BC PNP TECH PILOT KAST
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BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot

Are you an employer looking to fill positions for engineers, IT professionals, or industry-related technicians? The Government of BC is running a pilot program to fast-track the hiring of skilled immigrants for these positions. The B.C.…
KAST Startup Basics
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Entrepreneurs: Great Programs to Help You Achieve Your Business Goals in 2019

Startups and entrepreneurs are making big gains throughout the Kootenays. If you have a business or idea, here are some valuable programs to help you get the support you need to join them! If you've got a new business or a great idea you're…
Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarship
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Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships

Ten female BC students have been awarded $10,000 Women in Technology and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. Premier John Horgan announced the scholarships…
KAST Kootenay tech sector
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Technology & Innovation in the Koots: Full STEAM Ahead!

The Koots tech sector is drawing talent, inspiring entrepreneurs, and providing a welcome home for anyone looking to bring their idea, product, or service to market. 2018 has been a great year for the evolution of STEAM (Science, Technology,…
#BCTECH Summit 2019
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#BCTechSummit 2019 March 11-13, 2019

#BCTechSummit 2019 is just around the corner, March 11-13, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Last year's #BCTECH Summit 2018 broke records. Join us – the teams from KAST and MIDAS –  for the largest innovation conference in Western…
Accelerate Okanagan: Economic Impact of Okanagan Tech Sector
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Accelerate Okanagan: Economic Impact of Okanagan Tech Sector

We love to hear how our neighbouring regions are leveraging technology to grow their economies. It's so exciting to see how a healthy and growing tech sector is impacting greater economic development – as we believe it inevitably does! Last…