Connect '09 Awards deadline approaching

by Rob Lewis

The BC Innovation Council is still accepting submissions for the annual BCIC Awards to be presented at Connect ’09 on October 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver but you're running out of time.

Connect '09 is BCIC’s premier event for technology start-ups and innovators providing invaluable access to top-tier BC business leaders. Connect ‘09 will include a keynote by Canadian Tech Entrepreneur Leonard Brody of recently acquired NowPublic, unique structured networking, and expert panel sessions.

Awards will be presented for exceptional achievement in, or potential for, commercialization of technology. Submissions for the following awards are now being accepted:

  • BCIC Ripples of Hope Award in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship ($35,000) - recognizes a graduate student, postdoctorate fellow or postgraduate collaborating on an entrepreneurship initiative in the biotechnology industry in BC.
  • Emerging Technology Award (Up to $25,000) - recognizes a new venture at the pre-investment stage that has developed an innovative technology in BC.
  • Entrepreneurship Fellow Award ($25,000) - recognizes a faculty member at a BC postsecondary institution who is a leader in technology innovation and commercialization.

The deadline to submit applications or nominations is Monday, September 21st.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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