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A Billion New Inventors – Manufacturing of the Future

We are on the verge of transforming one of society’s most fundamental building blocks: manufacturing. As new technologies enable manufacturers to customize everything, these same agents are quickly turning consumers into inventors. Following the Agricultural Revolution some 5,000 years ago, humanity made a huge breakthrough that allowed complex societies to flourish: we specialized. It made no sense for each of us to make all our everyday products and bear the cost of necessary building equipment. So soon enough, we had our neighborhood shoemaker, carpenter, silversmith and tailor. Fast forward several thousand years, and large corporations have created vast new product lines and amplified output. We can now fabricate the same product over and over again millions of times, using assembly lines, labor-driven megafactories, human-operated machinery and more. But today, technological convergence is closing the historical loop. While we used to specialize based on manufacturing ability and availability of tools, these [...]

May 1st, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere|

#BCTECH Summit 2018

The #BCTECH Summit is more than just an event – it’s a 3-day celebration of B.C.’s vibrant and growing tech sector. In addition to the keynotes, 150+ speakers, and B2B meetings, here are 4 must-attend events that you won’t want to miss.   1. #BCTECH on the Terrace Join us on May 14th for the official #BCTECH Summit Kickoff Party, sponsored by VANBEX. We’ll be lighting the Olympic Cauldron and celebrating with local live music, food and drink and interactive science demonstrations starting at 5:00pm.   2. #BCTECH Summit After Party Thanks to our Innovation Partner, Science World BC, this year’s After Party will take place under the iconic dome at TELUS World of Science. Join hundreds of people for an unforgettable evening that you won’t want to miss.   3. Women Who Tech | Collaborating on Action to Create an Inclusive Tech Sector – Presented by the BC Innovation Council, BC Tech Association, the Raise Collective and [...]

April 25th, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere|

Startup Sprint: Join New Ventures BC for free education seminars

Founding a startup may be a marathon, but you can learn the essentials in a sprint. Join New Ventures BC for their annual business education series. This year, the series features two full-day conferences with Startup Sprint, plus extra workshops and networking events. Warm-up sessions March 20, 5pm - 7pm | 2018 Competition Info session April 4, 5:00PM - 8PM | Assessing the Opportunity Seminar April 11, 6PM - 8:30PM | BCIC-New Ventures Competition Kick-off Networking Event The Startup Sprint Two full-day conferences packed with startup essentials + networking. Day 1: April 21, 9AM - 4PM - SFU Harbour Centre Product-Market Fit, Business Model Canvas, Sales, Next Level Marketing and Sales, and Financials Day 2: May 12, 9AM - 5PM - SFU Segal School of Business HR 101, Capital Planning, Corporate Structure, and the Business Case   Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn valuable fundamentals to [...]

April 18th, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere, Events|

Rippl – Your Smarter Home

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pick up your phone and turn on the furnace when you were feeling a bit cold? What about turning the lights off from your warm bed? With Rippl, you can set up your smart home and control it straight from your phone. You can visit them at their Pine Centre Mall location, Facebook or their website to find out more!

April 17th, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere|

5 Reasons a Non-Tech Company Should Attend a Tech Event

In the professional world, events and conferences are a dime-a-dozen, making it difficult to figure out which events you should be attending and what value they can bring to your business. If you run, or work for, a non-technical business, it can be easy to write tech events off as irrelevant to your interests or your goals – but you shouldn’t. Here are five reasons why attending a tech event could be exactly the thing your non-tech business needs. Tech is Everywhere Technology is everywhere, and it’s becoming more and more integrated into both our personal and professional lives. Even if your business isn’t producing a tech product, using the right tech effectively can help you become more versatile, sustainable, and most importantly, profitable. Attending tech events – especially large tech conferences – is the best way to get a peek at the latest innovations in development for every market [...]

March 28th, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere|

2018 BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition

6 months, 4 rounds of competition. 150 competitors, 1 grand prize winner. The perfect opportunity for a new business idea to truly launch in the most spectacular way. BCIC- New Ventures is holding a competition with $275,000+ in cash and prizes to the best new startups in BC. Enter by the contest deadline, April 16, 2018, to begin Round 1. Click here for more information!

March 21st, 2018|#TechIsEverywhere|

BCIC’s Tech is Everywhere: Geotech Drilling

BC Innovation Council has been interviewing BC companies to see how they’re innovating and implementing new technology. We wanted to share some of the local Prince George superstars that were featured. On today’s podcast, we have VP of Operations at Geotech Drilling, Ryan Samis, who has been with the company for an astounding 15 of the 21 years since it was first founded in 1996. After Geotech’s 20th anniversary last year, he tells us exactly how they maintain their position as the top drilling contractor of choice in BC. Read the full article

March 11th, 2017|#TechIsEverywhere|

BCIC’s Tech is Everywhere: Canfor

BC Innovation Council has been interviewing BC companies to see how they're innovating and implementing new technology. We wanted to share some of the local Prince George superstars that were featured. Episode One featured the Canfor Sawmill and their tech advocate James Spankie. From the Article: "All hail the renewable resource that just keeps on giving! "Get this guys—clean energy exists right here in British Columbia’s backyard. We’re talking, green energy from TREES. Not in the way that it just helps you breathe better, they’re used in ways that you couldn’t even imagine. "We’re here today with Canfor, one of the world’s largest sawmill manufacturers in the world and one of the only paper mills in Canada. Joining us today is Director of Biofuel Development, James Spankie who has been with Canfor for a good 18 years and speaks to the history and evolution of forest products. "'Trees themselves are [...]

March 7th, 2017|#TechIsEverywhere|
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