Accelerate Okanagan is Online & Open to All

Blog March 31, 2020

Posted by Harrison Crerar

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We see you OKGNtech. We see you taking chances, carving new paths and making change. And we are right there with you.

While the Innovation Centre is closed, we’ve opened up a new way to connect with the Accelerate Okanagan team and access the support you need. Whether you are just starting out or you’re scaling up, we want to hear from you.

Our COVID-19 landing page is an opportunity to connect one-on-one with Accelerate Okanagan and get plugged into the most relevant resources.


Community Manager, Alex Goodhew, has provided some additional information on Accelerate Okanagan’s support opportunities and why we have the concierge service.

How do I access Accelerate Okanagan services?

The quickest way to connect with our team is to schedule a one-on-one meeting using our virtual concierge. You can access this service through our COVID-19 landing page. If you select “schedule a meeting”,  you can instantly book in for a 15, 30 or 45-minute meeting. If needed, I will invite someone uniquely qualified to the needs of your question to participate in the meeting. Alternatively, you can write to us at any time through the contact form.

What kind of services can I expect to access?

We’ve compiled a range of resources, initiatives, virtual events and more that can help you navigate next steps for you and your business. For brainstorms, touch bases, or connections for any of the items listed below, I would suggest using the concierge.

  • Mentorship & entrepreneurial programs
  • Funding & grant opportunities
  • Access to small business Loans
  • Capital or financing support
  • Team or personal training & development
  • Remote working resources
  • Discounts for tools and services

Why has Accelerate Okanagan set up this service?

With our team working remotely we still want to provide the community and mentorship resources that we would normally provide in person. We can also do some of the research for government resources, and identify opportunities to connect with mentors and community members who are also hosting support initiatives. We’re trying to make a one-stop-shop for you to plug you in to.

What if there is a specific AO member that someone is trying to connect to?

If you have a question for a specific team member, I would welcome you to email them directly. Everyone is working from home and happy to help. If it’s a new inquiry or asking for new resources, hop on the concierge. If there is something we can do to help quickly connect you to one of the team members, we will.


We’ve collected and curated resources for you and your business on our COVID-19 landing page >>

Learn about the government’s various COVID-19 initiatives >>

Learn some best practices for remote work:

Working from Home | Part 1: Mindset >>

Working from Home | Part 2: Etiquette >>

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