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May has arrived! Here is a look at what is happening around the province.

BC TECH EVENTS

Join our next #WhatWorks series event, to hear about Business Resilience: Digital Engagement with three leaders in the tech industry, as they discuss how engagement has shifted greatly in the past year in the digital and mobile space.
May 12th @ 11:00 AM
Register here.
BC Tech’s Industry Connection Day is a day of business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking; giving forward-thinking companies a platform to share their challenges & opportunities and a chance to connect with innovative solution providers. Join us to make valuable connections between industry and tech companies.
May 19th @ 9:00-2:00 PM
Register here
Other noteworthy events:
  • Indigenous 101 Seminar | Join us to hear from Kory Wilson, Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships from BCIT, about current place and space of Indigenous in Canada. May 26th @ 9:00 AM Register here

BC TECH PROGRAMS

BC Tech's Digital Lift Internship program
The Digital Lift Internship program provides 4-month paid, Summer/Fall internship opportunities in digital marketing, technology development and more! Have you been thinking about entering the tech sector or are you a company looking for talent?
Learn more.
Digital Lift - Web Development Bootcamp for Rural Youth
In partnership with BrainStation, receive a 60% subsidy of your tuition for the Web Development Bootcamp for Rural Youth! 
This intensive 12 week course is designed for BC residents in rural areas looking to gain web development skills for future employment. Funding support provided by Digital Lift consortium members
Learn more and apply here.

BC TECH IN THE NEWS

Vancouver has produced 6 unicorn companies in the past 6 months
The city has produced five companies worth at least $1B in 2021 alone.
Read more.
Congratulations to BC Tech member Thinkific for opening the TSX last week with a $1 billion valuation
Thinkific is a leading online course platform in the burgeoning course creator economy.
Read more.
AbCellera Breaks Ground on Global Headquarters in Vancouver
The company expects to hire hundreds of scientific and tech professionals. This 380,000 square feet of facilities envisioned as creative tech hub is expected to be completed in 2023 and 2024.
Read more.
Amazon Launches IP Accelerator to Help Small Businesses Protect Their Brands
To mark World Intellectual Property Day, Amazon has launched an IPA Accelerator in Canada and a Vancouver law firm, Palmer IP is among the 8 firms participating in the project.
Read more.
Dapper Labs participates in $65 million funding for NFT Avatar developer Genies
Avatar developer Genies raised $65 million in funding for its nonfungible token (NFT) platform. The avatar platform uses the Flow Blockchain developed by Dapper Labs.
Read more.

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK


"No great achievement is possible without persistent work"

Bertrand Russell

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