News & Blog

  • October 15, 2014

    Harper Government Supports Innovation Technology in Kelowna

    Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced funding of $3,801,000 for the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBCO) to support the establishment of the Survive and Thrive Applied Research Facility (STAR).

    The STAR facility will focus on human protection and survivability, as well as performance, in extreme or remote cond...

  • October 15, 2014

    MBT Offers Funding Opportunity

    The Micro-Business Training Pilot Program (“MBT Program”) offers eligible, small business owners funded training programs in general business skills such as bookkeeping, marketing, social media, management and other areas with the goal of improving productivity, decreasing costs and generating new revenue.

    Eligible micro-business owners receive up to $1000 of funding support for courses...

  • October 15, 2014

    Making Fun Stuff

    Hapless monkeynauts and primate brothers Gus and Wally think they are on important space missions, but are really just causing intergalactic calamity.

    “I told you this would sound weird and be the craziest interview,” said Ashley Ramsay, the co-owner of Kelowna-based animation studio Yeti Farm Creative.

    “But the bottom line is we make fun stuff.”

    Gus and Wally are the ca...

  • September 25, 2014

    Kelowna Startup Raises the Bar in Health App Space

    UBC Study shows 200% increase in commitment to health goals using new motivation-based fitness and nutrition app

    UpwardHealth, a startup from Kelowna, BC, has recently launched MotivationEngine; a health app and online service that goes above and beyond what other health related apps have been able to deliver. By connecting customers to a real-live health and motivation expert (called l...