Posts by InnovationIsland

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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TELUS Technology Incubator

TELUS and CTI have launched InnOvaTion, the incubator for early stage IoT startups. The 8-week program will host 10 startups in both Calgary and Vancouver from January to March 2019. It will offer a combination of education and advice from TELUS, CTI and industry experts through classroom sessions, 1:1 advisory and fieldwork. By the end…

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#BCTECHSummit Tickets for Startups: 80% Off!

Startup Registration Application: this special pricing is provided for newly-emerged, entrepreneurial ventures in early stages of growth. Only 200 tickets for startups are available for $199 each (maximum 2 per startup). Apply as soon as possible or risk missing out! Source: #BCTECHSummit: The Reality Revolution

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2018 BC Technology Report Card – BC Tech

In partnership with KPMG, the BC Tech Association has released the latest instalment of the BC Technology Report Card for 2018; a comprehensive analysis that compares the BC tech sector against other sectors in the province and against tech sectors in other jurisdictions. Source: 2018 BC Technology Report Card – BC Tech

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Cloudhead wins VR Game of the Year!

The 2018 VR Awards ceremony took place October 16, 2018, in London, England and awarded the Vancouver Island-based Cloudhead Games one of the top honours. Amongst a wide-range of categories highlighting the year in virtual reality, was the highly sought-after VR Game of the Year with 13 finalists up for the award. This award category…

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Vancouver Island company to advance aerospace innovation and firefighting technology

Today the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Minister of Accessibility and Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for the 2017 and 2018 British Columbia Wildfires, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a repayable investment of nearly $3.4 million in Coulson Aircrane Ltd.,…

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