News & Blog

  • March 1, 2019

    Opportunity Knocks Vol.6

    Let’s face it; it’s not easy to take an idea and turn it into reality. Being an entrepreneur is hard because it’s all on you! Success is on you. Results are on you. Making the call is on you. Worst of all, doing the things you don't like to do… also on you.

    The truth is that being an entrepreneur will test you in ways you didn't think possible, but we want you to pur...

  • February 26, 2019

    OC and AO power up new lunch and learn series

    Okanagan College and Accelerate Okanagan are joining forces to launch a series of free lunch and learn workshops starting this month. Topics run the gamut from how to relieve stress to ways to improve communication in the tech workplace to shifting workplace rules and culture around the legalization of cannabis.

    “Ongoing learning plays such an important role in fostering community and t...

  • February 25, 2019

    UBC researchers develop high-level gas detection system

    Gas sensing ‘artificial nose’ created on 3D-printers.

    A new gas detector, developed by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus, enables highly accurateodouranalysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the ‘artificial nose.’

    Researchers in the School of Engineering have developed a state-of-the-art microfluidic gas detector that can detect small traces of gase...

  • February 22, 2019

    A Guide to Coworking in the Okanagan

    It’s no secret that the future of work is changing. Entrepreneurs, remote  workers, and small teams aren't looking for office space, they are looking for shared spaces where they can work, connect, and collaborate.

    Building strong community, meeting like-minded people, and free coffee are just a few of the benefits of co-working and there is no shortage of shared-spa...