BCTIA Centre4Growth Expands to Maple Ridge and Surrey - Information Sessions Oct 30 & Dec 7
Thursday, October 25, 2012
In a media release issued earlier this week, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced plans to expand its successful Centre4Growth acceleration program to the District of Maple Ridge and the City of Surrey.
Launched in 2010, Centre4Growth provides on-the-ground support to tech companies to aid in growth and job creation. In addition to the Centre4Growth CEO-in-Residence program, entrepreneurs involved have access to GrowthWorkshops, private Business Clinics with subject matter experts, introductions to potential investors and customers, and an E-Library of 800+ resources and tools.To date, almost 300 companies have received coaching from its CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program, with client companies collectively growing their employment by 15% (237 net new jobs), their revenue by 76% ($32 million), and their investment by 24% ($25 million).
Steady population growth in Maple Ridge and Surrey has resulted in a rapid increase in innovative companies in the area. Companies receiving capacity building support through Centre4Growth grow faster, strengthen the local economy, and support other industries throughout the region with locally developed innovative business solutions.
To learn how your technology company can receive Centre4Growth services, please join Mayor Ernie Daykin, Mayor Dianne Watts, and the BCTIA Centre4Growth team at the formal launch and information sessions, as detailed below.
October 30 - District of Maple Ridge Launch details:
Maple Ridge Registration Link: http://www.regonline.ca/C4GMapleRidge
December 7 - City of Surrey Launch details:
Surrey Registration Link: http://www.regonline.ca/C4GSurreycomments powered by Disqus