We’re into the next stage of Campbell River’s tech challenge.

Thirty entries in NexStream have advanced to the next stage of the competition. 

The NexStream Tech Challenges are problem-solving opportunities aimed at strengthening Campbell River’s economy. 

They’re designed to broaden interest in Campbell River as a technology destination. 

The contest is open to locals and people from around the world.

It’s run and funded by the Campbell River Angel Group (CRAG), with support from the City of Campbell River as well as other partners and experts invited to selection panels. 

“Advancing challenge participants will now develop their idea, create a business plan, articulate the potential impact of the proposed idea and get support throughout the process,” stated Andreas Hagen of CRAG.

The City of Campbell River and CRAAG received international and Canadian entries, primarily from B.C., in all four categories:

  • Portable Renewable Energy Pod
  •  Bladeless Oyster Shucker
  •  Marine Wildlife Monitor
  • Wildcard (open to solutions to global issues)

“NexStream garnered attention from around the world,” Klukas said. 

“With so much interest and such high calibre entries in this competition, the Campbell River technology attraction team is already planning for NexStream’s 2020 tech challenges.”

 “NexStream is another demonstration of how Campbell River is an innovative city, open for business development, including tech businesses,” noted Mayor Andy Adams. “We are looking forward to seeing the technology solutions people develop through the NexStream challenges.”

More than $200,000 in prizes are available through the tech competition, and the process includes mentorship, skill-building and networking opportunities, which provide value to contestants, even if they don’t win a cash prize. 

Successful contestants will be considered for seed capital investment and CRAG advisory support and mentorship.

For more information on NexStream, visit https://nexstream.is or email invest@campbellriver.ca.