Entries by Karen

KAST is Hiring! Apply Today for One of Four New Contract Positions!

  KAST is growing our team of seasoned business professionals to support the new Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3) Program, in partnership with Innovate BC. We have four new contract positions available and are seeking seasoned business professionals to fill the contract positions of  Digital Business Manager, and Digital Services Manager and Digital […]

Announcing Our New Executive Director

The KAST board and staff are pleased to welcome Sean Smillie to the role of Executive Director of our organization, effective September 1, 2020.   Sean comes to KAST with a history in the technology field, including leadership roles in the video game industry and experience as a senior creative and academic developer/instructor.  His success working […]

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First Ever Kootenay Pitch Competition to be Held at Nelson Innovation Centre

Nelson, B.C. – For the first time in Kootenay history, entrepreneurs and startups from across the region will go head to head in the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition at the Nelson Innovation Centre, hosted by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and proudly sponsored by the Nelson & District Credit Union and Traction […]


Nelson Innovation Centre Set To Open On July 14, 2020

After years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open on July 14, 2020. Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is a true community hub: a place for tech and tech-enabled entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with one another […]

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Join us for Virtual Connection Day: Columbia Basin on July 24

Apply now for a free 1:1 virtual meeting with a tech expert to help your business survive and thrive Our world is facing unprecedented times, customers are buying goods and services in different ways and businesses need to adapt. The Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology), Columbia Basin Trust […]