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  • Jun 1st 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Cowork's Laneway Love Street Party

    What to expect: A really fun afternoon! Dancing to tunes from DJ Gwil, beer from Slackwater, Brewing which is Penticton's newest Brewery, Craft Soda from the People's Soda, epic hopscotch, mural-painting, yarn-bombing, bubbles... and more! Tech Brew Penticton are choosing to have a meetup during the event, and the newly formed Okanagan Seed Savers will have an info table set up as well.

  • Jun 3rd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    BWB Lunch & Learn

    DISCOVER BWB BUSINESS MEMBERSBalance Well-Being Centre Inc. is proud to present BWB Lunch and Learn!!!Register EARLY, spaces are limited and we expect to fill up quicklyWhat to expect:

    Sit back and learn from our FEATURED BWB Business Member TBA- of TBA"DISCOVER WHAT BWB BUSINESS MEMBERS HAVE TO OFFER"

     

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  • Jun 4th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Startup Basics | Spring 2019

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS: Session #1 - Laws of Attraction | June 4th, 12pm - 1:30pm Validate, Validate, Validate! This session is all about talking to customers and validating a product market fit. By the end of this session you will have the proper tools needed to discover if there are customers willing to pay for your product or service. The AO Executive in Residence leading this se...
  • Jun 4th - All Day

    ShowCanada 2019

    ShowCanada is the only film industry convention in Canada that brings together all sectors of the industry from across Canada and the US. For three days, delegates will gather for screenings, informational seminars, and networking opportunities.

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  • Jun 5th 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...

  • Jun 5th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    How to Create Your Own eLearning Videos, from Tech to Technique

    This is perfect for anyone wanting to create educational videos for their online audience or for their employee training.

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  • Jun 5th - All Day

    ShowCanada 2019

    ShowCanada is the only film industry convention in Canada that brings together all sectors of the industry from across Canada and the US. For three days, delegates will gather for screenings, informational seminars, and networking opportunities.

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  • Jun 6th 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...

  • Jun 6th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Elevate Aviation | Cross Country Tour – Kelowna

    Hey aviation ladies of the Okanagan!

    Join us on a VIP tour of the aviation industry. This is an opportunity for women of all ages to get a behind the scenes look of the industry. You can hear stories and ask questions to industry professionals, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and tour various airport facilities including the air traffic control tower, an aircraft hangar, and more.

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  • Jun 6th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Startup Basics | Spring 2019

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS: Session #1 - Laws of Attraction | June 4th, 12pm - 1:30pm Validate, Validate, Validate! This session is all about talking to customers and validating a product market fit. By the end of this session you will have the proper tools needed to discover if there are customers willing to pay for your product or service. The AO Executive in Residence leading this se...
  • Jun 6th - All Day

    ShowCanada 2019

    ShowCanada is the only film industry convention in Canada that brings together all sectors of the industry from across Canada and the US. For three days, delegates will gather for screenings, informational seminars, and networking opportunities.

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  • Jun 6th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Know Your Numbers: What Your Financial Statements Are Telling You

    If you’re just starting a business and are generating revenue, then join local Business Advisor Cheryl Farmer for an interactive workshop to help you make sense of your financial statements. She'll guide you through practical exercises so you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial decisions.

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  • Jun 6th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CYX OKGNtech Unplugged w/ Nikki Jinks

    Join City Yoga X and Solstice Yoga in a Pay-What-You-Can yoga class on the Innovation Centre Rooftop. Bring your own mat!

    Following the class, enjoy a Perch Sip & Social with a special drink menu made just for us.

    This event has been specially-curated with the help of Accelerate Okanagan to bring young entrepreneurs an accessible opportunity to enjoy a yoga class and social ...

  • Jun 11th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Hiring Fair

    Event DescriptionWorkBC West Kelowna is excited to be hosting a Hiring Fair with excellent employers. If you’re looking to expand your network, find a new opportunity or just to check out our new centre, now is the time! Hope to see you there.Employers include: Cintas, Freeport Industries, Platinum Personnel, Westcana Services and Zen Labs and more! Zen Labs and Platinum Personnel are hiring fo...

