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Karen Olsson

COO, Two Hat, creators of Community Sift

Without the support of Accelerate Okanagan, Two Hat would not be where we are today. From the get-go AO has had our back, and has been the fuel to our fire. We’ve been able to access numerous funding programs through IRAP and other government agencies, and have relied heavily on the mentorship of the AO EiR’s.

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Karen Olsson

Without the support of Accelerate Okanagan, Two Hat would not be where we are today. From the get-go AO has had our back, and has been the fuel to our fire. We’ve been able to access numerous funding programs through IRAP and other government agencies, and have relied heavily on the mentorship of the AO EiR’s. We are looking forward to continuing on as a growth organization within AO.

Luc Rodgers

Founder and CEO, SurveyLife

The Market Intelligence Program quickly gave us a vast amount of research. Along side our EiR, we were able to draw out the valuable information and rapidly apply it to our company, SurveyLife. If you’re in need of market research, especially in a short amount of time; I highly recommend the Market Intelligence Program, through Accelerate Okanagan.

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Luc Rodgers

The Market Intelligence Program quickly gave us a vast amount of research. Along side our EiR, we were able to draw out the valuable information and rapidly apply it to our company, SurveyLife. If you’re in need of market research, especially in a short amount of time; I highly recommend the Market Intelligence Program, through Accelerate Okanagan.

Peter Matejcek

Founder and CEO, INhouse Video

Where do I start? I have been part of AO’s community, both as a renter and as a program participant for a long time now. The mentorship and support has been absolutely invaluable. Being able to pop down the hall and get advice from other entrepreneurs and mentors is huge. AO helps to keep us accountable and on track.

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Peter Matejcek

Where do I start? I have been part of AO’s community, both as a renter and as a program participant for a long time now. The mentorship and support has been absolutely invaluable. Being able to pop down the hall and get advice from other entrepreneurs and mentors is huge. AO helps to keep us accountable and on track.

Nuri Fisher

President, Piscine Energetics Inc.

Despite Piscine Energetics not being your typical tech company, we have been able to profoundly tap into the resources available throughout the Okanagan tech community, specifically organizations such as Accelerate Okanagan has enabled our organization to grow alongside a cohort of innovative companies throughout the Okanagan Valley.

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Nuri Fisher

Despite Piscine Energetics not being your typical tech company, we have been able to profoundly tap into the resources available throughout the Okanagan tech community, specifically organizations such as Accelerate Okanagan has enabled our organization to grow alongside a cohort of innovative companies throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Justin Goodhew

CEO, Biznas

Accelerate Okanagan is your first advisory board. They understand high level growth tactics and metrics needed in a scalable company.The EiRs are exceptional at providing the right guidance at the right time, and the staff always put the startups and their needs first.

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Justin Goodhew

Accelerate Okanagan is your first advisory board. They understand high level growth tactics and metrics needed in a scalable company. The EiRs are exceptional at providing the right guidance at the right time, and the staff always put the startups and their needs first. 

Aaron Kilback

Founder & CEO, JA2

When we discovered Accelerate Okanagan, we had no understanding of how to navigate a very complex and multifaceted journey to creating an actual business. Not only did AO come to our rescue and exceed our expectations, they were a great pleasure to work with and we now consider them family.

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Aaron Kilback

When we discovered Accelerate Okanagan, we had no understanding of how to navigate a very complex and multifaceted journey to creating an actual business. Not only did AO come to our rescue and exceed our expectations, they were a great pleasure to work with and we now consider them family. I highly recommend AO to anyone looking to connect with peers, experts, and a huge network of supporters. Thank you, Accelerate Okanagan, for the amazing support on our journey.

Rob Bartlett

CEO, WTFast

The Venture Acceleration Program is like getting a crash course on business, and has helped WTFast every step of the way. Being able to have mentors you can talk with and receive feedback from is invaluable. VAP helped us realize the many grant programs that are available allowing us to have a local team and grow the company locally.

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Rob Bartlett

The Venture Acceleration Program is like getting a crash course on business, and has helped WTFast every step of the way. Being able to have mentors you can talk with and receive feedback from is invaluable. VAP helped us realize the many grant programs that are available allowing us to have a local team and grow the company locally.

Fraser Johnston

Founder, Watch & Ride

Market Validation Training (MVT) offered by Accelerate Okanagan gave huge insights into my business and what it takes to run a successful company.

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Fraser Johnston

Market Validation Training (MVT) offered by Accelerate Okanagan gave huge insights into my business and what it takes to run a successful company. The training allowed me to look at every aspect of our business in-depth to uncover any possible weakness. It gave me confidence, an understanding of start-up lingo and a plan to move forward with!

Chris Priebe

Founder and CEO, Two Hat, creators of Community Sift

When I met Accelerate Okanagan, they got me out of my basement. They rented us space by the desk to make it affordable, connected us with grants, mentored us on how to succeed, and referred us to their legal and accounting partners, who gave us an amazing deal.

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Chris Priebe

When I met Accelerate Okanagan, they got me out of my basement. They rented us space by the desk to make it affordable, connected us with grants, mentored us on how to succeed, and referred us to their legal and accounting partners, who gave us an amazing deal. Without AO, I think I might still be in my basement. Now we have 25 staff in 3 office spaces, and we are under contract to process over 4 billion messages a day for our clients.

Lincoln Johnson

CEO, Nu-Rel Technologies

Accelerate Okanagan has been an amazing resource for us. From the advice we get from the EIR's - to access to people who have all of the information and contacts necessary to apply for government programs, to simply meeting the other people who are connected with AO, the amount of value we get from the programs here is incalculable.

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Lincoln Johnson

Accelerate Okanagan has been an amazing resource for us. From the advice we get from the EIR's - to access to people who have all of the information and contacts necessary to apply for government programs, to simply meeting the other people who are connected with AO, the amount of value we get from the programs here is incalculable.

Angela Nagy

CEO, GreenStep Solutions Inc.

GreenStep would not be where we are today without the incredible support of the Accelerate Okanagan programs and people.

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Angela Nagy

GreenStep would not be where we are today without the incredible support of the Accelerate Okanagan programs and people. We started out developing software to grow our business and have recently completed an acquisition that will enable us to leapfrog the development process and launch our software immediately. We could not have done it without AO. The expert advice, structured programs, access to legal and accounting advisors and being part of a larger community of technology startups has been an incredible experience. I would highly recommend AO to anyone with a technology idea or early stage business looking to grow.

Corey Wagner

Founder, Bananatag Systems Inc.

Being part of the VAP has been amazing. As part of the VAP we’ve not only had the advantage of the structure, process and mentoring, but we’ve also been invited to be part of events and introduced to connections that would have taken incredible effort to do alone.

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Corey Wagner

Being part of the VAP has been amazing. As part of the VAP we’ve not only had the advantage of the structure, process and mentoring, but we’ve also been invited to be part of events and introduced to connections that would have taken incredible effort to do alone. I can’t recommend the program enough.

Stephen Whiting

Director, StreetText

Accelerate Okanagan has helped us in many ways including making the right connections, getting to know other companies on the Venture Acceleration Program, overall support and the community aspect is huge.

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Stephen Whiting

Accelerate Okanagan has helped us in many ways including making the right connections, getting to know other companies on the Venture Acceleration Program, overall support and the community aspect is huge. We are always in the loop for new events and opportunities. AO also helped us to connect to funding sources such as IRAP which was a huge benefit to us.