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The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back and have seen more nominations and finalists than ever!

After reviewing an outstanding 187 nominations, 59 finalists from 47 companies have been selected for ten award categories.

VIATEC

The awards were created to bring the tech community together to connect with each other and take a moment to spotlight and celebrate some of the year’s most notable companies and individuals within Victoria’s $4 billion tech sector.

For 20 years, the event has been produced by VIATEC, Victoria’s tech industry association, and known as the VIATEC Awards. The Gala has been a great success and considered a favourite event among the tech community and visiting guests alike.

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The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back with a vengeance with more nominations and finalists than ever before

The Victoria Tech Community Awards are back with a vengeance with more nominations and finalists than ever before

VIATEC

Leaders from the region’s oceantech ecosystem dig into what it takes to cultivate a world-class hub, including the launch of a new accelerator by COAST.

Leaders from the region’s oceantech ecosystem dig into what it takes to cultivate a world-class hub, including the launch of a new accelerator by COAST.

Victoria Tech Journal

Climate Tech Fund II focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Tech Fund II focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

BetaKit

Victoria ranks among Canadian cities for VC investment, and how local companies are giving the region national attention.

Victoria ranks among Canadian cities for VC investment, and how local companies are giving the region national attention.

Victoria Tech Journal

Victoria-based oceantech startup, Open Ocean Robotics, recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative startups

Victoria-based oceantech startup, Open Ocean Robotics, recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative startups

Victoria Tech Journal

Accelerate Okanagan is proud to announce the opening of applications for the fifth-annual OKGN Angel Summit. An investment of up to $250,000 for a Western Canadian company is up for grabs!

Accelerate Okanagan

Victoria’s MazumaGo has been acquired, according to a LinkedIn post from co-founder and CEO Matthew Smith. MazumaGo, which helps firms manage financial processes, was sold to Vancouver’s Baseline Payments, another fintech firm.

MazumaGo

The company’s product helps organizations parse data to make better, secure decisions.

VIATEC

Rising Economy 2022 calls itself a conference about the “future of where we live and work.” With that billing, it would be fair for guests to expect an event full of the world’s top innovators and boundary-pushers – the people with the knowledge and insights to peer toward the horizon and help navigate an ever-changing path forward.

Rising Economy 2022 calls itself a conference about the “future of where we live and work.” With that billing, it would be fair for guests to expect an event full of the world’s top innovators and boundary-pushers – the people with the knowledge and insights to peer toward the horizon and help navigate an ever-changing path forward.

VIATEC

Funding from leading cleantech investors validates company’s data-driven mission to unlock potential of multitrillion-dollar global market

Audette, a proptech company creating actionable data-driven decarbonization plans for commercial real-estate portfolios, has raised US$9.5 million in funding from a group of leading cleantech investors.

Audette.io

Conference tackles critical themes, from economic disruption, urban growth and the impact of AI VIATEC members use code RE22Insider25 for 25% off

From November 15 to 17, local, national and international experts will come together for Rising Economy 2022, a business-focused conference about the future of where we live and work, engaging in critical conversations around growing our economy and tackling societal issues through change and challenge.

Dan Gunn

In a move designed to ensure more people and companies feel included in the broader high-tech community in Victoria, this year’s annual tech awards has a new name, new award categories and new means of picking the winners.

What was the VIATEC Awards is now the Victoria Tech Community Awards.

Times Colonist

Early-stage tech entrepreneurs focused on ocean innovation can now apply to the newly launched COAST Venture Acceleration Program

Program aims to advance innovation across Greater Victoria and B.C.’s ocean economy; invites blue-tech startups ready to launch or scale

Michelle Gaetz

Victoria’s tech sector is a giant hiding in plain sight. The city may be B.C.’s capital but when you look closely, the full view of what drives the city forward becomes clear: its $4.06 billion tech economy, which has 1,000 companies that employ nearly 17,000 workers.

Victoria’s tech sector is a giant hiding in plain sight.

Victoria Tech Journal

ProductTank is a global network of meetups for product people, by product people, and provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Victoria to exchange ideas and experiences

ProductTank is a global network of meetups for product people, by product people, and provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Victoria to exchange ideas and experiences

Victoria Tech Journal

Acquisition Expands and Diversifies Certn’s Global Reach

Acquisition Expands and Diversifies Certn’s Global Reach

Certn Holdings Inc.

New investment provides commitment of up to 10 percent of the fund

New investment provides commitment of up to 10 percent of the fund

TELUS

Crown corporation Innovate BC has awarded a cumulative $2.3 million to eight research and development projects based in British Columbia.

Crown corporation Innovate BC has awarded a cumulative $2.3 million to eight research and development projects based in British Columbia.

BetaKit

Limbic Media's Justin Love is Interviewed by Made in CA

Limbic Media's Justin Love is Interviewed by Made in CA

Limbic Media

Laura Main brings years of management and technology experience at the country level

Laura Main brings years of management and technology experience at the country level

Certn Holdings Inc.

The Victoria based 3D bioprinting company, VoxCell Bioinnovation, takes home third place prize at Innovate BC's New Ventures BC competition

The Victoria based 3D bioprinting company, VoxCell Bioinnovation, takes home third place prize at Innovate BC's New Ventures BC competition

VoxCell BioInnovation Inc.

TIAs Gala returns in-person and culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the Dragon’s Den-style competition for Startup Company of the Year

TIAs Gala returns in-person and culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the Dragon’s Den-style competition for Startup Company of the Year

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

Nyoka and VoxCell Bioinnovation were recognized as promising startups in the annual New Ventures B.C Competition

Nyoka and VoxCell Bioinnovation were recognized as promising startups in the annual New Ventures B.C Competition

Victoria Tech Journal

Meet the Victoria company being recognized by the global design community, and the woman-led startups taking home business awards

Meet the Victoria company being recognized by the global design community, and the woman-led startups taking home business awards

Victoria Tech Journal

A Victoria-based coastal intelligence company is lending its expertise to storm watchers on the east coast studying Hurricane Fiona.

A Victoria-based coastal intelligence company is lending its expertise to storm watchers on the east coast studying Hurricane Fiona.

MarineLabs

Voluntary turnover at Canadian tech companies has doubled from previous years.

Voluntary turnover at Canadian tech companies has doubled from previous years.

Vancouver Tech Journal

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

VIATEC

Plurilock Security Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, is pleased to announce that the company has completed the announced acquisition of certain assets and business of Atrion Communications, Inc.

Plurilock Security Inc., a cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, is pleased to announce that the company has completed the announced acquisition of certain assets and business of Atrion Communications, Inc.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

He owns four pharmacies and has launched multiple specialty health services, yet Jason Cridge still finds time to mentor the next generation of pharmacy innovators

He owns four pharmacies and has launched multiple specialty health services, yet Jason Cridge still finds time to mentor the next generation of pharmacy innovators

Cognito Health

British Columbians are benefiting from post-secondary research projects that are helping create jobs, protect biodiversity and the environment, and keep people healthy and safe.

British Columbians are benefiting from post-secondary research projects that are helping create jobs, protect biodiversity and the environment, and keep people healthy and safe.

Government of BC

BDC's Women in Technology fund team has its second fund, lots more capital, and an expanded mandate.

BDC's Women in Technology fund team has its second fund, lots more capital, and an expanded mandate.

BetaKit

PlusROI founder launches What Works Marketing, an agency focused on helping small service firms beat larger competitors in their local markets.

PlusROI founder launches What Works Marketing, an agency focused on helping small service firms beat larger competitors in their local markets.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc

Introducing a New Generation of Durability Testers!

Introducing a New Generation of Durability Testers!

Vivitro Labs Inc.

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

Oak Bay News

BC’s fastest-growing company, based on revenue growth over the past five years, is the Victoria-based tech startup Certn Holdings Inc., which specializes in employee background checks

BC’s fastest-growing company, based on revenue growth over the past five years, is the Victoria-based tech startup Certn Holdings Inc., which specializes in employee background checks

Certn Holdings Inc.

Gillie Easdon gives her take on Fort Tectoria's new cafe in EAT Magazine!

Gillie Easdon gives her take on Fort Tectoria's new cafe in EAT Magazine!

Ceri Barlow

The CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange names Victoria startup, Solaires Entreprises, as one of the top early-stage startups in the country

The CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange names Victoria startup, Solaires Entreprises, as one of the top early-stage startups in the country

Victoria Tech Journal

Clean 50 Recognizes 8 Emerging Leaders living in Canada who are fighting climate change and advancing sustainability at home and around the world! The next generation of climate leaders are taking action and inspiring all of us to join them.

Pani Energy

Operating a broad range of ocean observatories from the deep ocean to coastal waters, and on land, Ocean Networks Canada provides unique technical capabilities to advance our understanding of the role of oceans on climate change and the impact it has on them.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

A new front-door to the University of Victoria opens this week to advance health and life sciences innovation, in partnership with Vancouver Island Life Sciences.

A new front-door to the University of Victoria opens this week to advance health and life sciences innovation, in partnership with Vancouver Island Life Sciences.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Canadian Crypto Asset Trading Platform Receives Regulatory Approval from Canadian Securities Administrators

Canadian Crypto Asset Trading Platform Receives Regulatory Approval from Canadian Securities Administrators

Newton Crypto Ltd.

Royal Roads University will empower workplaces to enact climate change mitigation practices while encouraging the next generation of climate career professionals through its new Micro- credential in Climate Adaptation Fundamentals.

Royal Roads University will empower workplaces to enact climate change mitigation practices while encouraging the next generation of climate career professionals through its new Micro- credential in Climate Adaptation Fundamentals.

Royal Roads University

The acquisition will bring best-in-class open-source, social media, and geospatial intelligence to Flashpoint, further differentiating Flashpoint’s offerings for national security, public safety, and commercial security teams

The acquisition will bring best-in-class open-source, social media, and geospatial intelligence to Flashpoint, further differentiating Flashpoint’s offerings for national security, public safety, and commercial security teams

Echosec Systems

“There are actually quite a bit more companies and activity in Victoria than you would have thought,” says its president.

“There are actually quite a bit more companies and activity in Victoria than you would have thought,” says its president.

Victoria Tech Journal

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Phase 2 clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery technology platform, announces its unaudited financial results

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Phase 2 clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery technology platform, announces its unaudited financial result

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Phoenix Fire’s LPs now include the co-founders of Thinkific and Odaia.

Phoenix Fire’s LPs now include the co-founders of Thinkific and Odaia.

