OKGNworks is a membership-based coworking space located on the second floor of the Innovation Centre designed to support early-stage companies and budding entrepreneurs.
This evolving community of brave-hearted, rule-breakers are building companies from the ground up and shaping the future of #OKGNtech. This column is a chance for you to meet some of these game-changers and learn a little more about what they’re up to.
We recently caught up with Daniel Washbrook, Technical Architect at Apero and the man who started it all.
WHO. Apero Creative Development is a team of freelancers who create digital experiences and provide digital solutions. Their collaboration was born out of a need to have a flexible work environment and a desire to work on exciting projects. I mean, who wouldn’t want to work on cool projects with awesome people?!
WHAT. The Apero team likes finding innovative ways to use technology to solve business problems for their clients. They have worked on some really interesting projects with organisations like Television Academy and building the nominations database for the Emmy’s website. They’ve also been working on paddlingmaps.com, an interactive website that allows paddlers to upload their paddling trips. Part of this project has been putting together a paddling buyers guide that will be released in August.
WHERE. Aperos team is made up of 9 innovative and adventurous freelancers. They are primarily Kelowna-based, however they do have few remote workers located in Vernon, Vancouver and Toronto. Four of their team members are proud to call OKGNworks home. “OKGNworks really provides us with a ton of benefits like meeting space, kitchen, coffee, breakout areas. But it also provides tons of softer benefits like connections to our peers,” says Daniel. “My favourite part is the vibrant enthusiasm of the collective group in the space. That energy is great to be immersed in”.