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Technology association changes name, refines focus

The Mid Island Science Technology and Innovation Council has rebranded under the name Innovation Island Technology Association.

The change is the result of a seven-month strategic plan by the organization’s board of directors and means a new look, a refined focus and a rejuvenated direction for the organization.

Innovation Island’s goal is to support entrepreneurs in the mid and north Island region and Sunshine Coast to start and grow technology companies in a more focused way.

“Our re-focus is all about being able to help entrepreneurs in a more concrete way by providing them with resources, opportunities, connections and mentorship they need to thrive,” said Paris Gaudet, executive director, in a press release. “I am excited about this shift and would like to see the region’s focus on technology continue to grow.”

In other news, Innovation Island was recently selected as the regional partner of the B.C. Innovation Council Acceleration Network to deliver the Venture Acceleration Program, which is designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious early-stage technology companies.

The organization will accept applications from entrepreneurs for this program this month. For more information, please call 250-753-8324.

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