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When people and ideas collide, that’s when the magic happens.

Nelson Innovation Centre (NIC) is here to connect you with the support and networking you need to thrive.

NiC serves tech companies, innovators and professionals from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Rossland. 

We offer:

  • Concierge Services

  • Access to capital programs

  • Mentorship and professional development

  • Industry-focused programs

  • Community building events

Check out our event calendar to check out all of our virtual offerings, online workshops and tech meetups and stay tuned for upcoming program announcements.

Got an idea for an event or programming you’d like to see at NiC? Maybe you’re a local company or entrepreneur with something to offer? 

Email us and share your great ideas.

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) is here to help Kootenay tech companies and entrepreneurs build your businesses, commercialize your technologies, grow your startups, and so much more. 

Bring your ideas to life through unique programs that focus on mentorship, coaching and networking opportunities.

If you’re a tech company or entrepreneur looking to commercialize your technology, the Venture Acceleration Program will give you the coaching, support and confidence you need to do it.

Are you considering starting up a company or have an idea for a new business? The Startup Basics program, developed by Accelerate Okanagan, can help minimize the fears that come with entrepreneurship. We’ll give you the tools you need to accelerate your idea to the next stage.

Are you a company that has already shown some revenue and investment potential, but are facing some rapid-growth issues?

This six-month program developed by Accelerate Okanagan will connect you to established companies’ leadership teams with experienced mentors to help you tackle the big issues and get you back on track.

GLOWS provides the children and youth of today with inspiration to become tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, computer programmers and so much more.