BetaKit

The Talent HelpList is here to support employees impacted by layoffs and assist any founders who may be hiring.

The Talent HelpList is here to support employees impacted by layoffs and assist any founders who may be hiring.

Canada's Tech Network (CTN)

HYAS Confront provides total visibility into your production environment, giving you insight into potential issues like cyber threats before they become problems.

HYAS Confront provides total visibility into your production environment, giving you insight into potential issues like cyber threats before they become problems.

HYAS

Nomination instructions to serve on VIATEC's Board of Directors

Nomination instructions to serve on VIATEC's Board of Directors

VIATEC

SDTC Expands its Portfolio of Young Innovative Canadian Companies

SDTC Expands its Portfolio of Young Innovative Canadian Companies

SDTC

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

Victoria News

A new collaborative post-secondary campus will be built in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities so more students can access education close to home for in-demand jobs.

A new collaborative post-secondary campus will be built in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities so more students can access education close to home for in-demand jobs.

Business Examiner

MarineLabs' smart buoys will gather range of data to help inform T'Sou-ke First Nation

MarineLabs' smart buoys will gather range of data to help inform T'Sou-ke First Nation

CBC - On the Island

The tech can replace the billions of glow sticks used annually in military, medical, safety, fishing, live events, and a host of other industries.

The tech can replace the billions of glow sticks used annually in military, medical, safety, fishing, live events, and a host of other industries.

Victoria Tech Journal

First Inflection Business Advisors, one of the most prominent investors in the funding round, will also support Origen’s North American manufacturing expansion.

First Inflection Business Advisors, one of the most prominent investors in the funding round, will also support Origen’s North American manufacturing expansion.

Victoria Tech Journal

Redbrick Encourages Others to Give Back and Connect with the Community.

VIATEC

From working remotely to celebrating in person, AOT team members and staff from the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services got together to celebrate a major milestone in AOT’s work on a multiyear freedom-of-information project.

From working remotely to celebrating in person, AOT team members and staff from the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services got together to celebrate a major milestone in AOT’s work on a multiyear freedom-of-information project.

AOT Technologies

We spotlight our 10 most popular stories (so far this year). From marine data to banking tech, innovation in Victoria is thriving.

Victoria Tech Journal

Report cites Victoria's parks, museums, and restaurants—but urges action on affordability

The Capital Daily

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company with an innovative drug delivery platform technology, announced today that it has been awarded The Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year Award by Life Sciences British Columbia.

Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The young company is leading a seismic shift in medical research and practice.

Victoria Tech Journal

This merger brings together EY Design Studio and FreshWorks Studio to provide a unified national service offering that would create a much larger impact across Canada.

FreshWorks Studio

University of Calgary, University of Victoria, Memorial University to secure research funding.

University of Calgary, University of Victoria, Memorial University to secure research funding.

BetaKit

Limbic Media's Kickstarter campaign for their new product, MaestroDMX

Limbic Media

Many online marketplace facilitators will have to collect British Columbia’s 7% provincial sales tax (PST) starting July 1, 2022.

Many online marketplace facilitators will have to collect British Columbia’s 7% provincial sales tax (PST) starting July 1, 2022.

KPMG MSLP

Fort Tectoria Welcomes New Cafe and Office Space Available!

VIATEC

Cuboh launches Storefront, a straightforward tool to get your online ordering system up and running!

Cuboh

Accelerate Okanagan, University of Victoria and VIATEC continue alongside the Digital Technology Supercluster to advance innovative entrepreneurial women in British Columbia.

W Venture, an entrepreneurship program for women-led tech-enabled companies is being offered again this fall for women in Victoria and the Okanagan who are ready to accelerate their business.

Shelley Voyer

The award from IT World Canada recognizes formsflow.ai’s critical role in the BC government’s digital transformation.

Formsflow.ai Recognized with Prestigious National Award

Richard Sweeting

BC Tech Association Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

BC Tech Association Announces the 2022 Technology Impact Awards Finalists

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

TAP Network celebrates 30 years of collaboration and inclusivity in Canada's tech sector.

TAP Network celebrates 30 years of collaboration and inclusivity in Canada's tech sector.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Flexible Solutions International, a developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction and water treatment has achieved food grade compliance at NanoChem's Peru, Illinois factory.

Flexible Solutions International

This year's recipient of VIATEC’s Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award goes to Aidan Lazar from Camosun College.

This year's recipient of VIATEC’s Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council Award goes to Aidan Lazar from Camosun College.

Camosun College

Care2Talk has secured over $1,000,000 in funding to help empower connectivity within senior care while providing a transparent healthcare solution for seniors.

Care2Talk has raised over 1 million in funding to help launch Care2Talk | Health - a platform to provide generational care. Special thank you to Mavan Capital, E-Fund, WUTIF, Sprout, Cindicates, and our active angel community.

Jordan Schley

Frontly has raised $350,000 in pre-seed funding to grow their custom internal admin tooling platform. Notable investors include Andrew Wilkinson’s Tiny Capital, Sprout.vc, E-Fund, WUTIF.

frontlyapp.com

Conversation with Chris Yue, CEO of Renzoku Tech School. The immersive one-year training program is deeply embedded in industry and, through a hands-on approach, aims to lower barriers of entry in the sector.

Douglas Magazine

Calling all founders with massive ideas! Applications for the CDL program are now open. CDL has helped scale more than 2300 deep tech startups since 2012.

Creative Destruction Labs

It's no surprise that Victoria is a growing tech hub. And as local companies continue to expand, so does the city’s tech talent pool!

Victoria Tech Journal

The compostable "bioplastic" can be used for packaging products such as beverage lids and takeout containers.

Times Colonist

There is a growing spotlight on Victoria’s tech ecosystem, these are the companies to watch out for according to our Twitter community.

Victoria Tech Journal

Ensures true business resiliency against cyber attacks and provides visibility required to move a business forward.

HYAS

It’s the beating heart of Greater Victoria’s tech community, a rebel with a cause, and one of the reasons the region attracts innovative entrepreneurs.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Several company investments aimed at strengthening its ongoing effort to reshape the industry by providing proactive solutions that prevent cyber attacks.

Leading cybersecurity technology firm, HYAS Infosec announced several company investments aimed at strengthening its ongoing effort to reshape the industry by providing proactive solutions that prevent cyber attacks.

HYAS

Babcock Canada Inc. and Barnacle Systems Inc., have partnered to support Barnacle’s completion of a hardware product through an Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy R&D non-dilutive investment.

Babcock Canada

Applications are open for the Innovate BC Ignite program for up to $300,000 to fund B.C.-based innovation projects.

Applications are open for the Innovate BC Ignite program for up to $300,000 to fund B.C.-based innovation projects that could help benefit people in the areas of natural resources, engineering and applied science.

Innovate BC

Certn, leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has secured USD $50 million in Series B funding, led by B Capital.

Certn, leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has secured USD $50 million in Series B funding, led by B Capital.

Certn Holdings Inc.

The 2022 Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI) reveals that Canadian consumers are more distrusting of dominant technology brands than ever before.

Canadian consumers are more distrusting of dominant technology brands than ever before, even while their use of these companies’ services is on the rise.

UVic,Gustavson School of Business

Highly complementary product and technology offering at Carmanah expands the platform’s offering into “away from intersection” pedestrian and traffic safety solutions.

Highly complementary product and technology offering at Carmanah expands the platform’s offering into “away from intersection” pedestrian and traffic safety solutions.

Carmanah Technologies Corp.

AOT Technologies named in Top 100 Companies for Sustained Growth by Clutch

AOT Technologies ranked #78 globally, as well as #6 in Canada, #3 in British Columbia, and #1 in the Victoria area for our sustained growth from 2018 to 2021.

Richard Sweeting

Hydrogen fuel additive system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in trucks.

Victoria News

STN's latest release enhances digital video player performance, simplifies publisher workflow, and increases earning potential with diverse monetization opportunities.

STN Video

Book King targets accelerated growth as company enters new era with Univerus.

Book King

It feels amazing to feel Fort Tectoria come back to life.

Every day we see more people coming through our doors and each one of them adds more character, energy and sense of community.

Dan Gunn

FullHost unveils cryptocurrency as a new option in payment for its industry leading services.

By expanding their payment options, the organization continues to put the client first, understanding that making payment via Cryptocurrency exchange may create more avenues for convenience and ease.

FullHost - A Division of Pretecs Networks Inc.

G3 Mechatronics Inc. hereby issues a challenge to all VIATEC members to make a donation to this humanitarian cause.

G3 Mechatronics Inc. hereby issues a challenge to all VIATEC members to make a donation to this humanitarian cause. We have pledged to donate $100.

G3 Mechatronics Inc.

Whether it’s protecting endangered whales off Canada’s coasts or preventing illegal fishing in Hawaii, Open Ocean Robotics saw its technology have real-world impacts on making the seas more sustainable in 2021.

The company’s solar-powered and autonomous boats beam real-time data back to Saanich’s Vancouver Island Technology Park. In the last year, the company has gone from a start-up to delivering for customers.

Open Ocean Robotics

VIATEC has been a valued partner of TAP Network's DE&I Tech Project since it came to fruition in 2019. Through the generous early contributions of VIATEC, TAP Network has been able to amplify our efforts in the space.

TAP Network's DE&I Resource HUB is a free online tool that provides employers with tools and information that can be used to integrate DE&I practices

Dan Gunn

The Victoria tech sector put on quite a show at the 2022 Western Angel investment Summit.

Last Friday, April 8th, the Victoria tech sector put on quite a show at the 2022 Western Angel investment Summit. The sold out two-day event featured networking, keynotes, panels and pitches. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was packed with investors on-hand to learn more about some of BC’s most promising startups.

Dan Gunn

Project’s foundational resources available to companies addressing representation gaps

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tech Project launched by the Tech and People Network (TAP Network) has engaged more than 600 business leaders opting to receive updates and participate in learning and sharing opportunities as part of its DE&I Coalition

VIATEC Member Company

Douglas magazine has announced their 2022 Top 10 to Watch and plenty of tech startups are in the mix!

The annual 10 to Watch Awards are given to ten distinctive new businesses less than three years old who show incredible promise in their field.

Douglas Magazine

St. Joseph Communications (SJC) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Assembly Digital (Assembly)

Assembly Digital (Assembly), a leading digital media technology company that employs data and machine learning systems to scale audience growth and advertising solutions acquired by SJC.

Redbrick

Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store.

Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store.

IdyaFlow Inc.

