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Developed for early-stage entrepreneurs and career changers, the Startup Basics Program supplies participants with the tools and resources needed to accelerate their idea to the next stage.

Startup Basics is a classroom-style program split into distinct topics. Sessions are presented by Accelerate Okanagan team members, mentors, organizational partners, and program alumni. Each session is designed to educate the entrepreneur on the fundamentals needed to transform an idea into a startup.



What To Expect


Access To Expertise

Get access to highly-skilled Executive-in-Residence, Partners, and Accelerate Okanagan alumni during the program.

Training and Courses

Targeted sessions provide structured content, tools, and follow-up summaries to help educate entrepreneurs about business and entrepreneurship best practices.

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Sessions are delivered in a group setting where entrepreneurs meet each other, collaborate and learn together, and build lasting relationships to help each other out as they turn ideas into companies.

Ready to get started?

We are not currently running Startup Basics sessions but that doesn’t mean you can’t get started on your entrepreneurial journey. Fill out our quick programs application form and we will book a meeting to figure out where you are at and how we can help.

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Startup Basics is for…

Anyone interested in starting a business in the Okanagan Valley from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm.
Individuals or co-founders who are interested in exploring and testing a business idea.
Anyone who is passionate about business and eager to explore new concepts.

Why We Built This

The startup journey can seem daunting when you’re first starting out. To prevent aspiring entrepreneurs from being deterred from following their dreams and seeing their ideas come to life, we built Startup Basics.

This program seeks to give new entrepreneurs the tools, connections, and confidence to pursue their ideas, get them on their feet and accelerate their journey.




Everyone has ideas but it is putting these ideas to work that is the challenge. The Startup Basics sessions not only helped my partner and me flush out ideas by outlining tools for research and development but left us feeling confident that we could really do it.

Kathy McKay

Startup Basics Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a company yet, is Startup Basics still a fit?

Ye! Wven if you are just looking to dip your toes into entrepreneurship without an idea in mind, Startup Basics is a great fit.

How is Startup Basics structured?

Startup Basics uses workshop styled sessions designed to support leaders. You can stay up to date on training by joining our newsletter.

Can you run Startup Basics sessions for my organization?

If you have a group looking to access entrepreneurial training, we would be happy to look at making our sessions available to them.