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October 2017

Pitches Be Crazy

October 11, 2017 @ 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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October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 am UTC-7

Save the date - October 13! This year we have introduced a brand new event, Oktoberfest. This event will be held at The Kelowna Forum on Friday October 13th, 2017 with all proceeds going to charity. Oktoberfest will feature German style food, music and entertainment,…

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2017 Mayor’s Luncheon

October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-7

Join us for the 2017 Mayor's Luncheon at the Kelowna Yacht Club. Presented by the Kelowna Jaycees and catered by the Kelowna Yacht Club, this lunch hour event is a great forum to discuss social, cultural and political topics that affect the community. After talking…

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Till Death Do Us Party 2.0

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 am UTC-7

After a SELL-OUT in year one, we thought we’d shoot the lights out again with Til Death Do Us Party 2.0 ! Who: Friends, and friends of friends looking for something new and different to do for their Halloween weekend. By invite only, if you…

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November 2017

Startup Drinks @ INhouse & Getintheloop

November 3, 2017 @ 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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November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street
Kelowna, V1Y 9R3

For one night only – escape to the Kelowna Art Gallery for an evening inspired by the shimmering aesthetic of tin foil. Guests are encouraged to get creative by incorporating silver, metallic ,and foil accents, for their interpretation of the theme, into their outfit for…

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GenNext Fall Social

November 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-8

Come join us for our Fall Social at the Curious Cafe featuring Elevation Outdoors! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gennext-fall-social-presented-by-bananatag-tickets-39591435048

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December 2017

2nd Annual Jingle Mingle presented by Okanagan Spirits and OYP

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-8

Celebrate the season as Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and the Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective throw their second annual Jingle Mingle. This sell-out event includes themed cocktails, a spiked hot chocolate station, good ol' fashioned mingling and of course a special guest appearance if we…

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Tech the Halls

December 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-8

Join Team AO at the Accelerate Okanagan office for Tech the Halls! This casual holiday social brings together the #OKGNtech family for drinks & appies. Good cheer and cold beer guaranteed. Ugly sweaters and Santa hats optional. See you there!

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January 2018

New Year Kick Off 2018

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-8

What's it about? NYKO 2018 is all about creating valuable connections and memories with the brightest in the Okanagan tech community. Join us at BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery and let’s raise our glasses to the year ahead. Who Should Come? If you’re willing, you’re…

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So Fun Workshop

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
BDO Canada LLP, #400 - 1631 Dickson Ave (Landmark 6)

So Fun is a social enterprise fundamentals workshop that has been developed for those who want to learn more about the lean startup principles for social enterprise. This full-day workshop on January 19th (9:00am - 4:00pm) provides in-person education, contextual examples, exercises, and tools to…

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February 2018

Kelowna-West Byelection – All Candidates Forum

February 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC-8

KELWONA-WEST BYELECTION - ALL CANDIDATES FORUM - OKANAGAN INNOVATION CENTRE The community is invited by the OYP to meet the Kelowna-West candidates for the upcoming February 14th by-election. An all-candidates forum will be held in downtown Kelowna at the Okanagan Innovation Centre theatre located on…

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JCI Kelowna Presents Super Bowl 52 Party at Dakoda’s

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-8

It's that time of year again - the Super Bowl is here! Come out and enjoy this awesome event while watching some football and socializing with your friends. Is there anything you'd rather do on a Sunday afternoon than watch the biggest football game of…

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Gennext Winter Social: Presented by Bananatag

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-8

Our GenNext Socials, held on a regular basis, offer young professionals in our community a chance to come together over fantastic conversations, food, and drink in support of a local non-profit organization. This month, our featured NPO will be United Way! Tickets are $10, with…

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Beat the Winter Blues

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-8

Got the winter blues? Try something new! The OYHP and OYP are teaming up to bring all Okanagan young professionals together for a unique event! Join us at First Strike Martial Arts and kick those winter blues to the curb! Then join us for Happy…

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Startup Drinks @ Data Nerds

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - February 24 @ 6:30 am UTC-8

Startup Drinks is a casual Friday, after-work meet up that brings together the #OKGNtech community. Come out, bring your colleagues, meet your peers, and chat over some beer and cider provided by Big Surf Beer. Who should attend? The event is free and open to…

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ChangeUP: Presented by Valley First

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Okanagan Centre for Innovation, 460 Doyle Ave.
Kelowna, V1Y 0C2
$25 - $45

ChangeUP, brought to you by Valley First and Purppl, is a pitch style event for social enterprises on February 28, 2018. Featured social enterprises will share their stories and solutions for some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges. Selected social enterprises will have…

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March 2018

March General Meeting

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-8

Join us for our March General Meeting As always, we welcome existing, new and potential members to our general meetings. If you have an interest in what JCI Kelowna does, you are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting to see what we are all about!

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GenNext March Social: Presented by Bananatag

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-8

Join us for the second of GenNext Kelowna’s 2018 Community Conversations Social Series. This year GenNext will be hosting monthly Community Conversations on the first Tuesday of the month. Each social will focus on ways to build a better community and discuss critical social issues…

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Startup Weekend Okanagan 2018

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - March 11 @ 10:00 pm UTC-8
Innovation Center, 460 Doyle Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A2 Canada

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/11201 About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars…

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