Tech community growing on Coast
Published by Jacob Roberts | Coast Reporter
February 11, 2016
The nature of the tech industry can be somewhat isolated, especially away from large tech centres like Silicon Valley in California. Richard Hoath found this to be the case when he moved to the Sunshine Coast from Vancouver, which is why he co-founded the Sunshine Coast Tech Hub two years ago.
Hoath described SC Tech Hub as a kind of peer support group for anyone living on the Coast who works in the “digital sector or knowledge economy,” as he put it.
Hoath, with District of Sechelt councillor Darnelda Siegers and communications manager Connie Jordison, invited Graham Truax, executive in residence for Innovation Island, to host a presentation and two workshops on fundraising options for businesses in, or that make use of, the tech industry – which are most businesses in this day and age, Truax said.