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  • December 3, 2018

    Startup Basics Route 97 Edition | Behind the Scenes in Penticton

    Early this month we launched the Route 97 Edition of Startup Basics. On November 5th our team hit the road and spent time in four different Okanagan cities over four days. The purpose of the Route 97 Edition of Startup Basics was to engage in a meaningful way with entrepreneurs and community organizations and to support the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem across the Okanagan. 

    In each...

  • December 2, 2018

    John Sechrest — Sparking the Flame of Angel Investing in The Northwest

    The OKGN Angel Summit is 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.  Participants will go through an 11-week series of structured investor meetings including company reviews, founder pit...

  • November 29, 2018

    COEDC Releases 2018 Regional Economic Profile and 5 Sector Profile Reports

    In an effort to keep the public and business community informed on the economy of the region, The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC) - the region’s primary business resource – commissioned a 2018 Central Okanagan Economic Profile and 5 Sector Profiles: Agriculture / Viticulture, Animation / Film / Digital Media, Healthcare, Information & Communic...

  • November 22, 2018

    BC tech economy takes its place as clear Canadian leader

    Vancouver – November 22, 2018 – BC’s tech economy has once again received a top grade in KPMG’s British Columbia Technology Report Card (Tech Report Card). The report rates the tech sector’s performance in the provincial and global economies, as well as its potential to grow. While the BC tech sector has enjoyed its overall ‘A’ status since 2014 when compared to other BC industries, this year’s...