Chilliwack Tech Has Become an Official Chapter of Regional Technology Consortium, XLRator.
MISSION, BC, JANUARY 28, 2019 – XLRator today announced it will be incorporating the vibrant high technology sector in Chilliwack as an official chapter. This incorporation by XLRator will provide Chilliwack.Tech additional program management and marketing resources, further strengthening the thriving entrepreneurial infrastructure within the Fraser Valley. The partnership is a significant step towards increasing the economic impact of the Fraser Valley technology sector within the region.
Chilliwack.Tech brings a trove of successful programs to XLRator including the annual Startup Hackathon, the yearly /Next event, and the monthly Chilliwack Meetup which was recently revamped to Startup Grind presented by Google. Chilliwack.Tech adds an active directory of 25+ CEOs and high technology entrepreneurs engaged in the community to the XLRator brand.
“We hope to grow the high technology industry in Chilliwack by 10x in the coming years with the resources XLRator provides. We’re excited about this partnership and are eager to proceed as a chapter under the established XLRator brand,” says Colin Schmidt, founder of Chilliwack.Tech.
XLRator intends to utilize the program-driven competencies of Chilliwack.Tech as a blueprint for its planned growth working within the Fraser Valley.98
“The regional value propositions and infrastructure such as an International Airport, our close proximity to Vancouver as the global tech hub accessible by both highways and the west coast express, two major border crossings connecting the entire US northwest corridor, lower cost of doing business/cost of living, and higher quality of life for workers to start and grow families, will contribute to the the Fraser Valley as an untapped market for knowledge-based and digital economy,” mentions Raymond Szabada, CEO and Chairman of the Board of XLRator.
XLRator is a coalition of local government, industry partners, and high education institutions interested in attracting tech-based investment into the “Region” (including the District of Mission, Cities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Maple Ridge, and the Township of Langley). At XLRator, we understand the necessary infrastructure and programs required within the Region, to create jobs, foster innovation and drive skilled training.
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Chilliwack.Tech is part of the Chilliwack Innovation Network, which is in partnership with I&[email protected], XLRator, ACETECH, Community Futures South Fraser, and Chilliwack Economic Partners, and is hosted by Wisebox.