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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 Agency of the Province of British Columbia.


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News on BCIC

Oil & Gas Tech Startup Wins Top Prize in 2014 BCIC-New Ventures Competition
BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced yesterday the 2014 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators. This year the BCIC-New... more
New Ventures BC Competition Names Top 10 Finalists
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started with 140+ companies and last week they narrowed the field to ten finalists that will pitch for over $300,000+ in cash and prizes. The ten companies have... more
$300,000 up for Grabs in BCIC-New Ventures Provincial Competition
The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs ready to take their technology startup "to new heights."... more
Mentorship Accelerates Small Business Growth
BC’s first free online mentorship resource for entrepreneurs launched earlier this month. MentorshipBC provides access to the wealth of mentor programs available across the province for small... more
BCIC Announces New President & CEO
The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced today the appointment of Greg Caws as the organization's new President and CEO. Caws replaces John Jacobson who took on the... more
Vonigo Wins 2013 BCIC New Ventures Competition
This week, the winners of the 13th annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition were announced. Vonigo, a cloud-based business management system that addresses the operational challenges faced by... more
Venture Acceleration Program Helps BC Startups Generate 400 Jobs
The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced yesterday that the BC Venture Acceleration Program has supported the growth of more than 140 startups across the province. The structured venture... more
BCIC New Ventures Competition Names Top 10 Finalists
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started with 147 companies and today they announced the ten finalists that will compete for over $300K in cash and prizes. The ten finalist companies have... more
BC Innovation Council Supports GROW Conference Four Years Straight
Now that it's been one week since the 2013 GROW Conference wrapped up it's a good time to reflect on at how one local organization has helped the event become what it is today. The Province of BC,... more
BCIC Invests $1 Million in Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association
The Province of British Columbia, through the BC Innovation Council, has invested $1 million in the Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association. Accelerate Okanagan will receive the BCIC funding... more
BC's Technology Ecosystem is Complicated
As Vancouver Pixel Crafters' Mack Flavelle puts it, “the tech scene in Vancouver is alive and thriving. There's many players all putting in work to build an ecosystem. For a new comer it... more
Wavefront Joins BCIC Network, Launches Accelerator
Vancouver-based Wavefront, today announced it has signed an agreement with the British Columbia Innovation Council to launch the Venture Acceleration Program. The program is a part of the BCIC... more
BCIC Awards $235,000 to BC's Top Tech Companies
Six months of competition came to an end last night as the winners of the 12 annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition were announced in Vancouver. From this year’s 146 applicants, top prizes were... more
BCIC Consolidates Startup Advice and Mentorship with Province-wide Network
New and early stage technology companies throughout the province now have improved access to highly qualified entrepreneurial expertise and know-how. Through the efforts of the BCIC Acceleration... more
Startup Canada Tour Hits Vancouver with FREE Event and Pitch Competition
The Startup Canada Tour makes its way to BC this month and its local partners are collaborating to deliver Aha! Defining Moments of 20 Tech Entrepreneurs on September 19th at the Vancouver... more
BCIC-New Ventures Competition Announces Top 10 Finalists
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition started six months ago with 146 companies and today they announced the Top 10 Finalists that are vying for $235,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s top ten... more
BCIC Ends Hunt for New CEO
The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) started looking for a new leader in May and late last week named their new head. BCIC's Board of Directors announced the appointment of John Jacobson... more
Danny Robinson on Vancouver's Startup Ecosystem: 'It's a Leaky Bucket'
Vancouver's startup space is humming these days, but that doesn't mean it isn't without its faults—or holes, rather. Despite the city's rising status as a booming entrepreneurial town and a... more
BCIC Looking for New CEO, Brings Hunt Online
In 2011, we reported that Vancouver entrepreneur Danny Robinson left the role of CEO of BCIC after only six months, replaced by acting CEO Mark Payne. Since then, presumably, the... more
Dean Rockwell Joins Vancouver's In Motion Technology as CEO
Vancouver's In Motion Technology announced the appointment of Dean Rockwell as Chief Executive Officer today.  Rockwell will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - March 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 206hootsuite.comAlexa: 206  2   PlentyofFish Media 312pof.comAlexa: 312  3   nomorerack... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - March 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 206hootsuite.comAlexa: 206  2   PlentyofFish Media 312pof.comAlexa: 312  3   nomorerack... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - March 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 7,646terapeak.comAlexa: 7,646  2   Jigsy.com 14,057Jigsy.comAlexa: 14,057  3   Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - March 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 169,682rackforce.comAlexa: 169,682  2   Acro Media Inc. 293,090acromediainc.comAlexa: 293,090  3  ... more
