Entries by Laura Vaché

Meet the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest winners!

We had a blast judging all the contraption entries we received (almost 160!) and every single applicant, not just the winners, deserve a big round of applause! We want to thank our event sponsor, FortisBC, for their generous support which makes delivering the Kootenay Contraption Contest possible! Thank you!! Meet the 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest […]

Kootenay Tech Survey Places Focus on Sector Enhancement

  As a part of an ongoing effort to support retention and expansion within the technology sector, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has partnered with researchers at Selkirk College’s Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) to present a survey aimed at taking the temperature of today’s landscape.  As the importance of the tech […]

Discover Cronometer: A Revelstoke-based Company with an App that Helps you Reach your Health Goals!

Aaron Davidson is the CEO of Cronometer, a Revelstoke-based company that offers an accurate and comprehensive app and website that tracks diet, nutrition, exercise and more. What started as a side project 15 years ago has now turned into a company that employs about 20 people. Cronometer is part of the Venture Acceleration Program (VAP), […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]