The world has been through a tough couple of years since the beginning of 2020 when the pandemic first shut down canada, but for our team here at innovation central society – hubspace, it’s been one of the most exciting periods we’ve ever experienced. 

That first spring, we hired an entirely new executive team:

Garth Frizzell, Charles Scott, Chris King, and a few months later, Nadine Fieber. I’m happy to say that through their hard work and dedication, they have set new records for our Society.

In the last two years, the team has facilitated $862 thousand in new revenue, $8 million in investment, and helped create 16 new jobs with our clients. This is a monumental leap for our metrics and highlights the growing focus on technology and innovation in our Northern economy.

We also delivered a new program this year. Our sister accelerator on Vancouver Island, Innovation Island Technology Association, and our funder, Innovate BC, created the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resilience (DER3) Program. This program leveraged our experience with business technology to help brick-and-mortar businesses adapt to the lockdowns and other restrictions. Over the 8 months we delivered this program, we helped 153 different businesses across the North with topics such as digital marketing, e-commerce, work-from-home tech, and general business coaching, among other things.

Our organization is growing, not only because of the excellent work of our staff but also because Northern B.C. is becoming an increasingly technological economy.

Our Society has always believed in the power of bringing industry and technology together, and with the focus on sustainability and the pressures of a COVID-19 world, others are starting to see the immense potential in our economy.

We are very well positioned to be a key facilitator in this technological transformation, and I am very excited about what the next year will bring.

I’d like to invite you to read about our successes by clicking on Annual Report 2020-2021 below and learn more about Innovation Central Society and Hubspace.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at (250) 563 – 2663 or at office@hubspace.ca