Camosun seeks input on establishing an automation and mechatronics centre for applied research and training

Camosun Innovates is the applied research and development centre for Camosun College, incorporating one of Canada’s first Technology Access Centres and the newly completed Materials Integration Research and Creativity Lab (MIRACL).

Camosun College

Digiday has chosen STN Video as the Winner of its Best Digital Video Monetization Platform as part of their TV and Video Awards.

Digiday has chosen STN Video as the Winner of its Best Digital Video Monetization Platform as part of their TV and Video Awards.

STN Video

Local Ukrainians (including members of our tech community) are asking for donations of much needed equipment from Victoria tech companies and workers.

Faced with overwhelming odds, the people of Ukraine continue to bravely hold on and repel the attacks. However they are in desperate need of reconnaissance and quality communications tools and hope our tech community will donate much needed equipment.

VIATEC Member Company

Garage Capital leads Cognito Health’s $1.1 million preseed

Garage Capital leads Cognito Health’s $1.1 million preseed

Cognito Health

STN Video Announces Partnership Extension with the NHL® for U.S. Digital Video Distribution

STN Video Announces Partnership Extension with the NHL® for U.S. Digital Video Distribution

STN Video

NOMI is being developed for the Island and lower mainland

NOMI is being developed for the Island and lower mainland

The Capital Daily

Maritime tech companies ioCurrents and Helm Operations have announced a new partnership to integrate their respective systems, simplifying access to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning support for maintenance management processes.

Maritime tech companies ioCurrents and Helm Operations have announced a new partnership to integrate their respective systems, simplifying access to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning support for maintenance management processes.

Helm Operations

For the 22nd year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

For the 22nd year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

New Ventures BC

BRNKL has been awarded the Grant Thornton Business Excellence award “Technology Company of the Year”

BRNKL has been awarded the Grant Thornton Business Excellence award “Technology Company of the Year”

Barnacle Systems

Experts say heightened cyberattack threats should provide corporate wake-up call

Times Colonist

Deel report pegged Canadian rise in salaries as second fastest globally.

Deel report pegged Canadian rise in salaries as second fastest globally.

BetaKit

This dashboard will allow the BC tech sector to track its progress on increasing thee representation of certain under-represented groups within the sector over time.

This dashboard will allow the BC tech sector to track its progress on increasing thee representation of certain under-represented groups within the sector over time.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

BC’s tech sector has been white hot to start this year and the province’s female founders have been leading the charge.

BC’s tech sector has been white hot to start this year and the province’s female founders have been leading the charge.

Innovate BC

With tech and C-suite the most widely recognized areas as being challenging for minority groups to break into and thrive in, there are clear gaps that businesses are not addressing – starting with Bias.

With tech and C-suite the most widely recognized areas as being challenging for minority groups to break into and thrive in, there are clear gaps that businesses are not addressing – starting with Bias.

Locelle Digital Inc.

Purchase price of CA$1.2 million to be funded via a combination of Plurilock shares, cash on hand, and milestone driven earn outs.

The acquisition is intended to provide Plurilock with another compelling opportunity to build shareholder value through accretive and disciplined capital allocation to extend its distribution channels, while adding new top-tier customers to its business.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

With Climate change, economic ambiguity, political unrest and more, The Globe and Mail has set out to find the top Canadian leaders that are making a big impact in the face of uncertainty.

With Climate change, economic ambiguity, political unrest and more, The Globe and Mail has set out to find the top Canadian leaders that are making a big impact in the face of uncertainty.

FreshWorks Studio

Plans for a post-secondary school in Langford took a step forward this week after Royal Roads University confirmed it has acquired land in the city’s core.

Plans for a post-secondary school in Langford took a step forward this week after Royal Roads University confirmed it has acquired land in the city’s core.

Royal Roads University

BC tech company, LlamaZOO Interactive, has launched a powerful program for First Nations that turns part of the real world into a virtual one.

A B.C. tech company has launched a powerful program for First Nations that turns part of the real world into a virtual one.

LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.

Now is the time to think about how you can help mentor our next generation of business leaders.

Now is the time to think about how you can help mentor our next generation of business leaders.

JABC

Senior software engineers are the most highly sought-after candidates in B.C.'s job market, with a whopping 47 per cent of postings up for over two months with an average salary of $100,000.

Senior software engineers are the most highly sought-after candidates in B.C.'s job market, with a whopping 47 per cent of postings up for over two months with an average salary of $100,000.

Times Colonist

The show producers for CBC’s hit television show DRAGONS’ DEN are currently holding virtual auditions, looking for the next big ‘thing’ in business!

The show producers for CBC’s hit television show DRAGONS’ DEN are currently holding virtual auditions, looking for the next big ‘thing’ in business!

VIATEC

These certifications can be completed in months, not years, which makes this kind of upskilling ideal for addressing the rapidly changing needs of the workforce.

These certifications can be completed in months, not years, which makes this kind of upskilling ideal for addressing the rapidly changing needs of the workforce.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Renewed for another school year starting September 2021, RBC Future Launch and Riipen will support the delivery of 10,000 more work-integrated learning experiences at 30 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Renewed for another school year starting September 2021, RBC Future Launch and Riipen will support the delivery of 10,000 more work-integrated learning experiences at 30 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Riipen

Newcomers expected to fill one-third of job openings, according to outlook.

Newcomers expected to fill one-third of job openings, according to outlook.

Times Colonist

Real-time coastal intelligence platform enables measurement of 'once-in-a-millennium' wave activity.

Real-time coastal intelligence platform enables measurement of 'once-in-a-millennium' wave activity.

MarineLabs

The chief executive of B.C.’s new $500-million strategic investment fund knows she has a tough job ahead of her.

The chief executive of B.C.’s new $500-million strategic investment fund knows she has a tough job ahead of her.

Jill Earthy

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc, a leader in search advertising, today announced that is has been awarded Google Premier Partnership status in 2022’s newly updated and more rigorous Google Partner Program.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc, a leader in search advertising, today announced that is has been awarded Google Premier Partnership status in 2022’s newly updated and more rigorous Google Partner Program.

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc

With a move into Victoria’s downtown core, the University of Victoria opens a new site that will accelerate collaboration and entrepreneurship by bringing together academics, industry and other partners within the community.

With a move into Victoria’s downtown core, the University of Victoria opens a new site that will accelerate collaboration and entrepreneurship by bringing together academics, industry and other partners within the community.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

BDC study finds that one in three (30%) small and medium-sized businesses are planning to invest in software in the next 12 months

As businesses become increasingly dependent on technology, investments in this sector will continue to accelerate. 5.3% growth is expected in 2022, and the five-year growth outlook is very positive.

BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada

Complete SIPP survey by Feb 11 to help get top issues in front of government

Complete SIPP survey by Feb 11 to help get top issues in front of government

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

This is Dypatch’s first round of funding, but together with its previous company, they raised $11 million in total.

This is Dypatch’s first round of funding, but together with its previous company, they raised $11 million in total.

Dyspatch

Company uses drones and special software to inspect large infrastructure

Company uses drones and special software to inspect large infrastructure

Times Colonist

Certn, a leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has acquired Credence, a leading provider of global background checks, based in the United Kingdom. Certn will diversify its offerings and add an impressive client roster, many of whom reside in new markets.

Certn, a leader in background screening solutions, today announced that it has acquired Credence, a leading provider of global background checks, based in the United Kingdom. Certn will diversify its offerings and add an impressive client roster, many of whom reside in new markets.

Certn Holdings Inc.

The industry is being urged to get better at promoting itself to students and new immigrants coming into the country as it tries to navigate labour shortages amid significant growth.

The industry is being urged to get better at promoting itself to students and new immigrants coming into the country as it tries to navigate labour shortages amid significant growth.

StarFish Medical

Restarts and reinvention are nothing new to the Victoria high-tech sector, and it appears the industry sees a restart in 2022 as another opportunity for it to evolve further and build on what was, by many accounts, a record year for tech in the city.

Restarts and reinvention are nothing new to the Victoria high-tech sector, and it appears the industry sees a restart in 2022 as another opportunity for it to evolve further and build on what was, by many accounts, a record year for tech in the city.

VIATEC

New name as part of extensive rebranding initiative

New name as part of extensive rebranding initiative

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

The total equity value of the Transaction is $12.55 million

The total equity value of the Transaction is $12.55 million

Vigil Health Solutions Inc.

Health Authorities across British Columbia will soon have access to specially-designed foam trays to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines, created at Camosun College.

Health Authorities across British Columbia will soon have access to specially-designed foam trays to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines, created at Camosun College.

Camosun College

Pani Selected for Cleantech Group’s 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list of Companies Committed to Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

Pani Selected for Cleantech Group’s 2022 Global Cleantech 100 list of Companies Committed to Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

Pani Energy

With the launch of our partnered integration, Cuboh clients can benefit from growing their online orders through direct ordering, and their extensive loyalty, gift card, and promotions tools.

With the launch of our partnered integration, Cuboh clients can benefit from growing their online orders through direct ordering, and their extensive loyalty, gift card, and promotions tools.

Cuboh

Synergy Foundation’s circular economy business incubator has shepherded dozens of startups through its program since 2019.

Synergy Foundation’s circular economy business incubator has shepherded dozens of startups through its program since 2019.

Synergy Enterprises

The results-driven Canadian tech innovator will bring Delivra into its portfolio of digital companies

The results-driven Canadian tech innovator will bring Delivra into its portfolio of digital companies

Redbrick

Launched in May, Cognito pairs people with a psychiatric nurse who helps assess their mental health needs before referring them to a physician.

Launched in May, Cognito pairs people with a psychiatric nurse who helps assess their mental health needs before referring them to a physician.

Cognito Health

Safe PC engaged with Locelle in the summer of 2021, as a pilot to provide mentorship to women in their training program. Locelle’s mentorship platform proved to be a huge success, and became a game changer for women breaking into tech, increasing their employability with quick results.

Safe PC engaged with Locelle in the summer of 2021, as a pilot to provide mentorship to women in their training program. Locelle’s mentorship platform proved to be a huge success, and became a game changer for women breaking into tech, increasing their employability with quick results.

Locelle Digital Inc.

Meiklejohn co-founded Enrollment Resources with Shane Sparks in 2003. Over the past 19 years, the company has emerged as a leading marketing innovator in the Career Education sector.

Meiklejohn co-founded Enrollment Resources with Shane Sparks in 2003. Over the past 19 years, the company has emerged as a leading marketing innovator in the Career Education sector.

Enrollment Resources Inc.

As we face 2022, we asked a selection of business leaders to weigh in with a few thoughts about the year nearly behind us, and the one ahead.

