When John Carter, Co-Founder of Vonigo, came for a tour of the BCTIA Innovation Hub, he immediately saw the potential as a place to drive the continued growth of his tech company.
“We wanted to find a place where our team could access all of the resources it needed, and where the ability to collaborate with other tech companies was not only possible, but encouraged.”
With employees working remotely, it was important to John that he have access to flexible office hours and ultra high-speed internet, but in terms of further expanding his business, The Hub offered unparalleled access to expert coaches, business opportunities, resources & more.
Designed for teams of up to 15 people, and with over 150 individual desks and offices available, The Hub offers early-stage tech companies the opportunity to simply show up and plug in. In other words, you can focus on your business while we focus on details like furniture, security, printers and copiers, filtered water and locally roasted coffee, to name a few.
The Hub is located at 887 Great Northern Way, a building that is already home to Discovery Parks and the Generator, SFU Venture Labs, 1-800-Got-Junk, QLT, and many more. This close-knit building also hosts common amenities such as a fitness facility, secure bike lockers, and a cafeteria, and it also encourages companies within the building to meet one another and find potential partnership and client opportunities.
Vonigo was able to take advantage of that potential before even moving in, “as soon as we saw The Hub we knew it was the kind of place where we wanted to grow our company. The fact that we already serve several clients in the building was an added bonus.” Carter added.
So, why land at The Hub?
Enjoy the advantages of ‘walk down the hall’ access to mentors, expert coaches, subject matter experts and professional services. Enjoy on-site workshops, peer groups and networking events, and the opportunity to create deeper connections while building your network both inside and outside the walls of The Hub.
Tired of hosting meetings in coffee shops?
Snuggling up to a tiny coffee shop table to present to a potential customer is less than ideal. Even if ‘living’ at The Hub isn’t for you, you can still take advantage of meeting and event space for as little as $15/hour. The Hub offers space to accommodate meetings and events of various sizes, allowing you to rent professional looking meeting rooms to accommodate 2-20 people, or event space that can host up to 150 people for a standing reception. The best part is that all rooms are equipped for video conferencing (you can also plug directly into the wall-mounted TVs) and your guests will be welcomed at reception instead of hoping they can spot you in a crowd.
Interested in learning more about life at The Hub?
Let us treat you to a cup of coffee and a tour! Whether you’re ready to move in or simply wanting to know more, we’re happy to take you on a tour of The Hub and answer your questions. To book a tour, or to find out more about tenancy, contact Steve Thomson at 778.229.8963.