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January 2017

Startup Basics: UBC Okanagan Edition

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - February 22 @ 4:30 pm UTC-8

This event is for students, staff, and faculty of UBC Okanagan. Developed for early stage entrepreneurs and career-changers, the Startup Basics Program supplies participants with the tools and resources needed to accelerate their idea to the next stage. Startup Basics is comprised of weekly sessions…

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Lean Project Management Workshop with Michael Ratch from Hyper Hippo

$10

Come join us for a pizza lunch and a Lean Project Management workshop presented by Michael Ratch from Hyper Hippo. This workshop will cover how to move from traditional scrum process to a modern agile approach that is based on Lean Startup principles. Move beyond…

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February 2017

Startup Basics: Spring Series

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - March 23 @ 7:00 pm UTC-8

Developed for early stage entrepreneurs and career-changers, the Startup Basics Program supplies participants with the tools and resources needed to accelerate their idea to the next stage. Startup Basics is comprised of weekly sessions and seminars presented by Accelerate Okanagan Staff, Executive in Residence Mentors,…

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Women in Technology Unwine’d

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-8

Enjoy an evening of good company, great wine, and valuable connections in a relaxed setting that supports, mentors and encourages women in tech. Powered by Crowe MacKay and Accelerate Okanagan, Women in Technology Unwine’d is a series of bi-monthly relationship building events, where like minded…

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March 2017

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Mike Checkley

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan and Grant Thornton, Entrepreneurs Unplugged features an experienced entrepreneur who shares his/her startup experiences. Community members will have an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created, as well as the chance to ask questions to the guest entrepreneur. This…

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Startup Basics: Spring Series

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2017

$20 - $110

Developed for early stage entrepreneurs and career-changers, the Startup Basics Program supplies participants with the tools and resources needed to accelerate their idea to the next stage. Startup Basics is comprised of weekly sessions and seminars presented by Accelerate Okanagan Staff, Executive in Residence Mentors,…

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Startup Basics: Lived it & Learned it Panel

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7

At this panel, local startup founders will be sharing the lessons that they have learned along their entrepreneurship journey and tips and tricks for the early stage entrepreneur. All of the panellists have been on the startup path for a while and have likely faced…

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May 2017

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Myles McGovern

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
Accelerate Okanagan, 201-1405 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E4 Canada
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Powered by Accelerate Okanagan and Grant Thornton, Entrepreneurs Unplugged features an experienced entrepreneur who shares their startup experiences. Community members will have an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created, as well as the chance to ask questions to the guest entrepreneur. This…

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Startup Drinks

May 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, Startup Drinks is a Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues, and chat over some beer, cider and wine provided by Niche Wine Company. Who should attend? The event…

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June 2017

Employer Info Session | Pathways to Permanent Residency

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC-7

Are you an employer interested in learning more about permanent immigration pathways to attract and retain foreign workers? This dynamic session will provide an overview of pathways available for permanent residency for temporary workers through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the British Columbia…

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Startup Drinks | Strawhouse

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, Startup Drinks is a Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues, and chat over some beer, cider and wine provided by Big Surf Beer and Niche Wine Company. Who…

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Startup Basics | Business Model Canvas

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-7

Ideal Participant: Anyone with a business idea or early stage startup. Key Benefits to Participating: Start working through a first iteration of a business model canvas with expertise from an AO Executive in Residence. The Business Model Canvas Session Invent, innovate and ignite your idea…

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September 2017

Startup Basics Fall 2017

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - October 24 @ 7:00 pm UTC-7

Startup Basics Fall 2017 is a part of the Discovery Foundation TEP and is hosted in collaboration with Westbank First Nation. Startup Basics is a classroom style program split into distinct topics. Sessions are presented by Accelerate Okanagan staff, Executives in Residence, mentors, community partners,…

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Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Fraser Campbell

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7

Fraser Campbell is an Executive in Residence at Accelerate Okanagan. He is a serial entrepreneur who has participated in several startups, rollouts, mergers and acquisitions over the last 25 years, with his partners in First Growth Management. He has been involved in corporate structure, strategic…

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Startup Drinks @ Provision Data

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, Startup Drinks is a Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues, and chat over some beer and cider provided by Big Surf Beer and wine provided by Niche Wine…

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October 2017

Women in Tech Unwine’d

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Crowe MacKay and Accelerate Okanagan, Women in Technology Unwine’d is a series of bi-monthly relationship building events, where like minded women gather together to share and build their personal networks. Join us at the newly opened Perch Café on the roof top of…

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Pitches Be Crazy

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-7

Do you know how to clearly communicate what it is that your company does? Are you having trouble putting your brilliant solution into words? Do you know precisely when to drop your “Ah hah!” moment in your pitch? Can you voice your ‘why’? In this…

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November 2017

Startup Drinks @ INhouse & Getintheloop

November 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, Startup Drinks is a Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Come out, meet your peers, bring your colleagues, and chat over some beer and cider provided by Big Surf Beer and wine provided by Niche Wine…

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Building Your Tech Team

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-8

Best For: Early Stage Startups Building a Technical Product Big Idea: How to build, grow, and manage your tech team. There is no question that growing a tech team comes with a unique set of challenges. Join our newest Executive-in-Residence, Salmaan Ahmed, and learn more…

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December 2017

Techstars Community Pilot Project | #OKGNtech Scorecard Review

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-8

From August 28–September 7, Techstars’ Entrepreneur in Residence, Chris Heivly, was in the Okanagan as part of a worldwide community pilot project. Techstars – named by Forbes, TechCrunch and Inc. as one of the top accelerators in the U.S. – selected the Okanagan as the…

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