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July 28th 2014 at 08:56 AM
Premier Announces $6 Million for Cutting-Edge Innovation Centre
Premier Announces $6 Million for Cutting-Edge Innovation Centre BC Newsroom July 28, 2014 KELOWNA - Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs today to announce that the Province has made...
July 19th 2014 at 09:52 AM
Comment: BC's Technology Sector Needs More Women
COMMENT: BC'S TECHNOLOGY SECTOR NEEDS MORE WOMEN Opinion/Editorial by Paris Gaudet Published by the Times Colonist B.C.’s technology sector is thriving and is full of opportunities for people with a wide range of skills. Technology continues to dominate much of our daily lives and B.C. is...
July 14th 2014 at 02:23 PM
Tech Incubator Will Help Create, Grow Companies on the Island
TECH INCUBATOR WILL HELP CREATE, GROW COMPANIES ON THE ISLAND For Immediate Release July 14, 2014 COURTENAY – The SquareOne Incubator, a new service in Nanaimo will help technology startup companies get the support they need to succeed, thanks to a $50,000 contribution towards programming...
July 8th 2014 at 09:35 AM
Island Tech Hub Launches Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Island Tech Hub Launches Entrepreneurs and Start-ups BC Newsroom July 7, 2014 NANAIMO - The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) in collaboration with Innovation Island launched SquareOne today, the region’s first technology incubator and co-working space. The space located at...
July 7th 2014 at 11:43 AM
SquareOne Initiative Kicks Off
Nanaimo Daily News July 5, 2014 SquareOne, the region's first technology incubator and coworking space, officially opened Friday at 38 Victoria Cres. The new initiative, developed by the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with Innovation Island, is an incubator centre...
July 2nd 2014 at 09:57 AM
Fund Benefits Tech Start-Ups
Fund Benefits Tech Start-Ups Published by Chris Bush BC Local News Allan Wiekenkamp, director of the Vancouver Island Venture Acceleration Fund, emerges from virtually another world as he hands back a set of virtual reality goggles and controls to Denny Unger, president and creative director...
June 24th 2014 at 11:19 AM
Vancouver Island Venture Capital Fund Launches
VANCOUVER ISLAND VENTURE CAPITAL FUND LAUNCHES For Immediate Release June 24, 2014 Nanaimo, BC – Launched today, the Vancouver Island Venture Acceleration Fund (“VIVA”) is the first dedicated investment fund targeting early-stage, high-growth technology companies on Vancouver Island....
June 11th 2014 at 10:45 AM
Qualicum Beach Digital Media Studio Opening
British Columbia Newsroom June 10, 2014 QUALICUM BEACH - On June 9th, the Town of Qualicum Beach Council welcomed the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, and MLA Michelle Stilwell (Parksville-Qualicum) to open the Qualicum Beach Digital...
June 4th 2014 at 09:10 AM
BC Government Trumpets Arrival of Microsoft, Sony
Tech giants' B.C. expansion is a sign of good public policy, says technology minister Andrew Wilkinson  Published by Andrew Wilkinson BC Business | June 3, 2014 Many British Columbians will be aware that technology is one of the top contributors to B.C.’s economy. BC Stats’ most recent...
May 20th 2014 at 10:24 AM
Database to Connect Innovators and Investors
A newly formed non-profit hopes to accelerate the growth of Vancouver-based startups Published by Tyler Orton Business in Vancouver Boris Mann figures there's a rather mundane reason why entrepreneurs stick around Vancouver to launch high-growth startups in this relatively small corner of the...