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  • May 16th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Valhalla Angels Kelowna 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@valhallaprivatecap.com w...

  • May 16th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Mental Health and the Tech Community

    Join us for a panel discussion of mental health and how it impacts people who work, collaborate, and participate in the tech community. Four panelists will lead a conversation to help us understand how mental health impacts the tech community, and what we can do to care for our own mental health.

    The panel includes:

    Jamie Wood - Neuroscience researcher and stress management cons...

  • May 16th 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...

  • May 17th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Product Management Lunch & Learn

    Are you a product manager or interested in product management? Want to learn about the role or share and discuss best practices? Are you passionate about bringing great products to market but unsure if you are doing it right? Bring your lunch and your questions to AO for the first Product Management meet up. In this session Saskia Battersby will share her thoughts on what product management is,...

  • May 21st 8:40 am - 9:00 pm

    PIMS Workshop on Mathematical Sciences and Clean Energy Applications

    An event to bring together the mathematical sciences and clean energy communities

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  • May 21st 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Intro to Modern HR- The NoW-Academy

    We all know it. Too many companies are still bogged down in legacy HR "best practices". Our People want more (you want more!) but where do you go to learn how to lead a modern company? Where can you go to future-proof yourself?

    Whether you are: currently working in a traditionally operated organization; a recent post-secondary graduate; or someone looking to transition into the People &...

  • May 22nd 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...

  • May 22nd 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Funding and Support

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

    Join Alex Goodhew for this one hour informative session where she will discuss the programs most relevant to technology companies. Funding and Support will be held every 4th Wednesday of the month, from March through until the end of May.

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  • May 22nd 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Office Hours with Paul Matthews of Lawson Lundell

    Stop by the Accelerate Okanagan office to chat with IP Lawyer, Paul Matthews of Lawson Lundell! He will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Bring your Intellectual Property, strategic sourcing and commercialization questions. 

    (office hours are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 130p-3p)*

    About Paul: 

    Paul’s practice focuses on helping clients develop ...

  • May 22nd 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...
  • May 22nd 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Intro to Modern HR- The NoW-Academy

    We all know it. Too many companies are still bogged down in legacy HR "best practices". Our People want more (you want more!) but where do you go to learn how to lead a modern company? Where can you go to future-proof yourself?

    Whether you are: currently working in a traditionally operated organization; a recent post-secondary graduate; or someone looking to transition into the People &...

  • May 23rd 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Office Hours with BDO

    Stop by Accelerate Okanagan to chat with the team from BDO during their open office hours! (Now every other Thursday) 

    BDO is well positioned to help technology companies wherever they may be in their business life cycle! The Okanagan technology community continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and we invite all technology companies interested in finding out more about business accountin...

  • May 23rd 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Everyday Hackathons - The Now Academy

    The NoW-Academy will decipher these two, all too common terms (hackathon and design thinking), and give you the tools to effectively utilize them!

    This 1-day bootcamp will inspire you to lead ongoing mini-hackathons that are anchored in principles of design thinking. Participants will see first hand the power of collaborative ideation and rapid prototyping that can be applied "everyday"...

  • May 23rd 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    "Big Decisions in the Boardroom" keynote & corporate director networking

    Ms. Bev Briscoe, one of Canada’s top corporate directors, will be keynote speaker at the Institute of Corporate Directors' Kelowna branch. Briscoe is currently board chair of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, vice-chair & lead director of Goldcorp Inc., a director of Kal Tire, and has been named of of North America's top 100 corporate directors. With the intriguing topic “Big Decisions in the Boar...

  • May 23rd 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Unisus School Information Session

    Unisus School is hosting an event for interested parents to find out more information about our new IB level boarding school in Summerland, offering bussing options for our students from Kelowna to Summerland.

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  • May 27th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    OSIF Annual General Meeting

    This is the Annual General Meeting for  The Okanagan Society of Independent FilmmakingMeet us in the Studio at the Film Factory 1126 Richter St, KelownaGot A Question?  info@osif.org

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  • May 28th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    How to Qualify for, and Maximize SR&ED and other Government Funding

    The most valuable features in business today are people and knowledge - in particular, people with knowledge. To develop technology-based knowledge and convert it into practical reality is often a risky process. Fortunately, organizations can take advantage of the Canadian Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program that rewards businesses with generous, broad based t...

  • May 29th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    2019 SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge Live Pitch Event

    Join us on Wed, May 29th in beautiful Burnaby, BC as we celebrate some of the best minds in Canada. Our esteemed judging panel, soon to be announced, will hear from the top 2019 SU Canada GIC finalists.The judges will choose Canada's next Exponential Leader to represent our country at SingularityU’s (SU) prestigious Global Solutions Program (GSP) in the fall.The winner is guaranteed reserved ad...

  • May 31st 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Startup Drinks

    This casual Friday meetup brings together the whole OKGNtech community. Come out, bring your colleagues, meet your peers, and chat over drinks.

    Who should attend?

    The event is free and open to all entrepreneurs, job seekers, and digital enthusiasts!

    Why should I be there?

    Because you earned it. You and the rest of the tech people in the Okanagan are awesome. Besi...