CSE’s Phillip Shum recently chatted with Terry Howlett, CEO at Ovation Science Inc. (CSE:OVAT), to discuss the company’s current developments in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this discussion, Terry discusses his company’s alcohol-free solution to hand-sanitization (1:11), how the DermSafe product was utilized by the Canadian Olympic teams during the most recent two Games (5:20), and the geographic demand for the product in light of the pandemic (9:24).
Listen until the end to hear how their flagship product provides 4-hour protection against germs and how it may be a key tool as society reopens in the coming months.
CSE’s Grace Pedota recently chatted with Robyn Rabinovich, Senior Account Director, Cannabis at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to reflect on her professional experiences in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, dating back to the onset of the MMPR program in Canada.
In this comprehensive discussion, Robyn shares her favourite aspects of working at start-ups like CannTrust and TerrAscend (3:34), how Hill+Knowlton has uniquely positioned itself to provide B2B support to the industry (4:48), defining Cannabis 2.0 and what to expect from the 3.0 era (6:09), and her perspective on the Ontario cannabis retail situation amid COVID-19 shutdowns (11:54).
Listen until the end to hear her thoughts on how new technological applications are benefiting the cannabis industry, the prospects for consumption lounges in Toronto, and the new favourite quarantine pastime for those in the cannabis industry (hint: it’s not product consumption!)
On this very special edition of #HashtagFinance, CSE’s Anil Mall and James Black are joined by legendary comedian – and entrepreneur – Howie Mandel, to discuss how he is coping with quarantine life, his charitable collaboration with Trevor Doerksen and ePlay Digital (CSE:EPY) and much (much) more.
In this conversation, Howie shares how his reputation as a germaphobe dovetailed into the game “Outbreak”, which evolved into a charitable tool to outfit PPE to frontline health-care workers (7:05), how technology can be a catalyst for powering the next generation of small business (and comedy) (11:24), and his simple – yet powerful – views on investing in the stock market (24:38).
Listen until the end to hear Howie’s big vision for Just for Laughs (he owns a partnership stake), how he embraces technological innovation, and his encouragement for everyone to stop overthinking and “Just Do It”.
CSE’s Anil Mall was recently joined by ePlay Digital Inc. (CSE:EPY) CEO Trevor Doerksen to discuss how his company is adapting to the recent conditions imposed by the Coronavirus, and how it inspired him to build a game that can help front line health care workers by supplying PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
In this discussion, Trevor talks about his escape from LA during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic (1:42), how current circumstances invigorated his mobile gaming project with Howie Mandel (6:43), and how he is leveraging his video game to drive donations to the #BreakoutTheMasks charity.
Listen until the end to hear more about Trevor’s unique collaboration with Howie Mandel, how the quarantine has dramatically impacted his flagship title – Big Shot, and how ePlay is adapting to release ‘quarantine-compatible’ games in the near future.
#HashtagFinance is now on the left coast! Meet your west coast hosts, CSE’s Anna Serin and Anil Mall.
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently caught-up with NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CSE:NTAR) CEO Evan Gappelberg to discuss his company’s current state of operations during the Coronavirus outbreak in NYC.
During this discussion, Evan provides commentary on the (positive) impact that the pandemic is having on his business (1:19), how their AR (augmented reality) technology fits within the shop-from home-paradigm (4:43), and his prospects for the stock market and predicted timeline for recovery (15:18).
Listen to the entire show to learn about Evan’s past history with Grand Theft Auto (the video game) and his positive experience taking a company public on the Canada Securities Exchange.
CSE’s Anna Serin was joined for a Friday edition of “Westcoast Wednesday” with Anthony Sandler, Investment Advisor at Mackie Research Capital Corporation.
In this wide-ranging conversation, Anthony shares his market insights including the economic and market impacts of not knowing how long the Coronavirus pandemic will last (3:12), specific advice for investing in SMEs (10:24), and his prospects for the cannabis space during these uncertain times (12:20).
Listen until the end to hear Anthony’s advice on how to watch the market and gather information, and his predictions for growth sectors during the “next” economic cycle.
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CSE’s James Black was recently joined by Brian McKinney, President and CEO of ICEsoft Technologies (CSE:ISFT), to discuss why his company has never been busier as it currently serves its clients during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In this discussion, Brian shares how ICEsoft delivers enriched emergency information via its Voyent Alert! platform (1:08), how the platform specifically applies during a pandemic scenario (3:54), and the benefits of running a company that has always relied on ‘distributed employee sets’ (7:50).
Listen until the end to hear Brian’s perspective on running a public company in this challenging environment and the significant resources and time the company is putting behind the deployment and servicing of their life-saving technology.
CSE’s Anna Serin and Sean Kingsley sat down in the Vancouver #HashtagFinance studio before this year’s PDAC to discuss Sean’s insights into the mining exploration market and his perspectives from the frontline of investor relations.
In this discussion, Sean shares what makes the Golden Triangle in BC so special (5:48), why collaboration with First Nations will be the biggest development in the mining industry over the next 10 years (10:34), and the key benchmarks for investing in a junior resource company (12:38).
Listen until the end to hear some of the best investment advice that Sean ever received and about the “30 things” project that was developed by the Mining Association of Canada.
CSE’s James Black was recently joined by Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly Inc. (CSE:DFLY), to reflect on the new realities of operating a business during a quarantine and the opportunities being presented to his company during these challenging times.
In this conversation, Chell reflects on the ominous feelings he had during his trip through the Vancouver airport before the lock-down (1:15), how his company is working with the University of South Australia to deploy an epidemic-tracking system (3:50), and the “new normal” that will emerge as a result of COVID-19 (7:31).
Listen until the end to hear Cameron’s thoughts on how the pandemic will permanently change the way teams work together, the advantages of working from home, and his reflection on the opportunities that came from the last “black swan”.