Young entrepreneurs offered aid
May 19th 2015 at 10:04 AM
Students with 'great ideas' can apply for no-cost co-op work spaces with provided extra support 

Published by: The Daily News
Posted by: Robert Barron
March 19, 2015 

SquareOne incubator centre for new technology companies is offering a hand to young entrepreneurs from Vancouver Island University.

Kelsey Wolff, SquareOne's community manager, said VIU students with "great ideas" for launching a business or starting a new enterprise can apply for no-cost co-op work spaces that have been made available through a new partnership between VIU and SquareOne.

"SquareOne is a great space to connect to community, grow your network, and collaborate with other out-of-the-box thinkers," Wolff said. "VIU students who participate will really see their ideas transform. 

The students will have access to their work spaces until their objectives have been met or they are no longer students. It's a pilot project at this stage and if it runs well, we plan to continue." SquareOne, a partnership between Innovation Island and the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation  typically rents its work spaces for approximately $350 per month Dave Witty, the provost and vice-president of academics at VIU, said the university is committed to community partnerships and engagement, such as working with SquareOne. 

Read the full Press Release here