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  • January 3, 2017

    KPMG and Accelerate Okanagan Launch Scholarships

    Accelerate Okanagan (AO) exists to offer mentorship, create connections, and bring the community together to help tech enabled businesses thrive.

    Since 2011, the Venture Acceleration Program (VAP) has helped over 100 companies start and grow in the Okanagan. These VAP companies contribute to the 1.3 billion dollar tech industry that has been growing at a rate of 15%...

  • December 22, 2016

    Okanagan Tech Community Rewind & Look Ahead | Part 2

    It has been a tremendous privilege to have had a front row seat and witness the incredible growth in the Okanagan tech community over the past several years. As a follow up to my last post and the importance of taking a long-term view, here is my take on a few key areas that will need to be addressed going forward. A couple of these are daunting and will req...

  • December 22, 2016

    Okanagan Tech Community Rewind & Look Ahead | Part 1

    Prior to relocating to Kelowna in 2003, my wife and I had both visited and loved the Okanagan, but never considered it a viable place to live and work. After eventually looking into it as a serious alternative, we had lots of questions.  What was the tech industry like and what employment opportunities existed there? What was driving the economy? What were our options if it didn’t work out?  An...

  • December 19, 2016

    Accelerate Okanagan’s First Honourary Memberships Awarded to Peter Haubrich and Jeff Keen

    It was a very special afternoon at Accelerate Okanagan (AO) on Friday, December 16th where Peter Haubrich and Jeff Keen were presented with honourary lifetime memberships for their extraordinary dedication and involvement in the Okanagan technology community. The celebration featured AO staff, technology companies, past and current board members, tech community supporters and a specia...

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