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February 9th 2015 at 12:39 PM
BDC Accepting Applications for Young Entrepreneur Award
Posted by BCIC January 29, 2015 The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)is accepting applications for the 2015 edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. Canadian business owners aged 18 to 35 will compete for a grand prize of $100,000 and a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services...
February 9th 2015 at 12:32 PM
Women Exit Tech sector as Mentors Fail to Materialize
Posted by BCIC November 18, 2014 More than half of female MBA-holders working in technology firms leave the industry because of male-dominated business culture, a new report reveals. For the first few years after Nicole Reader founded her own tech company in 2008, she always felt like an outsider...
February 9th 2015 at 12:22 PM
Leapfrogging Innovation to Business Revolution with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk  BC’s thriving tech sector employs 84,000 people at more than 9,000 tech companies, yet there is still a considerable amount of room to expand and grow. Continuing on their quest to solidify British Columbia as a landmark global technology centre, BCIC...
February 9th 2015 at 11:23 AM
Ladies Learning Code is headed to Nanaimo!
We’re thrilled to announce that Ladies Learning Code is headed to Nanaimo!  In August of 2011, we hosted our first ever workshop in Toronto and today we are adding Central Vancouver Island to the growing list of Chapters that include Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, London, Edmonton,...
January 30th 2015 at 11:21 AM
Incubator and Economic Development launch partnership with tech chat
Published by: Comox Valley Echo January 30, 2015 A tech incubator and a local economic development group are joining forces to help position the community as the perfect hub for knowledge-based digital jobs. The Comox Valley Economic Development Society and Innovation Island Technology Association...
January 28th 2015 at 12:19 PM
New agri-food tech accelerator in Mission
Press Release BC Newsroom January 27, 2015 MISSION - Technology and agri-food entrepreneurs in the Fraser Valley will now benefit from $844,000 in provincial funding for a new agriculture- and technology-focused program, delivered by the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec). The...
January 28th 2015 at 11:51 AM
Amrik Virk: Opening the doors to digital literacy
Submitted by Gordon Clark The Province  January 28, 2015 If you are a job seeker with an understanding of coding – even the basics – you’ve got a competitive edge that employers are seeking. Just ask the 52 organizations supporting the second annual HTML500, Canada’s largest and...
January 5th 2015 at 12:18 PM
The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston
THE CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR IN BOSTON The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston (CTA @ Boston) is a 4-month immersion program that connects your business to the unique resources and contacts in New England to help accelerate your growth.  The benefits of participating in the...
November 26th 2014 at 12:37 PM
Talent Attraction Remains a Sore Spot in Canada's Startup Ecosystem
Posted by Laura Leslie November 25, 2015 Talent Attraction Remains a Sore Spot in Canada's Startup Ecosystem   In my last post I touched on the strong support system and available resources for our blooming startup communities in Canada. The rock-solid foundation we offer entrepreneurs...
November 26th 2014 at 11:59 AM
Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in B.C. tech industry
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT ALIVE AND WELL IN B.C. TECH INDUSTRY Written by Greg Caws - The Vancouver Sun November 25, 2014 British Columbia is at the edge of tremendous economic growth, powered by technology entrepreneurs choosing our province to start their ventures. Like pioneers who were attracted...