Canadian WinTech Resource Series

Community Spotlight: Prince George

Prince George’s growing economy offers great opportunities for women to get involved in the tech sector.

Welcome to the Canadian WinTech Resource Series. We help navigate the tech ecosystem in Canada by curating resources to help and support women in tech. This installation focuses on Prince George.

Prince George is the largest city in the booming Cariboo region. Just 800 km north of Vancouver, the city is known for its natural beauty and resource industries. One more line of intro here.

Tech resources and support in Prince George

Innovation Central Society:  The central technology accelerator for Northern B.C. is a non-profit society dedicated to helping the region’s technology sector grow through educational programs, connections to funding opportunities, mentors, feedback and access to innovative thinkers.

The Hubspace:  The Hubspace facilitates the growth of technology, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems by providing coworking, events and community mentorship.

Startup Prince George: This grassroots group is dedicated to creating a community passionate about collaboration, innovation and learning. They comprise entrepreneurs, developers, designers, artists and changemakers. Their organizations, mentors and subject matter experts support the community.

Startup Canada Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund:  This fund invests in high-impact, grassroots initiatives across Canada, which advance women entrepreneurship through education and   mentorship.

Women’s Enterprise Centre:  Since 1995, B.C.’s women entrepreneurs have benefited from their services: accessing professional guidance, empowered lending and skill-building.

College of New Caledonia (CNC): The college offers science and technology programs, including: Computer/Network Electronics Technician Certificate, Natural Resources and Environmental Technology, Post Diploma in Information Technologies, and Associate Degree in Science.

University of Northern British Columbia:  Their Computer Science program exposes students to basic areas of computer architecture: programming languages and methodology, algorithms and data structures, systems programming, operating systems and networking, knowledge-based and database systems, software engineering and theory. Students will develop the advanced practical computing and problem-solving skills necessary for professional work in this rapidly changing industry.

If there’s a community you’d like to see featured in our Canadian WinTech Resource series, submit a request to hello@drivingwomenintech.com.

Canadian WinTech Resource Series

Community Spotlight: Prince George

Prince George's growing economy offers great opportunities for women to get involved in the tech sector.

Welcome to the Canadian WinTech Resource Series. We help navigate the tech ecosystem in Canada by curating resources to help and support women in tech. This installation focuses on Prince George.

Prince George is the largest city in the booming Cariboo region. Just 800 km north of Vancouver, the city is known for its natural beauty and resource industries. One more line of intro here.

Tech resources and support in Prince George

Innovation Central Society: The central technology accelerator for Northern B.C. is a non-profit society dedicated to helping the region’s technology sector grow through educational programs, connections to funding opportunities, mentors, feedback and access to innovative thinkers.

The Hubspace: The Hubspace facilitates the growth of technology, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems by providing coworking, events and community mentorship.

Startup Prince George: This grassroots group is dedicated to creating a community passionate about collaboration, innovation and learning. They comprise entrepreneurs, developers, designers, artists and changemakers. Their organizations, mentors and subject matter experts support the community.

Startup Canada Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund: This fund invests in high-impact, grassroots initiatives across Canada, which advance women entrepreneurship through education and mentorship.

Women’s Enterprise Centre: Since 1995, B.C.’s women entrepreneurs have benefited from their services: accessing professional guidance, empowered lending and skill-building.

College of New Caledonia (CNC): The college offers science and technology programs, including: Computer/Network Electronics Technician Certificate, Natural Resources and Environmental Technology, Post Diploma in Information Technologies, and Associate Degree in Science.

University of Northern British Columbia: Their Computer Science program exposes students to basic areas of computer architecture: programming languages and methodology, algorithms and data structures, systems programming, operating systems and networking, knowledge-based and database systems, software engineering and theory. Students will develop the advanced practical computing and problem-solving skills necessary for professional work in this rapidly changing industry.

If there’s a community you’d like to see featured in our Canadian WinTech Resource series, submit a request to hello@drivingwomenintech.com.

Everyone knows that we are living in an increasingly tech-enabled world. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the number of jobs that are now available in the tech industry. The problem is, while the Computer Science workforce has grown by 60% since 1991, the percentage of young women going into the industry has declined (Stats Canada 2011). This needs to change.