Technology is everywhere, it powers the modern economy; more or less, good or bad. We carry it in our pockets, we wear it, we drive it, and it’ll soon be driving us ~ even more. How did this happen so quickly? How far is it going to go? Is it slowing down or speeding up? What does this mean for a regional and rural economy? Are we empowering our youth to tackle what’s coming or training them properly for jobs that don’t yet exist? These are among the topics explored in the tech and entrepreneurial series being held on November 26 and 27.
Economic Development Cowichan (CVRD) has partnered with startup accelerator Innovation Island to host a two-day series that focuses on the technology sector, trends, and innovation opportunities in the region.
To kick off the series, an evening presentation entitled Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to Thrive in a World Disrupted? will take place virtually on November 26 at 6:30 pm. We invite you to join Innovation Island’s intrepid Startup Whisperer, Graham Truax, for a high energy session that will leave you excited about where things are at and where they’re going. If you are a community or business leader, educator, student, entrepreneur or concerned citizen this talk is “but a glimpse” to the future of what’s coming. Hint: you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Day 2 of the tech series on November 27 will feature a full day of workshops directed towards tech entrepreneurs and those wanting to see what it takes to engage in this space. Workshop 1, Pitch and Present, clears the way on how to create a winning pitch that embodies your value proposition and seeds a mutually beneficial relationship with investors. Workshop 2, Funding Sources for Startups and Businesses, will help you to understand what’s required and how to access government programs and angel investment groups. These workshops, both hosted virtually, are expected to fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended!
This series of events is hosted virtually using Zoom.
Click the links below to register for each session on Zoom:
November 26, 6:30 – 8pm, Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to thrive in a World Disrupted? – Register
November 27, 10 – 11:30am, Workshop 1, Pitch and Present – Register
November 27, 1 – 2:30pm, Workshop 2, Funding Sources for Startups and Businesses – Register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to join the virtual session. If you don’t receive the email with login details, please check your spam/junk folder.
We recommend joining 5-10 minutes before the start of each session. If you have never used Zoom before, or if it’s been a while, here are some resources to help:
- Click here to ensure you have the latest version of Zoom – https://zoom.us/support/download
- If you have never joined a Zoom Meeting before, click here for a tutorial
If you have any questions or problems registering for the sessions, please contact Brittany Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-746-7880.