Innovation in BC is a biweekly feature highlighting local startups making waves in BC’s technology environment and exciting events for startups and entrepreneurs.
BCIC develops programs and initiatives that promote entrepreneurial development and the commercialization of technology, making BC a great place to start and grow technology companies. Follow BCIC on Twitter at @bcic or on Facebook.
A message from Danny Robinson, CEO, BCIC
In March, BCIC launched the beta version of VOTE (vote.bcic.ca) to engage for input and feedback from members of BC’s tech community on the resources and initiatives needed to make BC the best place to start and grow tech companies. Two weeks ago we hosted the first Town Hall and shared with more than 150 members of BC’s tech community BCIC’s renewed vision and strategies, as well as the ten principles that now guide all of our actions.
To the community: We heard you. Please keep the feedback coming! As well, VOTE has been, and will continue to be updated as we gather more feedback from you. Learn more about these changes, BCIC’s decision making process and the role VOTE plays in it.
- Burnaby company offers retail sales intelligence to help restaurants succeed in a highly competitive market: Vivonet is changing the way restaurants and other food services retailers conduct business by combining a user-friendly POS software with real-time data and analytics
- Whew! Thank goodness for oneMAR: Kelowna startup Catalyst makes a difference in patient care with streamlined workflow solutions
- Major Player in Minor Metals – 5N Plus Trail announces grand opening of new facility: Metal manufacturing company 5N Plus heats up with new location in Trail
Upcoming Tech Events
- May 19th: BCIC-New Ventures Seminar #6: Media Training for Startups
- May 19th: Techforum: Innovation, Productivity and Jobs – Why BC Should Care
- May 25th: CVCA 2011 Annual Conference
- May 26th: BCIC-New Ventures Seminar #7: All About Funding: Friends & Family, Angels, VCs
- May 29th: 12th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run
If you’d like your tech event featured in Innovation in BC, please add it to the Techvibes Events Calendar.