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The Island's New Tech Incubator

SquareOne supports entrepreneurs with educational programming, affordable work space, business and technical services, collaborative learning, and access to complimentary skills, mentors, investors and industry partners eager to help build Nanaimo regional companies.

Venture Acceleration Program

The Venture Acceleration Program helps startup and early stage technology companies accelerate the process of defining a proven business model for sustained profitability, and to help them effectively grow their business.

Have a Bright Idea?

Let Innovation Island help you through the process of turning your ideas into results with our Innovation Continuum.

Creating a community

When you join Innovation Island you secure your place in the technological culture on Vancouver Island. Best of all, registration is FREE.
Events: Ladies Learning Code | Intro to HTML & CSS
LADIES LEARNING CODE IS COMING TO NANAIMO!
Introduction to HTML & CSS
 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 10am - 4pm
SquareOne | 38 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo                 

This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience and is for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding or computer programming, you’ve come to the right place! 

Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you know how to do that.

Click here for more information and to register.


Events: Startup Weekend Nanaimo
STARTUP WEEKEND NANAIMO
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs

Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Starts at 6:30pm
SquareOne | 38 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo
Early Bird $75 per person | Includes all meals

Startup Weekend Nanaimo is a 54-hour long event - a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. 

Developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts alike come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startup! 

Visit the Startup Weekend Nanaimo website for registration and details. 
Events: Innovation Island Moves to SquareOne
YEP, WE HAVE MOVED! 

Well the rumor is true, we have officially moved to Nanaimo's first tech incubator, SquareOne, which is amazing by the way.

Please make note of our new coordinates:
38 Victoria Crescent  
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8      
250.753.8324

Yes, it is the same stellar team, just a new location that will kick it to the next level and bring us closer to our goal of making technology the #1 economic driver in the region.
Events: SquareOne
SQUAREONE
Accepting Applications NOW

The region's first technology incubator is here to help the tech sector grow bigger, better faster!

We are accepting applications for those keen companies wanting to rent a "Square".

Check out the SquareOne website for details and pricing structure.

As the regional voice for technology entrepreneurship, Innovation Island's goal is simple: support entrepreneurs to start and grow technology companies by providing them with programs and resources they need to succeed.