TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. The topics feature a variety of entrepreneurs and subject matter experts. TecSocial brings together entrepreneurs from across Cape Breton, Innovacorp clients, business professionals, industry representatives and students. All our events are live streamed on YouTube here.
These events are free and open to the public. Big spruce is on tap. Appetizers provided are compliments of Innovacorp.
Click on the links below to read more about our recent TecSocial events.
TECSOCIAL: A BREAKDOWN OF BITCOIN
March 1, 2018
Join us March 1, as Stephen Manley explains what bitcoin is and how it's affecting our lives. Stephen will start with the basics, then delve into how a bitcoin transaction works and discuss the impact block chain technology could have on us in 2018.
TECSOCIAL: ISLAND SAUCE COMPANY - A START-UP STORY
February 1, 2018
Join Keven Taylor, founder and owner of Island Sauce Company, at TecSocial on February 1, 2018. Keven is a Cape Bretoner born and raised and feels passionate about community involvement and growing success stories right here in Cape Breton.
December 7, 2017
Instead of having one speaker for the month of December, we decided to open the stage to you. We want to update our podcast favourites list and we're asking for your help. Join us for some pizza and beer and share your favourite podcast with the group. Give us a little background about the podcast and why you love it!
TECSOCIAL: CELEBRATE AND MEET SPARK CAPE BRETON 2017 WINNERS
November 2, 2017
Join us Thursday evening to meet and celebrate the winners of Spark Cape Breton's most recent cohort. This was a big year for Spark as it was the first time that the competition was run province-wide, with four zones, Spark West, Spark North, Spark Halifax and Spark Cape Breton. Innovacorp received 23 submissions in Spark Cape Breton. The Spark competition is looking for the best early-stage technology companies in Nova Scotia.
TECSOCIAL: SOULVARIA - A START-UP STORY
October 5, 2017
After Joseph Gracie experienced virtual reality while working in Korea, he couldn’t shake the feeling that it was something he wanted to bring home to Cape Breton. Teaming up with his childhood friend, Joshua Boutilier, Cape Breton's first virtual reality (VR) experience was born! Joseph will discuss how both himself and Joshua have brought VR experiences to Cape Breton after a year of planning and preparing.
TECSOCIAL: BIG SPRUCE BREWING - A START-UP STORY
September 7, 2017
After falling in love with Cape Breton, Jeremy White bought a farm outside of Nyanza online - without viewing it - and Big Spruce Brewing was born. Little did Jeremy know that his small brewery would skyrocket into such quick success, becoming a prominent brew in the Nova Scotia craft beer scene. Jeremy will share his experience moving to a new place and starting a business. He will explore how Big Spruce has grown and what he has learned along the way.