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  • October 10, 2019

    Pela Closes $5M Investment led by Marcy Venture Partners

    Pela, maker of the world’s first compostable phone case, today announced it has closed a $5M round of funding. Marcy Venture Partners, the consumer focused VC fund co-founded by JAY-Z, Jay Brown, and Larry Marcus led the round with Toronto-based Kensington Capital. 

    The capital is being used to fuel rapid expansion of the company’s leading produc...

  • October 10, 2019

    Accelerate Okanagan Announces New CEO

    The Accelerate Okanagan (AO) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Brea Lake as the new CEO for the organization. Lake, who has been the Acting CEO for the past 9 months, will assume the full-time position effective immediately. 

    Lake has been supporting the growth of the Okanagan tech community for 5+ years through her work at AO. In her previous role as Director of Operation...

  • October 9, 2019

    Hacking Health Fuelled by QHR Technologies and Okanagan College

    On October 17th, Accelerate Okanagan will be hosting the inaugural Hacking Health event. This one-day hackathon will be facilitated by Rocky Ozaki and his team at NoW of Work Inc. A local group of out-of-the-box thinkers who are motivated to build the future of health will be introduced to a problem statement provided by BC Cancer and from there will form groups and get hacking. 

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  • October 8, 2019

    Nursing program at OC and UBCO recognized for innovative curriculum

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has received long-term accreditation from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), which regulates nurse training in the province.

    The program has been approved for the next seven years with no terms or conditions. That’s great news for current and future students, and for health care e...

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