2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards showcase region’s talents to great success
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The West Kootenay-Boundary’s leading innovative businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations were celebrated on stage in Nelson, and across the province last week at the 2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards in Nelson, BC. Long known for its geographical beauty, often overlooked is the region’s vast and diverse entrepreneurial talent pool. Well last week's awards celebrated the immensely creative and enterprising people in the Kootenay – Boundary region. It was a night to celebrate the courage it takes to venture in new directions, to do things different and the pursuit of a better way.
Held every four years by KAST, (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) the awards honour local businesses, organizations and individuals in the following four categories: Most Promising Start-up, Most Innovative Company, Most Innovative Entrepreneur, and Most Innovative Organization. Nominees are adjudicated by a panel of experts on innovation, community impact, leadership and sound business practices. The four winners received a half-page feature profile in BC Business Magazine, promoting the Kootenay-Boundary region province-wide, as well as the coveted Spirit of Innovation trophy and plenty o’ bragging rights.
Before a lively crowd of 100 plus attendees, awards were handed out in four categories:
Most Promising Start-up Award Winner: Timely - Nelson
Most Innovative Organization Winner: The Selkirk Geospatial Research Center – Castlegar
Most Innovative Entrepreneur Award Winner: Fiona Richards of Cartolina Cards – Nelson
Most Innovative Company Winner: Thoughtstream / Fulcrum Management - Rossland
The event featured an entertaining keynote by one of North America’s leading experts in digital marketing, chief strategist at Engage-Q Digital and long-time CBC radio tech coloumnist Tod Maffin.comments powered by Disqus