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: Powerful Partnerships
with NSERC and North Island College        
Monday, May 7, 2015 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm   
The Royal Coachman, Carriage Room | 84 Dogwood Street, Campbell River     

This collaborative workshop is about supporting North Island companies to tap into expertise, students, capacity and infrastructure at your local post-secondary institution.

For more information, click here.

The agenda can be found here.

To register, click here.
Events: Girls Learning Code | HTML & CSS
GIRLS LEARNING CODE (for girls ages 8 - 13)
Mother's Day Mother-Daugher Intro to HTML & CSS        
Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 10am - 4pm 
Aspengrove School  | 7660 Clark Drive, Nanaimo

This workshop experience offers girls the opportunity to learn how to use creativity to build an online web presence! The workshop will focus on the use of Mozilla Thimble, an easy-to-use online web making platform that allows for live previewing while coding. 

Girls will learn HTML and CSS basics by hacking pre-existing text, links, images, and videos on various templates, and then use their skills to create their very own fun business website from scratch (think ice-cream store, pet store, or any other fun real-world workplace!). 

Click here for more information and to register. 

Events: Ladies Learning Code | HTML & CSS
HTML & CSS: Building a Multi-Page Website
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10am - 4pm
Tyee Building, North Island College | 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging!

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: A few things in the works...
Innovation Island is in planning mode in a continued effort to enhance the opportunities and growth of our TECH community.

The team is working on some cool events - STAY TUNED!
In the meantime, be sure to stay connected and follow us on:

Innovation Island Twitter @InnovationIsl 

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.