In year one, BCTIA's Centre4Growth helped 200 companies hire talent, boost revenue, raise funds [Infographic]

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In its inaugural year, the BC Technology Industry Association’s Centre4Growth program helped over 200 companies, with job growth increasing overall by nine percent or 76 new jobs. The program also helped tech companies raise revenue and investment by $17 million, delivering an estimated $6.4 million in regional economic benefit.

“The best way to create high-paying sustainable jobs in this economy is to help businesses grow,” observed Bill Tam, president and chief executive officer of the BCTIA. “We at the BCTIA are proud to have launched an initiative that in just over a year is already reaping benefits both for our companies and our province. We are committed to the province-wide delivery of Centre4Growth services to tech entrepreneurs with the desire to build solid mid to large-sized companies in British Columbia.”

BCTIA also announced two new Centre4Growth services that will directly benefit BC tech entrepreneurs: Hot Desking and Business Clinics.

Hot Desking provides BC entrepreneurs complimentary access to work space and meeting rooms, reserved on a short-term “hoteling”. The Hot Desking service is generously supported by the BC Innovation Council.

Business Clinics give entrepreneurs access to industry professionals who provide guidance and advice on legal, financial, foreign exchange, human resources and marketing issues.

BCTIA received $1.2 million in initial funding to launch and run the program over 2 years. The BCTIA is an industry-funded organization promoting the growth of British Columbia's knowledge economy. Its 2,700 member companies employs over 60,000 workers. The Centre4Growth is an initiative of the BCTIA and was launched in September 2010.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth... more

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