Discover Tectoria's Startup Alley a capital idea

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Victoria's technology sector was on show yesterday as Discover Tectoria took over the Crystal Garden. VIATeC's biennial event, previously known as Island Tech, included battle robots, Segways, video game motion simulators, and a digital bartender and put Victoria's $2 Billion tech industry front and centre.

Highlights of the event included a conversation between Yahoo! builder Jeff Mallett and the C100's Anthony Lee (pictured to the right), a visit from Microsoft President of Interactive Entertainment Don Mattrick confirming a new game studio in Victoria in 2012, and Startup Alley.

13 local startups lined the alley displaying their wares and demoing their products for the 3,500 attendees who filled Crystal Garden throughout the day as a chance. Here's who was there:

  • Bet Smart Media
  • ChatterBlock
  • Crowdcontent
  • EvoShift Communications
  • MediaCore
  • Pixton Comics
  • Reef Safe Fish
  • Social Economix
  • SparkTrust Systems
  • Travergence
  • Wifarer
  • Xoom Data Services
  • Yodo
Company:
VIATeC
Website:
http://www.viatec.ca
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

VIATeC is a diverse organization that focuses on multiple services and events that continue to help grow the technology sector on Vancouver Island. Economic Development is at the core of VIATeC’s goals and all programs and services are designed to further that mandate. Almost everyone is surprised to learn that the Technology Sector is comparable in size to the tourism industry on Vancouver Island with revenues... more

Company:
Pixton Comics Inc
Website:
http://www.pixton.com
Location:
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada

Want to make amazing comics online and share them instantly? Using Pixton's click-n-drag easy comic creator, you can design your own characters and move them into any pose. Customize props, upload pictures, create freestyle panel layouts, add sound & voice-over, and much more. Meet new friends - it's awesome! Get started for free at Pixton.com - it's the world's best way to create and share comics online!... more

Company:
Bet Smart Media
Website:
http://www.betsmartmedia.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Bet Smart is a small Victoria company working on some big things in the global iGaming industry. Since 2010, we’ve been developing web and mobile applications that are used by people that bet on sports, marketed under our own brands as well as partner brands. more

Company:
ChatterBlock
Website:
http://www.chatterblock.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

ChatterBlock helps parents connect with each other, with community organizations, and supports discovery, sharing, and coordinating in a trust-based architecture. ChatterBlock is both a social network for parents and community and a site with local community programs, events, drop-ins, schedules, and happenings. We are actively building ChatterBlock to be a valuable resource for parents, family, and community, and... more

Company:
Travergence
Website:
http://www.travergence.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Travergence is developing the premier destination for researching and booking the "things you do" while traveling. more

Company:
MediaCore
Website:
http://www.mediacore.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

MediaCore's video learning platform is the fastest way to easily capture, manage and share video securely and privately. Currently serving over 500,000 students at 300+ schools and universities worldwide, the platform includes everything you need to create an amazing media library: free Capture apps for iPhone and iPad for recording, uploading and sharing video directly from your iOS device, browser-based video... more

Company:
SparkTrust
Website:
http://sparktrust.com
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

At SparkTrust Systems, we spend every day thinking of new ways to keep websites secure and people safe online. SparkTrust Systems brings multiple elements together to give customers confidence that their shopping experience is not only safe, but also trustworthy. We combine technology, community, and top-notch support services to create universal security. By enabling website owners to create a safe and welcoming... more


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