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  • Jan 11th - All Day

    Living Things International Arts Festival

    The Living Things International Arts festival is a celebration of the sensuality, pleasure, and power of live performance.The third iteration of Living Things runs from January 11 to February 9 and includes performances from the United Kingdom, the USA, Montreal, Vancouver, and the Okanagan Valley.

    “This festival is all about the simple but profoundly satisfying magic of the stage,” say...

  • Jan 15th 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Trep Café Tuesdays

    Ever feel frustrated with the way your business isn’t going? Maybe you’re dealing with challenges of scaling your business and stressed out about the growing list of things that you don’t know:

    How can I get more customers through marketing and sales?How do I find and hire a superstar team?How do I optimize my operations procedures?What technologies should I integrate?Trep Café is a reg...

  • Jan 15th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Tax Incentives For Your Business

    Stop by the Accelerate Okanagan office to chat with Jacqueline Gustafson, Director Markets, Tax Incentives - from our Vancouver office. Today only, her advice is complimentary for AO patrons. Please sign up using the register button in above graphic, or drop in and see if she is available!

    Jacqueline Gustafson is a Director in KPMG’s western region Tax Incentives Practice. Jacqueline ha...

  • Jan 15th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Seeing Beyond Borders

    Stop by the Accelerate Okanagan office to chat with Gibson Turley, KPMG Partner and US Tax Specialist, and Jordan Mendez, Manager with KPMG’S US Tax practice.

    Today only, their advice is complimentary for AO patrons. Please sign up using the register button in above graphic, or drop in and see if they are available!

    Gibson Turley, KPMG Partner, specializes in US and Canadian cro...

  • Jan 16th 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    #devKL

    #devKL is a bi-weekly meetup to encourage local software developers to collaborate and learn from each other. We're hoping to build the development community by providing group mentorship and encouraging members to connect and continue the collaboration between events.Each session's topic is announced a week ahead of time. If you'd like to present a topic or facilitate a session, please contact...

  • Jan 16th 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Funding & Support for Startups

    There are many funding and support programs and initiatives in Canada that can help startup entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses.

    Join AO's Community Manager Alex Goodhew for this one-hour informative session, where she will discuss the programs most relevant to technology companies.

    For this session we welcome a special guest, Jacqueline Gustafson from KPMG, Director -...

  • Jan 16th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sip & Social @ Trellis

    What is Sip & Social?Sip & Social gives social entrepreneurs from around the community a chance to get together after work and connect. On January 16th join us at Trellis for some drinks, snacks, and good conversation.

    Who Should Attend?Anyone who is interested in social change, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation initiatives! Charity and non-profit leaders, social en...

  • Jan 17th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Valhalla Angels Monthly Forum

    Would you like to see how pitching at a Valhalla Angels Forum works?For each monthly Angel Forum we reserve two Entrepreneur Guest Seats to give you the opportunity to see how it all works before you get in front of angel investors to pitch. Please complete the form in the link above and we will respond shortly. Feel free to contact Grant at 250-766-5250 , grant.lawrence@vaangels.com with any q...

  • Jan 17th 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    BWB Coffee Collaborations

    BRAINSTORMING AND BUILDING BRIDGESBalance Well-Being Centre Inc. is proud to present BWB Coffee Collaborations!!!Register EARLY, spaces are limited and we expect to fill up quicklyWhat to expect:Meet at 9:00Agenda:Round table introductionsDiscuss successes & challenges each of our individiual businesses are facingLook for opportunities to learn from each otherMake connectionsHelp support th...

  • Jan 22nd 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Trep Café Tuesdays

    Ever feel frustrated with the way your business isn’t going? Maybe you’re dealing with challenges of scaling your business and stressed out about the growing list of things that you don’t know:

    How can I get more customers through marketing and sales?How do I find and hire a superstar team?How do I optimize my operations procedures?What technologies should I integrate?Trep Café is a reg...

