Looking to plug into Vernon’s innovation ecosystem?
In 2018, the City of Vernon conducted a survey of the ‘hidden professionals’ in our community. These were entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and creators working remotely or from non-traditional offices such as coffee shops and coworking spaces. This was long before the COVID-19 pandemic made work-from-home the status quo.
It’s hard for cities, businesses, and support services to find these individuals because of their ‘hidden’ nature. It can also be difficult for these professionals to know what resources are available to them. That was a big part of why The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace (The VIEW) was created. In addition to the workspace, meeting rooms, and events, The VIEW is a central hub for the community to plug in. We provide an opportunity to connect and learn about the services, programs, and resources available here in the North Okanagan. All with the goal of building strong businesses and growing the local innovation ecosystem.
Throughout The VIEW’s first year of being open, we were frequently asked questions about meeting spaces, digital equipment, and workshops—all of which are in high demand. That is why we’ve created the Vernon Innovation Map, an interactive tool that helps you find the resources you need.
Have a space or resource you would like to add to the list? We would love to know about it. Email me at Jessica@accelerateokanagan.com.
The VIEW is run by Accelerate Okanagan and supported by many organizations including Community Futures North Okanagan and the City of Vernon. If you would like to learn more about The VIEW check out our website at www.vernoninnovation.com or sign up for our newsletter.