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  • Apr 8th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair

    A National LGBTQ2S+ Virtual Job Fair 

    Building the best companies starts with building diverse and inclusive teams. QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair connects the skills of the queer community with employers who believe diversity is their greatest asset. Looking for your next tech position? Get started TODAY with the QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair. 

    Join us on April 8 from 1 pm to 5 pm ET...

  • Apr 8th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    2021 VC PITCH DAY

    2021 VC Pitch DayThursday, April 8, 2021Are you a Canadian tech startup looking to validate or grow your next big idea to an all-star panel of VCs and get private feedback too?This spring, we’re bringing our sixth annual VC Pitch Day to you virtually, so you can show off your best concept from the comfort of your own home.Apply now to meet, field questions, and pitch your best idea to VCs in si...

  • Apr 9th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    2021 VC PITCH DAY

    2021 VC Pitch DayThursday, April 8, 2021Are you a Canadian tech startup looking to validate or grow your next big idea to an all-star panel of VCs and get private feedback too?This spring, we’re bringing our sixth annual VC Pitch Day to you virtually, so you can show off your best concept from the comfort of your own home.Apply now to meet, field questions, and pitch your best idea to VCs in si...

  • Apr 13th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Raising Equity in a Down Market & Dealing with Debt: a CFO Perspective

    We are living in unprecedented times and never has it been so tough for companies to stay in business. Raising equity to stay afloat and grow is a number 1 priority for some businesses along with having the right internal team in place to facilitate the growth. Trends in raising equity and debt are changing at a rapid pace and it’s tough to stay ahead of the curve.

    This webinar with OKR...

  • Apr 13th 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    ITBC Labour Strategy - Open House

    Share your ideas for increasing Indigenous people's employment in the Indigenous and mainstream tourism industry as we discuss the Indigenous Tourism Labour Market Strategy.

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  • Apr 13th 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CODEanagan: Crack the Code

    Introduction to Coding – Explore modern Web Programming in this workshop, covering Front and Back-End concepts including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and NodeJS along with their practical applications.

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  • Apr 13th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    From Big Data to Your Data: How Data-Driven Technologies are Shaping the Future with NORA YOUNG

    Nora Young is the creator and host of Spark, CBC’s national radio show and podcast that explores technology and culture. Spark is a smart, but irreverent, weekly deep dive into big topics in technology-driven change. Recent episodes have examined everything from how ‘non-fungible tokens’ are changing the art world, to the ways algorithms and machine learning perpetuate bias.On April 13, join Yo...

  • Apr 13th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Drink & Draw

    Our next guest is Carrie Mayhew, GDC Member

    Carrie Mayhew hails from Kelowna, BC and is our Social Media Chairperson on the GDC Okanagan Committee.

    She has over 10 years of design experience that ranges from agency experience, brand development, editorial design to custom wedding stationery for her own side business Ginger Creative (gingercreative.ca).

    Carrie geeks out o...

  • Apr 14th 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Business Model Canvas

    Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to test out your idea, or an established business looking for new opportunities, the Business Model Canvas is a brainstorming tool that provides a new way to look at your business.

    Used across all industries, the Business Model Canvas is a tool that gives you space to test your ideas, validate your assumptions, and identify what resources you will...

  • Apr 14th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Energy Talks: How to Capitalize on Energy Focused Government Funded Initiatives

    In this interactive and informative session, learn how Energy sector companies can utilize non-dilutive solutions by maximizing Government funded initiatives. You will learn:

    How to navigate Government funding for your company How to utilize venture debt for tech entrepreneurs in the Energy tech space How to maximize on non-dilutive funding Potential non-dilutive funding options curre...
  • Apr 14th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Business Development: Adventures of a Granola Girl

    Join a Futurpreneur mentor April Bellia and other aspiring entrepeneurs for the Business Development: Adventures of a Granola Girl webinar to learn how to set yourself up for success when launching your own business.

    Participants in this workshop will:

    Learn the essential elements of a successful business plan Begin writing the four key sections of the business plan (Company Pro...
  • Apr 14th 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CODEanagan: Crack the Code

    Introduction to Coding – Explore modern Web Programming in this workshop, covering Front and Back-End concepts including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and NodeJS along with their practical applications.

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  • Apr 15th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Introduction to Python

    Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming ever more popular for data science. In our hands-on Introduction to Python course, you will learn about powerful tools to store and manipulate data, and to begin conducting your own analyses. You will harness the power of such data structures as lists, sets, dictionaries, and tuples to store collections of related data. You will ...

  • Apr 15th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Clean Energy Zone’s 2021 Startup Starter Pack: Accessing Government Funding

    An interactive webinar on accessing and leveraging government-funded programs to become a profitable and self-sustaining business. 

    OKR Financial and Ayming Canada, in partnership with Ryerson University, present an interactive webinar on accessing and leveraging government-funded programs to become a profitable and self-sustaining business. Specifically tailored to entrepreneurs in the...

  • Apr 15th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    STEM Education for Indigenous Youth in Canada

    This webinar will discuss the importance of STEM education for Indigenous youth in Canada, featuring Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University and Dr. Jason Pennington, Assistant Professor, General Surgery at the University of Toronto.

