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October 3rd 2013 at 10:00 AM
Emphasize “STEM” Subjects in Schools, Urge BC Technologists
NEWS RELEASE, Thursday October 3, 2013 The BC Government is being pressed to head off workforce shortages of technology professionals, by building a BC Science and Technology Culture stressing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – so-called “STEM” subjects - in K-12. “Everyone...
October 1st 2013 at 10:00 AM
BCIC Announces New President & CEO
by Techvibes Newsdesk, Oct 1, 2013 The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced today the appointment of Greg Caws as the organization's new President and CEO. Caws replaces John Jacobson who took on the position in August of 2012 but was appointed Deputy Minister of...
September 25th 2013 at 11:00 AM
Young Professionals Sponsor Career Skill, Technology Conference
By The Comox Valley Echo    Looking for new opportunities to grow your career and wealth in the Comox Valley? Futureproof 2013 is an all-day career skill and technology conference with the theme 'Future proof your career'. It is hosted by the Young Professionals Comox Valley (YPCV)...
September 24th 2013 at 07:00 AM
NEDC will spend $18K on technology sector study
Area worth for 'hundreds of millions' to city By Robert Barron - Nanaimo Daily News The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation is compiling a detailed economic impact study relating to the technology sector for the local region. The approximately $18,000-impact study is the latest in a series...
September 19th 2013 at 10:00 AM
Creative connection: co-working spaces hives of activity
By Tamara Cunningham - Nanaimo News Bulletin Nanaimo entrepreneur Shayd Johnson planned to expand his graphic design business into Vancouver, but the last thing he wanted was to work solo in a high-priced office. So he turned to co-working spaces. “I am drawn to them,” said Johnson, owner...
September 11th 2013 at 03:00 PM
Venture Acceleration Program helps BC startups generate 396 jobs, $4.4 m in revenue and $25+ m in investment
BCIC Media Release | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 BRITISH COLUMBIA – The BC Venture Acceleration Program, a structured venture growth program launched by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) in September 2012, has supported the growth of more than 140 startups across the province. BCIC today...
September 6th 2013 at 09:00 AM
BCIC Announces New Ventures Competition Finalists
By: Jacob Parry, BC Business, Sept 6, 2013 The BCIC announces its top 10 finalist technology startups in the running for a $306,000 prize The B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC) announced Thursday the finalists in its New Ventures Competition, to be held Sept. 12. The 10 qualifying technology companies,...
August 24th 2013 at 08:46 AM
BC Innovation Council Supports GROW Conference Four Years Straight
BC Innovation Council Supports GROW Conference Four Years Straight Posted by Rob Lewis, TECHVibes on August 24, 2013 Now that it's been one week since the 2013 GROW Conference wrapped up it's a good time to reflect on at how one local organization has helped the event become what it is...
August 7th 2013 at 09:30 AM
Kickstarter crowdfunding arrives for Canadian ideas, finally...
posted by Shane Dingman, The Globe & Mail  Canadians with an idea for a new techy gadget, or maybe a script for an independent film they want to make, can now stay home and raise the money for their dreams on Kickstarter. The New York-based crowdfunding network previously allowed Canadians...
June 5th 2013 at 02:55 PM
Silicon Valley Billboard Luring Entrepreneurs Cost Canada $16K
Silicon Valley Billboard Luring Entrepreneurs Cost Canada $16K Written by: Tobi Cohen Published: May 23, 2013, 3:23pm OTTAWA — A massive billboard outside the San Francisco airport luring Silicon Valley’s best and brightest to Canada cost the federal government $16,000 US, Postmedia News...