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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…
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Meet the KAST Team!

Meet the people behind the name. KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has four full-time employees and one part-time employee (and some pretty amazing contractors) who all work extremely hard to support our region’s…