Get up to $300,000 to commercialize your BC tech




Could you use $300,000 to commercialize your tech? To date, our Ignite program has awarded $3.5M in funding to fifteen BC research projects in the natural resources and applied sciences. Get inspired by our past winners, then make sure to submit your Letter of Intent by July 23





AI Justice Challenge RFI

We’ve partnered with the Ministry of Attorney General and Ministry of Citizens’ Services to host the first-ever AI Justice Challenge. Currently, there are five challenges posted to BCBid. Search for ‘Ministry of Attorney General’ to read them and share your feedback. Deadline July 23 at 10am PST. 

BC Startup in Residence (STIR)

The BC Startup in Residence (STIR) program gives startups the chance to participate in a 16-week residency, where they will work with various government ministries to develop tech solutions for public-sector challenges. Apply by July 25.

To learn about more funding and industry opportunities, visit our website





Meet an innovator who’s already imagining solutions to one of the world’s most pressing problems! We published a Q&A with eighth-grader Haley Korfmann on our blog. 

The Emerging Economy Task Force was established to explore how tech innovations and global trends will affect the future of BC’s economy. 

The 2018 GLOBE Forum discussed the technological, political, social and economic changes that will accelerate a clean energy future. Check out the key takeaways.

Microsoft recently became the first tech giant to call for regulations that limit the use of facial recognition technology due to concerns around privacy. 
Recommended by: Radwa Saad, Programs Specialist





#DrivingWinTech Community Conversation | Kamloops | July 25
Connect with members of the local tech community and contribute to building a gender diversity and inclusion action plan for BC. 

Entrepreneurs in Technology | Vancouver | July 26
Join some of Vancouver’s leading tech entrepreneurs for a discussion on identifying business opportunities and scaling your startup. 

Traction Conf 2018 | Vancouver | August 8-9
Hear from founders and leaders at Google, Reddit, Github, Grammarly, Bumble and more. Save $350 off your ticket by using our partner link!  

Tech Fest 2018 | Kamloops | September 14
Join Kamloops Innovation to celebrate the technology innovators, supporters, and entrepreneurs of BC’s interior. 

If you have events you’d like us to share, please send them to Brittany Aoki at





This week’s food for thought comes courtesy of the Hon. Melanie Mark and a trio of students from YELL Canada who were invited to present at the #BCTECH Summit.


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