Win a Pass to the 2012 BCIC-New Ventures Spring Seminar Series
Every April through June BCIC-New Ventures runs a 10-week seminar and networking series in concert with their business competition. But not everyone knows that the seminar series is open to... more
12th Annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition Offers $325K in Prizes
For the 12th year in a row, the New Ventures BC Society’s BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back—and it has $325,000 in cash and prizes to award to the best startups in BC. The... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - February 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 217hootsuite.comAlexa: 217  2   PlentyofFish Media 301pof.comAlexa: 301  3   Suite101.com... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - February 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 8,184terapeak.comAlexa: 8,184  2   Jigsy.com 14,428Jigsy.comAlexa: 14,428  3   Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - February 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 178,696rackforce.comAlexa: 178,696  2   Acro Media Inc. 264,663acromediainc.comAlexa: 264,663  3  ... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 222hootsuite.comAlexa: 222  2   PlentyofFish Media 294pof.comAlexa: 294  3(1) FetLife... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 222hootsuite.comAlexa: 222  2   PlentyofFish Media 294pof.comAlexa: 294  3(1) FetLife... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 7,768terapeak.comAlexa: 7,768  2   Jigsy.com 13,153Jigsy.comAlexa: 13,153  3   Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 232,423rackforce.comAlexa: 232,423  2   Acro Media Inc. 246,474acromediainc.comAlexa: 246,474  3  ... more
BCIC and SFU Want to Create More High-Tech Companies in BC
A new initiative called Entrepreneurship@SFU has offically launched. Created in partnership with the British Columbia Innovation Council, Simon Fraser University is running the program with the... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - December 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 215hootsuite.comAlexa: 215  2   PlentyofFish Media 285pof.comAlexa: 285  3   Suite101.com... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - December 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 215hootsuite.comAlexa: 215  2   PlentyofFish Media 285pof.comAlexa: 285  3   Suite101.com... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - December 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 7,220terapeak.comAlexa: 7,220  2   Jigsy.com 12,115Jigsy.comAlexa: 12,115  3   Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - December 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 208,756rackforce.comAlexa: 208,756  2   Acro Media Inc. 285,318acromediainc.comAlexa: 285,318  3  ... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - November 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 214hootsuite.comAlexa: 214  2   PlentyofFish Media 281pof.comAlexa: 281  3   Suite101.com... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - November 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 214hootsuite.comAlexa: 214  2   PlentyofFish Media 281pof.comAlexa: 281  3   Suite101.com... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - November 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 6,917terapeak.comAlexa: 6,917  2   Jigsy.com 11,402Jigsy.comAlexa: 11,402  3   Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - November 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 192,980rackforce.comAlexa: 192,980  2   Acro Media Inc. 282,008acromediainc.comAlexa: 282,008  3  ... more
Accelerate Okanagan gets $2.1 million injection to help grow startups
A $2.1-million investment by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, through the BC Innovation Council, will help Accelerate Okanagan increase the number of technology companies that start... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - October 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 213hootsuite.comAlexa: 213  2   PlentyofFish Media 404pof.comAlexa: 404  3(1) Suite101.com... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - October 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 213hootsuite.comAlexa: 213  2   PlentyofFish Media 404pof.comAlexa: 404  3(1) Suite101.com... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - October 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   RackForce 162,770rackforce.comAlexa: 162,770  2   Acro Media Inc. 312,888acromediainc.comAlexa: 312,888  3  ... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - October 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 7,141terapeak.comAlexa: 7,141  2   Jigsy.com 11,138Jigsy.comAlexa: 11,138  3   Oprius... more
entrepreneurship@UBC Seed Accelerator Fund to invest up to $100K tomorrow night
Tomorrow five new ventures from the UBC community will pitch to a panel of experts and seasoned investors in the hopes of securing an investment of between $25k and $100k through the... more
Announcing the Winners of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition 11th Annual Awards Ceremony [Live]
Congratulations everyone. UPDATE 13: Polymer Research Technologies Ltd. wins the 2011 BCIC-New Ventures Competition! UPDATE 12: RewardLoop wins second place. UPDATE 11: MineSense... more
Premier's Technology Council & BCIC - should they stay or should they go?
