#BCTECH Summit

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    The Investment Showcase will be taking place on March 11that the #BCTECHSummit in Vancouver, BC see more

    #BCTECHSummit Investment Showcase Deadline: Dec 11

    The Investment Showcase will be taking place on March 11that the #BCTECHSummit in Vancouver, BC. The Investment Showcase is a great opportunity for companies all over the province to meet and pitch global and local investors.

    Here’s what you need to know about the Investment Showcase:  

    • Last year’s Investment Showcase attracted more than 150 global and local investors representing more than $200 billion in capital
    • Last year, 77% of investors reported that they will have, or have already had, meetings with pitching companies they met at the Showcase
    • If a company that you personally put forward applies, they will have a higher chance of being selected because of your recommendation.
    • Deadline is December 11th

    There are incredible businesses that exist in all corners of our province, so you're encouraged to apply! More information about the Investment Showcase can be found on the #BCTECHSummit website.

  • Locelle Digital Inc. posted an article
    Locelle Digital is Set to Demo First of its Kind Female-Only Social Networking Platform at #BCTECH see more

    Victoria based female-only social networking platform to demo at #BCTECH Summit!

    For Immediate Release

    Victoria, BC, May 8, 2018 – Locelle, a women-only location based social networking platform to find and meet platonic female connections, is set to do its first ever demo at #BCTECH Summit in the Startup Village on May 15,16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This new platform is launching this summer (open to public) and will be taking its first wave of users at #BCTECH Summit. This year, the company is looking to grow its user-base by special invites and events to keep the platform safe. Interested women can learn more at locelle.com and opt in to sign up for a free account to join the private community open until May 17th.

    “We chose BCTECH Summit as a demo pad because it’s the largest technology conference in Western Canada and as a tech startup stemming from Victoria, B.C., we wanted to showcase our platform to thousands of delegates attending it,” expressed Humaira Ahmed, Founder of Locelle Digital Inc. This is a “next gen” platform with user privacy and security at the forefront as well full compliance with significant new EU privacy regulations taking effect this year (GDPR/EDP).

    Loneliness affects millions of women in countries across the world and social capital is vital for their mental health and overall well-being. “I found that each life transition – moving to a new place, marriage, babies and even being an entrepreneur – brought about isolation and with that, the need for new connections. It is so challenging to meet like-minded women who live nearby,” expressed Ahmed. With all the current women empowerment movements, Humaira knew that the time was just right for Locelle to exist. The platform creates real connections by finding nearby matches based on interests, location and demographics using Match IQ™ technology.

    If you are attending #BCTECH Summit, stop by Locelle’s booth and get a demo of the platform.


    About Locelle Digital Inc.:
    Locelle (/lōk-el/) is a female only social networking platform that offers a safer and easier way to meet like-minded women nearby – friend, mentor, network, or activity partner. We create real connections by finding nearby matches using Match IQ™ technology.

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    Humaira Ahmed

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  • Photonic Public Relations Inc. posted an article
    Last week's B.C. Tech Summit proved just how unified the province’s entrepreneurs are. see more

    With record-breaking attendance of over 5,000 innovators, strategists and academics, the B.C. Tech Summit proved just how unified the province’s entrepreneurs are.

    "The sold-out #BCTECH Summit underscored the dedication, passion and success of B.C.’s diverse technology innovators and entrepreneurs across the province,” said Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.

    "Our #BCTECH Strategy is driving momentum, helping B.C. technology companies grow and create jobs throughout the province.”

     B.C.’s technology workforce is one of the largest in the country encompassing 101,780 jobs equaling a 2.9 per cent increase last year. The booming sector has also created over $26 billion in revenue and $15 billion in GDP.

    This year’s #BCTECH Summit was filled with a palpable desire for innovators to connect and share their stories about perseverance, determination and tenacity. From JB Straubel, Co-founder and CTO of Tesla to Tanmay Bakshi, 13-year-old IBM Cloud Advisor with a resume that also includes software developer, cognitive developer, IBM Watson developer, author and YouTuber.

    “Innovation means filling the gap for programmers,” explained Tanmay Bakshi in his keynote speech, emphasizing a need for more kids to learn to code with specialized programs and resources.

    “It's about how the youth can get involved in technology, why they should get involved in technology, and of course, the present and future of technology, which is — beyond doubt — artificial intelligence," said Bakshi.

