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Startup Basics Fall 2017 - #1 Lessons Learned

Session #1 – Lived it & Learned it Panel

Some of the best lessons are shared through peer to peer learning. This panel creates these learning opportunities as current program founders, and alumni share their journey through entrepreneurship as well as tips and tricks to avoid those unforeseen pitfalls. The panel will end with 20 minutes for Q&A from the audience. Panelists to be announced soon.


Startup Basics is a classroom style program split into distinct topics. Sessions are presented by Accelerate Okanagan staff, Executives in Residence, mentors, partners, and alumni. Each session is designed to educate entrepreneurs on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup.

Through the Startup Basics program, participants benefit from a suite of programmatic elements to support their learning:

MENTORSHIP AND COACHING: Access to Executives in Residence (EIR) mentors, partners, and AO alumni during the program.

TRAINING AND COURSES: Targeted sessions provide structured content, tools, and follow up summaries to help educate tech and tech-enabled entrepreneurs about business and entrepreneurship best practices.

PEER-TO-PEER ENGAGEMENT: Sessions are delivered in a group setting where entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and build lasting relationships to help each other out as they turn ideas into companies.

* Refunds are not available for Startup Basics sessions

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