Visit us online: www.chatterhigh.com

Ethelo Decisions has developed a cloud-based software solution that significantly reduces the cost of stakeholder engagement, while also improving the outcomes, by allowing each participant to variably weigh the value of each variable in the consideration process. Then, Ethelo's proprietary algorithm calculates both the sum total of all possible variants and the most successful possible outcomes given the participant's feedback.  The revenue model layers a consultation fee to cover the fixed costs of set up and a software as a service subscription fee for the length of the engagement.

<a href="http://ethelodecisions.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: ethelodecisions.com</a>

Ethelo Decisions

Ethelo Decisions has developed a cloud-based software solution that significantly reduces the cost of stakeholder engagement, while also improving the outcomes, by allowing each participant to variably weigh the value of each variable in the consideration process. Then, Ethelo’s proprietary algorithm calculates both the sum total of all possible variants and the most successful possible outcomes given the participant’s feedback.  The revenue model layers a consultation fee to cover the fixed costs of set up and a software as a service subscription fee for the length of the engagement.

Visit us online: ethelodecisions.com

SHM Controls has developed a technology that allows owners and managers of small to mid-sized apartment buildings to reduce the natural gas costs associated with their boiler-based heating systems by 25-40%. The system utilizes a small control box that is easily installed on any boiler, small wireless sensors throughout the building and a proprietary algorithm to modulate the boiler to achieve maximum efficiency and tenant comfort.  The revenue model is subscription-based software as a service, with no cost of equipment for the client.

<a href="http://www.shmcontrols.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.shmcontrols.com</a>

SHM Controls

SHM Controls has developed a technology that allows owners and managers of small to mid-sized apartment buildings to reduce the natural gas costs associated with their boiler-based heating systems by 25-40%. The system utilizes a small control box that is easily installed on any boiler, small wireless sensors throughout the building and a proprietary algorithm to modulate the boiler to achieve maximum efficiency and tenant comfort.  The revenue model is subscription-based software as a service, with no cost of equipment for the client.

Visit us online: www.shmcontrols.com

ViewsIQ has developed advanced digitization technology specific to the work of pathologists and their microscopic analysis of slide-based samples. Largely a software solution, ViewsIQ allows the pathologist to analyze a sample as they would from their own microscope, with the ability to manage magnification, depth of field and focal point, all from their computer at a distance. This allows for potentially lifesaving access to time-sensitive consultations, while also stripping away onerous costs of physical shipping for live samples. The revenue model is split between system sales and the software made available as a subscription service.

<a href="http://www.viewsiq.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.viewsiq.com</a>

ViewsIQ

ViewsIQ has developed advanced digitization technology specific to the work of pathologists and their microscopic analysis of slide-based samples. Largely a software solution, ViewsIQ allows the pathologist to analyze a sample as they would from their own microscope, with the ability to manage magnification, depth of field and focal point, all from their computer at a distance. This allows for potentially lifesaving access to time-sensitive consultations, while also stripping away onerous costs of physical shipping for live samples. The revenue model is split between system sales and the software made available as a subscription service.

Visit us online: www.viewsiq.com

Vidigami is described as the "home for your school memories". It provides a single portal where all photos taken by faculty, staff and parents of a given school can be uploaded, and through advanced facial recognition processes, sorted per student. The service is currently targeted towards private and chartered schools, with the revenue model split between a subscription paid by the school and various photo products made available to families.

<a href="https://www.vidigami.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.vidigami.com</a>

Vidigami Media

Vidigami is described as the “home for your school memories”. It provides a single portal where all photos taken by faculty, staff and parents of a given school can be uploaded, and through advanced facial recognition processes, sorted per student. The service is currently targeted towards private and chartered schools, with the revenue model split between a subscription paid by the school and various photo products made available to families.

Visit us online: www.vidigami.com

Wearable Therapeutics has developed a therapeutic tool for children with autism. Applying the therapeutic technique known as "deep pressure therapy", it provides for a significant reduction in physiological stress responses like adrenaline and cortisol production. The product has enjoyed the support of major autism advocates in Canada and the US, academic research papers specific to the impact of the product and the recognition of many Provinces and States as a reimbursable expense for families with children with autism. The revenue model is direct sales.

<a href="http://www.snugvest.com" target="_blank">See our first product <em>Snug Vest</em> online: www.snugvest.com</a>

Wearable Therapeutics

Wearable Therapeutics has developed a therapeutic tool for children with autism. Applying the therapeutic technique known as “deep pressure therapy”, it provides for a significant reduction in physiological stress responses like adrenaline and cortisol production. The product has enjoyed the support of major autism advocates in Canada and the US, academic research papers specific to the impact of the product and the recognition of many Provinces and States as a reimbursable expense for families with children with autism. The revenue model is direct sales.

See our first product Snug Vest online: www.snugvest.com

Distill Analytics has created the capacity to build rapid, accurate, profiles of decision makers that assess their capacity to guide organizations through uncertainty and capitalize on opportunity. Our Human Analytics provide rigorous, numeric assessments of the potential of a management team to create value.

