Campbell River’s NexStream Tech Competition is bringing some value to the community.

On top of the local business boost coming directly from the competition, the city is adding a bonus 10-week session.

And, it’s open to anyone interested in strengthening a local business.

Economic Development Officer Rose Klukas says “space is limited, so don’t hesitate to get in on this opportunity.” 

The city’s partnership with Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG) and Spring Activator is bringing the session to life and it’s set to feature live webinars, subject matter experts and peer mentorship.

Five spaces are available for local businesses to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Topics include customer discovery, target market, lean methodology, protecting intellectual property, sales and marketing, and pitching and storytelling.

“The NexStream Tech Competition has brought many opportunities to Campbell River for business and entrepreneurship training such as this business boot camp,” Klukas adds.

NexStream competition winners will be announced in September of this year.

“Ten teams have made it to the prototyping stage,” says CRAAG member Dana Kammersgard. “The whole process was designed to motivate people to invent in areas that are relevant to challenges within the BC economy and to draw attention to Campbell River as a technology destination. We are certainly accomplishing this goal.”

Participants in the competition receive mentorship, skill development, tools and techniques for enhancing business strategy.

“NexStream helps existing local businesses and has the potential to attract new businesses to Campbell River by encouraging people to use technology to develop innovations that would be very useful for companies in our region and elsewhere,” City Manager Deborah Sargent says.

Send an email to invest@campbellriver.ca to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity.

To learn more about NexStream, visit this website.