Who Are We
Accelerate Okanagan is a not-for-profit technology accelerator that exists to give entrepreneurs the mentorship, connections and community they need to build technology-driven ventures. For entrepreneurs and their companies, Accelerate Okanagan is the accelerator that provides the specialized tools, disciplines, and structure required for success.
Located in Kelowna BC, Accelerate Okanagan (AO) foundational values are:
Innovation: We choose boldness, act with agility and learn from failure.
Inclusivity: We are intentional collaborators, creating brave spaces for every voice.
Focus: We are effective in our delivery, accountable for results and clear on our purpose.
Sustainability: We support businesses, balanced founders, and healthy communities.
These values drive our three areas of focus, Engage the Willing, Unlock the Capital and Coach the Leaders.
AO is seeking a Program Coordinator to support our entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. This person will be essential to ensuring the successful delivery of the Venture Acceleration Program in an effort to support one of our three areas of focus—Coach the Leaders. The successful individual will have a passion for entrepreneurship, a growth mindset, a desire to help, and have the attention to detail superpower.
Coordination of the Venture Acceleration Program including initial application assessment, intake process and meeting, onboarding, admin and reporting
Ensure client success by being the point of contact to all startup entrepreneurs, connecting them to mentors, resources and our support network
Provide event support for various entrepreneurial events and activities that support effective program delivery and community building (some evening shifts required)
Attend community events and help drive leads and build relationships with community members, including efforts in other regions
Support with lead generation initiatives online and offline
Listen and assess the needs and challenges of entrepreneurs to adapt programs to align with their needs
Support the development, implementation, and improvement of the Venture Acceleration Program
Measure and report on program effectiveness and feedback
Skills and Qualifications:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including spelling, grammar and punctuation and comfortable using technology to communicate
Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
Ability to exercise good judgment in recognizing scope of authority and protecting confidential information a must
Hard-working, self-starter who can take initiative with low supervision
Organized and able to prioritize tasks
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