Entries by Laura Vaché

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GLOWS Launches First Bilingual Science & Tech Program in the Kootenays

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia programming      The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) is launching its first ever bilingual program, BiodiversiTV Multimedia Learning/BiodiversiTV, une expérience éducative multimédia, as part of this year’s Science Literacy […]

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The Future is Bright: Kootenay Youth have a Blast at Game Design with Virtual Reality Summer Camp

Transitioning our youth program, GLOWS, to the virtual world because of COVID-19 has allowed KAST to reach even more kids throughout the Kootenay region. Changing the way we’ve always done things was an opportunity to learn and grow. As the pandemic has continued to affect our communities, providing programming and events with an element of […]

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Introducing a Unique Startup on a Mission to Help Craft Cannabis Growers Thrive

Sami Majdala is the CEO, CTO and one of the founders of CertiCraft, a startup that aims to ease the administrative process for cannabis cultivators.  CertiCraft is a client in KAST’s Venture Acceleration Program (VAP), which helps early-stage entrepreneurs grow their companies. Led by experienced business mentors, this ongoing 6-12 month program offers a disciplined […]

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Meet the Man who’s Taking the Country by Storm with a New Kind of Vending Machine

Brad Pommen is the president of SMRT1, a local technology company building hardware and software that upgrades traditional vending machines and kiosks into an interactive automated retail platform. SMRT1 is a client in KAST’s Venture Acceleration Program (VAP), which helps early-stage entrepreneurs grow their companies. Led by experienced mentors, this ongoing 6-12 month program offers […]