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W Venture Strategy Sprint

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - June 19 @ 5:00 pm

About this event

Calling all women entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners! We are excited to welcome Joanna and Shelley from W Venture to host and facilitate a 2-day training session around strategy development and implementation.


This mid-year Strategy Sprint is an agile approach to your strategy with a focus on assessing opportunities to pursue and problems to solve. Industry experts and like-minded peers will give you a fresh perspective on how to propel your venture forward. Over the two days, participants will cover strategy development sessions, peer engagement, spot coaching, feedback and refinement, and an opportunity to build your growth strategy for the second half of 2024.

Who Should Attend

You identify as a woman, leading or building a business in the Okanagan with a strong desire to grow and make a big impact. Your dreams are big and we are here to help them become a reality.

Food and drink will be provided over the two-days. This training has been highly subsidized to reduce barriers to participation. The ticket costs help to cover your catering for this 2-day training.

About the Facilitators

Shelley Voyer is a visionary strategist who excels at simplifying complex issues, uncovering gaps, and devising bridge-building plans. She has catalyzed growth for numerous startups as an EiR at VIATEC and Foresight. Shelley’s contributions extend to her role as the driving force behind W Venture, a game-changing entrepreneurship program for women in BC. With a background that includes launching an acclaimed Zuzee online community for girls and working with industry giants like Nokia and Vivendi, Shelley’s expertise shines through as co- founder of Forge Experience Design & Research, a leading UX/UI consultancy.

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber is the go-to strategist when companies, organizations, and funders want to weave social purpose and sustainability right into their core. With a passion for turning visionary ideas into impactful realities, Joanna champions innovative solutions that bolster businesses to drive profound social change. She built multiple accelerators including League of Innovators, W Venture and the iHub. She actively contributes to a tangible future as the founder of Ideas for Impact Sustainability Agency, Chair of the Scale Institute, Executive in Residence at the University of Victoria Innovation Centre, and advisor to many impact startups.

This event will be hosted in-person at Accelerate Okanagan’s Kelowna Office in the Situation Board Room. Please come a few minutes early to check in and get settled.


June 18 @ 1:00 pm
June 19 @ 5:00 pm
$214.33 – $267.58
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Accelerate Okanagan
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Accelerate Okanagan, Situation Room
#201 - 460 Doyle Ave
Kelowna, BC V1T 2B8 Canada
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