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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…
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New Video Explores "What is TECH?" and How it Impacts the Kootenay Region

We asked six Kootenay Tech leaders one big question...What is TECH? Whether you’re just learning about the thriving tech scene here in the Kootenays OR you’ve been a part of it for a while as a tech worker, startup or business...this…
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Future-Proof Your Business with Virtual Connection Day on September 24!

Future-Proof Your Business with a Free 1:1 Meeting with a Tech Expert While COVID-19 has affected all Columbia Basin businesses in different ways, one thing is certain—adopting technology into your business is important now more than ever.…
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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…
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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…
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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…