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March 11th 2014 at 03:30 PM
Johnson Saw Growth Potential Within Nanaimo's Cultural Sector
Published by Nicholas Pescod Nanaimo News Bulletin The City of Nanaimo has honoured one of its outstanding residents. Shayd Johnson has received the city’s first-ever Emerging Cultural Leader Award. He will be honoured on Wednesday (March 12) at the Nanaimo Cultural Awards celebration, which...
March 6th 2014 at 12:04 PM
Nanaimo Tech Impact Study Unveiled
Innovation Island, in partnership with Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, released the Tech Economic Impact Study report today. While it may not be front of mind, the technology sector in the region is a significant, and as important, a quickly growing part of our local economy. Here...
February 11th 2014 at 10:20 AM
Accelerate Okanagan Takes Over Metabridge
Posted by Techvibes Accelerate Okanagan has taken over metabridge, a nonprofit organization created to help Canadian startups foster direct connections with Silicon Valley technology partners for investments, strategic partnerships, and mentorship opportunities. The Kelowna-based AO will now...
January 19th 2014 at 09:29 PM
Stepping into the Virtual Action in Qualicum Beach
Published by Auren Ruvinsky Parksville Qualicum Beach News There are big things stirring in the video game world, and local designers hope to be at the forefront. High on the list of contenders is The Gallery: Six Elements, a virtual reality game being designed by Qualicum Beach's Denny Unger...
January 19th 2014 at 09:24 PM
Wavefront startup Gauge Mobile acquired by Juice Mobile
Published by Nelson Bennett Business in Vancouver Gauge Mobile, a Vancouver startup that has developed near-field communication applications for marketing, has been acquired by another Canadian startup – Juice Mobile. Juice Mobile is a Toronto-based mobile marketing company. Gauge Mobile's...
December 2nd 2013 at 02:30 PM
Government of Canada Launches Tool to Help Canadian Businesses Grow and Create Jobs
Concierge Service to help SMEs access available government programs in one-stop shop National Research Council NEWS RELEASE The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), along with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), announced a new service providing firms...
November 29th 2013 at 08:31 PM
New Tech Startup Accelerator Launched
Published by Nelson Bennett Business in Vancouver Post secondary institutes in Vancouver and Victoria have partnered to create a new startup business accelerator. Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the BC Institute of Technology and Emily Carr University of Art + Design have...
November 25th 2013 at 11:40 AM
Calgary's AcceleratorYYC Now a Non-profit Organization
Published by Heidi Gammuac Techvibes AcceleratorYYC kicked off Global Entrepreneurship Week by officially launching as a non-profit organization on November 15. The "startup launchpad" is a coworking space as well as a community hub for Calgary startups, founded in 2011 by Pieter Boekhoff,...
November 14th 2013 at 10:33 AM
Clean-tech Sector Poised for Institutional Investor Uptick
New accelerator launched to help clean-tech startups tap $3 trillion global market Published by Nelson Bennet Business in Vancouver In a small shop in a light industrial district of Burnaby, workers with GR Green Building Products Inc. are producing shingles for roofing made from recycled plastic...
October 21st 2013 at 04:13 PM
Hot Competition for Solar PV
Published by The International Resource Journal | Canadian technology company Solaris develops innovative solar heating systems that can help building owners save both energy and money. Solar panels on building roofs have become an increasingly common sight over recent years, and helped many...