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Resources all BC tech professionals should know


There are already more than 9,000 established tech companies in BC all competing for talented programmers to help them succeed!

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The HTML500, North America’s largest learn-to-code event, is back in 2015 and BCIC is a proud founding partner. It’s a great time to be a programmer in British Columbia… The average annual salary of technology workers is at a new high of $75,000, which is far above the BC average of $45,000; the demand for skilled talent is on the rise!

There are already more than 9,000 established tech companies in BC all competing for talented programmers to help them succeed!

But why help build someone else’s dream when you can build your own? If you instead decide to launch a tech startup, BCIC can help by streamlining access to resources, mentors and vital acceleration programs. After all, we work to make BC a great place for tech entrepreneurs!
The BC Venture Acceleration Program has trained over 400 entrepreneurs in the province, who since 2011, have attracted $62.9 million in investment and generated $18.9 million in revenue.
There are dozens of initiatives to train, connect and support budding tech entrepreneurs like you around the province:

The BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition
MentorshipBC
Launch Academy
Federal funding and knowledge transfer programs
BC’s best startup accelerators
Events like HTML500! Startup Week and GROW, Metabridge and, C100, Interface and many others.

Thanks to future programmers like you, the tech sector in BC is becoming increasingly more dynamic, adaptable and forward-looking. Changes are happening as we speak and if you happen to build a brilliant technology at this HTML500, one of our programs can help to get your business off the ground!

written by: BCIC