Entries by Karen

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Press Release: KAST Announces Change in Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2021 KAST Announces Change in Leadership Kootenays, B.C. – The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) congratulates Executive Director, Sean Smillie, on his return to the video game industry for an exciting new role as an executive producer for a Quebec and Los Angeles-based game studio. The Board will miss […]

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PRESS RELEASE: KAST Helps Hundreds of Kootenay Business Impacted by COVID-19 with Digital Transformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 KAST Helps Hundreds of Kootenay Business Impacted by COVID-19 with Digital Transformation  Kootenays, B.C. –  One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation. Partnering with the BC […]

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Top 5 Funding Options for Kootenay Businesses

To say it’s been one heck of a year for Kootenay businesses is an understatement. Some businesses tragically went under, others had to pivot their bricks and mortar businesses and get online in a hurry, and other businesses have been busier than ever.  In KAST’s Digital Economy: Rapid Response & Resilience (DER3) program, developed by […]

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KAST Partners with WKBCIC to Support Business Recovery in the West Kootenay and Boundary

In January 2021, the West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Cooperative (WKBCIC) announced a six-month Pilot Project of a Micro-loan Fund to assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  WKBCIC has earmarked $30,000 to be made available for individual micro-loans ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.  The WKBCIC is collaborating with KAST to provide micro-loan opportunities to […]

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Virtual Connection Days Helped 104 Kootenay Businesses with Digital Transformation

It’s been nearly a year since COVID-19 changed our lives forever. Here at KAST, we’ve been extremely busy ever since helping Kootenay businesses navigate the digital world. Partnering with the BC Tech Association was our first step in providing crucial 1:1 support free of charge to non-tech businesses in the Kootenays. The first Virtual Connection […]