Class of Spring 2022 VAP Graduates

Blog May 26, 2022

Posted by Alanna Haggard

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The entrepreneurial journey is a roller coaster of highs and lows. It takes creativity, passion, and maybe even a little naivety to take the leap and forge your own path. Whether you’re solving an industry pain point or pursuing an audacious dream, the road will be challenging and full of lessons to be learned.

The good news? You don’t have to do it alone! Queue the Venture Acceleration Program (VAP). This six-month program is designed to support committed entrepreneurs who are ready to validate their business model and find product-market fit.

Last November, we welcomed several new companies to our Winter Cohort. This virtual cohort-style learning allowed participants to build life-long relationships with their peers as they worked together through the startup process and engaged with experienced mentors.

We are thrilled to see these companies graduate from the program and continue on their entrepreneurial journey. So here’s to the road ahead and a job well done.

“As a new entrepreneur, VAP has provided me with a framework where I would have otherwise been in the dark.”

Dr. Anthony Berdan

Founder of Dispensident

“Accelerate Okanagan has drastically improved my business and abilities as a business owner. It has helped me both speed up and improve my startup experience.”

Brittany Clough

Founder & CEO of Real Adulting 101

“VAP provided me with the structure, support, connections, and accountability to bring a new product to market.”

Ryan Detwiller

Founder of Scalepath

“Accelerate Okanagan made it possible for me to bring my ideas to the next level.”

Sonya Ramsey

Founder of Swap Designs


These graduates worked along side our Executive-in-Residence team through-out their time on the program. If you are interested in working with our experts, you can learn more about VAP or submit your application to join the next cohort.

Interested in joining the next cohort?

To learn more about how VAP can take your business idea to the next level, visit our program page and submit your application form.

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