Meet Our Supporters

Investing in the future of #OKGNtech

Core Funders

As a not-for-profit, Accelerate Okanagan relies on funding from the provincial and federal government to continue providing impactful programming to our growing tech community. These supporters have gone out of their way to ensure our structured programs are constantly innovating to support the Okanagan’s growing tech sector.

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NRC-IRAP helps innovative small and medium-sized Canadian businesses grow through innovation. Delivered by a network of over 210 professionals located in more than 100 communities across Canada, NRC-IRAP supports the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in innovative or technology-driven activities.
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Innovate BC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With their partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia.
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Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.
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Economic development benefits communities, industries and people in regions across B.C. Find funding, tools, resources, best practices and services to support your community’s economic goals.
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The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) uses its $50 million endowment from the Province of BC to contribute to stronger communities in the Southern Interior by helping build a strong and diversified economy. We work with the region’s local governments, economic development practitioners, non-profit business support organizations, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, and accelerators to grow and diversify our region’s economy.
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Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA) work closely with businesses and innovators in their regions to fuel economic growth that creates more well-paying middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s RDAs are a key part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, advancing and diversifying our regional economies and helping communities thrive.
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Support a growing community of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Industry Access

Big Things Are Happening

The industry is thriving with nearly 700 tech companies and a workforce of 12,000 —increasing at 15% year-over-year. Help to support that growth by providing the tech sector direct access to your organization’s expertise.
Connectivity & Activity

Community Growth At Record Speed

Accelerate Okanagan’s programs give you genuine connections to entrepreneurs and industry leaders through custom engagements; including access to quarterly business reviews, workshops, events and office hours.
Better Together

Invest In The Future of Okanagan Tech

How do you want to support the Okanagan tech community? Let’s work together to identify your organization’s strategic initiatives so that we can align and create collaborative engagements that help forward your mission.

Partners & Patrons

Our partners and patrons are experts in their fields and highly engaged supporters of the Okanagan tech community. They are giving not only dollars but their time. They participate in the journey of entrepreneurs in our programs, lending their expertise to entrepreneurs and companies as they grow.

BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years working within local communities.
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Boast.ai is on a mission to help innovative companies become successful by democratizing access to billions in R&D tax credits, innovation incentives, and non-dilutive capital so companies can fuel their growth while preserving equity and avoiding red-tape.
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The Canadian Securities Exchange is home to more than 300 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.
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The Economic Development Commission is the Region’s primary business resource. We facilitate economic growth by supporting local businesses, and attracting new people, companies and investment to the Region.
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Community Futures North Okanagan is a not-for-profit organization that supports economic development projects and helps our business community, job-seekers, and employers succeed. As a community-based organization with roots in Vernon dating back to 1984, Community Futures acts as a leader to create opportunities for growth and success across the North Okanagan. A team of nearly 45 staff provides workshops, programs, and services for three departments: Business Services, Employment Services, and Economic Development.
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Crowe MacKay is northern and western Canada’s trusted advisors, providing audit, tax, and advisory services for over 50 years. As a member of the Crowe Global network, we join over 200 firms in more than 130 countries around the world, providing exceptional service that empowers clients to make smart decisions. We are a team of innovators, technical professionals, and marketers dedicated to creating lasting value for our clients, people, and communities.
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The Kelowna office of Farris is comprised of 12 lawyers and 19 staff who provide full-service legal advice to the technology sector and businesses throughout the Okanagan and the Interior.
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Interior Savings is the largest credit union headquartered in the interior of BC. They have a network of 21 branches and 15 insurance offices located through BC’s Interior; two specialized commercial services centers in Kamloops and Kelowna; and a member service centre providing expanded service to 82,000 members
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KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities. They provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and industry insight to help organizations manage risk and performance in the dynamic and challenging environments.
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Lawson Lundell has one of the leading business law practices in Canada, with extensive experience in all aspects of Canadian corporate and industrial activity, including disruptive and world class technologies.
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Okanagan College is a public post-secondary institution that dates back to 1963 when the BC Vocational School opened its doors in Kelowna. Since then the College has grown and responded to meet the needs of the communities it serves.
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Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, we are the trusted home for families and local businesses, building their financial dreams and prosperity within our communities.
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Pushor Mitchell LLP has been Kelowna’s trusted legal advisor of choice for more than forty years. As B.C.’s largest law firm outside of the Lower Mainland, we’ve developed a unique perspective on how businesses and individuals experience legal challenges.
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The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community where students intermingle with one another and their professors on a daily basis, while becoming global citizens through interaction with their community and the world.
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