DER3: Vancouver Island associations provide relief for local SMBs
In case you missed it, A new method, idea or product. Island Science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools. Association (IITA) and the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) have partnered together to launch The The economic activity that results from billions of everyday online connections among people, businesses, devices, data, and processes. An example of expanding into the digital economy is setting up a website and e-commerce platform to sell to customers online. Response Program (DER3).
“Many companies are trying to do in months, what most online businesses have done in decades” says Graham Truax, Executive Director of IITA, and that’s where DER3 can help. The program is free and provides one-to-one business and technical expertise and resources to companies that need to enter or expand into the digital economy.
DER3 came together quickly and aims to be the ‘hyper-local, back-to-business push’ Vancouver Island businesses need to get back on their feet. Congratulations to the team at IITA for stepping up and leading the community during this time of need. The tech accelerator continues to go above and beyond to support all businesses, not just tech-enabled ones.
The DER3 program wouldn’t be possible without help from the community. If you’re a digital service provider or subject matter A person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. in the region, consider getting involved and helping boost your local economy.
DER3 is open to individuals or businesses living or working on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, or North of the Malahat. Find out more about the program at innovationisland.ca/der3.