As we face 2022, we asked a selection of business leaders to weigh in with a few thoughts about the year nearly behind us, and the one ahead.

VIATEC

Victoria-based Kixeye Studios has acquired the game Iron Throne: The Firstborn from Korean studio Netmarble.

Victoria-based Kixeye Studios has acquired the game Iron Throne: The Firstborn from Korean studio Netmarble.

KIXEYE Canada Ltd

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, and of Natural Resources, announced an investment on December 2, 2021 of $2.8 million in Victoria-based Open Ocean Robotics through Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, and of Natural Resources, announced an investment on December 2, 2021 of $2.8 million in Victoria-based Open Ocean Robotics through Sustainable Development Technology Canada,

Open Ocean Robotics

Recognition of Top Contributors took place on Dec 9 at the Empress Hotel with 300 attendees.

Recognition of Top Contributors took place on Dec 9 at the Empress Hotel with 300 attendees.

VIATEC

Scott Phillips, chief executive of Victoria-based Starfish Medical, is hoping the latest accolade for the country’s largest medical-device design company may come with a competitive advantage in the fight for engineering talent.

Scott Phillips, chief executive of Victoria-based Starfish Medical, is hoping the latest accolade for the country’s largest medical-device design company may come with a competitive advantage in the fight for engineering talent.

StarFish Medical

PLATO Testing, the country’s first Indigenous-led and staffed IT services firm, launched a recruitment campaign for its Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and Deloitte Canada.

PLATO Testing, the country’s first Indigenous-led and staffed IT services firm, launched a recruitment campaign for its Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and Deloitte Canada.

PQA / PLATO

VINN is happy to announce their multi-year partnership with Justin Tse and Feature Media, a Victoria-based media company and YouTube channel with a combined following of over 1.5 million and over 100 million video views worldwide.

VINN is happy to announce their multi-year partnership with Justin Tse and Feature Media, a Victoria-based media company and YouTube channel with a combined following of over 1.5 million and over 100 million video views worldwide.

VINN Auto

At the Camosun Coastal Centre, there’s a new group of students starting a new program.

At the Camosun Coastal Centre, there’s a new group of students starting a new program.

Camosun College

Marble Connect is a patented and creative B2B white-label integration product that offers a customized, AI-driven personal finance solution that integrates the MyMarble platform into the partner's customer journey and product offering.

“Partnering with a rapidly growing and service-driven marketplace like VINN is very exciting for Marble. Most of us know firsthand that the financial aspect of getting approved for a new vehicle is the most stressful part. The combination of Marble and VINN’s technology is not only going to solve this problem but also accelerate healthy growth for both businesses.” - Doug Tanner, Marble’s VP of Business and Corporate Development.

VINN Auto

Three trade commissioners will be at Fort Tectoria on December 8th to meet some of Victoria’s growth-stage companies.

Three trade commissioners will be at Fort Tectoria on December 8th to meet some of Victoria’s growth-stage companies.

VIATEC

Top Contributors to be revealed at VIATEC’s Holiday Homecoming in person on Dec 9th

Top Contributors to be revealed at VIATEC’s Holiday Homecoming in person on Dec 9th

VIATEC

How a company’s compensation philosophy, and the way it's communicated, can help deflate the resignation boom.

How a company’s compensation philosophy, and the way it's communicated, can help deflate the resignation boom.

Douglas Magazine

75% of Venture for Canada's Winter 2022 funding has been allocated. They are still accepting Winter Hiring Requests, but encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

75% of Venture for Canada's Winter 2022 funding has been allocated. They are still accepting Winter Hiring Requests, but encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

Eve Olynyk

Blockstream builds the products — networks, storage, mining operations and transaction settling technology — that make cryptocurrency Bitcoin usable for all manner of transactions

Blockstream builds the products — networks, storage, mining operations and transaction settling technology — that make cryptocurrency Bitcoin usable for all manner of transactions

Times Colonist

The winners will be featured in the annual Forty under 40 magazine in December for BIV subscribers and celebrated at an in-person event in April.

The winners will be featured in the annual Forty under 40 magazine in December for BIV subscribers and celebrated at an in-person event in April.

Locelle Digital Inc.

STN Bets helps publishers leverage the growing trend of interest in, and legalization of, sports betting without having to dedicate time, resources and expenses to satisfy user demand.

STN Bets helps publishers leverage the growing trend of interest in, and legalization of, sports betting without having to dedicate time, resources and expenses to satisfy user demand.

STN Video

#REW2021 conference (Nov.22-25) focuses on bold solutions and disruptive ideas to address climate change, the housing crisis, economic changes and more.

#REW2021 conference (Nov.22-25) focuses on bold solutions and disruptive ideas to address climate change, the housing crisis, economic changes and more.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

With travelling in groups put on hold by health and safety regulators, Victoria-based Off the Eaten Track veered from its course and introduced self-guided culinary tours this year.

With travelling in groups put on hold by health and safety regulators, Victoria-based Off the Eaten Track veered from its course and introduced self-guided culinary tours this year.

VIATEC

Roy Group wants to hear about those times when someone exemplified their finest conduct, and held the bar high for you to do the same.

Roy Group wants to hear about those times when someone exemplified their finest conduct, and held the bar high for you to do the same.

Roy Group

Report highlights continued need for diversity in sector, with an emphasis on executive roles

HR Tech Group announced the release of their 2021 Diversity in Tech Dashboard, one of several initiatives stemming from the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Tech Project, launched in 2019 with funding from the Province of BC. The Diversity in Tech Dashboard reports year-over-year progress on representation of equity-deserving groups in the BC tech sector.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Women’s Enterprise Centre is building a virtual ‘pop up’ to showcase BC women business owners this holiday season—the #WEshopBC Virtual Pop Up!

Women’s Enterprise Centre is building a virtual ‘pop up’ to showcase BC women business owners this holiday season—the #WEshopBC Virtual Pop Up!

Women's Enterprise Centre

VINN announced a $3.2 million seed round led by Novak's micro-VC colleague Andrew Wilkinson. CEO and Co-founder Caleb Bernabe's tenacity and lack of a prominent competitor in Canada prompted the VC to invest in Vinn.

VINN announced a $3.2 million seed round led by Novak's micro-VC colleague Andrew Wilkinson. CEO and Co-founder Caleb Bernabe's tenacity and lack of a prominent competitor in Canada prompted the VC to invest in Vinn.

VINN Auto

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

Victoria News

VIATEC members Llama Zoo and Cuboh participated as employers in the BC pilot.

VIATEC members Llama Zoo and Cuboh participated as employers in the BC pilot.

Innovate BC

Many of Douglas’s 10 to Watch winners “grow up” to become significant players in their respective fields and major employers in Victoria and beyond. Douglas Magazine catches up with three companies who are making waves far and wide.

Many of Douglas’s 10 to Watch winners “grow up” to become significant players in their respective fields and major employers in Victoria and beyond. Douglas Magazine catches up with three companies who are making waves far and wide.

Douglas Magazine

Vancouver Island was ranked the ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Vancouver Island was ranked the ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Times Colonist

Minimally invasive image-guided therapy start-up, SpinaFX Medical Inc. (SpinaFX) is pleased to announce the signing of a commercialization contract manufacturing agreement with StarFish Product Engineering Inc.

Minimally invasive image-guided therapy start-up, SpinaFX Medical Inc. (SpinaFX) is pleased to announce the signing of a commercialization contract manufacturing agreement with StarFish Product Engineering Inc.

StarFish Medical

CloudCodes is a leading cybersecurity and cloud security provider with a global customer base. This transaction marks Plurilock’s second acquisition in 2021

CloudCodes is a leading cybersecurity and cloud security provider with a global customer base. This transaction marks Plurilock’s second acquisition in 2021.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

Victoria Hand Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Peirone as Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and founder of VHP, Dr. Nick Dechev, will be transitioning to the role of Chief Technical Officer.

Victoria Hand Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Peirone as Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and founder of VHP, Dr. Nick Dechev, will be transitioning to the role of Chief Technical Officer.

Victoria Hand Project

Funds raised to accelerate the adoption of Pani’s software in the global water treatment market to improve clean water yield and reduce cost, risk, and emissions.

Funds raised to accelerate the adoption of Pani’s software in the global water treatment market to improve clean water yield and reduce cost, risk, and emissions.

Pani Energy

The exposure winners receive through 10 to Watch gives them well-deserved applause, builds brand recognition and shines the spotlight on the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2021

The exposure winners receive through 10 to Watch gives them well-deserved applause, builds brand recognition and shines the spotlight on the Island’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2021

Douglas Magazine

Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing is pleased to announce the acquisition of RingPartner, a leader in the pay-per-call space.

Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing is pleased to announce the acquisition of RingPartner, a leader in the pay-per-call space.

RingPartner Inc.

Pencil & Paper has created a design course to help developers make user-oriented design decisions.

Pencil & Paper has created a design course to help developers make user-oriented design decisions.

Pencil & Paper

Priority is given to iWIST members in good standing and applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Priority is given to iWIST members in good standing and applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

FunctionFox Systems Inc.

STN Video’s Newest Content Provider: Vox Media!

STN Video’s Newest Content Provider: Vox Media!

STN Video

Barnacle Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of boat security and monitoring products, has announced an OEM partnership with Canadian boatbuilder KingFisher Boats.

Barnacle Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of boat security and monitoring products, has announced an OEM partnership with Canadian boatbuilder KingFisher Boats.

Barnacle Systems

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon said as many as 2,000 more people will be able to improve and upgrade their skills through the Canadian Tech Accelerator program.

Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon said as many as 2,000 more people will be able to improve and upgrade their skills through the Canadian Tech Accelerator program.

VIATEC

CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Lexi Mills, resourcing and talent acquisition expert at FreshWorks Studio.

CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Lexi Mills, resourcing and talent acquisition expert at FreshWorks Studio.

CHEK Media Group

Rootd won the $10,000 Social Venture Prize as well as the new $10,000 Woman-Led Venture Award. BinBreeze secured the $10,000 Regional Start-up Prize, while Sarcomere Dynamics took home the new $7,000 Diamond-in-the-Rough Award.

Rootd won the $10,000 Social Venture Prize as well as the new $10,000 Woman-Led Venture Award. BinBreeze secured the $10,000 Regional Start-up Prize, while Sarcomere Dynamics took home the new $7,000 Diamond-in-the-Rough Award.