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  • Apr 16th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Introduction to Python

    Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming ever more popular for data science. In our hands-on Introduction to Python course, you will learn about powerful tools to store and manipulate data, and to begin conducting your own analyses. You will harness the power of such data structures as lists, sets, dictionaries, and tuples to store collections of related data. You will ...

  • Apr 16th 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Google’s Massive 2021 Changes: Surviving and Thriving

    Is your Google presence important to your business?   If so, you need to be aware of some Google changes that may have a profound impact on how well you show up.   Also, while addressing some of these changes may be challenging, if you move quickly there is a great opportunity to leapfrog competitors who are slower to take action.   In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover: - Google’s March ...
  • Apr 19th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Budget Talks: The impact of the federal budget on BC business

    The federal government is set to table its budget in more than two years on April 19th and we’re pleased to invite you to a webcast to watch our budget reaction and conversation on the same afternoon.Please join us as Jodi Kelleher, KPMG’s GVA Tax Leader, moderates a budget discussion featuring Mr. Jock Finlayson, Senior Advisor to the Business Council of British Columbia and several leading KP...

  • Apr 20th 6:00 am - 7:00 am

    Federal Budget 2021: The road to recovery

    As provinces navigate lockdowns and the roll-out of vaccines nationwide, this year’s budget is one of the most widely anticipated and important budgets of our time, following the serious economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.We invite you to attend KPMG’s Federal Budget 2021 webcast on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, which will be held the day after the budget is tabled. This important w...

  • Apr 20th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Future of SEO & How to Win

    Join HubSpot and Innovate BC in this Masterclass with Kelsey Gernert, Head of Partnerships for HubSpot for Entrepreneurs. 

    This event is exclusive to companies who have used Innovate BC programs and will give you foundational knowledge on SEO. Kelsey will share the fundamentals of SEO and how to leverage current best practices to get the mos...

  • Apr 20th 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CODEanagan: IT Essentials

    Explore the fundamentals of computers and internetworking and discover career skills needed for entry level IT jobs. Doing hands-on activities you will be introduced to topics such as network management, computer systems administration, and computer and internet security. Have fun while discovering how to configure a network and secure your home network from intruders!

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  • Apr 21st 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    2021 Battle of the Pitch Decks

    Battle of the Pitch Decks is back, and this time the competition is not only crossing regional borders, but provincial ones too! Join us virtually in Vancouver, Whitehorse, Victoria and the Okanagan as three startups pitch-off in their cities for local prizes, followed by each city winner battling it out in the finale for ultimate bragging rights!

    Battle Schedule:

    March 11: Vanco...
  • Apr 21st 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CODEanagan: IT Essentials

    Explore the fundamentals of computers and internetworking and discover career skills needed for entry level IT jobs. Doing hands-on activities you will be introduced to topics such as network management, computer systems administration, and computer and internet security. Have fun while discovering how to configure a network and secure your home network from intruders!

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  • Apr 23rd 11:00 am - 12:00 am

    Momentum Technology Clean Tech Startup Pitch Competition Application Deadline

    Are you a technology startup in Canada targeting Clean Tech? We are a group of start-up angel investors, venture capitalists, and start-up advisors who are interested in hearing your pitch!

    You should apply if:

    You are a Canadian incorporated start-up with a minimum viable product You have preliminary market traction in clean tech, and the addressable market for your product/ser...
  • Apr 23rd 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Techstars Startup Weekend Women in Tech Canada Online

    Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.And for this unique event, we are specifically cultivating early-stage female tech entrepreneurs across Canada. Beginning with problem statements, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culmin...

  • Apr 24th 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Techstars Startup Weekend Women in Tech Canada Online

    Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.And for this unique event, we are specifically cultivating early-stage female tech entrepreneurs across Canada. Beginning with problem statements, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culmin...

  • Apr 25th 7:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Techstars Startup Weekend Women in Tech Canada Online

    Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.And for this unique event, we are specifically cultivating early-stage female tech entrepreneurs across Canada. Beginning with problem statements, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culmin...

  • Apr 28th 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Enterprize Challenge Final Pitch & Awards 2021

    Come celebrate entrepreneurship in the North Okanagan and cheer on our seven finalists as they vie for one of three amazing business prize packages valued at over $40,000!! 

    Plus you have the opportunity to vote for your favourite team with the People's Choice Award.

    A huge thank you to our sponsors without whom this competition would not be possible!

    Thank you to all of...

  • Apr 29th 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Encouraging Conflict in High-Performing Remote & Hybrid Teams

    Conflict at work can often trigger unproductive “fear-based” responses. However, without conflict, we miss out on different perspectives which can result in healthy collaboration, innovation and prevention of costly mistakes.How can you foster healthy, fact-driven conflict when working in remote and hybrid teams? How does the tech talent shortage and speed of growth that tech teams experience i...

  • Apr 29th 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Tax Help For Small Incorporated Businesses

    Help for small business owners.

    Through the Liaison Officer service, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers free in-person support and guidance to small businesses and self-employed individuals to help you meet your tax obligations.

    Want to save time and money?

    CRA liaison officers are available across Canada to help ensure that business owners like you understand your t...

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