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: Developing Research Partnerships

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm 
North Island College | Komoux Hall Boardroom
2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay

This collaborative workshop is about supporting North Island companies to learn about and tap into the expertise, students, capacity and infrastructure at North Island College.

Find out more about the research programs offered at North Island College to help accelerate commercialization and technology innovation.
For more information, click here.

To view the agenda, click here.

Register here.
Events: Technology Discussion & Networking Event

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 4pm – 7pm
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort | 596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet

Join Innovation Island for an informal technology discussion and networking session with technology businesses and community leaders, to discuss trends in the industry and opportunities for future development in the West Coast.  

Register here.

Events: Nerd Alert

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 1pm - 2pm 
SquareOne | 38 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo

Join the team from Metrics Chartered Accounting to learn about SR&ED, tax credits, and other government goodies for start-ups and tech companies. The presentation will be approximately one hour with time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Register here.
Events: Prototyping a Product
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 7pm - 9pm
SquareOne | 38 Victoria Cres, Nanaimo                 
You have a great idea for a product but how do you make it a reality? 
Gone are the days of waiting for funding and we are in a culture where we can bootstrap our companies and create great new product. 

Register here.

Events: STARTUP 101 - Sunshine Coast
STARTUP 101 - Sunshine Coast
Bring on the Disruption!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 9am - 5pm 
Gibsons Public Market | 473 Gower Road, Gibsons
$20 per person | includes lunch

A full-day seminar that provides best practices and practical tools for turning your idea into a winning company. Includes valuable resources that you can use immediately.

Register here.

Click here for more information.

Events: Innovation Island Moves to SquareOne

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      

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
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.