Market Ready Applications Open for Fall Cohort

Blog July 25, 2023

Posted by Jessica Wicks

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Successfully launching a startup requires more than just a great idea. It’s about effectively positioning your product to connect with early adopters and gain the traction needed to grow revenue. 

The new Market Ready Intensive is a 3-month group mentorship program designed to provide founders with the strategies, mentorship, and support necessary to achieve their product launch goals. This program is structured to support startups who have a minimum viable product ready to be launched, and are seeking guidance to optimize their go-to-market strategy, and drive initial traction.

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The Fall cohort runs from September to December 2023. During the 3 months founders will learn essential entrepreneurial skills through group coaching, entrepreneurial training, and hands-on application. Group mentorship sessions will provide participants with valuable guidance and feedback from their peers, as well as one of Accelerate Okanagan’s Executives-in-Residence. 

By the end of the 3 months, founders will have honed their go-to-market strategy, effectively positioned their product, and gained the skills needed to launch their product/service with confidence. Throughout the program participants will build lifelong relationships with their peers as they work together through the startup process.

Fall Program Schedule

Weekly sessions take place on Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm at our downtown Kelowna location with option to join in-person or online.

Sept 20
Sept 27
Oct 4
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 1
Nov 8
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 6
Dec 13
Session 1: Onboarding
Session 2: Goal Setting & OKRs
Session 3: Preparing for Launch
Session 4: Go-to-market Strategy
Session 5: Group Mentorship
Session 6: Group Mentorship
Session 7: Group Mentorship
Session 8: Group Mentorship
Session 9: Group Mentorship
Session 10: Financial Modelling
Session 11: Pitching
Session 12: Founder Town Hall
Session 13: Team Building & Offboarding


AO was very helpful in leading me from idea to launch. The mentorship and streamlined course content allowed me to reorganize and launch with confidence.

Dave Allen


The application process for this program is competitive, as we accept a maximum of 8 ventures into each cohort. If you’re curious about the program but unsure if it’s a fit, we encourage you to apply anyway. You’ll connect to our Program team through the inquiry form and they can help you determine if Accelerate Okanagan can support your business.

Here are the details on what to expect:

  1. Complete the inquiry form
    This form will be reviewed by our Program Lead to assess if this program is a fit for you or if we need more information.
  2. Complete the formal application form
    If our Program Lead believes you are a good candidate for this program, they will send you a formal application which will force you to ask critical questions about your venture and yourself as a founder.
  3. Attend the intake interview
  4. Acceptance into the program
    Founders will be notified if they were successful in their application & interview.
Join the Fall Cohort

Apply by August 11


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