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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: Summer Tech Party
SUMMER TECH PARTY

The countdown is on for our super rad and most anticipated event of the year - the epic Summer Tech party. The party in Nanaimo on July 10 was a blast...the next one up is Courtenay. Are YOU ready!! 

COURTENAY PARTY
Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm
White Whale Pub | 975 Comox Road, Courtenay

Grab your Courtenay tickets HERE

Early Bird ticket pricing ends July 31
Events: Module 1 | Refresh Your Minimum Viable Product
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT. 

Module 1: Refresh Your Minimum Viable Product
Level-up your Business Model and tweak your Positioning Statement

Click on the City link to register

Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Monday, September 21, 2015 Ucluelet
Events: Module 2 | Customer Development Methodology
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 2: Customer Development Methodology
Identify new markets, buyer types, value propositions and understand the rules of TALC (technology adoption lifecycle)

Click on the City link to register

Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Monday, September 14, 2015 Nanaimo **NEW DATE**

Friday, September 18, 2015 Comox Valley **NEW DATE**

Monday, September 21, 2015 Ucluelet
Events: Module 3 | Challenge Your SWOT
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 3: Challenge Your SWOT
Learn from, embrace or usurp the competitive landscape   

Click on the City link to register 

Friday, September 11, 2015 Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Monday, September 14, 2015 Nanaimo

Friday, September 18, 2015 Comox Valley

Monday, October 19, 2015 Tofino
Events: Module 4 | Pivot or Persevere
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 4: Pivot or Persevere
The fine art of enduring and the hard thing about hard things

Click on the City link to register  

Thursday, September 11, 2015 | Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Monday, October 5, 2015 Nanaimo

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comox Valley

Monday, October 19, 2015 Tofino


Events: Module 5 | Team Building
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 5: Team Building
Strategic partnering, joint ventures and creative collaborations

Click on the City link to register   

Friday, September 25, 2015 | Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Friday, November 13, 2015 Comox Valley

Monday, November 16, 2015 Nanaimo

Friday, November 27, 2015 Ucluelet
Events: Module 6 | Pros & Cons of Bootstrapping

RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 6: The Pros & Cons of Bootstrapping 
Evaluate various financing instruments and leverage the crowd 

Click on the City link to register  

Friday, September 25, 2015 Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Friday, November 27, 2015 Ucluelet 

Friday, January 8, 2016 Comox Valley

Monday, January 11, 2016 Nanaimo
Events: Module 7 | Are You Ready to Scale?
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 7: Are You Ready to Scale?
Set SMART goals and build a solid corporate foundation for next-stage growth  

Click on the City link to register   

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Friday, January 22, 2016 Tofino

Friday, February 12, 2016 Comox Valley

Monday, February 15, 2016 Nanaimo
Events: Module 8 | Future-Proofing
RETHINK. REWIND. REBOOT.  

Module 8: Future-Proofing 
The new rules of technology entrepreneurship and challenge / opportunity of exponential times
      
Click on the City link to register     

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Port Alberni **NEW DATE**

Friday, January 22, 2016 Tofino

Friday, March 4, 2016 Comox Valley

Monday, March 7, 2016 Nanaimo
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. 

Click here to view our Regional Impact infographic
(as at April 1, 2015)