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June 4th 2014 at 09:10 AM
BC Government Trumpets Arrival of Microsoft, Sony
Tech giants' B.C. expansion is a sign of good public policy, says technology minister Andrew Wilkinson  Published by Andrew Wilkinson BC Business | June 3, 2014 Many British Columbians will be aware that technology is one of the top contributors to B.C.’s economy. BC Stats’ most recent...
May 20th 2014 at 10:24 AM
Database to Connect Innovators and Investors
A newly formed non-profit hopes to accelerate the growth of Vancouver-based startups Published by Tyler Orton Business in Vancouver Boris Mann figures there's a rather mundane reason why entrepreneurs stick around Vancouver to launch high-growth startups in this relatively small corner of the...
May 7th 2014 at 02:25 PM
Microsoft to Create New Excellence Centre in Vancouver
BC Government Newsroom Release May 1, 2014 VANCOUVER - Microsoft announced plans today to open a new training and development centre which will significantly expand the company's investment in Canada. The new "Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre" (MCEC) is slated to open by late 2015 and will...
April 28th 2014 at 11:30 AM
Idea for Deep-Sea Museum Floated at Economic Development Meeting
Idea for deep-sea museum floated at economic development meeting Published by Chris Bush, Nanaimo News Bulletin April 23, 2014 Nanaimo could soon have a new interactive deep-sea museum attracting tourists. The idea was revealed at the Economic Development Corporation’s annual general meeting...
April 22nd 2014 at 10:27 AM
'Square One' Aids Tech Startups
Published by Robert Barron | Nanaimo Daily News April 16, 2014 What started as an idea discussed over coffee almost a year ago has blossomed into an initiative to help fledgling technology companies get off the ground. Paris Gaudet, executive director of Innovation Island, said that discussion...
April 16th 2014 at 09:24 AM
SquareOne Launches to Help Start Ups Grown Bigger, Better, Faster
APR 14, 2014 (News Release) NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation and Innovation Island announced the launch of SquareOne, the region’s first technology incubator and co-working space. SquareOne provides office space, expertise, and resources to start-up entrepreneurs and...
April 7th 2014 at 10:24 AM
Qualicum Beach Digital Studio is Open for Business
Published by  Auren Ruvinsky | Parksville Qualicum Beach News April 1, 2014 Qualicum Beach town council hopes to make the town a digital arts hub, where high-tech professionals can work internationally via the Internet while enjoying the small-town lifestyle. “The digital arts industry…...
March 26th 2014 at 03:45 PM
Group Aims to Make Nanaimo Entrepreneurial Capital
Published by Tamara Cunningham | Nanaimo News  March 25, 2014 A new organization is looking to put Nanaimo on the map for more than its namesake treat. It wants the city to become the entrepreneurial capital of Canada. Startup Nanaimo, a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, officially...
March 24th 2014 at 09:43 AM
New Agreements to Accelerate Growth of BC Tech Startups
Government of BC Newsroom March 17, 2014 BOSTON - Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Consulate General in Boston today to establish a formal working relationship and ensure that the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA@Boston) is...
March 21st 2014 at 10:05 AM
Startup Canada Entrepreneurial Movement Reaches Nanaimo
MEDIA RELEASE Nanaimo BC – Residents of the Greater Nanaimo Area will have the opportunity to influence the future of entrepreneurship in our city and beyond as the Startup Canada entrepreneurial movement reaches Nanaimo BC.  The nation-wide volunteer-run and entrepreneur-led movement...