Accelerate Okanagan is supported through public funding, client and membership fees, and corporate partnerships. We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from our partners, sponsors, and patrons. With their help, we continue to deliver on our mission to help increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a partner, sponsor or patron. Contact us at 250-870-9028 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a personal meeting.
NRC-IRAP helps innovative small and medium-sized Canadian businesses grow through innovation. Delivered by a network of over …Read More
NRC-IRAP helps innovative small and medium-sized Canadian businesses grow through innovation. Delivered by a network of over 210 professionals located in more than 100 communities across Canada, NRC-IRAP supports the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in innovative or technology-driven activities. The Program provides a suite of advisory services, networking and linkages, and non-repayable financial assistance to SMEs. These services are adapted to the SMEs’ industrial, socio-economic and geographic make-up in order to provide a customized response to their development needs.
Innovate BC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry i…Read More
Innovate BC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With their partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia.
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) make…Read More
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.
Contributions will be made to projects that support the development and diversification of the western Canadian economy, and activities where economic and/or employment benefits accrue primarily within Western Canada.
The BC Innovation Council is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the largest funder of entreprene…Read More
The BC Innovation Council is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the largest funder of entrepreneurial support programs in the province.
BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delive…Read More
BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we're able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. As the fifth largest firm worldwide, second largest in BC, and the largest in Kelowna, BDO is a firm that is global in scope, national in coverage, yet remains strongly connected to the local communities it serves. BDO directly serves more Canadian communities than any other accounting firm. BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax, and advisory firms that performs professional services under the name of BDO. With nearly 67,000 people working out of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $7.60 billion.
As a local independently owned insurance brokerage that started small, we know about people. Every valued client we have toda…Read More
As a local independently owned insurance brokerage that started small, we know about people. Every valued client we have today was once a stranger looking for help. Currently, Capri is the largest privately owned general insurance brokerage in the Okanagan. We are 280 people strong with 11 offices across the Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Prince George and Ontario. Our company continues to grow based on reputation of integrity, fairness and commitment to family.
As an insurance broker Capri Insurance has access to over 120 insurance markets including the world's largest underwriters who locate or design competitive and innovative insurance products. Capri Insurance looks for ways to provide new services and value to our clients as such we have created strong partnerships to differentiate ourselves and provide broader service to our clients.
The Economic Development Commission is the Region’s primary business resource. We facilitate economic growth by supporting l…Read More
The Economic Development Commission is the Region’s primary business resource. We facilitate economic growth by supporting local businesses, and attracting new people, companies and investment to the Region.
Fostering growth and expansion of new and existing businesses through the following services:
· Site visitation
· Referral assistance
· Site selection
· Business climate statistics
· Economic analysis
· Workforce development programs
· Export development
· Agricultural Support Program
· Okanagan Young Professionals Collective
· Foreign Skilled Worker & BC PNP Entrepreneur assistance
· Foreign Direct Investment programs
· Business Planning & Start up guidance
· Business Sector and Educational Workshops
Grant Thornton LLP is a firm of chartered accountants, management consultants, and other professional advisors serving entrep…Read More
Grant Thornton LLP is a firm of chartered accountants, management consultants, and other professional advisors serving entrepreneurial people and organizations Canada-wide. They are one of the world’s leading organizations who help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. More than 35,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 100 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and their communities.
Interior Savings is the largest credit union headquartered in the interior of BC. They have a network of 21 branches and 15 i…Read More
Interior Savings is the largest credit union headquartered in the interior of BC. They have a network of 21 branches and 15 insurance offices located through BC’s Interior; two specialized commercial services centers in Kamloops and Kelowna; and a member service centre providing expanded service to 82,000 members. They give their members the power to live the life they want, with more choices, greater convenience, the right advice, and a greater say in what they do. Their experienced and accredited investment experts can show how to save for the future while their estate planning agents help plan for the unexpected.
KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respon…Read More
KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities. They provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and industry insight to help organizations manage risk and performance in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.
Lawson Lundell has one of the leading business law practices in Canada, with extensive experience in all aspects of Canadian …Read More
Lawson Lundell has one of the leading business law practices in Canada, with extensive experience in all aspects of Canadian corporate and industrial activity, including disruptive and world class technologies. Our technology group acts extensively for investors, entrepreneurs and technology companies from inception, through financing, growth and exit.
Lawson Lundell was ranked the #1 regional law firm in Canada in 2016 by Chambers Canada, the #1 regional law firm in BC, Alberta and the North by Canadian Lawyer magazine from 2010-2016 and our lawyers have received national and international recognition in numerous legal directories and publications, including: Chambers Global, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada and Who’s Who Legal. Lawson Lundell has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Yellowknife and Kelowna.
Okanagan College is a public post-secondary institution that dates back to 1963 when the BC Vocational School opened its door…Read More
Okanagan College is a public post-secondary institution that dates back to 1963 when the BC Vocational School opened its doors in Kelowna. Since then the College has grown and responded to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Okanagan College has campuses in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Salmon Arm with education centres in Oliver, Summerland, and Revelstoke, and off-site trades training facilities in Salmon Arm, Kelowna and at the airports in both Kelowna and Vernon. Partnerships with industry, community groups and other educational institutions enhance opportunities for citizens of the region served by the College and beyond.
Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, we are the trusted home for families and local businesses, building thei…Read More
Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, we are the trusted home for families and local businesses, building their financial dreams and prosperity within our communities. As a values-based financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of our members and our dedicated team delivers banking, lending, investing and insurance services through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking and an alternative channel that includes a locally-based Contact Centre and Broker Centre. Through our affiliation with The Exchange network, members also enjoy access to thousands of surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees). Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our BC communities stronger. To learn more, check out Prospera’s Facebook page or visit prospera.ca.
Pushor Mitchell has deep roots in Kelowna and has seen a lot of change since they began in the early 70s. One thing that has …Read More
Pushor Mitchell LLP has been Kelowna's trusted legal advisor of choice for more than forty years. As B.C.'s largest law firm outside of the Lower Mainland, we've developed a unique perspective on how businesses and individuals experience legal challenges. Albert Einstein once observed that "you can't solve new problems with old thinking." We agree. At Pushor Mitchell, we apply the principles of innovation to find solutions in places no one else is looking. By combining expertise and creativity in equal measure, we identify the right outcome for each unique legal challenge that our clients encounter. Other law firms provide alternatives: we provide answers.
Strawhouse is an unusual blend of venture capital and digital marketing mastery. Through a mix of human creativity, proprieta…Read More
Strawhouse is an unusual blend of venture capital and digital marketing mastery. Through a mix of human creativity, proprietary software, and financial resources, we invest in scaling customer acquisition for dozens of the world’s most interesting and fastest growing companies. Despite being one of the world’s largest Facebook advertisers and creating billions of dollars in market value you’ve probably never heard of us - anonymity is a feature we offer to our entire portfolio. We have a very diverse, result driven, no-ego environment. We not only encourage new ideas but we require them.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community where students intermingle with on…Read More
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community where students intermingle with one another and their professors on a daily basis, while becoming global citizens through interaction with their community and the world. UBC-Okanagan serves the post-secondary education needs of more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students. UBC’s Okanagan campus offers the internationally respected UBC degree, delivering a wide range of interdisciplinary and integrated programs that lets learners explore connections between diverse areas of study.