Published by Robert Barron | Nanaimo Daily News
April 16, 2014
What started as an idea discussed over coffee almost a year ago has blossomed into an initiative to help fledgling technology companies get off the ground.
Paris Gaudet, executive director of Innovation Island, said that discussion with Sasha Angus, CEO of the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, has led to the creation of "Square One," located at 38 Victoria Cr.
Square One, a partnership between the two development organizations, is intended to be an incubator centre for technology companies just beginning that will offer inexpensive accommodations for the small enterprises that will be fully wired, and also offer coaching and training to help them become larger and more viable.
Angus said Square One will have up to 29 desks that will be rented for $350 per month and Innovation Island will have offices on the building's second floor with people with background expertise in a number of areas to assist the start-up companies.
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