News & Blog

  • April 16, 2019

    OKGN Angel Summit | And the Winner is...

    One of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs is money. Accessing growth capital, securing investments, and generating revenue are issues that plague young and growing businesses alike. In a recent startup ecosystem and community assessment completed by Chris Heivly and the Techstars team, Chris was quick to point out the Okanagan’s need to support, bolster, and grow an Okanagan-centric in...

  • April 15, 2019

    Faces of OKGNtech | Meet Josh

    A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support, and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable and the Okanagan tech community is no exception.

    Our community is strong and growing with record speed and maintaining connection through a period of growth like this can be a challenge. ...

  • April 10, 2019

    Texas-Size Talks at SXSW

    Every year hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe descend on Austin, Texas for South By Southwest (commonly referenced as SXSW or South By). This ten-day long immersive event is a celebration of all things creative. There are over 30 types of conference and festival streams to explore; from music, film, and comedy to design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

  • April 8, 2019

    OKGN ANGEL SUMMIT | The Final 5

    In January we launched the first ever OKGN Angel Summit, an investor-led program designed to expose accredited investors to the world of angel investing through a guided, hands-on process where a small venture capital fund is raised, deals are screened, and an actual investment in a startup is made.  

    Participating companies and investors are now through the 11-week series of ...