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December 20th 2012 at 04:08 PM
Comox Valley Technology Tempts Powell River's Leaders
By Alex Rawnsley Powell River The Comox Valley Regional District's mapping technology is set to be contracted out to the RD in Powell River. "This is just a classic case of another regional district putting a system together, which we like," said Powell River Regional Board Chair, Colin Palmer....
December 20th 2012 at 02:33 PM
3 reasons why Canadian startups should stay put
December 15, 2012 10:22 AM  Derek Ting If you’re a software startup, people assume you want to be in Silicon Valley, to be immersed in the hub of high tech; surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurial spirits; and delighted by the normally mild California weather and scenic Pacific...
December 17th 2012 at 10:57 AM
Nanaimo school wins Gangnam Style parody contest
A group of students from Dover Bay Secondary School have horse-danced their way to victory in a classroom makeover contest. Earlier this week, a video of students and staff produced for the annual Flip Your Classroom contest won the grand prize of $30,000 worth of educational software and hardware....
December 10th 2012 at 11:17 AM
Community Beat: Former VIU students honoured with prestigious business award
Specialized smartphone software helps BonAppie capture MISTIC accolades Spencer Anderson, The Daily News Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 A new high-tech addition to the Old City Quarter has picked up a major Vancouver Island business award. BonAppie emerged triumphant at the Mid-Island...
December 3rd 2012 at 12:56 PM
BCIC-Mitacs Commercialization Voucher Program
VICTORIA – B.C. businesses will get their products to market more quickly, thanks to an innovative pilot program that will place graduate students from B.C.’s post secondary research institutions with established companies for job experience. The BCIC-Mitacs Commercialization Voucher Program,...
October 10th 2012 at 05:00 PM
Finalists Announced for 7th Annual MISTIC Awards
18 Regional Innovators Announced as Finalists for the 7th Annual MISTIC Innovation Awards  Winners Will Be Announced at Homage to Retro Technology Event on Nov 2nd     Nanaimo, BC October 9, 2012 – The 18 finalists for the 7th annual MISTIC (Mid-Island Science Technology &...
October 2nd 2012 at 05:00 PM
Unleash your Creativity with Pixton
September 21, 2012 via Accelerate Okanagan  At the Spring 2012 BCIC New Ventures Regional Competition award ceremony held in Kelowna Pixton Comics Inc. of Parksville BC was awarded first place and the grand prize of $30,000. Pixton have recently reached the finals of the BCIC New Ventures...
September 24th 2012 at 05:00 PM
HootSuite Founder & CEO to Share his Entrepreneurial Journey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tuesday, September 25, 2012  Nanaimo, B.C. - Ryan Holmes, the Vernon-born and raised Founder & CEO of the social media management system HootSuite, will be speaking via SKYPE in Nanaimo in collaboration with Accelerate Okanagan in Kelowna.  Holmes will...
September 17th 2012 at 05:00 PM
BCIC Acceleration Network unites regional partners to grow BC tech companies and jobs
September 13, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRITISH COLUMBIA - New and early stage technology companies throughout the province now have improved access to highly qualified entrepreneurial expertise and know-how. Through the efforts of the BCIC Acceleration Network, a province-wide alliance...
September 5th 2012 at 05:00 PM
Trio of Island Firms Make Venture Cut
TIMES COLONIST - August 3, 2012  Three Vancouver Island companies have made it through to the third round of the 12th annual BC Innovation Council New Ventures Competition.  Victoria firms Mediacore and BackyardBC, and Parksville-based Pixton Comics have all made it to the next round...