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April 18th 2013 at 11:46 AM
Perch 2.0 Brings Host of Improvements to Canadian Startup's Video Communication App
Posted on April 18, 2013 By Robert Lewis - TechVibes.com  Vancouver Danny Robinson and his six-person team quietly worked on Perch for 12 months before unveiling it in November. Robinson, who founded Strutta, launched accelerator Bootup Labs, and took over the helm of BCIC, was able to...
April 4th 2013 at 03:00 PM
Pub Summit highlights High Tech
By Robert Baron - Nanaimo Daily News Published: April 4, 2013   A budding entrepreneur in the local high-tech industry will be chosen to present their ideas and concepts to an international audience of investors and other business people in Ireland later this year, following a special...
March 25th 2013 at 12:21 PM
Comox Valley students to get better 'screen time' to go with their 'green time'
By Renee Andor - Comox Valley Record Published: March 20, 2013 3:00 PM  Students and teachers can expect new and improved technology at their Comox Valley schools, possibly starting this summer. Comox Valley trustees voted to "support a one-time $4-million all-inclusive purchase of information...
March 20th 2013 at 02:42 PM
Province gives financial boost to Accelerate Okanagan
A $1 million investment by the Province of British Columbia, through the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) was announced by Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association today. The funding, over a 30 month period, will provide new and early stage technology companies throughout the Okanagan with continued...
March 20th 2013 at 12:11 PM
Island fish farm makes history
Local business plays role in innovative aquaculture system   BY ROBERT BARRON, DAILY NEWS MARCH 20, 2013        History was made on Monday when 24,000 young Atlantic salmon were delivered to Canada's first commercial pilot facility of a land-based, closed-containment...
March 20th 2013 at 10:47 AM
Vancouver Island Technology Park welcomes Bee Green Publications as new tenant!
VITP is proud to welcomeBee Green Publications as a new tenant as of March 1st, 2013. Bee Green Online Magazine and Business Directory is the product of a collaborative effort put forth by local sustainable businesses and members of our Vancouver Island Communities. Bee Green focuses on...
March 16th 2013 at 10:38 AM
BCIC-New Ventures competition offers arsenal of expertise to tech startups
Saturday, March 16, 2013 By Paul Luke, The Province The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is expected to attract 150-180 contestants.The competition comprises four increasingly tough rounds. Competitors are eliminated after each round. leaving 10 finalists in Round 4 to vie for $300,000 in prizes.Registration...
March 13th 2013 at 04:03 PM
VIU campus plan moving forward
Vancouver Island University officials are still awaiting funding to proceed with many of the priorities laid out in the campus master plan. The plan, which will guide the next 50 years of building, educational programs and everything else the university does at its Nanaimo campus, was approved...
March 13th 2013 at 03:40 PM
New wastewater treatment plant in the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Village of Cumberland south sewer project is taking a major step forward with a contribution of $17 million from the Government of Canada through the Gas Tax Fund.  The project is a joint initiative between the CVRD, the Village of Cumberland...
March 13th 2013 at 02:12 PM
The State of Venture Capital in Canada: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective
There’s been a lot of talk about the VC funding environment in Canada recently and several prominent investors have weighed in  I haven’t heard much on the topic from “the other side of the table," so thought I’d provide my perspective, having recently raised...