BetaKit

Multiple Industry Awards Underscore Momentum for Certn’s Background Check

Multiple Industry Awards Underscore Momentum for Certn’s Background Check

Business Examiner

Certn, FreshWorks Studio, DeeBee's Organics, STN Video and First Light Technologies all make The Globe and Mail's list

Certn, FreshWorks Studio, DeeBee's Organics, STN Video and First Light Technologies all make The Globe and Mail's list.

VIATEC

Among the accolades, Certn was inducted as a CIX Top 10 Growth company, which recognizes Canada's most innovative startups in the later-stage – those with more than CAD $5 million net revenue or that have raised more than CAD $10 million.

Among the accolades, Certn was inducted as a CIX Top 10 Growth company, which recognizes Canada's most innovative startups in the later-stage – those with more than CAD $5 million net revenue or that have raised more than CAD $10 million.

Certn Holdings Inc.

New scholarship aims to create opportunities within the rapidly growing field of digital marketing

New scholarship aims to create opportunities within the rapidly growing field of digital marketing

PlusROI Online Marketing Inc

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We've compiled resources for you to explore in honour of the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We've compiled resources for you to explore in honour of the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

VIATEC

Each course will focus on in-demand tech skills, be 6-12 weeks long and will benefit Indigenous Peoples, women, rural youth, transitioning workers, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and more.

Each course will focus on in-demand tech skills, be 6-12 weeks long and will benefit Indigenous Peoples, women, rural youth, transitioning workers, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and more.

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

More than 3,000 people from under-represented groups throughout the province will have more opportunities to join B.C.’s booming tech sector with the expansion of the Innovator Skills Initiative program.

More than 3,000 people from under-represented groups throughout the province will have more opportunities to join B.C.’s booming tech sector with the expansion of the Innovator Skills Initiative program.

Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

Representing an impressive cross section of tech sub-sectors, from some of VIATEC’s strongest company members

VIATEC

Emeline Le Guen, left, and Kristi Fairholm Mader at Scale Collaborative, which has launched the Thrive Impact Fund to offer funding options for Island social enterprises and non-profit organizations that have had to look beyond traditional financing.

Emeline Le Guen, left, and Kristi Fairholm Mader at Scale Collaborative, which has launched the Thrive Impact Fund to offer funding options for Island social enterprises and non-profit organizations that have had to look beyond traditional financing.

Times Colonist

It’s the age of innovation in Port Alberni, where an economic revival has been picking up steam after decades of ­struggles in the fishing and forestry ­sectors.

It’s the age of innovation in Port Alberni, where an economic revival has been picking up steam after decades of ­struggles in the fishing and forestry ­sectors.

City of Port Alberni

Glenn Bindley also predicts that company will boost region’s high-tech reputation

Glenn Bindley also predicts that company will boost region’s high-tech reputation.

Redlen Technologies Inc.

Battlesnake Launches Fall League in time for Back to School and Back to Office

Battlesnake Launches Fall League in time for Back to School and Back to Office

Battlesnake

Codan Limited completes acquisition of Zetron, will merge the company with existing critical communications line of business to expand the combined company’s integrated mission critical communications technology portfolio

Codan Limited completes acquisition of Zetron, will merge the company with existing critical communications line of business to expand the combined company’s integrated mission critical communications technology portfolio

Zetron, a Codan Company

A new manufacturing plant is coming to south Vancouver Island that will offer innovative and environmentally sustainable building products for the construction industry.

A Starbucks in Abbotsford, B.C., built with environmentally sustainable pre-fabricated panels is shown: (Alexzi Building Solutions)

Alexzi Building Solutions

SSI, local shipbuilding software developer, today announces their sponsorship of the Victoria Marine Rescue Society (VMRS) with a five-year commitment that extends through to 2026.

SSI, local shipbuilding software developer, today announces their sponsorship of the Victoria Marine Rescue Society (VMRS) with a five-year commitment that extends through to 2026.

SSI

Plurilock is an identity-centric cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces

Plurilock has received a US$250,000 purchase order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center as part of the SEWP V program

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

Plexxis, a software development firm focused on the construction sector, has moved its head office to the West Shore and most of its employees to the south Island.

Plexxis, a software development firm focused on the construction sector, has moved its head office to the West Shore and most of its employees to the south Island.

Plexxis Software Inc

Animikii is proud to announce Diane Roussin’s appointment to the Board of Directors and is proud to enact our new Board Equity policy

Animikii is proud to welcome our first independent community board member, Diane Roussin.

Animikii

Japanese company boosts efforts to develop reduced-radiation CT scanners

Japanese company boosts efforts to develop reduced-radiation CT scanners

Redlen Technologies Inc.

Victoria based cleantech company creates low-carbon transition plans for large commercial real estate portfolios

Audette, a cleantech company creating low-carbon transition plans for large commercial real estate portfolios, has raised C$1M in seed funding. The fresh capital will help Audette scale its technology and operations to serve more property portfolios leading the carbon revolution.

Audette.io

Seaspan Shipyards has kicked in $75,000 to support the B.C. Tech Association’s Digital Lift internship program that has been designed to draw new people into the tech sector.

Seaspan Shipyards has kicked in $75,000 to support the B.C. Tech Association’s Digital Lift internship program that has been designed to draw new people into the tech sector.

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

Two companies are from Victoria and the other 8 from the Lower Mainland!

Two companies are from Victoria and the other 8 from the Lower Mainland!

New Ventures BC

Foresight 50 seeks nominations

Nominate today for Foresight 50, showcasing the top 50 most investable companies in Canadian cleantech

Foresight

Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream, headquartered in Victoria, has announced it raised $210 million in a series B round of financing on a valuation of $3.2 billion.

Bitcoin infrastructure firm Blockstream, headquartered in Victoria, has announced it raised $210 million in a series B round of financing on a valuation of $3.2 billion.

Blockstream

The Canadian Coast Guard and Barnacle plan to conduct multi-month tests of the remote monitoring systems on vessels deemed as hazards to the environment or to navigation at various latitudes across Western Canada.

The Canadian Coast Guard and Barnacle plan to conduct multi-month tests of the remote monitoring systems on vessels deemed as hazards to the environment or to navigation at various latitudes across Western Canada.

Barnacle Systems

An assistive technology for users of powered wheelchairs designed by a team of UVic students has won both a provincial and a national award this year for adding a bit of practical independence to existing wheelchair designs

An assistive technology for users of powered wheelchairs designed by a team of UVic students has won both a provincial and a national award this year for adding a bit of practical independence to existing wheelchair designs

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Driven by AI, but designed for people, the STN advanced recirculation tool offers tremendous flexibility for publishers to meet the requirements for their visitors’ voracious appetite for their compelling content.

Driven by AI, but designed for people, the STN advanced recirculation tool offers tremendous flexibility for publishers to meet the requirements for their visitors’ voracious appetite for their compelling content.

STN Video

York Realty will build a 115,000-square-foot centre, expected to be built by fall 2022. It will function as a “last-mile” delivery system.

York Realty will build a 115,000-square-foot centre, expected to be built by fall 2022. It will function as a “last-mile” delivery system.

Amazon

Plurilock’s DEFEND proprietary high-margin product delivers cybersecurity solutions via continuous authentication

Plurilock’s DEFEND proprietary high-margin product delivers cybersecurity solutions via continuous authentication

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

VIATEC

Nomination instructions to serve on VIATEC's Board of Directors

VIATEC

Victoria-based Ocean ­Diagnostics Inc. has completed the final commercial design for Ascension, a portable microplastics depth-sampling piece of equipment. Its backers say Ascension can help researchers make new discoveries about microplastics and microfibers below the ocean’s surface by collecting data down to 400 metres.

Victoria-based Ocean ­Diagnostics Inc. has completed the final commercial design for Ascension, a portable microplastics depth-sampling piece of equipment. Its backers say Ascension can help researchers make new discoveries about microplastics and microfibers below the ocean’s surface by collecting data down to 400 metres.

Ocean Diagnostics Inc

“Anecdotally, you hear of lots of workers shifting into tech … they’re not all just coders and engineers. There are opportunities in marketing, communications, administration,” said Gunn. “You hear about it across North America, really. People are re-thinking how they work and what they want to do, and there are tools now where you can work from anywhere.”

“Anecdotally, you hear of lots of workers shifting into tech … they’re not all just coders and engineers. There are opportunities in marketing, communications, administration,” said Gunn. “You hear about it across North America, really. People are re-thinking how they work and what they want to do, and there are tools now where you can work from anywhere.”

VIATEC

University of Victoria biochemist Caren Helbing co-leads a pan-Canadian project called iTrackDNA that includes Indigenous groups across the country to build capacity to track regional biodiversity changes using eDNA technology.

University of Victoria biochemist Caren Helbing co-leads a pan-Canadian project called iTrackDNA that includes Indigenous groups across the country to build capacity to track regional biodiversity changes using eDNA technology.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Canadian companies trying to drum up venture capital during the COVID-19 pandemic raised billions more in the first half of this year than they did in previous years.

Canadian companies trying to drum up venture capital during the COVID-19 pandemic raised billions more in the first half of this year than they did in previous years.

VIATEC

We at VIATEC would like to thank all our members, educators, investors, Board Members and event attendees for helping to support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts our team has been able to accomplish over the last year. Take a look at what our tech community has done so far!

We at VIATEC would like to thank all our members, educators, investors, Board Members and event attendees for helping to support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts our team has been able to accomplish over the last year. Take a look at what our tech community has done so far!

VIATEC

Best Startup Canada's annual list includes many VIATEC Members!

Best Startup Canada's annual list includes many VIATEC Members!

Checkfront

With growing demand for engineering and computer science programs, the University of Victoria and the Province of British Columbia are building new state-of-the-art learning facilities and expanding programs. This enables more students to work toward high-impact solutions in fields such as environmental sustainability and health-care technologies.

With growing demand for engineering and computer science programs, the University of Victoria and the Province of British Columbia are building new state-of-the-art learning facilities and expanding programs. This enables more students to work toward high-impact solutions in fields such as environmental sustainability and health-care technologies.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

VIATEC was recently announced as 1 of 4 finalists in all of North America (and the only finalist from Canada), for the TECNA Award for Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

VIATEC was recently announced as 1 of 4 finalists in all of North America (and the only finalist from Canada), for the TECNA Award for Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The award recognizes team members who have developed innovative initiatives in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

VIATEC

A rewarding, productive, and free opportunity for island-based web agencies

We are looking for partners to take on one or two junior front end developers, and to expose them to any and all facets of a web agency career.

VIATEC

The Field Trip Program is a Half-Day Outing that Combines Sketching and Environmental Education

The Bateman Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, entitled the Field Trip, that promises to reconnect companies, staff, and private groups with nature.

