Published On: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Island's Largest Tech Expo 'Discover Tectoria' Coming Feb. 24

Island's Largest Tech Expo 'Discover Tectoria' Coming Feb. 24
(Graphic Credit: VIATEC)

VICTORIA - Discover Tectoria is the Island's largest Tech Expo and will be taking place at the Crystal Garden from 11am to 6pm on February 24th. The expo, organized by VIATEC, will feature:

  • A Main floor Tradeshow (local tech companies demonstrating products, hiring staff, or co-ops);
  • Video Game Lounge (local companies allow you to test drive their inventions);
  • WorkBC Startup Alley (get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria);
  • UVic Research District (see some amazing projects post-secondary students have put together);
  • Innovation Theatre, sponsored by BMO & Royal Roads University (a line-up of great panel discussions and a Keynote Address from Jesse Brown of CANADALAND);
  • Benevity Combustion Chamber (Science Venture demos for the kids!); and
  • Robot battles, flying drones, a Victoria Beer Week lounge and a WildPlay Element Parks prize package

“We created this event to showcase the innovation taking place right here in Victoria,” explains Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “Discover Tectoria gives our local tech companies a platform where they can be seen and heard by investors, media, job seekers and youth. There’s no better way to inspire our future tech workers than filling a space with over 3500 people, robot battles, drones, creative minds and limitless imaginations.”

Simultaneously, VIATEC, the City of Victoria and the Capital Investment Network are hosting the Capital Mission II for a contingent of visiting angel and VC investors from February 22 to 24. Invitees will experience first-hand the city’s highly sought after quality of life, including how easy it is to travel to and from Victoria, the vibrancy of our innovative business community and the depth of our local deal flow. It all kicks off tonight at Fort Tectoria with the Welcome Night. The trip will finish with a visit to Discover Tectoria.