B.C. Startup in Residence (STIR) Pilot Project Celebrates First Cohort
Today, we celebrated the success of six B.C. tech startups that are participating in the B.C. Startup in Residence (STIR) pilot project. For 16 weeks, each startup has been working in partnership with the Province on a variety of problems, from helping school districts analyze information more easily to giving social workers a way to match children in care with the best available housing options in real time.
Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston calls STIR a “win-win for the B.C. tech sector and for all British Columbians” because it “creates opportunities for made-in-B.C. technology companies to be partners in innovation with government to help grow their businesses, while improving government service delivery for citizens.”
Each of the six startups gave a demonstration of their projects on November 24 at the B.C. STIR Demo Day, where BC Innovation Council CEO & President Carl Anderson said that STIR has “helped open the door for B.C. tech companies and local government to work together and solve real life challenges that people in this province face on a daily basis.”
To learn more about the STIR pilot project, read the full B.C. Gov news release >>