Fast-track Your Startup This Fall

Blog July 4, 2024

Posted by Thuy Tran

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We’re stacking the odds in your startup’s favor.

AO’s Acceleration Stack is a series of programs that support startups going through key stages of venture development through mentorship and resources. Entrepreneurs looking for growth opportunities can access training, subject-matter-experts, and peer networks.

The Acceleration Stack features five core programs; Venture Validation, Market Ready, Fundable, Okanagan Angel Summit and ThreeSixty. 

Through the programs, companies will learn about validating a business model, bringing a product to market, preparing a business for financing and leadership development. In addition to a structured program experience, the program experience is designed to connect founders to AO’s member community and the greater tech ecosystem. 


Benefit from developing your business acumen, leadership skills, and building a network of peers and mentors. Participants can join sessions in-person from our Kelowna office or virtually over zoom. Each program is delivered by AO’s Executives-in-Residence and Investors-in-Residence

Read on to learn about each program in the Acceleration Stack. 

Not sure which program is a fit for you? We encourage you to apply anyways. We would love to learn about what you are working on and see which program may be a fit for you. If we don’t have the right opportunity for you, we’ll direct you to available resources in our network.

These programs have been developed in-house by the Accelerate Okanagan team and subject-matter-experts, with insights and feedback provided from local founders. They are supported by funding provided by Innovate BC and NRC-IRAP. which allows us to offer the programs at subsidized rates. 

Interested in joining a cohort?

Venture Validation, Market Ready, and Fundable are all cohort-based programs that will take place in the fall of 2024 with applications open from August 12 to August 23. Join the waitlist to get early access to the application form. 


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