  • Jan 22nd 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Understanding the Latest Updates to Canada's Private Company Tax Changes

    (yes, lunch is included)BDO & Valhalla Angels Kelowna are sponsoring this timely information event.  With the biggest tax changes in the last 50 years in Canada published earlier this year there are still areas of grey and areas that have been subsequently clarified.  How will these effect you and your company?What you will learn:At this seminar you will learn how these changes are getting ...

  • Jan 23rd 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Downtown Kelowna After 5

    The Downtown After 5 hosted by the Kelowna Rockets is returning on January 23rd from 5pm-7pm at Manhattan Point Restaurant.Food and wine? Check. Networking with great people? Absolutely. Prizes? If you're lucky. Best networking event of your life? We won't deny that possibility.With attendance ranging from 250-300 people, these events give Kelowna’s business people an opportunity to gather in a...

  • Jan 23rd 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    BWB Conversation Wednesdays

    BWB Conversation Wednesdays   * An opportunity for you to join in the conversation about People and Topics that Inspire or Challenge us * BWB Business Members will lead the Conversation, share their experiences and wisdom * You will be given practical take aways you can use 4th Wednesday of each month (Sept-June) 5:30-7:30 Kelly O'Bryans (upstairs in Pub) - 262 Bernard Ave...
  • Jan 24th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    2 Day Sales Foundations Bootcamp

    THIS 2-DAY SALES BOOTCAMP IS A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF THE SANDLER SELLING SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND OUTPERFORMING SALES GOALS.Learn the behaviors, attitudes, and techniques of interpersonal communication needed to be more successful in sales.Create mutual respect between yourself and the prospect in an honest, non-manipulative exchange of information.Use a selling system that is in bo...

  • Jan 29th 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Trep Café Tuesdays

    Ever feel frustrated with the way your business isn’t going? Maybe you’re dealing with challenges of scaling your business and stressed out about the growing list of things that you don’t know:

    How can I get more customers through marketing and sales?How do I find and hire a superstar team?How do I optimize my operations procedures?What technologies should I integrate?Trep Café is a reg...

  • Jan 29th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Global Affairs Canada: Supporting Global Growth

    Global Affairs Canada is back! Accelerate Okanagan is excited to host Trade Commissioner, David Tsui. David will be here to talk about how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help expand your business internationally.

    Session Highlights

    Expanding into global markets Connecting your business Finding key contacts Saving time and money Gaining market insight Reducing risks...
  • Jan 29th 1:40 pm - 3:40 pm

    Meet David Tsui: 20 minute One-on-One

    Do you have burning questions around expanding your business into the global market? Well then this is the opportunity for you! David will be visiting Accelerate Okanagan and offering 20 minute one-on-one sessions to anyone who'd like to know more.

    About David

    David is Trade Commissioner with Global Affairs Canada’s Vancouver office, leading the technology and innovation practic...

  • Jan 30th 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    #devKL

    #devKL is a bi-weekly meetup to encourage local software developers to collaborate and learn from each other. We're hoping to build the development community by providing group mentorship and encouraging members to connect and continue the collaboration between events.Each session's topic is announced a week ahead of time. If you'd like to present a topic or facilitate a session, please contact...

  • Jan 31st 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Kelowna WE Talk Business Boot Camp

    Are you looking for an opportunity to strengthen your knowledge, acquire new tools and expand your network?

    Join the WE Talk Business Boot Camps Tour on January 31, 2019 at Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport. Designed as a one-day intensive program by and for women entrepreneurs, this not-to-miss boot camp is the right opportunity for you to build a better bus...

  • Jan 31st 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Seven Fundamentals For Tech Companies

    The technology sector offers many opportunities for start-ups and foreign investors seeking to leverage the resources, infrastructure, and incentives available here in Canada. Although there are numerous advantages for entrepreneurs and innovation leaders, there are also expected business challenges that come with innovation and rapid growth.

    Martha Oner, National Research and Developme...

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