The Globe and Mail's Gary Mason penned an excellent article yesterday about the B.C. government's efforts to foster technology and innovation. There has been plenty of talk by the B.C.... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - September 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 214hootsuite.comAlexa: 214  2   PlentyofFish Media 388plentyoffish.comAlexa: 388  3  ... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - September 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 214hootsuite.comAlexa: 214  2   PlentyofFish Media 388plentyoffish.comAlexa: 388  3  ... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - September 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Terapeak 7,052terapeak.comAlexa: 7,052  2   Jigsy.com 10,815Jigsy.comAlexa: 10,815  3(1) Oprius... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - September 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1(1) RackForce 171,425rackforce.comAlexa: 171,425  2(1) Acro Media Inc. 286,386acromediainc.comAlexa: 286,386  3(1) HuStream... more
BCIC announces dozen startups for entrepreneurship@Wavefront program
Today BCIC and Wavefront announced the twelve companies chosen to participate in year two of the entrepreneurship@Wavefront program. The 12-month program is designed to support and nurture... more
Commercializing a Cleantech idea? Check out this workshop
BCIC’s Cleantech Commercialization & Business Planning Workshop is an intensive, hands-on exercise designed to compel Cleantech entrepreneurs to think critically about the true... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - August 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1(8) HootSuite Media, Inc. 221hootsuite.comAlexa: 221  2(-1) PlentyofFish Media 291plentyoffish.comAlexa: 291  3(-1) MetroLeap... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - August 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1(7) HootSuite Media, Inc. 221hootsuite.comAlexa: 221  2(-1) PlentyofFish Media 291plentyoffish.comAlexa: 291  3(-1) MetroLeap... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - August 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1(2) Terapeak 6,986terapeak.comAlexa: 6,986  2(-1) Jigsy.com 10,182Jigsy.comAlexa: 10,182  3(-1) Skyscraper Source Media... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - August 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Enquiro 121,749enquiro.comAlexa: 121,749  2(2) RackForce 192,221rackforce.comAlexa: 192,221  3(-1) Acro Media Inc.... more
BCIC's entrepreneurship@Wavefront is looking for 12 great BC wireless startups
BCIC and Wavefront, a Canadian wireless commercialization centre, have launched the second annual entrepreneurship@Wavefront Program today. A 12-month program, entrepreneurship@Wavefront is... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - July 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 279plentyoffish.comTTR: 279Compete: 263Alexa: 295  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 458metrolyrics.comTTR: 458Compete:... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - July 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 279plentyoffish.comTTR: 279Compete: 263Alexa: 295  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 458metrolyrics.comTTR: 458Compete:... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - July 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Jigsy.com 15,929Jigsy.comTTR: 15,929Compete: 21,606Alexa: 10,251  2(1) Skyscraper Source Media 26,922skyscraperpage.comTTR: 26,922Compete:... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - July 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Enquiro 256,795enquiro.comTTR: 256,795Compete: 397,815Alexa: 115,774  2   Acro Media Inc. 403,801acromediainc.comTTR: 403,801Compete:... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - June 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 284plentyoffish.comTTR: 284Compete: 263Alexa: 304  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 449metrolyrics.comTTR: 449Compete:... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - June 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 284plentyoffish.comTTR: 284Compete: 263Alexa: 304  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 449metrolyrics.comTTR: 449Compete:... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - June 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Jigsy.com 15,886Jigsy.comTTR: 15,886Compete: 21,606Alexa: 10,166  2   Terapeak 27,592terapeak.comTTR: 27,592Compete: 48,191Alexa:... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - June 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Enquiro 251,381enquiro.comTTR: 251,381Compete: 397,815Alexa: 104,947  2(1) Acro Media Inc. 412,052acromediainc.comTTR: 412,052Compete:... more
Danny Robinson no longer CEO of BCIC
BCIC Chair Greg Aasen posted this message on the BCIC website last night. On behalf of the board, I would like to announce the appointment of Mark Payne as the Acting CEO for BCIC starting... more
