Startup Square & the Future Realities Room

Startup Square & the Future Realities Room – Apply NOW!

startup-square-the-future-realities-roomApply for Startup Square & the Future Realities Room at the 2017 #BCTECH Summit

Deadline is November 30, 2016.

Applications are now being accepted to exhibit your technologies. Apply today to be part of Startup Square (for BC-based startups only) or the Future Realities Room, presented by Microsoft (for BC companies ready to showcase their innovative VR, AR, and MR applications). For more info or to apply, contact

The #BCTECH Summit will showcase the province’s vibrant technology sector, build-cross sector opportunities for businesses and explore the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy.

Grad Student Research Opportunity: Research Assistant, Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Graduate Student – Research Assistant, Technology & Advanced ManufacturingAs part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded project entitled Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC, the Regional Innovation Chair is seeking a graduate student to produce a labour market profile for the technology & advanced manufacturing sectors in the Columbia Basin- Boundary region of southeast BC.

The labour market profile will include current and projected labour market needs for the Columbia Basin-Boundary region, identification of opportunities for longer term employment in related emerging industries/sectors, and identification of strategic connections to relevant provincial and national level labour market strategies.

Research must adhere to Province of BC Labour Market Information Research Guidelines.

Closing Date: November 24, 2016.


  •   Current graduate student in a relevant discipline
  •   Research and/or professional experience in one or more of the following:
    • Workforce development
    • Rural communities and regional development
    • Knowledge of the sector
  •   Experience gathering, synthesizing, and summarizing information for decision makers and the public
  •   Experience with labour market research
  •   Ability to work independently a must

This is a short term contract appointment up to 120 hours. The rate of pay is $21.59/hr plus 6% vacation pay.

The position will commence December 1, 2016 and end February 28, 2017.

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to email: a detailed resume, cover letter, and three work references no later than 4:00 pm (PST) on the closing date to with reference to the position title in the email subject line.

Please send separate applications for each position you apply for indicating the position and competition number in the subject line. In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, submission of your resume, cover letter and references for the interested position constitutes authorization for the College to check the applicant’s references.

Selkirk College is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential and where each member of the college community shares a responsibility for developing and maintaining a healthy work environment in which differences are valued.

The college welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal people. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Selkirk College appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tech-Tacular! $1000 Available From CBT to Attend #BCTechSummit

Tech-Tacular! $1000 Available From CBT to Attend #BCTechSummit

Tech-Tacular! $1000 Available From CBT to Attend #BCTechSummitInterested or planning to attend British Columbia’s biggest ever technology business conference? Apply now to receive $1,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust.

#BCTECH Summit is a two-day event focused on supporting the growth of the tech sector in our province and accelerating growth across our economy. Hosted by the provincial government in partnership with the BC Innovation Council, the event will help BC tech companies attract customers, connect with investors, network with government representatives and build their brands. It takes place in Vancouver on March 14-15, 2017.

Columbia Basin Trust plans to help 50 Basin-based businesses attend the event, by offering up to $1,000 to offset expenses.

To be eligible to receive the Trust funds, you must:

  1. be a registered for-profit business;
  2. be based in Columbia Basin Trust’s region, see map here; and
  3. have been in business at least one year.

Note: Priority will be given to businesses with a focus on technology or manufacturing and, if fully subscribed, a group of businesses under the same ownership will only be eligible for one attendee.

Eligible ExpensesSelected businesses will be required to submit an expense form with accompanying documentation after the Summit to be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000 for the following eligible expenses:

  1. #BCTech Summit Registration fees;
  2. Accommodation;
  3. Airfare (receipt and boarding pass required);
  4. Car rental, taxi, or public transit; and
  5. Mileage (reimbursed at $0.53 per kilometer).

How to Apply
Send an email to with the following details:

  1. Subject line: #BCTECH Summit Support
  2. Business Name
  3. Business Number
  4. Business Owner Name
  5. A brief description (maximum 200 words) of how your attendance at the #BCTECH Summit will help you grow your business and/or access new customers or markets.

Deadline to Apply     
Send an email – By Thursday, December 1, 2016, at noon PT/1:00 p.m. MT


Broadband for Business in Nelson

broadband for business program in nelsonThe Nelson & Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) is pleased to present the “Broadband for Business in Nelson” workshop and coaching program – a program to help businesses in the Nelson area improve their business performance using technology enabled by broadband communications.

The Broadband for Business program consists of:

a 1-hour workshop explaining what broadband is, how companies around the world are using broadband to expand and to improve their business performance, and what broadband services and options are available in the local Nelson area; and
the program accepts applications from Nelson & area businesses for a confidential technology coaching engagement. During these engagements, which will focus on your specific business circumstances and goals, a business technology professional will provide you with recommendations on how you can best use broadband-enabled technology to improve your business performance.

The Broadband for Business in Nelson workshop will be held twice at Community Futures office at 514 Vernon Street in Nelson from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on October 18th and then again on October 25th. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited. There is no charge for the workshop.

For the one-on-one technology coaching engagements, up to 8 businesses will be selected from applicants. Businesses who attend the workshop will be given preference for the coaching engagement. There will be a fee of $100 for the technology coaching engagements (over $500 value).

Why attend Broadband for Business?

As broadband telecommunication has become increasingly available, inventive minds in the business world have created many new ways to use this technology to improve how business is run, to improve service to their customers, and to increase the speed and quality with which staff can perform their jobs. The NAEDP has set a strategic goal of driving technology adoption by local businesses, as we believe that broadband communication is a vital component of the future success of our region. We have created the Broadband for Business in Nelson program to help you discover how your business can benefit from this exciting technology.

About the NAEDP

The Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) is a partnership between the City of Nelson, Regional District of Central Kootenay Areas E and F, Community Futures Central Kootenay and the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. The partnership’s goal is to take a unified approach to community economic development initiatives for the city and region.

To apply for technology coaching email

Act Now to Save on High-speed Internet

Act Now to Save on High-speed Internet in RosslandBe one of the first 10 businesses to sign up for one year of service from Internet providers on the Rossland network, and you’ll receive a free high-speed connection to your business or organization.

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Basin Trust, brought the high-speed network to downtown Rossland this past spring and customers are impressed with the reliability and speed of the network.

We now want to encourage more downtown businesses to take advantage-an opportunity to advance both the business itself and the community as a whole, with services on par with those found in large cities.

  • It’s faster and it’s more reliable.”
    Caroline Rousselle, Co-owner, Revolution Cycles
  • We can now schedule a videoconference as needed as opposed to when we think the system will have less pressure on it.”
    Christine Andison, Director of Planning and Development, RED Mountain Ventures
  • “Now it’s way more consistent. Everybody seems to be able to do everything they want to do.”
    Beverley Rintoul, Director, Rossland Public Library

Subscribers are able to obtain up to 100 Mbps symmetrical service (both uploading and downloading). This means businesses are able to respond to customers’ needs faster, transmit data faster, offer new online services, expand online sales, boost productivity and efficiency, and more.

To view if your business can access the service, view the map here. Then contact one of the following Internet service providers to sign up today.