Funding will help Canadian SMEs grow, prosper and create jobs
November 21, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Industry Canada
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, today announced a major investment in four British Columbia incubator and accelerator organizations that will help innovative small and medium-sized B.C. enterprises grow, prosper and create jobs.
The funds, distributed under the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program, will ensure Canadian entrepreneurs have access to the resources and expertise needed to develop their business plans, seek follow-on financing and explore new international markets for products and services.
The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) will receive up to $10.4 million. BCTIA supports the development, growth and advancement of B.C. technology companies of all sizes and in all sectors. Through a variety of innovative incubation and acceleration programs, companies have access to the resources that matter most: mentors, customers, partners and investors.
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