Celebrating a Milestone: BCTIA Innovation Hub Turns One! (Event Recap)

On January 21st, we celebrated the BCTIA Innovation Hub’s one-year anniversary! Over 180 people joined the celebration at our space at 887 Great Northern Way as we recognized our first cohort of graduating HyperGrowth companies, showcased the tenant companies currently at The Hub, and thanked our Founding Partners.

When we first opened our doors on December 1st, 2014, we didn’t know what to expect but it has definitely been a wild ride! Since then, The Hub has become home to 33 growth-stage tech companies, greeted over 3,500 visitors, and hosted more than 140 events.

In addition to that, we launched two programs for our community including TechTalentBC, where we made over 2,900 talent introductions, and HyperGrowth, BC’s only second-stage accelerator. We’d like to give a big congratulations to our first HyperGrowth cohort: EDP Software, RentMoola, and Thinkific, for completing the intensive 6-month program at The Hub and wish them best of luck for their future endeavors! As for our next cohort, we have officially opened our HyperGrowth applications and are currently seeking for high-potential tech companies to move in by May 2016. If you know a company that would be a great fit, send them to hypergrowth.bctia.org now!

It has been a great year for us at The Hub and we look forward to many more years of excitement and growth. Thank you for coming out and we look forward to seeing you at our next event, TechBrew!

Missed out on the celebration? Click here to see photos on Flickr or click on the “1 Year in The Hub” infographic to learn more about The Hub.