Aidan Henry

When the BCCDC called Camosun Innovates, they were looking for help with a problem, and knew they were contacting someone they could trust.

When the BCCDC called Camosun Innovates, they were looking for help with a problem, and knew they were contacting someone they could trust.

Camosun Innovates

OneFeather launches dedicated Indigenous banking solutions with OneFeather APP and OneFeather PAY card.

OneFeather launches dedicated Indigenous banking solutions with OneFeather APP and OneFeather PAY card.

OneFeather Mobile Technologies Ltd.

Saturday, July 17th at Mary's Farm & Sanctuary

Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary in Victoria will be hosting the Easter Seals Campership Charity Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 17th. This event is a chance to come together as a community safely, for a day of fun and raise funds to send children and youth with physical and intellectual disabilities to Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan.

VIATEC

New groups are currently setting-up in Toronto, Winnipeg and Silicon Valley.

New groups are currently setting-up in Toronto, Winnipeg and Silicon Valley.

Stephanie Andrew

In addition to Racial Equity and Reconciliation, the donation will support Health and Wellness, Arts and Culture, Education and Learning, Environment and Sustainability.

In addition to Racial Equity and Reconciliation, the donation will support Health and Wellness, Arts and Culture, Education and Learning, Environment and Sustainability.

VIATEC

“At this point, it is tough to tell all the factors that are driving this, but it seems obvious that pent-up demand following the lockdown measures of a pandemic along with adaptive business tactics to more fully leverage online tools are creating incredible new opportunities,” said Dan Gunn.

“At this point, it is tough to tell all the factors that are driving this, but it seems obvious that pent-up demand following the lockdown measures of a pandemic along with adaptive business tactics to more fully leverage online tools are creating incredible new opportunities,” said Dan Gunn.

VIATEC

Whitmore is hitting the ground running, hosting an upcoming STN Video webinar featuring a member of Google’s Web Ecosystem Health Team on how digital publishers can leverage the STN Video player to help better their Core Web Vitals and improve their Top Stories rankings.

Whitmore is hitting the ground running, hosting an upcoming STN Video webinar featuring a member of Google’s Web Ecosystem Health Team on how digital publishers can leverage the STN Video player to help better their Core Web Vitals and improve their Top Stories rankings.

STN Video

Plurilock has secured a purchase order worth US$500,000 from a California state utility resource organization through a statewide contract.

Plurilock Security Inc. (TSXV: PLUR) (OTCQB: PLCKF) and related subsidiaries ("Plurilock" or the "Company"), an identity-centric cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, has secured a purchase order worth US$500,000 from a California state utility resource organization through a statewide contract.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

In this week’s episode of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Tobyn Sowden, CEO of Victoria-based Redbrick.

In this week’s episode of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Tobyn Sowden, CEO of Victoria-based Redbrick.

Redbrick

The lighting system was powered by a Mosaic/Pharos controller by ETC, with an Aurora audio-light processor by Limbic Media, and a Q-SYS Core audio player from QSC.

The lighting system was powered by a Mosaic/Pharos controller by ETC, with an Aurora audio-light processor by Limbic Media, and a Q-SYS Core audio player from QSC.

Limbic Media

Many city and government leaders know the general importance of the arts and creative sectors, but these sectors bring way more value to your city than you think — and in ways that you might not expect!

Many city and government leaders know the general importance of the arts and creative sectors, but these sectors bring way more value to your city than you think — and in ways that you might not expect!

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

As pandemic restrictions ease, the Victoria business community is optimistic about the coming months.

As pandemic restrictions ease, the Victoria business community is optimistic about the coming months.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

6am – 6pm (local time) on Wednesday, June 30 on radio stations across Canada In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment Inc., Rogers Sports & Media, Stingray Radio, and more, join together in an unprecedented collaboration to amplify, elevate, listen to, and learn from Indigenous voices with A DAY TO LISTEN. In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), A DAY TO LISTEN is dedicated to sharing stories from Indigenous leaders...

6am – 6pm (local time) on Wednesday, June 30 on radio stations across Canada In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment Inc., Rogers Sports & Media, Stingray Radio, and more, join together in an unprecedented collaboration to amplify, elevate, listen to, and learn from Indigenous voices with A DAY TO LISTEN. In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), A DAY TO LISTEN is dedicated to sharing stories from Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors...

VIATEC

Tech sector association HR Tech Group announces the addition of Laurie Murdoch, Raj Chahal, and Tammy Carlin to their board of directors.

Tech sector association HR Tech Group announces the addition of Laurie Murdoch, Raj Chahal, and Tammy Carlin to their board of directors.

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Indigenous people from across Vancouver Island are striving to ensure their languages live on through fluent speakers.

Indigenous people from across Vancouver Island are striving to ensure their languages live on through fluent speakers.

VIATEC

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council launches the First Peoples’ Map, an online map showcasing Indigenous languages, arts and cultures.

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council launches the First Peoples’ Map, an online map showcasing Indigenous languages, arts and cultures.

First Peoples' Cultural Council

“Companies — particularly the international tech companies — are now recruiting everywhere: everyone is competing with everyone, where the boundaries were [previously] drawn geographically, they’re now gone,” says Rory Capern, chief revenue officer at Certn in Victoria. “If HR teams aren’t really leaning into that as a new dynamic, they’re going to be blindsided by competition that they didn’t expect.”

“Companies — particularly the international tech companies — are now recruiting everywhere: everyone is competing with everyone, where the boundaries were [previously] drawn geographically, they’re now gone,” says Rory Capern, chief revenue officer at Certn in Victoria. “If HR teams aren’t really leaning into that as a new dynamic, they’re going to be blindsided by competition that they didn’t expect.”

Certn Holdings Inc.

After a brief pilot program Jesse Bowness decided to team up with Code Ninjas, a worldwide kids coding franchise that allows children to explore technology by building their own video games.

After a brief pilot program Jesse Bowness decided to team up with Code Ninjas, a worldwide kids coding franchise that allows children to explore technology by building their own video games.

Jesse Bowness

RaceRocks is on a transformational journey to define “what good looks like” as a newly certified Indigenous business. The tech company, which creates training software for the aerospace and defence sectors, is reassessing its values, culture and positioning under the guidance of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations program.

RaceRocks is on a transformational journey to define “what good looks like” as a newly certified Indigenous business. The tech company, which creates training software for the aerospace and defence sectors, is reassessing its values, culture and positioning under the guidance of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations program.

RaceRocks 3D Inc.

New survey needs input from cleantech ventures. Share your say about future cleantech job skills and you could win a $50 gift card!

New survey needs input from cleantech ventures. Share your say about future cleantech job skills and you could win a $50 gift card!

Foresight

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University is looking for 10 of Canada’s most promising scale-up companies.

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University is looking for 10 of Canada’s most promising scale-up companies.

Lazaridis Institute

Locelle was picked as one of the winners and CEO, Humaira Ahmed was also chosen to be on the front cover for the latest special issue!

On June 5, 2021 Douglas Magazine did a livestream via CHEK News of their 10 To Watch winners, of new and innovative businesses within Vancouver Island. Locelle was picked as one of the winners and CEO, Humaira Ahmed was also chosen to be on the front cover for the latest special issue!

Locelle Digital Inc.

Douglas magazine is proud to announce this year’s 10 to Watch winners, who represent the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.

Douglas magazine is proud to announce this year’s 10 to Watch winners, who represent the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.

Douglas Magazine

The results are in! Our esteemed panel of 83 judges have evaluated the Round 2 submissions. This year our 21st annual Competition, presented by Innovate BC, was extremely competitive, leaving us with 15 ventures moving directly into Round 3, and 27 ventures pitching in Round 2.5.

The results are in! Our esteemed panel of 83 judges have evaluated the Round 2 submissions. This year our 21st annual Competition, presented by Innovate BC, was extremely competitive, leaving us with 15 ventures moving directly into Round 3, and 27 ventures pitching in Round 2.5.

New Ventures BC

A larger innovation economy, more strategic anchor institutions, more magnetic commercial hubs and improved urban placemaking are on the list of must-haves identified by The Business of Cities

A larger innovation economy, more strategic anchor institutions, more magnetic commercial hubs and improved urban placemaking are on the list of must-haves identified by The Business of Cities

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Today VIATEC member, Chinook M&A, announces the launch of a new subsidiary software company, Paratus Business Resources.

We created the PriceBuilder Community to give business owners a low-cost way to build a better business

Morgan Tate

Camosun College’s Camosun Innovates and Technology Access Centre has been working with Cetacea Contracting to scan and manufacture replicas of missing bone fragments of large animals — some up to 4.3 metres in length — using a 3-D printer at the college.

Camosun College’s Camosun Innovates and Technology Access Centre has been working with Cetacea Contracting to scan and manufacture replicas of missing bone fragments of large animals — some up to 4.3 metres in length — using a 3-D printer at the college.

Camosun College

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) seeks up to 4 new board members to serve 3-year terms commencing on September 7th, 2021 at our Annual General Meeting.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) seeks up to 4 new board members to serve 3-year terms commencing on September 7th, 2021 at our Annual General Meeting.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

With the company’s mission to create equitable workplaces for women, Locelle has partnered with two BC based experts to provide a group mentorship session to women in tech.

With the company’s mission to create equitable workplaces for women, Locelle has partnered with two BC based experts to provide a group mentorship session to women in tech.

Locelle Digital Inc.

VIATEC Members StarFish Medical and Moduurn among the award winners

VIATEC Members StarFish Medical and Moduurn among the award winners

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

The partners jointly intend to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and create high paying skilled jobs in Canada

The partners jointly intend to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and create high paying skilled jobs in Canada

ASAsoft (Canada) Inc; Ligh+weight Insulators

STN Video is shortlisted in the Best Video Platform category

STN Video

The Online Video Platform will continue to deliver the best in digital video content, technology and monetization under a new name and look that better reflects their comprehensive product offering.

The Online Video Platform will continue to deliver the best in digital video content, technology and monetization under a new name and look that better reflects their comprehensive product offering.

STN Video

Nectarine Credit launches commercial credit application management software that includes integration with more than 10,000 banks.

Nectarine Credit

A U.S.-based water-desalination company has tapped Victoria’s Pani Energy to help it reduce the cost of the desalination process for its sites around the world.

A U.S.-based water-desalination company has tapped Victoria’s Pani Energy to help it reduce the cost of the desalination process for its sites around the world.