Innovation in BC: Vancouver’s GrowLab coming soon…
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... more
Innovation in BC: Keep the feedback coming on VOTE
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... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - May 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 290plentyoffish.comTTR: 290Compete: 259Alexa: 321  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 445metrolyrics.comTTR: 445Compete:... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - May 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Enquiro 189,214enquiro.comTTR: 189,214Compete: 284,212Alexa: 94,216  2(2) RackForce 239,622rackforce.comTTR: 239,622Compete: N/AAlexa:... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - May 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1 Jigsy.com 17,247Jigsy.comTTR: 17,247Compete: 21,793Alexa: 12,701  2 Terapeak 26,704terapeak.comTTR: 26,704Compete: 46,293Alexa: 7,114  3... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - May 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 290plentyoffish.comTTR: 290Compete: 259Alexa: 321  2   MetroLeap Media Inc. 445metrolyrics.comTTR: 445Compete:... more
BCIC hosts Town Hall meeting with Danny Robinson #BCICtownhall
BCIC is inviting BC's technology community to their Town Hall meeting today at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business at 500 Granville Street. CEO Danny Robinson will provide an update of... more
Innovation in BC: An update on BCIC
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... more
Innovation in BC: Giving legs to the future of science in BC
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... more
BCIC British Columbia Startup Index - April 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 300plentyoffish.comTTR: 300Compete: 265Alexa: 335  2(1) MetroLeap Media Inc. 440metrolyrics.comTTR: 440Compete: 118Alexa:... more
BCIC Vancouver Startup Index - April 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   PlentyofFish Media 300plentyoffish.comTTR: 300Compete: 265Alexa: 335  2(1) MetroLeap Media Inc. 440metrolyrics.comTTR: 440Compete: 118Alexa:... more
BCIC Victoria Startup Index - April 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1(3) Jigsy.com 20,677Jigsy.comTTR: 20,677Compete: 18,938Alexa: 22,416  2(-1) Terapeak 25,351terapeak.comTTR: 25,351Compete: 43,120Alexa: 7,582 ... more
BCIC Okanagan Startup Index - April 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1   Enquiro 161,931enquiro.comTTR: 161,931Compete: 243,405Alexa: 80,456  2(1) HuStream Technologies 439,407hustream.comTTR: 439,407Compete:... more
Innovation in BC
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... more
BCIC to sponsor Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan and BC Startup Indexes
Techvibes is excited to announce that starting this month BCIC (British Columbia Innovation Council) will be the new sponsor of the Vancouver and Victoria Startup Indexes. BCIC is developing an... more
Innovation in BC
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... more
Enter the BCIC-New Ventures Competition 2011 to win a share of $360,000 in prizes
The BCIC-New Ventures Competition: 2011 has officially opened for applications. You have until April 18 to enter for your chance to win a share of the more than $360,000 in prizes, including... more
Innovation in BC
Innovation in BC is a biweekly feature highlighting local startups making waves in BC's technology environment and exciting events for startups and entrepreneurs. Are you a local startup? Do... more
$60,000 in prizes go out to three companies at BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional Awards Ceremony
A total of $60,000 was awarded to three companies on March 2nd, as the BCIC hosted their first annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Regional Awards Ceremony. The awards, a joint effort with the... more
Innovation in BC
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... more
BCIC presents Innovation in BC
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... more
Startup Visa Canada looks for changes in 2011
Last September Vancouver's Danny Robinson wrote an open letter to Tony Clement, federal minister of industry, explaining why Canada needed to have a better Startup Visa to try to attract talented... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2011
One of the benefits of covering technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists every day. Over the past year, we had the pleasure of... more
5 Questions with BCIC's Danny Robinson
As mentioned late last year, we're making some big content improvements on Techvibes for 2011. First up is an upgrade of the 5 Questions series starting today. The 5 Questions series is expanding... more
BCIC finds B.C.'s best outside of Lower Mainland
BCIC is giving technology companies from outside the Lower Mainland a chance to strut their stuff with a new twist on their BCIC-New Ventures Competition. This will be the first year of... more
Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson to take over BCIC
The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced this morning that they have found a replacement for outgoing CEO Dean Rockwell and they didn't have to look far. Danny Robinson has stepped down as... more
CONNECT Keynote with Club Penguin's Lane Merrifield [video]
Club Penguin Co-Founder and General Manager Lane Merrifield keynoted last week's CONNECT Confernce and today the BCIC made his presentation available online. Part I is embeded below and the... more
Vancouver: Wonders Start Here [video]
BCIC's CONNECT Conference took place tonight in Vancouver and it was an unqualified success. The SOLD-OUT event took place at the new Convention Centre and prior to Lane Merrifield's keynote... more
Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - October 12th - 17th
It's a short week but a big one in Vancouver for events with BCIC's CONNECT Conference taking place tomorrow at the Vancouver Convention Centre. CONNECT: Next Happens Here Tuesday, October 12th... more
Start CONNECTing before the October 12th Conference
If you've already purchased your tickets for CONNECT then you know that their online community is a big part of what will make the event a success. And have you connected before and after the... more
Take advantage of CONNECT's Structured Networking opportunity
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre with Club Penguin Co-founder Lane Merrifield keynoting and a long list of great speakers making for hard... more
Techvibes CONNECTs with Optemo's Jan Ulrich
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Techvibes has been highlighting a handful of the CONNECT speakers... more
CONNECT 2010 Early-bird Registration ends today
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the past couple weeks Techvibes has been featuring a handful of... more
Register for CONNECT now and win an iPhone 4
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the past couple weeks Techvibes has been featuring a handful of... more
Register for BCIC's CONNECT and be entered to win an iPhone 4
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the past couple weeks Techvibes has been featuring a handful of... more
NVBC & BCIC 2010 Awards Ceremony next week
The New Ventures BC competition is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and BCIC is joining the party. On Thursday, September 23rd at 5:30pm New Ventures BC will be announcing the winners... more
Techvibes CONNECTs with PayPal's Darrell MacMullin
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the next couple weeks Techvibes will be highlighting a handful... more
Techvibes CONNECTs with Jeanette Jackson of Light-Based Technologies
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the next couple weeks Techvibes will be highlighting a handful... more
Techvibes CONNECTs with Ben Sparrow of Saltworks
On October 12th BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the next couple weeks Techvibes will be highlighting a handful... more
Techvibes CONNECTs with Steve Wandler
On October 12th the BCIC is hosting the CONNECT Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the lineup of speakers is strong. Over the next couple weeks Techvibes will be highlighting a... more
CONNECT 2010 Conference speakers and sessions finalized
Now that the GROW Conference is in the books, the next BIG event to hit Vancouver will be BCIC's CONNECT Conference on October 12th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The CONNECT Conference... more
New study shines spotlight on success factors for BC's Tech Startups
A new study titled A Study of New Product Development in British Columbia – what separates product successes from product failures was published this week by Lyn Blanchard of Creekstone... more
Wavefront announces companies selected for entrepreneurship program
Yesterday Wavefront announced the eight companies chosen to participate in their new Entrepreneurship@Wavefront program. This new program is offered in partnership with BCIC to support and nurture... more
Club Penguin Founder to keynote CONNECT
With the 2010 version of CONNECT just around the corner, the BC Innovation Council has announced their keynote speaker. Here's a hint: What BC-based startup attracted Disney's attention by... more
Entrepreneurship@UBC sending Alum to Silicon Valley
Are you a UBC student or a recent UBC alumni running a tech startup? Check out this opportunity. entrepreneurship@UBC is sending six UBC entrepreneur-founded companies to the Plug and Play Tech... more
GROW Conference Challenge Day includes Crabs and Kites
GROW 2010 is a three day technology conference that will bring together leading entrepreneurs, thinkers, influencers and investors from Silicon Valley and Canada to inspire innovation and... more
Wavefront adds Community Engagement Manager
This week Wavefront welcomed Brad Lowe to the management team as Community Engagement Manager. Lowe has been active in the Vancouver technology community for 20 years, holding management... more
BCTIA and BCIC merge...
