Posts by InnovationIsland

MAPLE MOMENTUM – March | Investment Attraction in New Brunswick

The World’s Best Are Making Their Move to New Brunswick, Canada TD Bank Group, one of Canada’s largest international banks, announced in April 2018 the creation of a nearshore finance operations centre that will employ over 1,000 people in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The world’s most successful companies are taking advantage of the…

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10 to Watch Winner: EIO Diagnostics – Douglas Magazine

Damir Wallener knew very little about cows, but that didn’t stop his company EIO Diagnostics from developing the technology to solve a serious issue affecting the dairy industry. Entrepreneur Damir Wallener never dreamed he’d launch a business focused on the dairy industry, but when a friend approached him about a sick animal on Vancouver Island…

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Job Posting: Vote Management Specialist (Multiple Positions) | OneFeather

JOB OPPORTUNITY ALERT!   OneFeather is the leading end-to-end elections, referendums and ratifications vote management service provider to First Nations throughout Canada. They are building and deploying new innovative technologies designed specifically for First Nations including registrar management, community engagement, electronic voting and other exciting features and products. Presently, they work with over 100 First…

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Hire a student, grow your startup: Interview with OPEN – New Ventures BC

The Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) grant program is helping startups hire students across BC! How does it work? Startups get funds to grow their teams, while students get some hands-on work experience and entrepreneurial training before they graduate. What’s it like for participants? We interviewed grant recipient Jenna McNeil, Project Manager, OPEN, and their student,…

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Planning Yields Success in the Comox Valley – Business Examiner

Innovate 2030 received input from all regions and interested parties in the Comox Valley. Innovate 2030 is the moniker for an update for their current five-year economic development strategy, a guiding master plan that will inform policy, develop clear actions and outcomes for sustainable economic growth, and suggest key strategies and business case examples for…

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New Ventures BC Competition is open for applications – deadline is April 10!

The 19th annual New Ventures BC Competition offers ventures $250,000 in cash and prizes. Vancouver, B.C. – The New Ventures BC Competition, presented by Innovate BC, B.C.’s largest and longest running technology competition, is now accepting applications from innovative technology ventures from all corners of the province. For almost two decades, the competition’s proven mix…

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Science Students to Present with Comics at #BCTECHSummit

SD69 Qualicum | News Release (PARKSVILLE, B.C., Canada – March 4, 2019) Two local groups heading to western Canada’s largest annual innovation event, the #BCTechSummit, have partnered for maximum impact. Exhibitor, Pixton Comics, is collaborating with conference keynote speakers #SproutsInSpace École Ballenas Secondary students to help them tell their story. This summer five students are…

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BC Tech Summit to revolutionize business models

The world of technology can be intimidating to those not already versed in its multi-faceted realm – that’s precisely why this year’s three-day BC Tech Summit will bring together industry with academics, entrepreneurs and government to learn how to operate more efficiently no matter what business you’re in. Source: BC Tech Summit to revolutionize business models –…

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