  • Jun 11th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Startup Basics | Spring 2019

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS: Session #1 - Laws of Attraction | June 4th, 12pm - 1:30pm Validate, Validate, Validate! This session is all about talking to customers and validating a product market fit. By the end of this session you will have the proper tools needed to discover if there are customers willing to pay for your product or service. The AO Executive in Residence leading this se...
  • Jun 11th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    BWB Storytelling Tuesday

    EXPERIENCING YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH INSPIRATIONAL STORIESBalance Well-Being Centre Inc. is proud to present BWB Storytelling Tuesday!!!Limited tickets available get yours now.BE InspiredBE MovedBE EntertainedWhat to expect:5:00-6:00 - Drinks, Food, Music & Conversation6:00-6:45 - 3 Storytellers share their Stories6:45-7:00 - Intermission with Music7:00-8:00 - 3 Storytellers share their Stor...

  • Jun 12th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Wealth Wednesdays Lunch & Learn

    Two perspectives working with money, a financial planner and a money coach, offering information, tips and activities to support your FINANCIAL well-being.BWB Business Members:MONEY COACH - Sharon Davison of Sharon E. DavisionFINANCIAL PLANNER - Shawna McCrea of Balance FinancialFeel Free to Bring Your LunchMONTHLY TOPICS:Relationship with $$$BudgetingRetirementInvestmentsCash Flow2nd Wednesday...

  • Jun 12th to 14th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Metabridge LIVE 2019 - Canada’s Executive Technology Retreat

    Join top CEOs, founders, thought-leaders, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and VC’s. Participate in custom think tanks on topics such as attracting the best talent, strategies for international growth and acquisition. Be immersed in roundtable discussions on key challenges facing Canadian founders and be provided all-access to 2.5 days of VIP activities, hospitality, celebrations and entertainme...

  • Jun 12th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Screenagers / Tech Talk Q&A

    Courage for Youth and Mazu are joining forces to empower and equip parents as they navigate the world of parenting in the digital age. Come together with Kelowna community leaders, tech experts, educators and parents as we watch the award winning documentary, 'Screenagers'.The film will be followed by a Q&A panel MC'd by Gary Brucker, Program Director of Courage For Youth, who will lead a d...

  • Jun 12th to 14th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Metabridge LIVE 2019 - Canada’s Executive Technology Retreat

    Join top CEOs, founders, thought-leaders, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and VC’s. Participate in custom think tanks on topics such as attracting the best talent, strategies for international growth and acquisition. Be immersed in roundtable discussions on key challenges facing Canadian founders and be provided all-access to 2.5 days of VIP activities, hospitality, celebrations and entertainme...

  • Jun 13th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    How to Create Your Own Marketing Videos, from Tech to Technique

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  • Jun 13th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Media Relations 101

    Media Relations 101 presented by Switchboard

    There are over 10,000 tech companies in British Columbia, how do you stand out amongst them to gain traction in the media spotlight? On June 13th join Kathleen Reid from Switchboard PR and learn the pro-tips and best practices that can score you media attention.

    This session will cover:

    How to earn and maintain credibility in t...
  • Jun 13th 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...

  • Jun 13th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Startup Basics | Spring 2019

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS: Session #1 - Laws of Attraction | June 4th, 12pm - 1:30pm Validate, Validate, Validate! This session is all about talking to customers and validating a product market fit. By the end of this session you will have the proper tools needed to discover if there are customers willing to pay for your product or service. The AO Executive in Residence leading this se...
  • Jun 13th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    alternawork Kelowna office is officially open!

    Come celebrate our new space with good drinks, good food and good vibes.Enjoy drinks and canapés, as well as groovy beats with DJ InderSmitten from Germany.Please RSVP to receive your golden ticket for the evening. You will need to show your ticket to security at the door.We can't wait to see you there!

