HootSuite Founder Ryan Holmes Returns Home to Ignite the Okanagan

Ryan Holmes, the Vernon-born and raised Founder & CEO of the social media management system HootSuite, will be speaking in Kelowna next month as part of the Accelerate Okanagan ignITE Speaker Series.

Holmes will be delivering an talk about his journey from being a young Okanagan entrepreneur running a paintball operation to creating HootSuite in 2009. In short order he grew his concept from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with close to five million users and an estimated $500 million valuation.

And in June Holmes was named BCTIA's Person of the Year.

The FREE talk will take place on Friday, October 5th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the Lecture Theatre at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College. An informal fireside chat and question and answer period will follow. Register to attend now.

Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com. more

Accelerate Okanagan
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Accelerate Okanagan, a technology focused not-for-profit, was formed in December, 2010 with the mission to increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan. First, by providing programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow and second, by helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and... more

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