Pani Energy

Competition for top talent is fierce and it can take months for tech companies to fill these vacancies, especially for senior level positions. For many founders, this means pouring resources into external recruitment agencies and offering higher salaries in hope of securing top talent.

Competition for top talent is fierce and it can take months for tech companies to fill these vacancies, especially for senior level positions. For many founders, this means pouring resources into external recruitment agencies and offering higher salaries in hope of securing top talent.

Redbrick

Fan-Favorite Super Mega Baseball Franchise Continues the Expansion of EA SPORTS. Combination of Metalhead and EA SPORTS will bring more unique, innovative and entertaining baseball and sports gaming experiences to fans worldwide

Fan-Favorite Super Mega Baseball Franchise Continues the Expansion of EA SPORTS. Combination of Metalhead and EA SPORTS will bring more unique, innovative and entertaining baseball and sports gaming experiences to fans worldwide.

Metalhead/EA SPORTS

Cast your vote by Friday, May 7th and help them "Shift" into first place

Cast your vote by Friday, May 7th and help them "Shift" into first place

Shift

A 10km run/walk may not sound like much, but Paul was running to celebrate 10 years since he received a life-saving double-lung transplant. In that time, he's battled chronic rejection and reduced lung function - to the point where aerobic activities like running and biking are difficult to sustain.

A 10km run/walk may not sound like much, but Paul was running to celebrate 10 years since he received a life-saving double-lung transplant. In that time, he's battled chronic rejection and reduced lung function - to the point where aerobic activities like running and biking are difficult to sustain.

Rumble - Pomme Natural Market

Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC, says the Fund means BC companies become much more competitive on the world stage and it enables them to leverage provincial investment to create greater opportunity.

Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC, says the Fund means BC companies become much more competitive on the world stage and it enables them to leverage provincial investment to create greater opportunity.

Page One Publishing/Douglas Magazine

North America’s largest independent online video platform, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal have published a 5 month long case study illustrating the power that the STN Online Video Platform (OVP) has in growing user engagement and revenue.

North America’s largest independent online video platform, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal have published a 5 month long case study illustrating the power that the STN Online Video Platform (OVP) has in growing user engagement and revenue.

STN Video

Among the recipients of the grant were Victoria-based Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd, in partnership with Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria for a project designing, testing and certifying battery packs for the manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Among the recipients of the grant were Victoria-based Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd, in partnership with Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. and the University of Victoria for a project designing, testing and certifying battery packs for the manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

A Nova Scotia company that injects carbon dioxide into concrete — making it stronger while lowering its carbon footprint — has taken home a multimillion-dollar prize in a global competition aimed at tackling climate change.

A Nova Scotia company that injects carbon dioxide into concrete — making it stronger while lowering its carbon footprint — has taken home a multimillion-dollar prize in a global competition aimed at tackling climate change.

CarbonCure Technologies Inc.

Primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis, the province is expecting a multi-billion dollar deficit for the previous fiscal year. In her presentation, B.C.’s finance minister outlined recovery spending, health-care investments, child care funding and more.

Primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis, the province is expecting a multi-billion dollar deficit for the previous fiscal year. In her presentation, B.C.’s finance minister outlined recovery spending, health-care investments, child care funding and more.

CTV - The Island

Congratulations to the 206 BC tech startups, including 23 companies from Victoria!

Congratulations to the 206 BC tech startups, including 23 companies from Victoria!

New Ventures BC

BC Public Service, KPMG, RBC, Schneider Electric, Fresche Solutions and Redbrick make the cut.

BC Public Service, KPMG, RBC, Schneider Electric, Fresche Solutions and Redbrick make the cut.

Redbrick

Funded by Discovery Foundation, this project aims to gain insights from multiple perspectives related to specific issues, challenges, data collection efforts and employer initiatives that currently exist and what is needed to further build an 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive tech sector for the future.

Funded by Discovery Foundation, this project aims to gain insights from multiple perspectives related to specific issues, challenges, data collection efforts and employer initiatives that currently exist and what is needed to further build an 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive tech sector for the future.

BC Tech Association (BCTA)

Victoria businesses hit by ­vandalism and break-ins since Jan. 1 can now apply for reimbursements on the repairs.

Victoria businesses hit by ­vandalism and break-ins since Jan. 1 can now apply for reimbursements on the repairs.

Times Colonist

A Victoria technology company has extended a critical lifeline to the region’s beleaguered ­restaurant industry.

Blackfish Networks and Host 250 have built a new online platform for restaurants and pubs on Vancouver Island to promote their patio spaces.

Times Colonist

Capital Investment Network, CINdicates, Vic Foundry and associated companies like Care2Talk, LetHub and ChatterBlock will fill the entire floor.

Capital Investment Network, CINdicates, Vic Foundry and associated companies like Care2Talk, LetHub and ChatterBlock will fill the entire floor.

Dan Gunn

As a result of the transaction, Plurilock will gain an experienced, successful sales force, over 140 clients, a bevy of difficult-to-achieve exclusive contracts, a strong market presence on the west coast of the United States, and an Indian office dedicated to federal sales.

As a result of the transaction, Plurilock will gain an experienced, successful sales force, over 140 clients, a bevy of difficult-to-achieve exclusive contracts, a strong market presence on the west coast of the United States, and an Indian office dedicated to federal sales.

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.

Regulatory announcement details intent to expand collective resources, solutions, and capabilities Zetron will be able to offer in public and private sector markets

Regulatory announcement details intent to expand collective resources, solutions, and capabilities Zetron will be able to offer in public and private sector markets

Zetron, a Codan Company

For the 21st year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

For the 21st year, New Ventures BC is giving away over $250,000 in cash and prizes to the most promising new tech ventures in the province.

New Ventures BC

The device monitors brain function and is worn when playing Dino Island, a video game designed to improve attention, working memory, and executive function in children with neurodevelopment disabilities.

The device monitors brain function and is worn when playing Dino Island, a video game designed to improve attention, working memory, and executive function in children with neurodevelopment disabilities.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

The program has been extended to August 31, 2021 or until funds are fully expended, whichever comes first. Businesses only need to show a 30% revenue loss from March 2020 to now when compared to the same one-month period in 2019.

The program has been extended to August 31, 2021 or until funds are fully expended, whichever comes first. Businesses only need to show a 30% revenue loss from March 2020 to now when compared to the same one-month period in 2019.

Tessa Davies

BSP program expression of interest intake will be open from March 15, 2021, 3:00 pm MDT to April 14, 2021, 2:00 pm MDT.

BSP program expression of interest intake will be open from March 15, 2021, 3:00 pm MDT to April 14, 2021, 2:00 pm MDT.

Tessa Davies

Tech company donating ad inventory to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

Tech company donating ad inventory to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

STN Video

LIME To Reduce Cost-Barrier For Fisheries Monitoring and Offer BRNKL Functionality

Through Archipelago’s partnership with Barnacle Systems of Victoria, BC, LIME will be the first device of its kind to enable vessel owners to monitor both fishing activity as well as provide 24-hour vessel monitoring and security for their vessel.

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

A small Victoria company is hoping to see its products in the hands of millions of people around the world within the next few months.

A small Victoria company is hoping to see its products in the hands of millions of people around the world within the next few months.

Victor Nicolov

To celebrate International Women’s Day, get to know some Canadian entrepreneurs who are paving the way in the tech world.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, get to know some Canadian entrepreneurs who are paving the way in the tech world.

Simply Rooted Media

The newly formed Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST) has announced its Acting CEO and Board of Directors for the South-Island-based ocean and marine innovation hub.

The newly formed Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST) has announced its Acting CEO and Board of Directors for the South-Island-based ocean and marine innovation hub.

South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Have a "hot" growth company in the technology sector you want the world to hear about? Nominate them to BC's 19th Annual "Ready to Rocket" list.

Have a "hot" growth company in the technology sector you want the world to hear about? Nominate them to BC's 19th Annual "Ready to Rocket" list.

CBRE Victoria

Applications are open to be in the running for one of two cash prizes of $150,000. PLUS the top 10 finalists get a chance to pitch to a panel of potential buyers.

Applications are open to be in the running for one of two cash prizes of $150,000. PLUS the top 10 finalists get a chance to pitch to a panel of potential buyers.

Innovate BC

Experts focus on unique talent management and culture challenges in fast-moving tech industry

Experts focus on unique talent management and culture challenges in fast-moving tech industry

Tech and People Network (Previously HR Tech Group)

Learn the skills to maximize your impact through purpose-driven investing and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur Deadline: March 15, 2021, Investor Deadline: April 1, 2021.

Learn the skills to maximize your impact through purpose-driven investing and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur Deadline: March 15, 2021, Investor Deadline: April 1, 2021.

Spring Activator

Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, Victoria has already attracted big-name ocean technology companies. But a new cluster wants to accelerate the sea change...

Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, Victoria has already attracted big-name ocean technology companies. But a new cluster wants to accelerate the sea change...

Open Ocean Robotics

Farah Alibay describes the moments between the time the Perseverance rover entered Mars' atmosphere and when it landed on the surface of the Red Planet as "the longest seven minutes of my life."

Farah Alibay describes the moments between the time the Perseverance rover entered Mars' atmosphere and when it landed on the surface of the Red Planet as "the longest seven minutes of my life."

Times Colonist

With nearly 300 deployments worldwide, STR’s StarCasterⓇ ATIS and VOLMET systems continue to meet complex customer requirements and broadcasting demands in the Aviation industry.

With nearly 300 deployments worldwide, STR’s StarCasterⓇ ATIS and VOLMET systems continue to meet complex customer requirements and broadcasting demands in the Aviation industry.

STR SpeechTech

Learn every day. I started as a product guy and ended up a communicator to boards, advisors and bankers. Every step along the way I had to learn something new. You have to love that.

Learn every day. I started as a product guy and ended up a communicator to boards, advisors and bankers. Every step along the way I had to learn something new. You have to love that.

Echosec Systems

Multimedia artist and entrepreneur Justin Love will be the next speaker in NIC’s 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing Feb. 18 at 6 pm.

Multimedia artist and entrepreneur Justin Love will be the next speaker in NIC’s 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing Feb. 18 at 6 pm.

Limbic Media

SendtoNews will also supply the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s digital properties with video in news, business, entertainment, lifestyle, weather and travel categories.

STN Selected as the Primary OVP of the Las Vegas Review-Journal

STN Video

Dr. Dean Karlen has thus far accurately predicted which way the pandemic will go.

University of Victoria (UVIC)

Riipen, the world’s largest technology platform for project-based experiential learning, and the Government of Canada, have launched a new program titled Level UP.

