Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to Thrive in a World Disrupted?

By November 13, 2020Resources

Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to Thrive in a World Disrupted?


Technology is everywhere. How can it help a regional and rural economy? How do we train for jobs that don’t yet exist? These are among the topics explored in the tech and entrepreneurial series being held in Cowichan 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!
For more information and to register for these events, visit Economic Development Cowichan’s website at ecdevcowichan.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Barry O’Riordan
Manager, Economic Development Cowichan
250.709.1119
barry.oriordan@cvrd.bc.ca