CapU receives funding for new Indigenous Digital Accelator Centre

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced funding for Capilano University's new Indigenous Digital Accelator Centre (IDA) at the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation on April 17, 2019. The IDA will provide Indigenous students the opportunity to launch their own businesses and for existing Indigenous entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.

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Capilano University is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Western Economic Diversification Canada to develop an innovative Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) project at CapU’s North Vancouver campus.

Expected to launch in 2020, and located in CapU’s planned Creative Tech Community, the IDA will provide resources to promote Indigenous business growth in BC’s tech, digital-creative and cultural sectors. The project will scale up early stage Indigenous companies with high growth, commercialization and innovation potential within a framework that emphasizes community development and low environmental impact.

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Submitted by: President's Office