<a href="https://www.vidigami.com" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.vidigami.com</a>

Distill Analytics

Distill Analytics has created the capacity to build rapid, accurate, profiles of decision makers that assess their capacity to guide organizations through uncertainty and capitalize on opportunity. Our Human Analytics provide rigorous, numeric assessments of the potential of a management team to create value.

Visit us online: www.vidigami.com

Mesh is an online food share marketplace and logistics platform.  We match safe and nutritious unsold food to secondary markets in an automated and intelligent way.SAVE MONEY. REDUCE WASTE. FEED MORE.

<a href="http://foodmesh.ca/" target="_blank">Visit us online: http://foodmesh.ca/</a>

Mesh Exchange

Mesh is an online food share marketplace and logistics platform. We match safe and nutritious unsold food to secondary markets in an automated and intelligent way.SAVE MONEY. REDUCE WASTE. FEED MORE.

Visit us online: http://foodmesh.ca/

Popul8 is a leading edge asset management technology company disrupting the way you currently manage your infrastructure. Our solutions provide asset management tools using the latest in digital technologies, such as VR (virtual reality), 360 cameras, and the IoT (Internet of Things). Our digital technology provides you with the convergence of virtual tours and dashboard information that will revolutionize your enterprise. Whether you are in heavy industry, government, HR/education, property management or utilities, we can help you do your job faster, safer, more accurately and more proactively.

<a href="http://www.popul8.ca/" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.popul8.ca/</a>

Popul8 Analytics

Popul8 is a leading edge asset management technology company disrupting the way you currently manage your infrastructure. Our solutions provide asset management tools using the latest in digital technologies, such as VR (virtual reality), 360 cameras, and the IoT (Internet of Things). Our digital technology provides you with the convergence of virtual tours and dashboard information that will revolutionize your enterprise. Whether you are in heavy industry, government, HR/education, property management or utilities, we can help you do your job faster, safer, more accurately and more proactively.

Visit us online: www.popul8.ca/

At Kindred Spirit Drums we are striving to “Create Vitality Through Sound”. Vitality means to be in a state of “Strength, action and energy” which I feel comes with the excitement of playing a Steel Tongue Drum or Handpan. Right now the world is in great need of a resurrection of the unhindered experimentation with music, to return vitality to the people and to help remove the apathy that the modern-world seems to foster in the human psyche.

<a href="http://www.kindredspiritdrums.com/" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.kindredspiritdrums.com/</a>

Kindred Spirit Drums

At Kindred Spirit Drums we are striving to “Create Vitality Through Sound”. Vitality means to be in a state of “Strength, action and energy” which I feel comes with the excitement of playing a Steel Tongue Drum or Handpan. Right now the world is in great need of a resurrection of the unhindered experimentation with music, to return vitality to the people and to help remove the apathy that the modern-world seems to foster in the human psyche.

Visit us online: www.kindredspiritdrums.com/

Stem Shock is a platform technology for RNA-based precision herbicides, each designed to remove one or more weed species without harming crops or the environment. Each Stem Shock 'active' is programmed to kill one or more weeds. Stem Shock offers a solution for controlling weeds resistant to traditional herbicides. A mix of Stem Shock products targeting herbicide resistant weeds will keep these plants under control.

<a href="http://www.stem-shock.com/" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.stem-shock.com/</a>

Stem Shock

Stem Shock is a platform technology for RNA-based precision herbicides, each designed to remove one or more weed species without harming crops or the environment. Each Stem Shock ‘active’ is programmed to kill one or more weeds. Stem Shock offers a solution for controlling weeds resistant to traditional herbicides. A mix of Stem Shock products targeting herbicide resistant weeds will keep these plants under control.

Visit us online: www.stem-shock.com/

Proxxi is an industrial wearable that keeps watch over people working near medium and high voltage. It is designed to prevent injury or death by alerting the wearer before they enter the 'limits of approach' of a high voltage electrical field.

<a href="http://www.proxxiband.com/" target="_blank">Visit us online: www.proxxiband.com/</a>

Proxxi

Proxxi is an industrial wearable that keeps watch over people working near medium and high voltage. It is designed to prevent injury or death by alerting the wearer before they enter the ‘limits of approach’ of a high voltage electrical field.

Visit us online: www.proxxiband.com/

JOURNEY IS AN IMPACT TRAVEL COLLECTIVE
We believe that lasting social change starts within each one of us, and that nothing compares to in-person experiences and human connections to inspire new ways of being. We are rapidly growing a community across North America + Canada through meet-ups, events, international Journeys and a developing leadership program.

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Journey

JOURNEY IS AN IMPACT TRAVEL COLLECTIVE
We believe that lasting social change starts within each one of us, and that nothing compares to in-person experiences and human connections to inspire new ways of being. We are rapidly growing a community across North America + Canada through meet-ups, events, international Journeys and a developing leadership program.

Visit us online: wejourney.co/

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