SRCTec’s Member QuestUpon Highlighted in Showcase at #BCTECH Summit

The provinces first-ever sold out #BCTECH Summit taking place on January 18 and 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre will feature QuestUpon, one of our many members at SRCTec in Mission, BC. The creators of QuestUpon have a long history in mobile platform and game development with their associate company, PlayMobility. Before the smartphone came along, they had envisioned gamifying the real world to inspire an active lifestyle, by combining augmented reality and geocaching. The concept was years in the making, but it wasn’t until 2011 that they created Legend Tracker, that allowed explorers to track, find, and see legends, such as Sasquatch and Loch Ness Monster, in augmented reality, as they travel a region. This resulted in people submitting various pictures and videos of legend sightings, to Legend Tracker, and in 2013 one of these submitted videos went viral as news of the Sasquatch sighting in Mission BC reached over 250 million people around the world!

QuestUpon has been invited by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) to have their business included in the Technology Showcase, to provide an augmented reality (AR) experience featuring the mining industry. They’ve also asked us to provide an AR experience on the main stage for the opening session. They are having some fun with all this!

If you plan on attending the event stop in to visit QuestUpon at booth number 113. Both Miles Marziani, CEO/Founder and Tammy Meyers COO will be there and would love to say Hello!

QuestUpon will be posting pictures and videos from the event. Follow them for updates on Twitter and Facebook!

Success at the Valley’s First Annual Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer!

On October 21, 2015 the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) hosted the valley’s first Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer at the Ramada in Abbotsford. The focus of this trade show was to feature the newest tech innovations from local businesses that are making waves in in the agri-tech industry. The event pulled in over 100 attendees from all over the Lower Mainland with a spotlight on 19 exhibitors. Midway through the event there were three speakers who offered insight on how technology is making a large impact on the agriculture industry in addressing their efficiency needs.

 

Who’s Behind the Trade Show?

 

SRCTec is the newest tech hub of the Fraser Valley and supplying companies services such as membership, corporate services, access to funding, innovative programs to help grow ideas, provide office space, incubator programs and a unique accelerator called the Agri-Tech Venture Acceleration Program (AVAP). AVAP is here to assist those with the next big tech idea into the market. Pairing training sessions with one-on-one mentoring has given individuals and businesses resources such as networking and access to funding. With much success in helping to bridge entrepreneurs to valuable information needed to grow, AVAP found it fitting to put together a trade show to highlight this emerging sector.

 

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