Four Comox Valley nominees are among 17 finalists for the seventh annual MISTIC (Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council) Innovation Awards.
Island Labs and Tickit, both in Courtenay, are finalists in the Excellence in Innovation category.
Intigi of Comox is one of three finalists in the Innovative Startup of the Year category and Technology Leadership finalists include James smith of Courtenay.
The finalists represent the diverse range of technology-based innovators from across Vancouver Island (Malahat North to the tip of the Island), the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands.
“The finalists for this year’s MISTIC Awards really show the amazing range of businesses that are pushing the boundaries and carving out the Island as a growing technology hub,” said MISTIC executive director Paris Gaudet. “There is mind-blowing innovation being developed and the awards are a chance for the creativity and vision of businesses and individuals to be recognized by their peers and their community.”
Winners will be announced Nov. 2 in Nanaimo at the MISTIC Awards that will nostalgically honour cutting-edge technological products from years gone past. The Retro Tech-themed evening will be at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are available online at www.misticawards.com.
MISTIC supports technology companies to accelerate their growth by helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community. MISTIC provides programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
The Innovation Awards were created in 2006 to highlight and recognize the emergence of many knowledge-based businesses on the Island.
— Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council