future of tech and innovation on the coast – Feb 20 & 21 – you are invited!

On February 20 and 21 Community Futures and the Sunshine Coast tech community will be hosting 2 days of events as we welcome Innovation Island to the coast.

For many years Innovation Island has been supporting scientific and technical innovation on Vancouver Island.  So, we are really pleased that Paris Gaudet (Executive Director) and Graham Truax (Executive in Residence) along with Ean Jackson have agreed to spend 2 days on the coast to meet with our community and share their experience doing and supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

On Friday afternoon (Feb 20) from 3-5 pm at the Seaside Center in Sechelt we are inviting the wider community to join the tech community to hear Paris and Graham talk about what they have learned from their years of experience fostering regional innovation.   Please register here.

On Friday evening (Feb 20) from 7-10’ish will be a tech community meetup at Perspephone tasting room in Gibsons – a chance to meet our guests and share some fine local brew and pizza.  Let us know if you are coming here.

On Saturday (Feb 21) there will be a Startup 101 course (see below) set to be led by Graham Truax and Ean Jackson from 9-5 at the Gibsons Public Market.  We are very fortunate to have Innovation Island bring to the coast 2 people with such deep experience and connections in the tech and innovation scene in BC. 

This 1 day course is for founders of early-­stage ventures (or those who want to be) who need straight-­shooting insight on what’s required to turn IDEAS into COMPANIES.  Anyone curious if this is fit for them should read through the testimonials on the registration page to get a sense of the amazing resources and advice they can expect for the nominal fee of just $20.  We are encouraging people to register soon here as we expect this one to fill up quickly.

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