Summit Aims to Strengthen Connections and Stimulate Ideas on Vancouver IslandVancouver Island’s economic landscape is the hot topic at the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit at the Nanaimo Conference Centre on Oct. 29 and 30th.
Innovation Funding Looks to Move Ideas Into MarketplaceAs part of the second application intake period for the federal government’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative, SMEs in Western Canada may request repayable, interest-free loans of up to $3.5 million per project.
Small Business Week Celebrates EntrepreneursBDC Small Business Week in Victoria will see Pierre Cléroux, vice president of research and chief economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) share research on how Canada's industry leaders have mastered the fundamentals of good business management.
B.C. University Degree A Good Investment According To Class Of 2008 Graduate Survey
(News Release) VANCOUVER – A B.C. university degree is a proven path to employment and a good investment in the future says a new report released today by B.C.’s six research universities, which tracks the outcomes of the graduating class of 2008.Called Putting Degrees to Work, the report uses student…
City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Crystal Garden Market Sounding
(News Release) VICTORIA – This morning the Governance and Priorities Committee will receive information about three proposals submitted for potential uses for the City’s historic Crystal Garden. The City initiated “market sounding” closed Wednesday and resulted in proposals from Butterfly Gardens, Macaloney Brewers and Distilleries and Oceans Network Canada. A…
The Power Of Partnerships Prevails: Five Canadian Organizations Join Forces In Support Of Applied Sport Science Research
(News Release) VICTORIA — Mitacs, Own the Podium, Orpyx Medical Technologies (“Orpyx”), the University of Victoria and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific have joined forces to provide a new opportunity for applied sport science research. These forward-thinking organizations are collaborating on a project with PhD candidate Samuel Blades from the…
Viking Sells Series 400 Twin Otters to Scotland
(News Release) VICTORIA — Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (“HIAL”), of Inverness, Scotland, have entered into an agreement for the purchase of two Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, making HIAL the first Twin Otter Series 400 operator in Scotland. The two aircraft,…
Pretio Interactive Acquires Tap for Tap
(News Release) VICTORIA – Pretio Interactive, an advertising technology startup backed by two of Canada’s leading venture investors, has acquired Tap for Tap, a mobile ad network for apps founded by veteran entrepreneur and investor, Todd Dunlop. The deal, which closed in mid-October, was the culmination of discussions between the…