Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan

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 innovative technology community.

Accelerators & Incubators

Events Hosted by Accelerate Okanagan

Commercialization Funding for SMEs Hosted by the Government of Canada
Are you an innovative B.C. company? There are a wide-range of government and government-funded programs available that are supporting innovative companies across the province. Programs include:... more
Secrets to Crowdfunding Success
Lyn Blanchard is the President of Creekstone Consulting Inc. and creator of “Krush – Crowdfunding with Heart”. A mentor, advisor and active entrepreneur, Lyn has a passion to help small business... more
SR&ED Information Session
The Fraser Valley and Northern Tax Services Office serves scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) clients from British Columbia and the Yukon. Free information seminars provide a... more

News on Accelerate Okanagan

Ex Accelerate Okanagan CEO Joins BC Startup
Kelowna startup GetintheLoop announced today that Jeff Keen, the former CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, has joined the company as as President. GetintheLoop is a membership based mobile marketing... more
Sixth-Annual Metabridge Conference Lives up to Its Own High Expectations with Solid Array of Startups
The top Canadian tech startups brought their A-game to Kelowna BC on Thursday and Friday for metabridge, the sixth-annual tech retreat hosted by Accelerate Okanagan. A pitch competition -... more
Apply Now to be One of 15 Startups at Metabridge in June
Every year metabridge hosts a three-day retreat in BC’s wine country to bring together promising Canadian technology startups and bright minds from California’s Silicon Valley and other... more
Accelerate Okanagan Takes Over Metabridge
Accelerate Okanagan has taken over metabridge, a nonprofit organization created to help Canadian startups foster direct connections with Silicon Valley technology partners for investments,... more
BCIC Invests $1 Million in Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association
The Province of British Columbia, through the BC Innovation Council, has invested $1 million in the Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association. Accelerate Okanagan will receive the BCIC funding... more
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... more
Jump Start Your Canadian Startup in the Okanagan
Accelerate Okanagan's Jump:Start:Challenge is an “investor-ready” pitch competition where participants compete to win a chance to pitch to a group of select investors. The... more
Accelerate Okanagan gets $2.1 million injection to help grow startups
A $2.1-million investment by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, through the BC Innovation Council, will help Accelerate Okanagan increase the number of technology companies that start... more
OSTEC and ORIC becomes Accelerate Okanagan
This past summer the boards of the Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC) and the Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC) voted unanimously in favour of merging OSTEC and ORIC... more
Breaking Silicon Vineyard news: ORIC and OSTEC agree to merger
The respective boards of the Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC) and the Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC) have voted unanimously in favour of merging OSTEC and ORIC into... more

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