Now that I have your attention. The BC Technology Industry Association and the BC Innovation Council have joined forces to fight back against cancer and entered a team in the 2010 Canary Derby... more
Wavefront jumps into Incubation space with BCIC
Today Wavefront announced Entrepreneurship@Wavefront, a new program being undertaken in partnership with the BC Innovation Council to support and nurture eight early-stage B.C. wireless... more
2010 BCIC Awards now accepting applications
The British Columbia Innovation Council are now accepting applications for the 2010 BCIC Awards, which will be presented at the New Ventures BC Competition Awards ceremony at the SFU Segal... more
BCIC and NVBC to award $385K in September
The British Columbia Innovation Council announced yesterday that they are now accepting applications for the 2010 BCIC Awards, which will be presented as part of the New Ventures BC Competition... more
BCIC Soundboard: To SR&ED or not to SR&ED
Are you an early stage technology entrepreneur looking to maximize funding to help launch your business to the next level of success? Unlike debt or equity financing, the Canadian Government... more
BC Innovation Council hosts Innovation Summit
The BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Summit 2010 is next week in Vancouver. The 2-day, hybrid networking event promises to connect science to business in the agriculture, food and... more
BC Innovation Council partners with Bootup Entrepreneurial Society
Supporting their strategic direction that includes building a network of business accelerators to rapidly grow early stage technology companies, the BC Innovation Council has partnered with the... more
Canadian Financing Forum partners with Bootup Labs
The Canadian Financing Forum is back for 2010 and will take place on January 28th at the Hyatt in Vancouver. The Canadian Financing Forum attracts leading Venture Capital and Corporate Investors... more
Clark Wilson & BCIC host Legal Speak-Easy
You're building a high growth technology company in BC and you have legal questions.  Every entrepreneur does. Incorporation options, shareholder agreements, intellectual property protection,... more
BC Innovation Council hands out awards at Connect 09
Connect ’09, the BC Innovation Council’s (BCIC) premier event for technology start-ups and innovators took place last night and over 650 members of BC’s tech industry took part.... more
Connect '09 Panels Will Not Disappoint
Next month the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will be hosting Connect ’09, their premier event for technology start-ups and innovators. While the BCIC may have lucked out by securing... more
Connect '09 Awards deadline approaching
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... more
Connect 09 announces panel lineup
Plans are coming together for the BC Innovation Council's Connect '09 conference on October 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel. Tagged as BCIC’s premier event for technology start-ups and... more
BC Innovation Council announces Connect '09 and Awards
The BC Innovation Council is now accepting submissions for the annual BCIC Awards, to be presented at Connect ’09 on October 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. Connect '09 is... more
BC Innovation Council invests in Sales
The BC Innovation Council announced today that is has contributed $2.1 Million towards creating the endowed BC Innovation Council Chair in Sales and Sales Management with the Sauder School of... more
BC Innovation Council Appoints New Chair
The British Columbia Innovation Council announced today that it has appointed PMC-Sierra founder Greg Aasen as Chair of its Board of Directors. Aasen was chief strategy officer at PMC-Sierra... more

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