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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...
February 9th 2015 at 12:39 PM
BDC Accepting Applications for Young Entrepreneur Award
Posted by BCIC January 29, 2015 The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)is accepting applications for the 2015 edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. Canadian business owners aged 18 to 35 will compete for a grand prize of $100,000 and a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services...
February 9th 2015 at 12:32 PM
Women Exit Tech sector as Mentors Fail to Materialize
Posted by BCIC November 18, 2014 More than half of female MBA-holders working in technology firms leave the industry because of male-dominated business culture, a new report reveals. For the first few years after Nicole Reader founded her own tech company in 2008, she always felt like an outsider...
February 9th 2015 at 12:22 PM
Leapfrogging Innovation to Business Revolution with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk  BC’s thriving tech sector employs 84,000 people at more than 9,000 tech companies, yet there is still a considerable amount of room to expand and grow. Continuing on their quest to solidify British Columbia as a landmark global technology centre, BCIC...
February 9th 2015 at 11:23 AM
Ladies Learning Code is headed to Nanaimo!
We’re thrilled to announce that Ladies Learning Code is headed to Nanaimo!  In August of 2011, we hosted our first ever workshop in Toronto and today we are adding Central Vancouver Island to the growing list of Chapters that include Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, London, Edmonton,...