The program connects you to students via project-based, 80 hour-long, remote internships at no cost.

Riipen

Victoria’s high-tech economy has managed to keep itself rolling and thousands employed.

Victoria’s high-tech economy has managed to keep itself rolling and thousands employed.

Kano

What impact do I wish to have in the world? What is my life purpose?

What impact do I wish to have in the world? What is my life purpose?

RaceRocks 3D Inc.

How to local companies have partnered up to retain and advance women in tech

How to local companies have partnered up to retain and advance women in tech

Zetron, a Codan Company

The Alacrity Canada Amplify AI BC Program is seeking BC-based artificial intelligence technology companies that are ready to expand and grow their business.

The Alacrity Canada Amplify AI BC Program is seeking BC-based artificial intelligence technology companies that are ready to expand and grow their business.

Alacrity Canada

Continuing its mission to innovate intelligent background screening solutions, Certn aims to provide a friendlier, faster and more transparent solution to background checks.

Continuing its mission to innovate intelligent background screening solutions, Certn aims to provide a friendlier, faster and more transparent solution to background checks.

Certn Holdings Inc.

Shares in Victoria-based Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped 26.7 per cent Monday, the first day of trading since the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. approved the company’s drug treatment for lupus nephritis last week.

Shares in Victoria-based Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped 26.7 per cent Monday, the first day of trading since the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. approved the company’s drug treatment for lupus nephritis last week.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Newsy is a national news network that delivers breaking, world, science, tech and political news videos, that empower their audience with facts and context to make informed decisions.

Newsy is a national news network that delivers breaking, world, science, tech and political news videos, that empower their audience with facts and context to make informed decisions.

STN Video

Sarah Gulbrandsen brings with her a wealth of experience in the digital marketing space and has been a pivotal part of growing the RingPartner team culture and operations over the last few years.

Sarah Gulbrandsen brings with her a wealth of experience in the digital marketing space and has been a pivotal part of growing the RingPartner team culture and operations over the last few years.

RingPartner Inc.

They invite industry, government and not-for-profit organizations to submit project proposals by January 31, 2021

They invite industry, government and not-for-profit organizations to submit project proposals by January 31, 2021

Camosun College

As the year drew to a close, the Times Colonist canvassed Victoria’s business ­community about the impact of the events of 2020 and what can be expected from 2021

As the year drew to a close, the Times Colonist canvassed Victoria’s business ­community about the impact of the events of 2020 and what can be expected from 2021

StarFish Medical

Program kicks off to accelerate growth with a full cohort of ventures across BC.

Paula Parker

Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS/VOLMET) at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

STR SpeechTech

Indicators tracking the regional Greater Victoria Census Metropolitan Area.

Paula Parker

Many businesses are still recruiting despite an industry-wide plunge in revenue

Paula Parker

Funding opportunity through The Impact Challenge

Paula Parker

Get up to $30,000 expenses covered for a digital tech intern.

Paula Parker

Google Cloud Partner Program recognizes Premier Cloud’s technical certifications and proven customer

Emily Dobby

Only a few more days until the Ocean Startup Challenge application deadline!

Paula Parker

One day soon, you might be recruiting someone to fill any of these 21 jobs, or doing one yourself.

Paula Parker

Harry Weiler, AXYS CEO from 2001 – 2014, lost his battle with cancer last week.

Paula Parker

Google Cloud Partner Program recognizes Premier Cloud’s technical certifications and proven customer

Premier Cloud Inc.

Premier Cloud was trusted to migrate the email data of approximately 700 employees across 95 offices

Premier Cloud Inc.

New Owners at Archipelago Marine Research

Paula Parker

Campaign brings together the live music community with the ultimate collaborative project.

Paula Parker

Premier Cloud is featured in the 2020 list of Great Workplaces in British Columbia!

Premier Cloud Inc.

Companies limiting patient exposure to COVID-19 while increasing health system capacity.

Paula Parker

SDTC’s partnerships fund cutting-edge Canadian innovation to drive a more sustainable economy

Paula Parker

Seeking applications from Canadian business executives interested in shaping Asia- Pacific trade

Paula Parker

Trudeau says discussions continue on extending the Canada-U.S. border closure

Paula Parker

An economic development professional shares the emerging trends in the Victoria economy.

Paula Parker

Working with IRIS.TV will allow to offer brands and agencies the best contextually relevant video

David Davies

Tips on data security for retiring devices

Paula Parker

Providing support for individuals navigating a career change into technology.

Lighthouse Labs Inc

SendtoNews saw 120% growth in video viewership

David Davies

New program for women in tech: W Venture

Paula Parker

Turn your idea or technology into a wave of opportunity.

Paula Parker

Digital publishing company, Assembly wins distinguished product award.

Paula Parker

Fintech Start-Up Helps Businesses Embrace Digitization

Paula Parker

Accelerate Okanagan, University of Victoria and VIATEC have joined forces for new program.

Paula Parker

VIATEC shares survey results

Paula Parker

Echosec Systems Ltd. has partners with the Innocent Lives Foundation.

Paula Parker

Member offer to uplevel your remote management skills.

Paula Parker

VAP member Art Find Me receives funding grant.

Paula Parker

Innovative solutions will help boost employee output and overall health.

Paula Parker

Victoria-Based Fintech Start-Up Helps Businesses Embrace Digitization

MazumaGo

BC's tech companies pivot, collaborate, and innovate to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Paula Parker

Deloitte & RBC offer the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program for tech companies.

Paula Parker

Cuboh talks about its 2020 growth and the joining of Brandon Ellis (Checkfront) as CTO.

Cuboh

Mitacs is launching a new initiative to support Canada’s small and medium enterprises.

Paula Parker

TELUS’s regional headquarters and innovation centre coming to downtown core.

Paula Parker

SunTracker is currently developing lighting design software specifically for ultraviolet disinfectio

Paula Parker

Rumble quadruples their biggest donation to date, providing nutritious meals to those in need.

Paula Parker

With new health and safety office protocols, VIATEC offers a free guide and checklists

Paula Parker

Finance your SR&ED tax credits with a Capital-as-a-Service platform.

Paula Parker

VIATEC Sponsors a neighbourhood garden for The Food Eco District (FED).

Paula Parker

Apply for funding through the Regional Relief and Recover Fund RRRF

Paula Parker

Llamazoo Interactive chosen for US "smash space"

Paula Parker

Premium Video from SendtoNews has helped digital publishers deliver in a challenging time

David Davies

New Board of Directors member at Plurilock.

Paula Parker

Develop a health and safety working at home policy

Paula Parker

Shift from In-Person to Virtual Events

Paula Parker

RaceRocks is recognized for their strong leadership, indigenous tech and strong partnerships.

Paula Parker

In light of RevenueWire’s recent settlement, CEO Bobbi Leach voluntarily resigns from the board.

Paula Parker

Complimentary coaching offer for tech leaders.

Paula Parker

Delivery of rental assistance for businesses

Paula Parker

Starfish Medical's progress on designing ventilators in the fight against COVID-19

Paula Parker

Over 300 organizations have submitted a project proposals to help fight the pandemic.

Paula Parker

Free Virtual CFO advice during COVID19

Paula Parker

Can you help provide students with high-powered computers during COVID19?

Paula Parker

If your company hasn't qualified for funding yet, register now for IRAP

Paula Parker

A COVID19 service support portal for BC businesses

Paula Parker

List of New Ventures BC 2020 Competition Round 2 Finalists

Paula Parker

2020 Ready to Rocket List has been announced.

Paula Parker

Dan Gunn, CEO VIATEC sees silver linings during a crisis.

Paula Parker

Active Airborne Virus Control provided by GROK Air Sterilization Systems, for businesses and homes

GROK Energy Services Inc.

A list of funding opportunities that specifically benefit from partnerships with UVic.

Paula Parker

Julie Angus, co-founder and CEO of Open Ocean Robotics wins Innovator Award.

Paula Parker

Recent announcement will increase program eligibility for tech businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Paula Parker

While consumers adjust to life at home, they have been calling in for services outside of the norm.

RingPartner Inc.

COVID-19 Checklists To Help Businesses Reduce The Risk To Their Employees & The Public

Hewitt Roberts

Help by waiving rent, free job postings, membership deferral options and donating $10k.

Paula Parker

Tech member StarFish Medical is among the chosen manufacturing partners for ventilators.

Paula Parker

Starfish Medical will lead the first phase to provide a solution to the shortage of ventilators.

Paula Parker

SendtoNews publishing partners will be able to access historic sports content

David Davies

Have what it takes to compete for over $250,000 in cash and prizes?

Paula Parker

Local tech is transforming US Healthcare communication due to the COVID-19 crisis

Paula Parker

Scholarships will be in $5000 increments for full-time and $750 increments for part-time courses.

Lighthouse Labs Inc

Live It announces a 10 week FREE educational digital classroom series for children.

Paula Parker

From VIATEC Member, Mind Strength Balance, a COVID-19 article for building internal strength.

Paula Parker

As of March 16th, 2020 all classes will be running fully remotely. Learn more below.

Lighthouse Labs Inc

If you’re leading a startup or small business, you must be asking yourself, “What’s in my lifeboat?"

Paula Parker

Rumble announces their largest product donation yet!

Paula Parker

STN developed a video player with a playlist dedicated to providing coronavirus coverage.

David Davies

Canadians set up laptops and cellphones to work from home on Monday to avoid COVID-19

Paula Parker

In light of COVID-19, VIATEC would like to offer actions for members to consider.

Paula Parker

A measurable information source on COVID-19 for organizations to deploy in their training platform

Udutu Online Learning Solutions

Checkfront Closes $9.3M Series A Round to Fuel Growth of Its Booking Management Platform

Angela Heald

RaceRocks will be implementing the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program.

Paula Parker

Redbrick acquires Leadpages as the fourth company in its growing portfolio.

Shift

After graduating from Y Combinator -S19, Cuboh keeps its growth and oversubscribed its Seed Round.

Cuboh

Discover Tectoria 2020: An epic exposition of Greater Victoria tech industry.

Paula Parker

Finalists for The Chamber’s 2020 Greater Victoria Business Awards.

Paula Parker

REGROOVE launches Navo, new universal bookmark service

Regroove Solutions Inc

SendtoNews is once again nominated for Best Video Distribution Platform

STN Video

This first of its kind lounge will feature networking and inspiring panel talks in a safe space.

Locelle Digital Inc.

Canadian indies join forces to bring a cult classic from the big screen to your mobile phone.

Sadie Evans