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Kamloops at #BCTECHSummit & First Canadian Accelerator Summit

Kamloops at #BCTECHSummit & First Canadian Accelerator Summit

Representing Kamloops at the BCTECH Summit

We attended the BCTECH Summit with a delegation of Kamloops companies and TRU faculty to represent all the great things happening in our community. Over the course of two days, our companies participated in B2B Meetings, presented on panels, and represented Kamloops!

A few of the highlights from the BCTECH Summit were :

  • Hummingbird drones presented at the “Game of Drones” Tech Talks panel  on how they are using drone technology in the wildfire industry, and recently in search and rescue. Robert Atwood, CEO of Hummingbird Drones also spoke to an audience of over 1,200 highschool and university students about his experience as a young entrepreneur during Youth Innovation Day.
  • John Church, Regional Innovation Chair in Cattle Industry Sustainability, was featured at the “Game of Drones” Tech Talks panel on how he’s using drone technology to improve the cattle ranching industry.
  • Ron Iacobelli, COO at Streamline was featured in a Tech Talks panel about innovation in the transportation industry.

 The team at Kamloops Innovation attended the very first Canadian Accelerator Summit, connecting with over 60 other accelerators from across Canada to share best practices. Our Executive Director, Lincoln Smith was featured on a panel discussing innovation and building a startup community in small cities and rural regions.