Accelerate Okanagan members are part of a growing community of founders, supporters, and innovators working to grow the Okanagan tech ecosystem.
AO exists to give entrepreneurs the mentorship, connections, and community they need to thrive, and our membership network is just one of the ways we do that.
In addition to being plugged into a supportive business network, AO members also can access some great perks. Here are a few of my favourites:
AO Member Perks
Coworking & Coffee: One of the standout advantages for members is the access to lounges in both Vernon and Kelowna. This perk not only provides a beautiful space for meetings and collaboration but facilitates “unplanned collisions”; we have heard countless stories of members meeting a future customer, collaborator, or even an angel investor while pouring a coffee in our kitchens.
First Access to Event Tickets: Members are given early access to events like StartUp Drinks, NYKO, and workshops. We email our members before we do any promotion to the general public, which gives our members the opportunity to take full advantage of learning opportunities, networking events, and workshops. Our last Startup Drinks was 80% sold out within 48 hours, just from members accessing the early ticket link!
Job Board: Our job board is one of our most visited page! We’ve had countless job seekers tell us that it’s the first place they look for jobs. Our members can post unlimited jobs for free ($150 full price) and can pay $50 for their role to be featured at the top of the list.
Member Perks Platform: Our members can access exclusive perks on the Perks Platform, where they can find 30+ current discounts on software, services, hospitality, and more.
Here are a few of my favourite perks from our perks platform:
Stripe Waived Transaction Fees: Do you want to pay NOTHING on your first $20,000 of Stripe transactions? That’s $580 in savings for members of Accelerate Okanagan.
Wine Perks from Quails’ Gate: We’re in wine country after all! AO members can purchase premium local wines at discounted rates, perfect for your corporate gifting needs. Receive a discount of 10% off and a complimentary tasting for 2 on all orders of two cases or more.
Delta Hotel Perk: AO members receive a complimentary upgrade, free parking for 1 vehicle per registered room, 20% off breakfast at Oak and Cru, and 10% off services at Damara Day Spa. Staycation anyone?
Ready to learn more? Check out our membership options and become a part of this thriving community.
If you are already an AO member, we hope you will continue to make the most of your membership by visiting the AO lounges, attending workshops and events, and visiting the perks platform on our website.