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  • Jun 12th to 14th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Metabridge LIVE 2019 - Canada’s Executive Technology Retreat

    Join top CEOs, founders, thought-leaders, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and VC’s. Participate in custom think tanks on topics such as attracting the best talent, strategies for international growth and acquisition. Be immersed in roundtable discussions on key challenges facing Canadian founders and be provided all-access to 2.5 days of VIP activities, hospitality, celebrations and entertainme...

  • Jun 14th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Expanding Your Options for Your Capital Raise

    Valhalla Angels

    Expanding Your Capital RaiseFrom the Front Lines - Lunch & Learn   (your eat & learn seminars - lunch is provided at a reasonable charge)An interactive session where you will learn from hands-on experts that live and work on the front lines. Expanding Your Options for Capital: learn about how to make the capital raise into your private company eligible to take in...

  • Jun 15th 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Valhalla Entrepreneur Basecamp

    Valhalla Entrepreneur BaseCamp is a two-day, exclusive investment bootcamp + pitch night for entrepreneurs.Valhalla Entrepreneur BaseCamp has been delivered to over 1000 entrepreneurs worldwide in more than 15 countries across North America, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.An experienced investor/entrepreneur from the Valhalla Private Capital team will walk entrepreneurs through the ins ...

  • Jun 17th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Valhalla BaseCamp Pitch Night

    Join Valhalla Angels for Valhalla BaseCamp Pitch Night where companies from the two day Valhalla BaseCamp program will apply what they learned about raising capital and pitch their companies to investors for feedback. Grab some food, drinks, and watch some pitches!Interested in joining the Valhalla BaseCamp Program? Details & Registration here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-basecamp-...

  • Jun 18th 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Technology, Culture, and Education Unconference

    Join us on UBC-Okanagan Campus for an unconference on technology, culture, and education! Unconferences are participant-driven events that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. This unconference will be hosted on UBC-Okanagan Campus. There are two sessions, and attendees can come to either or both: June 18th from 1:30pm-5:00pm and June 19th from 9:30am-12:30am. Check the GoogleDoc...

  • Jun 19th 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...

  • Jun 19th 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Technology, Culture, and Education Unconference

    Join us on UBC-Okanagan Campus for an unconference on technology, culture, and education! Unconferences are participant-driven events that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. This unconference will be hosted on UBC-Okanagan Campus. There are two sessions, and attendees can come to either or both: June 18th from 1:30pm-5:00pm and June 19th from 9:30am-12:30am. Check the GoogleDoc...

  • Jun 19th 1:00 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. 

    About Paul: 

    Paul’s practice focuses on helping clients develop and commercialize their technologies.  An engineering and technology lawyer, h...

  • Jun 20th 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...

  • Jun 20th 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...

  • Jun 22nd 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Curlers Care Kelowna & JoeAnna's House Golf Tournament

    5th annual golf extravaganza, Texas Scramble format. Proceeds to support JoeAnna's house. Includes: 18 holes, shared power cart, dinner, dance & prizes. Complimentary lunch & beverage.  Dinner & Dance only $50.   Bryan Mudryk, TSN sportcentre anchor is our MC.  We are also looking for corporate sponsors, items for auction and prizes.   And, check out this grand prize provided by Pre...

  • Jun 26th 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 on the last Wednesday of the month!

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  • Jun 26th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Doing Business in the U.S.: A Primer

    This event will introduce some of the key legal aspects of doing business in the U.S. market as a foreign entrepreneurs. Stephan Grynwajc, of the NY-based Law Office of S. Grynwajc, PLLC, will provide some preliminary guidance on how to successfully establish a business in the U.S. market, and he will share a few tips on how to avoid some of the most commonly found mistakes associated with ente...

  • Jun 27th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Master Your Message - Video Marketing Masterclass

    A video marketing masterclass exclusively for female entrepreneurs and leaders presented by a veteran of television production and digital marketing strategy. Build your video content plan & on-camera confidence in 1 day so that you can tap into the most effective form of marketing and grow your business.

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