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  • March 7, 2019

    Faces of OKGNtech | Meet Scott

    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. ...

  • March 6, 2019

    New tech training program at OC inspires high school students

    School District 67 students are pulling back the curtain on the electronic devices they use every day and learning about the technologies that makes them tick thanks to a new program at Okanagan College.

    Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, the Gateway to Technology pilot project is equipping 16 students in grades 10 – 12 with an enhanced understanding of h...

  • March 6, 2019

    OKGN Angel Summit | We’re in the home stretch

    One of the biggest challenges for 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 inves...

  • March 6, 2019

    OKGN Angel Summit | Meet the Semi Finalists

    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 more than halfway through the ...