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May 19th 2015 at 10:04 AM
Young entrepreneurs offered aid
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OFFERED AID Students with 'great ideas' can apply for no-cost co-op work spaces with provided extra support  Published by: The Daily News Posted by: Robert Barron March 19, 2015  SquareOne incubator centre for new technology companies is offering a hand to...
April 29th 2015 at 10:05 AM
Premier Christy Clark announces funding to support home-grown tech talent
Premier Christy Clark announces funding to support home-grown tech talent Published by: BC Newsroom Tuesday, April 28, 2015 KELOWNA - Targeted funding of $250,000 was announced today by Premier Christy Clark to help students at five public post-secondary institutions in Kelowna, Victoria and...
April 7th 2015 at 10:31 AM
Entrepreneurs start up in a single weekend
ENTREPRENEURS START UP IN A SINGLE WEEKEND News Article published April 7, 2015 Economic Update: Sasha Angus Posted by : Nanaimo News Bulletin The first annual Startup Weekend is coming to Nanaimo April 17-19 at SquareOne, located at 38 Victoria Cres. If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend...
March 18th 2015 at 03:44 PM
Mentorship takes technology ventures to the next level
Published by: BC Newsroom Written By: Amrik Virk  Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services MENTORSHIP TAKES TECHNOLOGY VENTURES TO THE NEXT LEVEL   NANAIMO- British Columbia’s technology sector is leading Canada with its high-tech revenue growth, landing us...
March 17th 2015 at 04:32 PM
BC Innovation Council Organizing Business Competition
Press Release Nanaimo Business News March 17, 2015 BC INNOVATION COUNCIL ORGANIZING BUSINESS COMPETITION Are you in the early stages of operating your technology-based business? Could you use a funding injection to help kick start your venture to the next level? Then consider participating...
March 17th 2015 at 03:40 PM
Crowdfunding: De-Mystified At Workshop
Posted by: Nanaimo Business News March 17, 2015 CROWDFUNDING:DE-MYSTIFIED AT WORKSHOP Organized by Innovation Island and featuring the expertise of Keith Ipple, Partner and Co-Founder of Vancouver-based Spring, a company created to assist with business start ups, a handful of...
March 10th 2015 at 01:39 PM
Startup Weekend Nanaimo
Press Release Monday, January 19, 2015 – NANAIMO The first annual Startup Weekend is coming to Nanaimo, April 17-19, 2015 at SquareOne, located at 38 Victoria Crescent. If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, and business development folks...
March 10th 2015 at 01:30 PM
Minister Message
Greetings! As the new minister responsible for supporting tech and innovation in the province, it’s a pleasure to have this first opportunity to check in with Innovation Island readers. Getting up to speed quickly has been a priority for me and so far the time is passing very quickly. In...
March 4th 2015 at 11:53 AM
Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance
Published by: The Associated Press Posted by: Derrik J. Lang March 3, 2015 GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE OFFERS CREATORS A SPORTING CHANCE SAN FRANCISCO- With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the...
March 4th 2015 at 11:10 AM
CRED Report
CRED REPORT:The Future of BC's Tech Sector: “Is BC Poised to be the Next Tech Hot Spot?” Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED) is a not-for-profit research organization focused on catalyzing dialogue about long-term prosperity on Canada’s west coast.  Key findings...