Entries by Crystal Swan

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Regional Entrepreneurs & Investors to Collaborate in Kootenay Investment Challenge

The Kootenays are experiencing a tech-sector boom, but critical missing ingredients are the availability of capital and investor readiness. The number one barrier to the growth of Kootenay tech startups is their investment readiness, meaning their ability to pitch and secure investment from sophisticated angel investors. The number two barrier is the readiness of regional […]

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Press Release: Kootenay Tech Entrepreneurs to Compete for $50,000-$100,000 Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2022 Kootenay Investment Challenge Brings Regional Tech Entrepreneurs and Investors Together One Kootenay Tech Business Will Receive a $50,000 -$100,000 Investment Kootenay, B.C. – The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has partnered with Spring Activator to bring the Kootenay Investment Challenge to the region. This 10-week online program […]


Successful Completion of Women’s Program

Our first Women in Tech Entrepreneurship Mastermind program came to a successful conclusion at the end of March. Seven women from around the Kootenay region took part in our three-month program. They learned from industry-leading experts, shared essential resources, and spent time discussing the successes & challenges faced by each participant. During the program’s first […]

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Kootenay Girls Will Hear From Leading Women in Health Care & STEAM on International Women’s Day

Quantum Leaps: Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference is a virtual and FREE event for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary in grades 8 to 12. Organized by GLOWS (the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology’s youth program), this virtual conference is a community-led initiative taking place on March 8 from 3:30 -8 pm PST. […]

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KAST is Hiring! Apply today for our Entrepreneur Program Coordinator (Closed)

  Job Description: Entrepreneur Program Coordinator Type of Employment: Part-time, Temporary 12-month contract with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. Hours: 20-25 hours per week Please reach out as this position has the opportunity for additional hours for the right candidate through a related partner position. Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2022 Position Description: […]