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About Innovation Island

Background

This non-profit, government-funded, regional association exists to give new and growing innovative businesses in the technology industry the levels of expertise, connections and resources they need to thrive.

For technology entrepreneurs, innovators, students and makers, we are the business accelerator that provides specialized tools and structure required for success. We offer expertise and experience through an innovative not-for-profit, zero-equity-stake model.

Based in Nanaimo, BC, we are focused on supporting a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative tech community throughout the central and northern Vancouver Island region, including the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands. This is done by:


offering a range of entrepreneurial development and incubator programs specifically designed to support technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow
delivering coaching and mentoring services for tech entrepreneurs
establishing and nurturing relationships with regional partners in the academic, professional services and tech sectors
executing a broad range of community building events and activities participating in province-wide tech industry programs