    Premier Christy Clark also unveiled a major announcement that the provincial government will deliver a series of initiatives to boost the tech sector including a $10 million program to fund five research chairs at universities and colleges.

    In addition, an expansion of tax credits will help support the abundance of virtual reality and augmented reality companies gathering momentum.

    “When others are withdrawing from free trade, we are going to reach out around the world and find new connections, for business and for people,” said Premier Christy Clark.

    The mission is to cultivate and nurture talent worldwide, with a clear assertion that British Columbia’s doors are open to educated foreign technology employees.

    The importance of building strong teams through beneficial partnerships was a central theme to the summit and in the conversations that arose.

     These conversations between innovators, visionaries and strategists at the #BCTECH Summit play an undeniable role in shaping the future of the technology sector in the province. The dynamism sparked by the exhibitors and speakers provided a positive platform to ignite collaboration between all those hoping to accelerate the growth in B.C.’s tech sector.


    Photonic Public Relations Inc: We are a unique agency that offers public relations, strategic marketing, advertising and business consulting integration for ambitious professionals. We create high-impact strategies grounded in research to differentiate your brand from its competitors to break into new markets, maximize exposure and increase revenue. We take the time to listen to what makes you unique, providing you with the plan and execution to build the scale, reputation, and reach of your organization.


    Gina Wicentowich, Digital Marketing Strategist


    (778) 817-0240

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    VIATEC Members get $100 off with the promo code! see more

    #BCTECH Summit Early Bird ends Dec 20th!
    VIATEC Member discount available

    The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province's vibrant technology industry, building cross-sector opportunities for businesses and exploring the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy.

    The $499 Early Bird ends Dec 20th, 2016 when the price will increase to $599.

    If you're a VIATEC Member, we have an additional discount code for you to receive an additional $100 off! Contact tbousfield@viatec.ca for the code by this Friday, December 16th. The code will be available again starting January 3rd.

    For more information about the #BCTECH Summit and to register, please click here.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    A dozen VIATEC Member companies are showing the province how incredible Greater Victoria's tech is. see more

    January 6, 2016 - Victoria, BC - The #BCTECH Summit runs from January 18th to 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West with the goals of showcasing BC’s vibrant technology industry, building cross-sector opportunities for businesses and exploring the latest ideas that will drive a competitive advantage for BC.

    VIATEC is supporting the summit as an Innovation Industry Partner, bringing 10 VIATEC Member companies with them to show the province how incredible Greater Victoria's tech industry is. The following companies will be exhibiting with VIATEC in the main conference area:


    The agenda includes sessions with:

    • Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
    • Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of BC
    • Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup
    • Ambrosia Vertesi, VP Talent, Hootsuite
    • T.K. Rangarajan, Corporate Vice President, Technology & Research, Microsoft
    • Andrew Wilson, CEO, Electronic Arts
    • And many, many more

    The agenda also includes many panel discussions, with topics including:

    • How to build a lasting tech company
    • Capitalizing opportunities for BC
    • Changing the Game: Digital and the transformation of entertainment
    • Minds & Machines: The next industrial revolution
    • Shaping the future of health
    • And many, many more

    A streaming event will take place at Fort Tectoria for those who can't make it to the event. Details to follow.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Dec 18th Deadline for #BCTECH Summit $400 Delegate Discount and B2B Meeting Applications! see more

    Technology is reshaping how we do business, transforming customer experiences and driving growth across all segments of our economy. The #BCTECH Summit is a two-day event (Jan 18-19) that will showcase BC’s vibrant technology industry, build cross-sector opportunities for businesses and explore the latest ideas that will drive a competitive advantage for BC.

    This event is for entrepreneurs, investors, industry buyers, researchers, students and government officials. It will allow them to come together to make new connections, nurture existing networks and exchange fresh ideas!

    To get the VIATEC Member discount code please contact tbousfield@viatec.ca by this Friday (Reg Early Bird Price is $499... You only pay $399). Please note there are a limited amount of discount passes available!

    Also due this Friday are applications for the #BCTECH Summit B2B Meetings. The #BCTECH Summit’s B2B meetings offer outstanding opportunities to build your business. These facilitated meetings match BC companies with customers, potential suppliers and government procurement specialists. Apply now for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with people who can accelerate the growth of your business. Click here for more info and to apply.