KAST talks with Revelstoke entrepreneurs


By David F. Rooney

Local entrepreneurs Scott Duke, Bruno Long, Jean-Marc Laflamme and I are being featured in a series of podcasts created by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST).

We were all interviewed last month by Andrew Zwicker, KAST’s coordinator for communications and special projects. And now the first podcast, featuring Scott Duke of Stoke FM is now online at http://www.kast.com/podcast/stokefm.

“Scott as you likely know is a really inspiring guy to chat with,” Zwicker said in an e-mail to The Current on Wednesday, December 17. “What he and his team have done with Stoke FM is impressive, and his love for small towns as the best place for entrepreneurs came shining through.”

Zwicker chose the four of us for podcast interviews because, in one way or another, our business ventures rely on modern technology.

KAST is a registered non-profit society that works to foster a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as activities vital to maintaining the economic diversity and competitiveness of the West Kootenay-Boundary region. Its directors and members represent a broad range of interests in the region’s science, technology, manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship sectors. It sponsors business-development workshops, events, business-coaching programs and regional economic development initiatives that help stimulate the growth of science, technology and entrepreneurship in the region.

The Current will keep you posted on release of the other podcasts.

Please click here to learn more about KAST.