Discovery Parks, in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, has created The Generator to provide free space in Discovery Parks Vancouver for start up technology firms. Annually, a competition is held (Dragon’s Den style) to choose the most likely to succeed. Winners receive 12 months of free space, fully furnished and with access to zero cost communications (phone and internet, subject to defined limits). In addition, winners receive free membership in the BC Technology Industry Association which includes free mentoring from seasoned technology executives. The Generator is based on the idea that free flowing ideas, minimal barriers and a belief in serendipity accelerate the growth and success of a technology companies.
The Generator 1 graduates have now moved on and Generator 2 tennants will be in place from March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. Some of the Generator 1 graduates have moved into the NextGen which is space Discovery Parks has leased from Great Northern Way (almost adjacent to Discovery Parks Vancouver). Discovery Parks and Great Northern Way are exploring further ways to collaborate.
Our belief is that this growing pipeline of companies, people, ideas and energy will provide more successes in the technology business.
Generator 1.0 Winners
- Blue Ion www.blueionwater.com
- Clinical Media www.clinicbook.ca
- Conquer Mobile www.conquermobile.com
- DelMar Pharmaceuticals www.delmarpharma.com
- Metafor Software www.metaforsoftware.com
- Secodix Corporation www.secodix.com
- Superna Life Sciences www.supernapharma.com
- V7 Entertainment v7entertainment.com