Today, Startup Genome released its Global Startup Ecosystem Report. It dives deep into tracking ecosystems and emerging industries, and includes key learnings from one million companies, nearly 100 ecosystems, and the world’s largest primary research with tech founders. According to the report, the global top four growing sub-sectors include advanced manufacturing and robotics, big data and analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence, and agtech. If you want to learn more, you can always download the report online – but we suggest you come hear directly from experts in these areas at the #BCTECH Summit. Here’s a snapshot of who you can hear and what you can learn at western Canada’s largest tech conference: Robotics Speakers: AJung Moon, Director, Open Roboethics Institute Sessions: Should We Fear The Robots? AI, Data and Analytics Speakers: Suzanne Gildert, CEO, Sanctuary AI Daryn Nakhuda, Founder & CEO, Mighty AI Diane Gutiw, Director, Consulting, CGI Greg Johnston, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 http://www.newventuresbc.com/2018/01/education-conference-day-1/ Day 2: May 12, 9AM - 5PM - SFU Segal School of Business HR 101, Capital Planning, Corporate Structure, and the Business Case http://www.newventuresbc.com/2017/01/education-conference-day-2/ Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn valuable fundamentals to [...]
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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 [...]
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!
Check out our Eventbrite to save your space today. Do you work in IT, Software Development, Database administration, Web development, Network administration or another IT occupation? We're looking for you! On Thursday, May 24th here at the Hubspace we are hosting the PG IT Networking Event from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. We'd love to see you come out for an evening get together! A special thank you to our event sponsors: • Innovation Central Society • City of Prince George - IT Services • University of Northern British Columbia • SparkGeo • Northern Development Initiative Trust • Volcanic Gaming • Integris • Fieldhouse Capital Management Inc. • Emily Carr University of Art & Design